An Actor´s Guide--Making It in New York City: Glenn Alterman
The Actors: Richard Schickel
Stuart Leandro knows he´s washed up, both on the big screen and in his marriage. Then, when things take an even bigger turn for the worse one night, he winds up blind drunk and lost in a foreign city. Thankfully, someone´s there to rescue him before his face ends up plastered all over the tabloids. Wary of the motives of the reclusive stranger who brings the fading star into the quiet shelter of a hip but isolated loft, Stuart nonetheless can´t deny his curiosity...or his attraction. Tim is unlike anyone the actor has ever met, but underneath the mystery and quiet attempts at invisibility, Stuart discovers someone whose life has been intertwined with his own for years. Neither could have predicted that Tim´s act of kindness would lead to one of the most intense encounters of their lives - but, are they willing to weather the media storm their extraordinary relationship will cause? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nick J. Russo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/078719/bk_acx0_078719_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Seeing like a city means recognizing that cities are living things made up of a tangle of networks, built up from the agency of countless actors. Cities must not be considered as expressions of larger paradigms or sites of human effort and organization alone. Within their density, size and sprawl can be found a world of symbols, bodies, buildings, technologies and infrastructures. It is the machine-like combination, interaction and confrontation of these different elements that make a city. Such a view locates urban outcomes and influences in the character of these networks, which together power urban life, allocating resources, shaping social opportunities, maintaining order and simply enabling life. More than the silent stage on which other powers perform, such networks represent the essence of the city. They also form an important political project, a politics of small interventions with large effects. The increasing evidence for an Anthropocene bears out the way in which humanity has stamped its footprint on the planet by constructing urban forms that act as systems for directing life in ways that create both immense power and immense constraint.
The Dedication Exercises of the Actors´ Monument to Edgar Allan Poe:Sculptured by Richard Henry and Unveiled in the Metropolitan Museum of Art New-York City, Monday, May 4, 1885 (Classic Reprint) Metropolitan Museum Of Art
Paralympic gold medallist Chris Waddell and actor Guy Pearce on this edition of Fresh Air. Chris Waddell has won metals in both the winter and summer Paralympic Games, competing as both an alpine mono-skier and a wheelchair racer. Waddell is currently competing in the Paralympics in Salt Lake City. He has already won a silver medal this week. Guy Pearce is currently starring in the films The Time Machine and The Count of Monte Cristo. His other movies include Memento, LA Confidential, Rules of Engagement, and The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. His first big acting break came in the 1980s, when he starred in an Australian syndicated TV series called Neighbours. (Broadcast Date: March 13, 2002) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Terry Gross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/whyy/020313/rt_whyy_020313_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The man. The movies. The life. The legend. He´s played a deranged groundskeeper, a bellowing lounge singer, a paranormal exterminator, and a grouchy weatherman. He is William James ´´Bill´´ Murray, America´s greatest national treasure. From his childhood lugging golf bags at a country club to his first taste of success on Saturday Night Live, from his starring roles in Hollywood blockbusters to his reinvention as a hipster icon for the 21st century, The Big Bad Book of Bill Murray chronicles every aspect of his extraordinary life and career. He´s the sort of actor who can do Hamlet and Charlie´s Angels in the same year. He shuns managers and agents, and he once agreed to voice the lead in Garfield because he mistakenly believed it was a Coen Brothers film. He´s famous for crashing house parties all over New York City - and if he keeps photobombing random strangers, he might just break the Internet. Part biography, part critical appreciation, part love letter, and all fun, this enormous volume chronicles every Murray performance in loving detail, recounting all the milestones, legendary ´´Murray stories´´, and controversies in the life of this enigmatic performer. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Johnny Heller. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/007054/bk_tant_007054_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Novelist Jay McInerney and actress Eva Marie Saint on this edition of Fresh Air. Jay McInerney broke onto the literary scene with his best selling novel Bright Lights, Big City, about the excesses of the a Manhattan yuppie in the 1980s. His new book is a collection of essays about the pleasure of wine. It´s called Bacchus & Me: Adventures in the Wine Cellar. Actress Eva Marie Saint starred opposite Marlon Brando in the 1954 film On the Waterfront, and won an academy award for her portrayal of his convent-reared girlfriend. Later she and Cary Grant teamed up for Alfred Hitchcock´s North by Northwest. Saint studied at the famed Actors Studio whose alumni include Brando, Paul Newman, Marilyn Monroe, and Dennis Hopper. This Sunday she stars in the CBS Sunday Movie, Papa´s Angels. (Broadcast Date: November 30, 2000) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Terry Gross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/whyy/001130/rt_whyy_001130_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the final play of a trilogy that began with Pretty Fire and continued with Neat, In Real Life finds Charlayne Woodard pursuing her dreams in New York City. From early days as a stuggling actor to being nominated for a Tony Award, the harsh realities of Broadway are balanced by the unusual and comforting characters that touched her life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Charlayne Woodard. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/latw/000068/pf_latw_000068_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Global City 2.0:From Strategic Site to Global Actor Kristin Ljungkvist