Jim has been the subject of innumerable articles and profiles, from print to television. The Financial Times headline in 1999 stated Always open to every experience and never one to be ashamed, Jim Haynes still believes in the Sixties after all these years. The Sunday Independent headline on Jim reads: Jim Haynes has made getting to know people his lifes work. He has been the subject of major profiles in the Chicago Tribune, the Telegraph, the Edinburgh Evening News and many other media. Art and culture have been the centre of Jims life and work. He started the first paperback bookstore in Edinburgh in the late 1950s, he started the Traverse Theatre, participated in the creation of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the London Traverse Theatre Company, co-launched the London newspaper 'IT' and the Arts Lab, co-launched the sexual freedom newspaper 'Suck' in Amsterdam, was awarded The Whitbread Prize in 1966, taught Media Studies and Sexual Politics at the University of Paris for 30 years.
Howard Aster taught at McMaster University, Carleton University and McGill University in the Department of Political Science, has served as a consult to numerous government departments in Canada and to cultural organizations, is the author or editor of eleven books and has published over 100 articles.