Day: December 1, 2019

Does Who You Are at 7 Determine Who You Are at 63?

A fine look at the landmark documentary series Up, that has met a group of people every seven years throughout their lives, and has just released its latest instalment with its subjects aged sixty-three. As the author notes the series plays with the idea that to “spend time with a child is to dwell under the terms of an uneasy truce between the possibility of the present and the inevitability of the future”.

Waiting for Obama

A look at the delicate balance that President Obama has had to strike since Donald Trump beat Hillary Clinton, and latterly since his former Vice President Joe Biden threw his hat into the ring for the 2020 election. He has not shown his hand, consulting liberally with many candidates, and preparing to intervene only once the Democratic nominee is decided.