The fourth season of HBO´s critically acclaimed series, The Sopranos, starts this Sunday, September 15, 2002. On this edition of Fresh Air, TV critic David Bianculli talks about the new season and host Terry Gross talks two of the show´s actors, Steven Van Zandt and Edie Falco. Steve Van Zandt is the guitarist for Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band. He´s also recorded solo and has produced a number of records for other bands. He´s written songs for other musicians. He plays hitman Silvio Dante in The Sopranos. Edie Falco plays Carmella Soprano, wife of Tony Soprano. The role turned her from a relative unknown to a TV star. She´s had roles on Law & Order and Homicide: Life on the Streets. She´s starred in the independent films Judy Berlin, Trust, and Laws of Gravity. (Original Broadcast Dates: June 27, 2002 and October 5, 2001) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Terry Gross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/whyy/020913/rt_whyy_020913_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the creator of Falco comes Falco: the new generation, featuring her unforgettable heroine Flavia Albia in her fourth novel. Life is sweet for Flavia Albia and her soon-to-be husband Faustus. But his new job as a building contractor runs into a problem: At the Garden of the Hesperides a barmaid went missing years before; now the workmen start unearthing her bones. Albia takes on the task of finding out what happened. Five more skeletons are discovered. Despite the fact that nobody seems to know or care who died, violent attempts are made to stop her enquiries. Soon Albia is exploring the world of Roman streetlife, where bars are brothels, workers lead brutal lives, foreigners are muscling in on the gambling syndicates, and extortion is commonplace. What´s more there´s little time to solve the mystery before the wedding day when Albia is expected to show Rome that her affair with Manlius is a much more than a casual fling. The gods, however, have other ideas.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sarah Feathers. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hodd/000914/bk_hodd_000914_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this issue:THE FINANCIAL PAGE´´Change We Can´t Believe In´´, by James Surowiecki: Argentina´s great coin shortage.THE TALK OF THE TOWN´´Panther(s)!´´, by Nick PaumgartenFICTION´´Good Neighbors´´, by Jonathan Franzen.A CRITIC AT LARGE´´Show or Tell´´, by Louis Menand: Can you teach creative writing?ON TELEVISION´´Naughty Nurse´´, by Nancy Franklin: A review of Nurse Jackie. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/090610/pe_nyer_090610_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Welcome to the sci-fi worlds of brainy teen heroines who hack not just computers, but whatever puzzles come their way. A scrappy mechanic on an oppressed planet builds a device she hopes will be her ticket to a better future. A fledgling chemist uses her skills to catch a murderer. A teen inventor creates a weapon to battle the mysterious beasts attacking her city. A superhero-in-training puts her skills to the test when attackers strike her compound. A self-styled detective hacks an augmented reality game to solve a dastardly crime. Girls who code, explore, fix robots, pilot starships, invent gadgets, build high-tech treehouses, and more. With tales ranging from space adventures to steampunk to cyberpunk and more this 23-story collection will delight, thrill, and enthrall. Proceeds from sales of this anthology will be donated to a scholarship fund through the Society of Women Engineers. Let´s show today´s girls that they, too, can be tomorrow´s inventors, programmers, scientists, and more. STORIES BY: Lyssa Chiavari, Jennifer Chow, Russ and Abby Colchamiro, MLD Curelas, Paige Daniels, Kay Dominguez, Mary Fan, Halli Gomez, Valerie Hunter, AA Jankiewicz, Nicholas Jennings, Jamie Krakover, Tash McAdam, MJ Moores, Jelani Akin Parham, Selenia Paz, Josh Pritchett, Jeremy Rodden, Aaron Rosenberg, Jenifer Purcell Rosenberg, Jennifer Lee Rossman, JR Rustrian, and Joanna Schnurman. Featuring illustrations by Jacob Atom, Brandon Bell, Jo Belle, Lyssa Chiavari, Sharon Emmitt, Ben Falco, Fauzy Zulvikar Firmansyah, Christopher Godsoe, Liana Kangas, John Kovalic, MunkyWrench, Josh Pritchett, Emily Smith, Jennifer Stolzer, and Ronald Suh.