Archive: October 11, 2009 - October 17, 2009

Easing the Pain of War

Michael Anthony comes from a military family - his grandfather, father, four brothers and a sister were all service members. It was nothing extraordinary for him to enlist, and he went off to Iraq as an operating room medic. But what he discovered about war and the men and women...

By Steven E. Levingston | October 16, 2009; 5:30 AM ET | Comments (0)

Disney Venture Aims for Young Online Readers

By Stephen Lowman Is Winnie the Pooh still honey-sweet when read on a laptop? If a mouse click instead of hand turns the pages of Cinderella's story, is her transformation still magical? Disney is betting on it. Disney has launched an online book subscription website -- Disney Digital Books --...

By Steven E. Levingston | October 15, 2009; 5:30 AM ET | Comments (1)

Good Media Moguls vs. Bad Media Moguls

What do good media moguls understand that bad media moguls don't? Jonathan A. Knee, who runs the media program at Columbia Business School, says the answer lies in how the moguls address the question of size. Knee is co-author of "The Curse of the Mogul: What's Wrong With the World's...

By Steven E. Levingston | October 14, 2009; 5:30 AM ET | Comments (0)

A Plea for Politics of Moderation

Is it possible to have to strong opinions without shouting others down? Perhaps -- if we can develop a healthy appreciation of doubt, says Peter L. Berger, university professor emeritus at Boston University. In his book, "In Praise of Doubt: How to Have Convictions Without Becoming a Fanatic," co-written with...

By Steven E. Levingston | October 13, 2009; 5:30 AM ET | Comments (1)

Klosterman on the Transcendent Interview

It's easy to compare the rock critic-turned-essayist Chuck Klosterman to Lester Bangs or even Hunter S. Thompson, but doesn't any vaguely gonzo rock critic-turned-essayist get compared to Lester Bangs or Hunter S. Thompson? Instead, let's just say that this North Dakota native is the author of four books, one...

By Steven E. Levingston | October 12, 2009; 5:30 AM ET | Comments (0)

 

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