|Tonight on TDS, author and professor Jonathan Sperber, Karl Marx: A Nineteenth-Century Life; and on TCR, Jim McGreevey, Fall to Grace.|
|The Daily Show|
|Mary Roach, Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal
The irresistible, ever-curious, and always best-selling Mary Roach returns with a new adventure to the invisible realm we carry around inside.B&N, many reviews
excerpt: The Chemistry of Kibble: The billion-dollar, cutting-edge science of convincing dogs and cats to eat what’s in front of them.
excerpt: The Marvels in Your Mouth
|Jonathan Sperber, "Karl Marx: A Nineteenth-Century Life"
Columbia Missourian.com article
If you have the stomach for it, the Daily Show guest page links to an interview at the National Review
B&N has the major reviews:
(Harpers is subscription only)
Assuming you know something about history/poli sci, these are the two to read:
That's Karl Marx and Intellectual History, at SUSIH-Society for US Intellectual History (which you should take a look at). Takes a look at those NYTimes & Harper's reviews -- and make sure to read the comments.
|Sheryl Sandberg is the chief operating officer of Facebook and the author of "Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead."
|Danny Boyle is an Oscar-winning film director, writer and producer. His latest film is "Trance" (2013).|
|The Colbert Report|
|Sigourney Weaver, Broadway: Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
Here's how it's billed: "Riffing on some of Anton Chekov's most time-tested themes, Christopher Durang proves in his hysterically funny and surprisingly affecting new romp, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, that whether you're in 19th Century Russia or 21st Century Pennsylvania, the human condition never changes. Vanya (Pierce) and Sonia (Nielsen) have never left the confines of their childhood home – a rambling farmhouse in Bucks County, PA – while having to witness the glamorous exploits of their sister, Masha (Weaver), a famous movie actress, from afar. A surprise visit from Masha and her 20-something boy toy, Spike (Magnussen), throws the normally quiet household int0 utter upheaval as its residents and visitors get swept up in an intoxicating mixture of lust, rivalry, regret, and the sudden possibility of escape. Only one thing is certain: no one will get out of this without looking absolutely ridiculous!"Village Voice blog note:
And David Hyde Pierce was asked what makes Durang's plays unique. "Almost all of them are written by Chris," he replied, dryly.NYTimes review
vaguely related New Yorker blog
broadwayworld.com review roundup
|Jim McGreevey, Former Governor of New Jersey
The former governor of New Jersey discusses his resignation and newfound salvation in the HBO documentary, "Fall to Grace."
Really? Jim McGreevey Is a Recovering Politician?
An HBO documentary examines the former governor's renewed passion for religion and for helping female prisoners get a second chance. :
When former New Jersey governor Jim McGreevey appeared on MSNBC over the last couple days to promote a new HBO documentary focusing on him, Chris Matthews had a hard time buying the film's premise — that a man who once wanted to be president of the United States is no longer a politician.The redemption of Jim McGreevey: believe it, you scowls.
Jim McGreevey’s Second Act:
Alexandra Pelosi’s new documentary, Fall to Grace, which airs tonight on HBO, offers a moving and sympathetic portrait of Jim McGreevey, the former governor of New Jersey, almost 10 years after his humiliating resignation from public office...
Author, "The God Argument: The Case Against Religion and for Humanism"
Director, National Institutes of Health