Posts Tagged ‘Interview’

Al Franken: Giant of the Senate

2017/08/07

(New Yorker) – David Remnick:

Recently, Franken published “Al Franken: Giant of the Senate,” a tale that spins from a witty recounting of his upbringing, his show-business career, his election battles, and his time on the Hill, to a dead-serious look at his political influences, his wife’s early struggle with poverty and, later, alcoholism, and his hopes for American politics. It is an honest and funny piece of work, a real book, by a real person, not one of those staff-assembled products for electoral use. Franken writes movingly about political heroes like Paul Wellstone, scathingly about Ted Cruz and Mitch McConnell, and mercilessly about Donald Trump. …

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Al Franken: Giant of the Senate

Mind is Matter

2017/07/18

(Guardian Neuroscience) – Tim Adams:

Henry Marsh, the celebrated neurosurgeon and writer talks about 40 years inside our skulls, what’s wrong with the NHS – and the Zen of woodwork. …

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Henry Marsh

Samira Wiley

2017/07/05

(Guardian::TV) – Jane Mulkerrins:

The star of The Handmaid’s Tale and Orange Is the New Black discusses bonding on Instagram with Margaret Atwood and making era-defining TV. …

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Samira Wiley

Pussy

2017/06/26

(Atlantic Culture) – Sophie Gilbert:

Howard Jacobson, whose new book is a fairy tale inspired by the 45th president, calls writers to arms. …

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Howard Jacobson: Pussy - A Novel

Rachel Maddow

2017/06/18

(Rolling Stone Politics) – Janet Reitman:

How America’s wonkiest anchor cut through the chaos of the Trump administration and became the most trusted name in news …

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Rolling Stone: Rachel Maddow

No Is Not Enough

2017/06/12

(Guardian Books) – Tim Adams:

The US has a president who embodies many of the things Naomi Klein has been warning about for years. She says her new book had to be written before things got worse. …

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Naomi Klein: No Is Not Enough

Rachel Weisz

2017/06/10

(Guardian Film) – Emma Brockes:

In her most successful decade, the actress talks family, ‘surrealist’ politics and the perils of marrying James Bond. …

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Rachel Weisz

The Heretic

2017/05/25

(The Independent) – Andy Martin:

Ayaan Hirsi Ali is one of the most forceful and provocative feminist critics challenging Islam today. She is also in hiding. Andy Martin meets her in an undisclosed location and finds a woman on a mission, a woman who found the power to say No and the freedom it gave her. …

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Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Fabricating Jesus

2017/05/07

(ValerieTarico.com) – Valerie Tarico:

David Chumney spent almost three decades as an ordained Presbyterian minister before quietly exiting the ministry and Christianity itself. He now describes himself as agnostic, but his exodus from the Church didn’t end his fascination with New Testament studies or his quest to separate history from mythology in the biblical record. He tackles the fraught topic in his new book, Jesus Eclipsed. …

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David Chumney: Jesus Eclipsed: How Searching the Scriptures Got in the Way of Recounting the Facts

What if Jesus Never Existed?

2017/04/16

(ValerieTarico.com) – Valerie Tarico:

Outsiders can debate all they want, but Christians need to believe that Jesus was real, and defenders of the faith line up a series of proofs that they claim settle the question. Now David Fitzgerald has produced a three-volume set, Jesus: Mything in Action, in which he tackles those proofs one by one and then lays out how Christianity could have emerged even in the absence of a historical Jesus. …

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David Fitzgerald: Jesus: Mything in Action