Posts Tagged ‘Interview’

Jodie Foster: “I make movies to figure out who I am”


(Guardian Film) – Tim Adams:

Directing a new Black Mirror film gives Jodie Foster the chance to look back at her own upbringing. …

theguardian film/2017/dec/10 jodie-foster

Black Mirror Arkangel


Aliens in the Mist


(Discover Blogs::Out There) – Corey S. Powell:

What would happen if we found an intelligent alien civilization that was less advanced than our own? I posed this as a hypothetical question in a recent blog post. But really, it doesn’t need to be posed as a hypothetical. The answer is playing out right now in the forests of Africa, and it doesn’t reflect very well on us. …

outthere 2017/12/07 gorilla_aliens

Dian Fossey and mountain gorillas

Susan Sarandon on Hillary, Sexism, and Feminism


(Guardian Film) – Emma Brockes:

Once the bete noire of the right, now the actor finds herself even more hated by the left for refusing to support Hillary Clinton against Donald Trump. She talks about Hollywood sexism, female empowerment and playing Bette Davis. …

theguardian 2017/nov/26 susan-sarandon

Susan Sarandon

Inside AntiFa


(FTB) – Mano Singham:

Antifa activists explain the threat that is posed by white supremacists and neo-Nazis in the US right now and why direct action to counter them, even if it leads to violence, is necessary to prevent them from growing.  …

singham 2017/11/04 antifa

Antifa interview

Jane Goodall’s Chimp Eden


(Discover Blogs::Out There) – Corey S. Powell:

During the 1960s, humanity’s place in the universe changed dramatically as Soviet and American astronauts ventured off the planet and (for the Yanks, at least) onto the surface of the Moon. During those same years, humanity’s place on Earth changed rather dramatically, too, as scientists took a closer look at our primate relatives and discovered that they are a lot more like us – far more complex and sophisticated – than anyone had suspected.

One of the scientists most responsible for the latter revelation was not, by traditional standards, a scientist at all. Jane Goodall was all of 26 when she arrived at the Gombe Stream in Tanzania in 1960 to study the local chimpanzees. She had no college degree, no formal stamp of high academia. What she had was extraordinary perception, persistence, and a lack of blinding preconceptions. Due to a felicitous combination of circumstances, we are now able to relive her singular discovery process in the electrifying, astonishingly beautiful documentary Jane. …

outthere 2017/10/23 chimp-eden

Jane, 2017 documentary

Philip Pullman: “My Daemon is a Raven”


(Guardian Books) – Lisa O’Kelly:

Philip Pullman, whose His Dark Materials trilogy is celebrated the world over, has finally produced a new instalment in Lyra’s story. Here he answers questions from Observer readers and famous fans including Ed Sheeran, Rowan Williams and Ali Smith. …

theguardian 2017/oct/22 la-belle-sauvage

Philip Pullman: La Belle Sauvage

Trump’s Mental Stability: The Worst Is Yet to Come


(The Intercept) – Mehdi Hasan:

In a new book, “The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump,” a group of 27 psychiatrists and mental health experts warn that “anyone as mentally unstable as this man should not be entrusted with the life-and-death-powers of the presidency.” …

theintercept 2017/10/07 worst-is-yet-to-come

Bandy X. Lee e.a.: The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump - 27 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President

Salman Rushdie Taking on America


(Guardian Books) – Emma Brockes:

Beginning with the inauguration of Obama and ending with the election of Trump, Salman Rushdie‘s latest novel, “The Golden House” is an intimate portrait of New York. The author talks about the journey from hope to despair and always feeling an outsider. …

theguardian 2017/sep/02 salman-rushdie

Kathryn Rathke: Salman Rushdie Taking on America

Last Days of Cassini


(Discover Blogs::Out There) – Corey S. Powell:

As Cassini’s program manager and a veteran of the mission since 1993, Earl H. Maize of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory has a unique perspective on the last days of this remarkable spacecraft. There is no other comparable mission on the drawing boards; given current political realities, there may not be another like it in our lifetimes. And yet, Cassini is a beginning as well as an end. Maize notes that omnibus missions like Cassini allow more targeted follow-ups, like the upcoming Europa Clipper and (here’s hoping) future visits to the moons Enceladus and Titan.

I spoke with Maize just ahead of Cassini’s heroic final plunge. He offered an insider’s view of how it all ended. …

outthere 2017/09/16 last-days-of-cassini

Enceladus setting behind Saturn 2017-09-13

Undercover in North Korea


(The Intercept) – Jon Schwarz:

The most alarming aspect of North Korea’s latest nuclear test, and the larger standoff with the U.S., is how little is known about how North Korea truly functions. For 65 years it’s been sealed off from the rest of the world to a degree hard to comprehend, especially at a time when people in Buenos Aires need just one click to share cat videos shot in Kuala Lumpur. Few outsiders have had intimate contact with North Korean society, and even fewer are in a position to talk about it.

One of the extremely rare exceptions is the novelist and journalist Suki Kim. Kim, who was born in South Korea and moved to the U.S. at age thirteen, spent much of 2011 teaching English to children of North Korea’s elite at the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology.

Kim returned to the U.S. to write her extraordinary 2014 book, “Without You, There Is No Us.” The title comes from the lyrics of an old North Korean song; the “you” is Kim Jong-il, Kim Jong-un’s father. …

theintercept 2017/09/04 undercover

Suki Kim: Without You There is No Us