Monday, January 3, 2011 | Categories: Coming Up |
Monday, January 3
THE ENRIGHT FILES - The Paradox of Fact vs Fiction
Which is the best way of depicting the world as it is. An award winning essayist and historian and an award winning novelist tackle the Israeli-Palestinian divide. The intriguing thing is that they are both David Grossman. His book The Yellow Wind is a moving chronicle of the lives of ordinary Palestinians in the occupied territories. His other book, To the End of The Land is a desperately moving novel about loss and redemption in a war torn land.
Tuesday, January 4
PASTA: THE LONG AND SHORT OF IT
Pasta, a simple amalgam of wheat flour and water, is one of the world's most popular staples. It's Italy's gift to humanity. With its hundreds of shapes and sizes, its infinite variety of sauces. Pasta is the foundation of one of the world's great cuisines. From Rome, Megan Williams explains how and when it was invented, where it got its shapes, and why it is so beloved.
Wednesday, January 5
THE AGE OF AMERICAN DECLINE
With American power in decline, who will fill the vacuum? China? India? For many, this may be good news, but be careful what you wish for, says Richard Haass, a prominent American foreign policy analyst.
Thursday, January 6
GAME, SET AND MATCH
Human loves and fears, and office politics too, are what drive the world of espionage in Len Deighton's great novels. A profile by Philip Coulter of one of the masters of the modern spy thriller.
Friday, January 7
IT'S A GIRL'S WORLD, Part 1
What does the social world of girls look like? At first glance, it's about sharing secrets, giggling over boys and carefree fun. But lurking underneath this facade of niceness is a hidden culture of nastiness that pits one friend against another. Lynn Glazier examines the tumultuous nature of female relationships from girlhood to adulthood; from the playground to the office.