Ray Bradbury, author of classic books such as “Fahrenheit 451″ and “The Martian Chronicles,” died Tuesday night at the age of 91. Jeffrey Brown and bestselling novelist Lev Grossman, who is also a book critic for Time magazine, discuss Bradbury’s life, work and literary legacy. Continue reading
On Saturday, a new era begins for the BBC’s beloved science-fiction series, “Doctor Who,” the quirky and mysterious hero who time travels in a spaceship disguised as a blue police box, exploring strange worlds and occasionally saving the universe.
Cindi Mayweather is a cyborg who is wanted for falling in love with a human, and the alter ego of Janelle Monae, a rhythm and blues singer whose 2007 album “Metropolis Suite I of IV: The Chase” boasts clever orchestrations, dynamic vocal stylings, and a political message that transcends the world of a made-up “Metropolis” by finding parallels in ours.
British author Doris Lessing was named winner of the Nobel Prize for literature on Thursday. A George Washington University literature professor discusses Lessing’s contributions to her craft. Continue reading