From minding your Ps and Qs to wondering why X should mark the spot, Alphabetical is a book for everyone who loves words and language. Whether it's how letters are arranged on keyboards or Viking runes, textspeak or zip codes, this book will change the way you think about letters forever. How on earth did we fix upon our 26 letters? What do they really mean? And how did we come to write them down in the first place? Michael Rosen takes you on an unforgettable adventure through the history of the alphabet in 26 vivid chapters, fizzing with personal anecdotes and fascinating facts.
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Tonight on the program, bestselling author Michael Lewis discusses his new book, The Undoing Project. It tells the story of two Israeli psychologists—Amos Tversky andn Daniel Kahneman—and their groundbreaking work uncovering the hidden biases of the human mind.
Tonight on the program, guest host Dan Senor is joined by General Michael Hayden--former director of both the CIA and the NSA--to discuss President Trump's accusation of former President Barack Obama wiretapping Trump Tower during the 2016 election.
We conclude with a discussion about free speech with Frank Bruni, an Op-Ed columnist for The New York Times and Jonathan Haidt, professor at NYU’s Stern School of Business.
Through a deft compilation of primary sources—letters, memoirs, and personal accounts from composers, librettists, and performers—Michael Rose re-creates for his readers the circumstances that gave rise to fifteen operatic milestones. From Monteverdi and Mozart to Puccini and Berg, each chapter focuses on a well-known opera and tells the story that lies behind its creation.
A family - a mother, a father, and their 10-year-old son - have come all the way from Florida to the Appalachian foothills to experience the wonder of a snowy weekend. But when a blizzard suddenly descends, the family finds themselves trapped outside, disoriented in the whiteout and the waist-deep snowdrifts. Panicked, exhausted, and freezing, they cry out for help.
Learning can be much more fun - and former children's laureate, million-selling author, broadcaster, father of five, and all-round national treasure Michael Rosen wants to show you how. We live in a world surrounded by all the stuff that education is supposed to be about: machines, bodies, languages, cities, votes, mountains, energy, movement, plays, food, liquids, collisions, protests, stones, windows.
We continue the Charlie Rose Brain Series with an episode on the effects of childhood adversity on the brain. Charlie is joined by Nobel Laureate Eric Kandel of Columbia University, Charles Nelson of Harvard Medical School, Kimberly Noble of Columbia University, Ken Dodge of Duke University, Michael Meaney of McGill University and Deborah Temkin of Child Trends.
Tonight on the program, J.D. Vance discusses his book "Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis."
We continue with a look at the play "The Front Page" with director Jack O'Brien and actors Nathan Lane and John Goodman.
We conclude with Alexandra Lebenthal, president and C.E.O. of Lebenthal & Co., and Dr. Michael Kaplitt, neurosurgeon at Weill Cornell Medicine and New York Presbyterian.
Perfect for commuter train rides, rush-hour gridlock, Pilates workouts, or any time when levity might add to the very quality of life. With inimitable contributions by Merrill Markoe, Dave Barry, Garry Trudeau, and Bruce McCall, you have a triumphant salute to one of America's greatest assets: its sense of humor.
"They left out the mirth!"
It was cold, spooky and very boring. Frank hated Friday nights, sitting in the museum while his mum did the cleaning. He felt very alone - until a skeleton came over for a chat! And suddenly the museum didn’t seem quite so boring any more. But after a few chilling encounters with some of the skeleton’s weird and wonderful friends, all Frank really wants is his mum....
This book is not for the faint hearted!Here are seven spine-chilling stories that give a new meaning to the word Nasty!Where ever he goes, Michael Rosen bumps into a chatty old lady who tells him wildly unlikely stories about man-eating fleas on the London tube, grizzly bears roaming the streets, killer wasps and all sorts of tall tales.
Frank isn't much looking forward to the school visit to a local stately home. Still, not even in his worst nightmares did he expect anything like what actually happens! When "Not-Sheba", the servant girl from the picture, just walks out of her frame and demands Frank's help to find out her true identity, Frank realises that there is no escape. Charlie the celebrity-mad mummy doesn't help much either and nor do the Indian statues.
Tonight on the program, a discussion about changes in the Donald Trump campaign staff with Bob Costa of the Washington Post and Michael Barbaro of The New York Times.
Next, a look at the film "Don't Think Twice" with writer-director and star Mike Birbiglia, producer Ira Glass, and actor Keegan-Michael Key.
We conclude with Al Hunt interviewing Mike Tackett of The New York Times.
Tonight on the program, a discussion about the new emails pertinent to the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private server. Charlie is joined by Jonathan Karl, chief White House correspondent for ABC News; Michael Isikoff, chief investigative correspondent for Yahoo News; and Michael Schmidt of the New York Times.
We continue with Neil Shen, founder of Sequoia Capital China.
We conclude with Taylor Goldsmith, singer and guitarist for the band Dawes, performing on set.
Guest host Katty Kay of BBC News leads a discussion about foreign policy in the Trump era with Michael Weiss of The Daily Beast; Olivier O’Mahony, U.S. Bureau Chief for Paris Match; Melik Kaylay, contributing writer on foreign affairs for the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and Politico; and Jerome Cohen, professor at NYU Law School.
Tonight on the program, a discussion about President Trump's comments about Russian President Vladimir Putin. Charlie is joined by Julia Ioffe of The Atlantic and Amy Davidson of The New Yorker.
We continue with Susan Glasser, editor of POLITICO.
We conclude with analysis of Super Bowl 51 with Al Michaels of NBC Sports and Bill Cowher of CBS Sports.
Tonight on the program, Senator John McCain discusses today's announcement that the Senate Arms Services Committee will focus heavily on cybersecurity.
Next, a conversation on election-related hacking from Russia with journalists David Sanger and Michael Isikoff.
We continue with Major Garrett of CBS News and Phillip Rucker of The Washington Post, reporting on the latest picks for President-elect Trump's cabinet.
A discussion about President Trump’s intent to build a wall between the United States and Mexico with Phil Rucker of the Washington Post and Carlos Pascual, former U.S. ambassador to Mexico
We continue with Michael Froman, U.S. trade representative under Barack Obama.
We conclude with Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations. His latest book is called “A World in Disarray: American Foreign Policy and The Crisis of the Old Order.”
Tonight on the program, a look at President Trump’s first week in office with Robert Costa of the Washington Post and Julie Hirschfeld David of the New York Times.
Tonight on the program, a discussion about President Trump’s executive order on immigration with Michael Morell, former deputy director of the Central Intelligence Agency.
We continue with George Osborne, former U.K. Chancellor of the Exchequer.