articles tagged "books"

A Box of Keepsakes from Chris Ware

Monday, 14 October 2013 | buzz
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Chris Ware got his start writing comics for the University of Texas’ Daily Texan. Since then, he’s been featured in Art Spiegelman’s RAW, the New York Times Magazine and has published several books, including Building Stories, Acme Novelty Library and Jimmy Corrigan the Smartest Kid on Earth. Chris will be speaking at two workshops on illustration and graphic novels, at the Wisconsin Book Fest, on Saturday, October 19 at the Madison Central Library. On October 14, Chris talked with Monday host Brian Standing about his technique, his inspirations, and his rejected Fortune 500 magazine cover. more »

The Milky Way: An Insider’s Guide

Tuesday, 20 August 2013 | buzz
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What does our galaxy smell like? Believe it or not, that question is a serious one. William H. Waller, an astrophysicist who has taught and studied at the Harvard-Smithsonian Institute, the Goddard Space Center and Tufts University, joined Brian Standing on Monday, August 19, to chat about the radial-armed galaxy we call home. Waller currently teaches science at Rockport Massachussetts High School – lucky students – and is the author of The Milky Way: An Insider’s Guide, available from Princeton University Press. more »

“The Way of the Knife” A History of CIA Covert Operations

Tuesday, 6 August 2013 | buzz
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On its website, the Central Intelligence Agency says that its mission is “collecting, analyzing, and disseminating intelligence information to top US government officials.” Not included in that description is “assassination, covert operations, and drone warfare.” Our next guest is the author of “The Way of the Knife” which chronicles the shift of the CIA’s mission from information-gathering to murder. Mark Mazzetti is a national security correspondent for The New York Times. In 2009, he shared a Pulitzer Prize for reporting on the intensifying violence in Pakistan and Afghanistan and Washington’s response, and he has won numerous other major journalism awards, including the George Polk Award (with colleague Dexter Filkins) and the Livingston Award, for breaking the story of the CIA’s destruction of interrogation videotapes. Mazzetti has also written for the Los Angeles Times, U.S. News & World Report, and The Economist. more »

Co-Authors ReShonda Tate Billingsley And Victoria Christopher Murray

Tuesday, 5 March 2013 | buzz
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ReShonda Tate Billingsley, co-author of Friends & Foes, spoke with the 8 O’Clock Buzz about her new book. She also talks about her life and her success. She is a former television news anchor and reporter but now a full time writer with 26 books written. She self-published her first book but now is with Simon and Schuster. more »

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