Last week novelist Timothy Schaffert spoke with Kurt Andersen about his new novel, The Coffins of Little Hope. Inspired, we asked you to provide the first sentence to your own obituary.
At 91 years of age, Kitty Wells is the oldest living member of the Country Music Hall of Fame. And she can still surprise unsuspecting listeners. Despite her demure gingham dresses and sweet plaintive melodies, Wells was a radical.
Ingmar Riedel-Kruse runs a biophysics lab at Stanford University, but he spends about half his time tinkering with videogames. He's not playing World of Warcraft. Riedel-Kruse creates his own videogames using living microbes.
Timothy Schaffert's new book isn't a typical mystery novel. It's got ominous crime set in a small town rife with intrigue but the narrator isn't a hardscrabble detective or noir gumshoe. Schaffert's story is told by an 83-year old grandmother.
Last week, Apple's Steve Jobs made a design presentation – not to masses of swooning tech journalists, but to the Cupertino, California city council. What Jobs unveiled this time was Apple's future corporate headquarters.
Studio 360's resident folk singer Scott Blaszak has been spending a little too much Facebook time lately, and he has this lament.
In the age of the download single, The Antlers had an unlikely hit with their 2009 album Hospice. The storyline is about coming to terms with the death of a friend. But the music isn't what you'd expect – it's not morose and spare, it's big and lush.
Sleep No More may be the most unusual, fantastical take on Macbeth ever produced. The London-based theater company Punchdrunk has transformed 100,000 square feet of warehouse space into a kind of Macbeth theme park with no signage or maps or instructions.
Susan Evans grew up in Louisiana during the 1950s-60s. Her first year of high school was the first year of enforced integration. Years later she was able to confront her family's racism. She was inspired by Elia Kazan's film Gentleman's Agreement.