People Editorials

Pope Francis, Bob Dylan, the Dalai Lama, the King of Bhutan

Pope Francis

The Argentinian national flags waving in St Peter’s Square, Rome, told part of the story. The election of Jorge Mario Bergoglio, a humble Jesuit priest from Buenos Aires as Pope Francis in March 2013 was an event of global significance: it signaled a new enfranchisement for Latin American Catholics, a more progressive direction in the Church’s theology and a moment of renewal and relevance for the Church as a whole.

Tiger Woods profile, published in Open Road magazine

For those old enough to remember, golf used to be a game played by gentlemen: Woods reminds them that the best qualities of respect and courtesy have not altogether disappeared from the game.

Profile of Maryam Rajavi

To the theocratic leadership of Iran, whose mullahs have spent the past 28 years limiting the role of women in politics and society, what could be more challenging than a strong, articulate, charismatic and intelligent woman?

Profile of Steve Jobs, published in Open Road magazine

Jobs would not be the first billionaire entrepreneur to be accused of egotism, arrogance, manipulation or sheer obsessive craziness, but his legacy of true groundbreaking technologies, in the computing, animation and music industries, surely mark him out as one of the great visionaries of our time.

Richard Grant Profile, published in the UK Press Gazette

He was also bashed over the head with a brick by a drifter he'd met, who then stole his belongings. When he came to, Grant discovered a ring of fur around the bathtub. After knocking him cold, "he still found time to wash his dog."

Profile of Luba Tvetskova, published in European Business magazine

"Most women," says Luba Tvetskova through her translator, "are unpredictable and furious. I much prefer to work with men."

Profile of Horst Koehler, published in European Business magazine

What he can criticise is not only Russia's flaccid legal system and its oligarch's contempt for the law, but the ethical basis for Russians' actions in this transition period. "I think the moral question, that 'fortune obliges', should be also in the mind of the Russian people, whoever it is, particularly the oligarchs. And here I think they should reflect their position."

Profile of Christo & Jeanne-Claude, published in Lexus magazine

"There is a great contrast between the blocks and the vegetation," said Christo. "With the continuously moving fabric in the wind, the saffron and grey of wintertime in Central Park; it's provocative and teasing, you can even touch the fabric." - The city that never sleeps is wide awake and waiting.

I have Joan Collins and you give me peanuts?, published in The Independent

Collins, turning 60 in June, has more money than time. She is at work on her third novel (working title Hell Hath No Fury), having ditched her fourth husband in favour of an old Etonian art dealer. She eats mini-Mars bars in a modest dressing room, Michael Medved's Hollywood versus America sharing the shelf space with a Scrabble dictionary and her second novel, Love and Desire and Hate ("You have a degree in literature? Well you'd better not read it").

Neelie Kroes Profile, published in European Business magazine

By David Nicholson | Published in European Business magazine

The affair marks the beginning of a sustained crusade by Kroes to crack the power of the monopolistic barons and their political friends, just as Margaret Thatcher brought the unions and the mineworkers to their knees, after they had humiliated a previous Tory government. It took years to achieve, but nobody should underestimate the determination of a woman on a revenge mission.