Tippi Hedren remembers the most frightening moments of her career and tells intimate details about her daughter Melanie Griffith, whom she introduced to drug-addicted actor Don Johnson...not knowing that the two would secretly disappear and marry in Las Vegas. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jorg Bobsin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/bobs/000020de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Over the last few decades, governments have increasingly sought to reclaim indigenous artifacts from museums abroad. Yet inappropriate calls for repatriation should be resisted. Encyclopedic museums do more than house artifacts; they also spread cosmopolitan ideas. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Stillwell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/peri/000063de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this issue:COMMENT´´Republican vs. Republican´´, by Philip Gourevitch: Culture wars threaten Mitt Romney. THE TALK OF THE TOWN ´´Shots´´, by Lizzie Widdicombe: A shooting at the Empire State Building.A REPORTER AT LARGE´´The Throwaways´´, by Sarah Stillman: Confidential informants at risk. ANNALS OF HOLLYWOOD´´Limited Release´´, by Tad Friend: The Elgin James story.THE CURRENT CINEMA´´Tough Guys´´, by Anthony Lane: Reviews of Lawless and The Expendables 2. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/120829de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the second Quarterly Essay of 2005, Gail Bell investigates Australia´s depression epidemic. Why, she wonders, do well over a million Australians now take anti-depressant drugs? This is a fresh, frank and independent look at the depression culture and the move to medicalise sadness. Bell examines how the prescription culture operates, scrutinising the role of big drug companies and GPs and talking to those who take - and don´t take - the new anti-depressants, from anxious students to lonely retirees. She finds that drug companies have invested billions in an effort to simplify a profoundly complex mental condition, and that along the way ordinary problems of living have been transformed into medical conditions. She also finds that we, the consumers, have been happy to get on board: The vocabulary of depression - ´´serotonin´´, ´´bipolar´´, ´´genetic predisposition´´ - rolls off our tongues as if each of us had studied it at medical school. In this free-ranging and elegant essay, Bell takes the pulse of Australia´s ´´worried well´´ and looks at alternative cures for what ails us. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gail Bell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/boli/001190de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this issue:COMMENT´´And the Oscar Goes to´´, by Hendrik Hertzberg: Will Avatar be hurt by a new voting scheme?THE TALK OF THE TOWN´´Irony 101´´, by Ben McGrath: Yale´s latest recruitment video. A REPORTER AT LARGE´´The Trial´´, by Jane Mayer: Eric Holder and the battle over Khalid Sheikh Mohammed. ANNALS OF ANTHROPOLOGY´´Drinking Games´´, by Malcolm Gladwell: Culture and customs help shape the way alcohol affects us. THE THEATRE´´The Way of Her Flesh´´, by Hilton Als: Reviews of Time Stands Still and The Jackie Look. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Todd Mundt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/100210de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this issue:COMMENT´´Billions and Billions´´, by Elizabeth Kolbert: Another milestone for Mother Earth. THE TALK OF THE TOWN´´Preoccupied´´, by Lizzie Widdicombe: Occupy Wall Street, a culture of its own.MEDICAL DISPATCH ´´A Child in Time´´, by Jerome Groopman: New frontiers in treating premature babies. PERSONAL HISTORY´´Memory Lapse´´, by David Sedaris: Summer on the swim team.FICTION´´Sun City´´, by Caitlin Horrocks.THE CURRENT CINEMA´´Family Farm´´, by Anthony Lane: A review of Martha Marcy May Marlene. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Todd Mundt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/111019de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this issue:COMMENT´´It Gets Better´´, by David Remnick: The future of marriage. PROFILES´´The Visionary”, by Jennifer Kahn: A digital pioneer questions what technology has wrought.ANNALS OF COMMUNICATION´´A Woman’s Place´´, by Ken Auletta: Upending the culture of Silicon Valley.BOOKS´´Pseudonymously Yours´´, by Joanna Kavenna: John Banville and Benjamin Black. THE CURRENT CINEMA´´Fired´´, by Anthony Lane: Review of Larry Crowne and Transformers: Dark of the Moon. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/110706de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
As a child, Stephan Faris nearly failed to qualify for any country´s passport. Now, in a story that moves from South Africa to Italy to the United States, he looks at the arbitrariness of nationality. Framed by Faris´s meeting with a young orphan as a reporter in Liberia and their reencounter years later in Minnesota, Homelands makes the case for a complete rethinking of immigration policy. In a world where we´ve globalized capital, culture, and communications, are restrictions on the movement of people still morally tenable? At a time when the immigration debate dominates the headlines, Homelands follows in the tradition of George Orwell´s ´´Marrakech´´ and, more recently, Ta-Nehisi Coates´s case for reparations in The Atlantic. Drawing on more than a decade of international reporting for magazines such as Time, Bloomberg Businessweek, and The Atlantic, Faris takes listeners on a 10-year journey along the borders separating war from peace in Liberia, opportunity from deprivation in Kenya, and safety from disaster today in the deadly waters off Lampedusa - an Italian holiday island that has become the scene of a refugee crisis. On the way, he uncovers a series of unsettling but ultimately redeeming parallels between modern immigration practices and the policies of South Africa´s apartheid regime. Could we really have a world without borders? What would that look like? Based on dozens of interviews with philosophers and diplomats, aid workers and small-town mayors, and a cabinet member of South Africa´s last apartheid government, Faris´s work of fearless frontline journalism also functions as a kind of futurism. Confronting questions inflaming borders in California and Texas, France and Greece, and Morocco and Spain, he takes us into the depths of one of the modern world´s most complex moral dilemmas - and returns with an answer. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stephan Faris. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/042853de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this issue: COMMENT ´´Dignity and the Fourth´´ by David Remnick: Donald Trump´s debasements. THE FINANCIAL PAGE ´´Uber and Out´´ by Sheelah Kolhatkar: What makes investors push out a C.E.O.? Scandal, yes. But also plain old fear for their money. THE SPORTING SCENE ´´The Kyrgios Enigma´´ by Louisa Thomas: The most exciting new talent in men´s tennis isn´t sure if he likes the game. ANNALS OF CULTURE ´´If You Prick Us´´ by Stephen Greenblatt: What Shakespeare taught me about fear, loathing, and the literary imagination. BOOKS ´´The Plot Thickens´´ by Jane Kramer: On Bernie Gunther, Third Reich detective. THE CURRENT CINEMA ´´Come Back´´ by Anthony Lane: Reviews of A Ghost Story and Okja. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/170705de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this issue: COMMENT ´´The Divider´´ by David Remnick: Who could have predicted the President´s latest outrage? Barack Obama and anyone, really. THE TALK OF THE TOWN ´´Gatekeepers´´ by Andrew Marantz: When private companies take down Web pages, it isn´t a First Amendment violation, but it does enrage many on the right. MODERN TIMES ´´The Content of No Content´´ by Elizabeth Kolbert: What Big Tech´s monopoly powers mean for our culture. PERSONAL HISTORY ´´Drive Time´´ by Ian Frazier: Don´t believe what you´ve heard. It´s a great city for driving.PROFILES ´´Singer of Secrets´´ by Nick Paumgarten: In the follow-up to her breakthrough experimental album, is Annie Clark making a grab for pop success? THE CURRENT CINEMA ´´Happy Returns´´ by Anthony Lane: Reviews of Logan Lucky and Marjorie Prime. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/170823de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.