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Tag: Genius

Russell Brand: Is a World That Robin Williams Can’t Live In Broken?

The comedian reflects on the death of one of the funniest men ever, tying it to “the overarching misery of our times,” in his latest episode of “The Trews.”

Posted on Aug 13, 2014 WATCH & LISTEN


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Oh, to Be a 9-Year-Old Computer Genius

Meet Marco Calasan, the world’s youngest Microsoft systems engineer and official computer genius. At the advanced age of 9, Marco, who calls Macedonia his home, is already the author of a book on Windows 7 that he’s hoping to publish and has earned four Microsoft certificates.

Posted on May 18, 2010 WATCH & LISTEN


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Where Does Genius Come From?

Tracing talent to its origins probably isn’t ever going to be a precise science, but there’s a particular and pervasive brand of genetic determinism that butts its way into discussions, in scientific circles and in the media, about everything from health to intelligence to the roots of genius. According to author David Shenk, this line of argument leads us to make the wrong conclusions about human potential.

Posted on Mar 8, 2010 READ MORE


Allen’s Auteur Dilemma

In “Match Point,” Woody Allen abandons his quirky cosmos for beauty and treachery. Sheerly Avni explores why greatness continues to elude the self-effacing filmmaker.

Posted on Jan 8, 2006 READ MORE


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