Questioning the Millennium: A Rationalist’s Guide to a Precisely Arbitrary Countdown by Stephen Jay Gould

Is God in the Lab?

The Meaning of It All: Thoughts of a Citizen Scientist by Richard P. Feynman

Belief in God in an Age of Science by John Polkinghorne

Sunday Afternoon Live

New York Philharmonic: The Historic Broadcasts, 1923-1987 ten compact discs of digitally remastered recordings, with 144-page book, 21 conductors, 18 soloists

Angels of LA

His Eminence of Los Angeles by Monsignor Francis J. Weber

The History of Forgetting: Los Angeles and the Erasure of Memory by Norman M. Klein

Catholic Bishops by John Tracy Ellis

American Catholic: The Saints and Sinners Who Built America’s Most Powerful Church by Charles R. Morris

The Powers That Be by David Halberstam

TV: The Mummy’s Curse

Made Possible By…The Death of Public Broadcasting in the United States by James Ledbetter

Public Television: Politics and the Battle over Documentary Film by B.J. Bullert

Powell’s Way

A Dance to the Music of Time collected in four "movements," by Anthony Powell. A Question of Upbringing (1951). A Buyer's Market (1952). The Acceptance World (1955). At Lady Molly's (1957). Casanova's Chinese Restaurant (1960). The Kindly Ones (1962). The Valley of Bones (1964). The

A Dance to the Music of Time a seven-hour miniseries adapted by Hugh Whitemore. broadcast in the UK on Channel Four

Journals: 1982-1986 by Anthony Powell

Journals: 1987-1989 by Anthony Powell

Journals: 1989-1992 by Anthony Powell

Miscellaneous Verdicts: Writings on Writers 1946-1989 by Anthony Powell


Robert Craft is a conductor and writer. Craft’s close working friendship with Igor Stravinsky is the subject of his memoir, An Improbable Life. In 2002 he was awarded the International Prix du Disque at the Cannes Music Festival.

Theodore H. Draper (1912–2006) was an American historian. Educated at City College, he wrote influential studies of the American Communist Party, the Cuban Revolution and the Iran-Contra Affair. Draper was a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the 1990 recipient of the Herbert Feis Award from the American Historical Association.

John Gregory Dunne (1932–2003) was a novelist, screenwriter and critic. His final novel is entitled Nothing Lost.

Freeman Dyson has spent most of his life as a professor of physics at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, taking time off to advise the US government and write books for the general public. He was born in England and worked as a civilian scientist for the Royal Air Force during World War II. He came to Cornell University as a graduate student in 1947 and worked with Hans Bethe and Richard Feynman, producing a user-friendly way to calculate the behavior of atoms and radiation. He also worked on nuclear reactors, solid-state physics, ferromagnetism, astrophysics, and biology, looking for problems where elegant mathematics could be usefully applied. Dyson’s books include Disturbing the Universe (1979), Weapons and Hope (1984), Infinite in All Directions (1988), Origins of Life (1986, second edition 1999), The Sun, the Genome and the Internet (1999), The Scientist as Rebel (2006, published by New York Review Books), and A Many-Colored Glass: Reflections on the Place of Life in the Universe (2010). New York Review Books will publish Dreams of Earth and Sky, a new collection of Dyson’s essays, in April 2015. He is a fellow of the American Physical Society, a member of the National Academy of Sciences, and a fellow of the Royal Society of London. In 2000 he was awarded the Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion.

Gerald Early is the Merle Kling Professor of Modern Letters at Washington University in St. Louis, where he also serves as the Director of the Center for the Humanities. His latest book is This Is Where I Came In: Black America in the 1960s, published last year. (April 2004)

Howard Gardner teaches psychology at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. His most recent book, with Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi and William Damon, is Good Work: When Excellence and Ethics Meet. (April 2002)

Christopher Hitchens (1949–2011) was a British-American journalist and social critic. Known for his confrontational style and contrarian views on a range of social issues, Hitchens was a frequent contributor to The Nation, The Atlantic, The Times Literary Supplement and Vanity Fair. Hitchens recounts his struggle with esophageal cancer in Mortality, which was published in 2012.