While watching S3 E4, “Tailspin,” of “Manifest,” on NBC, I saw this intriguing image of a tablet and a book. It made me think of the ways technologies (of now and the future) often integrate and merge with older technologies (i.e. books in this case).
I was thinking about how television didn’t replace radio –it changed it and made it different, but it’s still there.
Modern technology tools like smartphones and tablets are not going to replace the old technology, books. They will change how the two or more work together, and shape the world, and are useful in ways we cannot truly imagine yet…
Summer reading means different things to different people.
Case in point: The subscribers to our Book Club newsletter answered a recent call-out to share the books they’d recommend for the months ahead, and let’s just say this isn’t your typical roster of beach reads.
Gilgamesh and Herodotus were among the cerebral choices that made the cut, among an eclectic crowd of others.
Not that long ago, Margaret Mead was one of the most widely known intellectuals in America.
Her first book, “Coming of Age in Samoa,” published in 1928, when she was twenty-six, was a best-seller, and for the next fifty years she was a progressive voice in national debates about everything from sex and gender to nuclear policy, the environment, and the legalization of marijuana. (She was in favor—and this was in 1969.)
She had a monthly column in Redbook that ran for sixteen years and was read by millions. She advised government agencies, testified before Congress, and lectured on all kinds of subjects to all kinds of audiences.
She was Johnny Carson’s guest on the “Tonight Show.” Time called her “Mother to the World.” In 1979, the year after she died, President Jimmy Carter awarded her the Medal of Freedom.
It began with Ziploc bags. Inside each, the fragmented collection of journals, napkins, tape recordings and travel trinkets that Matthew McConaughey had been storing since he was a teenager came to light again.
As the Academy Award-winning actor began to unpack them, he found himself transported once again to his past—to Texas, Australia, Malibu and the turbid waters of the Amazon.
This week, as Father’s Day approaches, I sat down with McConaughey to talk about those adventures, many of which are chronicled in his new book, “Greenlights.” Editor’s note: See more about the book here: https://greenlights.com/
Editor’s note: Read on for the rest of the interview…