Camille Paglia is one of todays most acknowledged cultural critics, author of provocative books such as Sexual Personae and Break, Blow, Burn, is now out with her assessment of art from earlier times right up to Star Wars. In Glittering Images, she selects more than two dozen images and provides some background on the author and the work, but also places it in within its historical context. It’s a fascinating walk through time using arts as the guideposts, and she’s on the phone to discuss this journey with Mark Perzel.
In his novel,Life Among Giants, author Bill Roorbach freely admits that there are touches of a memoir woven through this tale of murder, seduction and revenge. The book has been highly praised by critics and readers alike, and even our Mark Perzel was completely enthralled by the story. Mark talks with Bill Roorbach about this book and how the initial premise came to be.
A new book, Singularity Rising, suggests computers are on the path to becoming as smart as people. In this week’s Focus on Technology, Ann Thompson, in an interview with author James Miller, reports on how soon it could happen, which country will have the technology first, and what could derail it.
Once again, it’s time to reset our clocks…we fall back one hour Saturday night/Sunday morning. These changes in clocks and the sudden changes in daylight patterns can really throw off our internal clocks. Dr.