Archive for November, 2012
Outspoken musician and environmentalist Bernie Krause has been recording nature’s vibrant chorus—hippo grunts, birdsong and even a tree’s bursting cells—for decades. Author of The Great Animal Orchestra: Finding the Origins of Music in the World's Wild Places, he uses the language of music to make an impassioned case for conserving of one of our most overlooked natural resources, the music of the wild.
Evolutionary biologist icon Richard Dawkins has spent his career elucidating the wonders of science for adult readers. In The Magic of Reality, Dawkins brings his message to a younger audience. As Dawkins says, “In an age of wizards and vampires, children need to rediscover the wonder of the real world.”
In conversation with The Hollywood Reporter's Tim Goodman Addicted to Breaking Bad? You can thank Vince Gilligan, series creator and executive producer of the Emmy award-winning television series about a struggling high school chemistry teacher who is diagnosed with advanced lung cancer and turns to a life of crime, producing and selling methamphetamine. Get the behind-the-scenes scoop from Gilligan, who is also a former writer and executive producer of The X-Files.
The New York Times Magazine’s original “Ethicist” Randy Cohen explores what guides our choices when we are faced with everyday moral decisions. In his new book, Be Good: How to Navigate the Ethics of Everything, he challenges us to locate our own internal ethical compass as he delivers answers to life’s trickiest dilemmas.