Read & Think English (Book Only): The Editors of Think English! magazine
There are six articles in the second part of this double issue:A CRITIC AT LARGE´´Twilight of the Books´´, by Caleb Crain: What will life be like if people stop reading?BOOKS´´Visual Trophies´´, by John Updike: The history of American snapshots.´´Squall Lines´´, by James Wood: A review of J. M. Coetzee´s Diary of a Bad Year.FICTION´´Alma´´, by Junot Díaz.´´The Arbus Factor´´, by Lore Segal.PERSONAL HISTORY´´I Hit Hamlet´´, by Paul Rudnick: Behind the scenes at a Brooklyn fiasco. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/071226/pe_nyer_071226_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this issue:COMMENT´´Iraq´s Cost´´, by Hendrik Hertzberg: President Obama´s address to the nation on the Iraq War.THE TALK OF THE TOWN´´In the Book´´, by Lizzie Widdicombe: The phone directory’s slow decline.´´Say Cheese´´, by Robert Sullivan: An edible heirloom from Lithuania.A REPORTER AT LARGE´´The Mastermind´´, by Terry McDermott: Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and the making of 9/11. BOOKS´´Power Lines´´, by Kelefa Sanneh: What’s behind Rhonda Byrne’s spiritual empire?THE CURRENT CINEMA´´When in Europe´´, by David Denby: Reviews of The American, Heartbreaker and Hideaway. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Todd Mundt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/100908/pe_nyer_100908_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this issue:´´How Jessica Alba Built a $1 Billion Company, and $200 Million Fortune, Selling Parents Peace of Mind´´ by Steve Bertoni. ´´The World´s Most Powerful Women 2015´´ by Caroline Howard.´´Women to Watch: Eight Rising Stars´´ by Katia Savchuck.´´How Books Dominate the Box Office´´ by Natalie Robehmed. ´´Meet Improbable, the Startup Building the World´s Most Powerful Simulations´´ by Parmy Olson.´´Aubrey McClendon: Fracking´s Cowboy Rides Again´´ by Christopher Helman. ´´Society´s Lottery Winners´´ by Rich Karlgaard. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ken Borgers. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/forb/150601/pe_forb_150601_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This interview was recorded live at the 2006 New Yorker Festival in New York City.Calvin Trillin has been a staff writer for The New Yorker since 1963, the year the magazine published ´´An Education in Georgia´´, his account of the desegregation of the University of Georgia. His work for the magazine ranges from comic verse and ´´Casuals´´ to a wide variety of nonfiction. He is the author of 24 books, including About Alice, which comes out in December 2006.Mark Singer has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 1974. His books include Funny Money, which first appeared in the magazine in serialized form, and three collections of his New Yorker pieces. His collection Character Studies: Encounters with the Curiously Obsessed came out in 2005. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Singer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/nyev/000060/sp_nyev_000060_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
There are seven articles in the February 5, 2007 issue:COMMENT ´´Webbcast´´ by Hendrik Hertzberg: What the real state of the union is.THE FINANCIAL PAGE´´Over There´´ by James Surowiecki: Why Wall Street doomsayers are wrong.ANNALS OF LAW´´Google´s Moon Shot´´ by Jeffrey Toobin: Copyright and the quest to create a universal library. SHOUTS & MURMURS´´Please Read Before Suing´´ by Larry Doyle: Don´t worry, just keep taking these pills.LETTER FROM WYOMING´´Boomtown Blues´´ by Alexandra Fuller: Money brings trouble to cow country.FICTION´´Good People´´ by David Foster Wallace: A religious young man questions his heart.ON TELEVION´´Hostile Acts´´ by Tad Friend: The Sarah Silverman Program puts the mean back in funny. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Todd Mundt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/070131/pe_nyer_070131_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this issue:COMMENT´´Sloganeering´´, by Kelefa Sanneh: What’s the difference between Obama and Romney?THE TALK OF THE TOWN´´Globe-Trotter´´, by Lauren Collins: Temporary homes in London.THE SPORTING SCENE´´Medals and Marketing´´, by Ben McGrath: Life at the London Olympics.PROFILES´´Sporting Chance´´, by Steve Coll: A cricket legend’s bid to run Pakistan.A CRITIC AT LARGE´´I, Nephi´´, by Adam Gopnik: The birth and evolution of Mormonism. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Todd Mundt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/120808/pe_nyer_120808_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
New Yorker fiction writers Sherman Alexie and Jonathan Franzen read from their work and talk with The New Yorker´s fiction editor, Deborah Treisman.Sherman Alexie grew up on the Spokane Indian Reservation in Wellpinit, Washington. His several books include the novel Reservation Blues and the story and poetry collections Ten Little Indians, The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven, which he adapted for the film Smoke Signals, and The Business of Fancydancing, which he adapted for film and also directed.Jonathan Franzen has contributed fiction, essays, and journalism to The New Yorker for the past 11 years. He has published three novels and an essay collection; his novel The Corrections, parts of which first appeared in the magazine, won the National Book Award in 2001. His essay collection How to Be Alone was published in 2002.Deborah Treisman is the fiction editor of The New Yorker. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Deborah Treisman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/nyev/000046/sp_nyev_000046_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This panel discussion on global warming was recorded live at the 2006 New Yorker Festival in New York City.James Hansen is the longtime director of NASA´s Goddard Institute for Space Studies. Since the late 1970s, he has worked on studies and computer simulations of the earth´s climate. In the 80s, he testified before Congress on global warming and began issuing public warnings about the long-term threat of heat-trapping emissions. In 2001, he received the Heinz Award for the Environment.Martin Hoffert is a professor emeritus of physics at New York University and an advocate for the adoption of alternative energy sources in response to climate change. His proposals include a space-based solar-power system, a global electricity grid made up of superconductor cables, and mining platinum from asteroids to support hydrogen cars. He holds advanced degrees in astronautics and liberal studies.Robert Socolow is a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at Princeton University and the co-director of the university´s Carbon Mitigation Initiative. His research is currently focused on global carbon management, the hydrogen economy, and fossil-carbon sequestration.Timothy E. Wirth was the State Department´s Under-Secretary for Global Affairs during the Clinton Administration, and he worked with Vice President Al Gore on environmental and population issues. Previously, he served for 18 years in Congress as a representative, and then a senator, from Colorado. He is currently the president of the United Nations Foundation and the Better World Fund.Elizabeth Kolbert received an American Association for the Advancement of Science Journalism Award and a National Magazine Award for her 2005 three-part New Yorker series on global warming. The articles formed the basis for her book Field Notes from a Catastrophe, which was published in March 2006. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Elizabeth Kolbert. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/nyev/000058/sp_nyev_000058_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The New Yorker staff writer and senior editor Hendrik Hertzberg talks with Professor Michael W. McCann.Hendrik Hertzberg was a New Yorker ´´Talk of the Town´´ reporter from 1969 to 1977, before moving to Washington, where he served as a speechwriter for President Jimmy Carter and as the editor of The New Republic. He returned to The New Yorker in 1992 as an editor and writer and is the principal contributor to the ´´Comment´´ section of the magazine. His book, Politics: Observations & Arguments, was recently published in paperback.Michael W. McCann is the Gordon Hirabayashi Professor for the Advancement of Citizenship at the University of Washington, and specializes in public law and American politics. His books include Rights at Work: Pay Equity Reform and the Politics of Legal Mobilization and Distorting the Law: Politics, Media, and the Litigation Crisis. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael W. McCann. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/nyev/000047/sp_nyev_000047_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.