Month: March 2007

Charlie Anders & Annalee Newitz (BSS #104)

Charlie Anders and Annalee Newitz are the co-editors of She’s Such a Geek. Authors: Charlie Anders and Annalee Newitz Condition of Mr. Segundo: Rethinking his views on women. Subjects Discussed: The gender divide in science and technology, whether empirical accounts can raise public awareness, present historical perceptions of gender in relation to past perceptions, female Read More

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Ron Jeremy (BSS #103)

Ron Jeremy is the author of The Hardest (Working) Man in Showbiz. Author: Ron Jeremy Condition of Mr. Segundo: Filled with gushing admiration. Subjects Discussed: On being “the hardest working man in show business,” being covered by the New York Times Book Review, Eric Spitznagel as ghost writer, celebrity stories, Parkinson’s disease, Al Goldstein, on Read More

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Jane Ganahl (BSS #102)

Jane Ganahl is most recently the author of Naked on the Page. Author: Jane Ganahl Condition of Mr. Segundo: Contemplating older women. Subjects Discussed: Newsweek‘s controversial article about older women and marriage, the interrelationship between the “Single Minded” columns and Naked on the Page, why Ganahl left the Chronicle, how the book represented an effort Read More

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Martin Amis (BSS #101)

Martin Amis is most recently the author of House of Meetings. Author: Martin Amis Condition of Mr. Segundo: Inveighing against Stalinistic safeguards. Subjects Discussed: The relationship between Koba the Dread and House of Meetings, the Soviet experiment, the original format of House of Meetings, the critical reception of Yellow Dog, the effect of reviews upon Read More

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David Lynch (BSS #100)

David Lynch is most recently the author of Catching the Big Fish. Author: David Lynch Condition of Mr. Segundo: In absentia, terrified of meditation. Subjects Discussed: Transcendental Meditation, true happiness, contending with stress, fear and anxiety, anger, the relationship between filmmaking and TM, inner happiness, walking vs. TM, Knut Hamsun, Einstein’s Theory of Everything, Dostoevsky’s Read More

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Tayari Jones (BSS #99)

Tayari Jones is most recently the author of Leaving Atlanta. Author: Tayari Jones Condition of Mr. Segundo: Caught in the act of untelling. Subjects Discussed: Drawing from personal experience, Atlanta, accessible metaphors, writing and throwing away many pages, conversational vs. literary tone, “This is not what Dr. King died for,” the West End neighborhood and Read More

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Charlie Huston (BSS #98)

Charlie Huston is most recently the author of No Dominion. Author: Charlie Huston Condition of Mr. Segundo: Contemplating the socialist qualities of the sun. Subjects Discussed: Dialogue vs. description, the influence of acting upon fiction writing, Raymond Chandler, dashes vs. quotation marks, Huston house style, Cormac McCarthy, one-word-one-period dialogue, indicative gestures, drinking and smoking, setting Read More

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