Crowns And Glory

A plastic crown worn by the Notorious B.I.G for a photoshoot just days before his murder, has sold at Sotheby’s in New York at their...

Natalie Wood: What Remains Behind

Saturday the 28th November 1981 dawned chilly and overcast. A low, damp fog hung over Catalina Island, 85km off the southern coast of...

Mudlarking The Mind

One of my earliest memories is of being photographed as a 2-year-old. It was a blustery day, and I was standing in a neighbour’s garden,...

Estrangement In Strange Times

On Radio 2 this week, the Rev Kate Bottley was talking about how the coronavirus pandemic has brought her closer to her mother and...

Daddy Issues: Freud and Fathers

Fathers, paternal control and primogeniture loom large in the life and work of Sigmund Freud, the founder of psychoanalysis. Here was a...

Diana: Reinterpreting Her Legacy

Portrait of Diana, Princess of Wales - courtesy Shanks Fine Art The 31st of August 1997 started out sunny. A glorious Sunday morning. The...

George Michael: The Archetypes And The Angel

‘One without myth is like one uprooted, having no true link either with the past, or with the ancestral life which continues with him, or...

Tales of the City - It Feels Like Home

As a teenager, I was desperate for anything that would help me make sense of who I was. This was the 80s and diverse role models were...

Time To Abolish Boarding Schools?

'I was remembering my breakdown at boarding school, the experience of calling home in the middle of the night, 'please can I come home,...

How Not To Murder Your Business Partner

The old adage goes that an unhappy business partnership is like an unhappy marriage but with one exception, it is cheaper to get a...

A Place Called Home

As a psychotherapist, I am always interested in what home means to people. Home is an archaic concept that has appeared in stories since...

How To Mend A Broken Heart

'As anyone knows who's been through heartbreak - you need to find your way back to your self' - Armistead Maupin - Tales of the City A...

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