For your entertainment and contemplation, Edward Current and Pat Condell:
It’s time to take The Sleep Test
53 minutes ago
"Humanism is more part of an enlightened, liberal tradition than mere atheism"The art of darkness: Sir Antony Sher - Times Online
With God on Our SideThe audio can be streamed for about a week here:
Saturday 23 August 2008 20:00-21:00 (Radio 4 FM)
Amid the horrors of war, what makes one man turn to God and another to atheism? Former Bishop of Edinburgh Richard Holloway explores what happens to faith when one's life is on the line.
Graphic NovelsDetails of The Rough Guide to Graphic Novels here.
Do you know the fastest growing sector in publishing? Perhaps surprisingly, it is the sector of graphic novels. Danny Fingeroth, author of The Rough Guide to Graphic Novels, and Naomi Alderman, author and graphic novel fan, talk about their favourites.
"There was a knock at the door."Should the sound-effect come before the words, or after, as above? Or should the words be omitted? Or the sound-effect? Tricky decisions, because getting it wrong can mean the listener is wrenched out of the fictional world, which is the last thing an author wants. Any enhancements to audio fiction should be aimed at increasing the listener's immersion in the story. Anything that draws the listener's attention to the production, the writing, the voice - in fact to anything that isn't the story itself - is to be avoided.
[FX: sound of door-knocking]