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/000020/rt_bobs_000020_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/000063/pe_peri_000063_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/120829/pe_nyer_120829_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/100210/pe_nyer_100210_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/111019/pe_nyer_111019_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/110706/pe_nyer_110706_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this issue: COMMENT ´´Liberal-In-Chief´´ by Adam Gopnik: President Obama makes the case for liberalism: radical change through practical measures. PERSONAL HISTORY ´´The Bath: A Polemic´´ by Jessi Klein: Getting into the tub seems like a surrender to the idea that women can´t really make it on land. ONWARD AND UPWARD WITH THE ARTS ´´Man on the Street´´ by Sarah Larson: Billy Eichner´s pop-culture game show spares no one. OUR FAR-FLUNG CORRESPONDENTS ´´The End of the End of the World´´ by Jonathan Franzen: An uncle´s legacy and a journey to Antarctica. THE CURRENT CINEMA ´´Daring Duos´´ by Anthony Lane: Reviews of The Nice Guys and Love & Friendship. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/160518/pe_nyer_160518_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
John Howard has the loudest voice in Australia. He has cowed his critics, muffled the press, intimidated the ABC, gagged scientists, silenced NGOs, censored the arts, prosecuted leakers, criminalised protest and curtailed parliamentary scrutiny. Though touted as a contest of values, this has been a party-political assault on Australia´s liberal culture. In the name of ´´balance´´, the Liberal Party has muscled its way into the intellectual life of the country. And this has happened because we let it happen. Once again, Howard has shown his superb grasp of Australia as it really is. In His Master´s Voice, David Marr investigates both a decade of suppression and the strange willingness of Australians to watch, with such little angst, their liberties drift away. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Marr. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/boli/001193/bk_boli_001193_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In Love & Money, Anne Manne looks at the religion of work - its high priests and sacrificial lambs. As family life and motherhood feel the pressure of the market, she asks whether the chief beneficiaries are self-interested employers and child-care corporations. This is an essay that ranges widely and entertainingly across contemporary culture: It casts an inquisitive eye over the modern marriage of Kevin Rudd and Therese Rein, and considers the time-bind and the shadow economy of care. Most fundamentally, it is an essay about pressure: the pressure to balance care for others and the world of work. Manne argues that devaluing motherhood - still central to so many women´s lives - has done feminism few favours. For women on the frontline of the work-centred society, it has made for hard choices. Eloquently and persuasively, Manne tells what happened when feminism adapted itself to the free market and argues that any true definition of equality has to take into account dependency and care for others. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Anne Manne. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/boli/001194/bk_boli_001194_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/170823/pe_nyer_170823_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.