Alan Mathison Turing. Mathematician, philosopher, codebreaker, a founder of computer science, and the father of Artificial Intelligence, Turing was one of the most original thinkers of the last century - and the man whose work helped create the computer-driven world we now inhabit. But he was also an enigmatic figure, deeply reticent yet also strikingly naive. Turing's openness about his homosexuality at a time when it was an imprisonable offense ultimately led to his untimely death at the age of only 41.
"short well told story of Alan Turing"
Without the TV censors knife, here is more comedy from the irascible team that put the smut back into TV. With the addition of Ed Byrne, Rhod Gilbert, and David Mitchell.
Abandoned in the Dark is a collection of unnerving stories which are grounded in reality, journeys that promise to keep you awake at night and get your heart pounding. “Abandoned in the Dark” and “Close Call,” among other similar stories collected here, delve into our universal feeling of dread and will ruthlessly steal your breath away. “Behind the Curtain,” a uniquely unsettling sexual tale ridden with disturbing undertones and unforgettable imagery, is certain to haunt parents in particular.
"Should have listened to the sample first"
David Bezmozgis was born in Latvia in 1973 and emigrated to Canada in 1980. His debut story collection, Natasha and Other Stories, which includes his New Yorker story "Tapka", was published last year. His most recent story for the magazine, "The Russian Riviera", appeared in the May 30th issue. He is currently at work on a novel and on a feature film.
"Consumption" by Hendrik Hertzberg; "Haggadah Da-Vida" by Sasha Frere-Jones; Dubai's Divas-in-Training by Lauren Collins; "A Church Asunder" by Peter J. Boyle; "Jesus Laughed" by Adam Gopnik; "Masquerade" by John Lahr; and "Exposed" by David Denby.
This week, Mikhail Baryshnikov talks about playing the troubled genius and revolutionary choreographer Vaslav Nijinsky...