Week of September 05, 2010

Week of September 05, 2010

The Physics of Superheroes

Super Heroes

July 17, 2011
(was 09.05.2010)

Batman, Superman, the Green Lantern  we all had our superheroes as kids. Maybe we still do today?

  1. James Kakalios on "The Physics of Superheroes"

    James Kakalios, author of "The Physics of Superheroes", talks to Jim Fleming about Superman and science fiction.

    Average: 4.6 (5 votes)
  2. Jim Lee on Wonder Woman

    Wonder Woman is 70! Jim Lee drew the updated Wonder Woman and describes her to Steve Paulson.

    Average: 4.3 (27 votes)
  3. Aimee Mullins on Superpowers

    Aimee Mullins is an athlete, fashion model and activist who uses whichever of her 12 pair of prosthetic legs is appropriate for the task at hand. To see a gallery of Aimee Mullin's prosthetic legs please click HERE (http://www.aimeemullins.com/gallery/index.php)

    Average: 4.8 (26 votes)
  4. Naif Al-Mutawa on "The 99"

    Naif Al-Mutawa is the Creator of "The 99," a comic book series featuring a group of superheroes, each of whom derives a power from one of the 99 attributes of Allah.

    Average: 4.9 (9 votes)
In the Land of Long Fingernails: A Gravedigger in the Land of Aquarius

Welcome to the Working Week

September 5, 2010
(was 09.06.2009)

These days, we're becoming more and more like corporations. We outsource our individual needs for everything from dating to weight loss. We brand ourselves.

  1. Douglas Rushkoff on "Life Inc."

    Douglas Rushkoff is a well-known media critic and maker of documentaries.

    Average: 5 (2 votes)
  2. Matthew Crawford on the Value of Work

    Matthew Crawford is a philosopher and mechanic talks about why manual work matters.

    Average: 3 (2 votes)
  3. Candacy Taylor on Coffee Shop Waitresses

    Candacy Taylor is an award-winning photographer, writer and visual artist.

    Average: 5 (2 votes)
  4. Charles Wilkins on a Gravedigger's Memoir

    Charles Wilkins talks of his summer job as a college student when he worked for a large suburban cemetery in Toronto.

    Average: 4 (1 vote)