Category: Video

Becoming an Adult in Relationships

“New lovers are nervous and tender, but smash everything,” wrote Michael Ondaatje in The English Patient. It’s a bittersweet fact of life — and a recurring theme in literature, film and the arts — that we start out reckless and clumsy in matters of the heart. Learning how to love and be loved takes time [...]

Living Cities

Over the past decade, I’ve looked closely at what makes a city vibrant, dynamic and robust — in a word, liveable. I share some of what I learned in a recent six-part documentary series that aired earlier this year on the Discovery Channel. I’m one of a number of talking heads on the program discussing the essential characteristics of a “living city.” Here are some highlights from the series.

The Creative Community

In this conversation with David Starkey, host of the Santa Barbara TV show “The Creative Community,” we talk about the Nobel Peace Prize, the art of interviewing, the state of journalism today, and a few other things. We also have a look at some of my photographs from Burning Man, the Salton Sea, and the [...]