Posts Tagged ‘Interview’

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

2017/10/09

(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.” …

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

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Salman Rushdie Taking on America

2017/09/17

(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. …

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Kathryn Rathke: Salman Rushdie Taking on America

Last Days of Cassini

2017/09/16

(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. …

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Enceladus setting behind Saturn 2017-09-13

Undercover in North Korea

2017/09/05

(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. …

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Suki Kim: Without You There is No Us

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