Simply utter the word "perv" and you will get snickers and perhaps nudges- describe someone as a pervert and you smear their name painting him and or her as a monster who derives enormous sexual satisfaction from harming children.
In Perv: The Sexual Deviant in All of Us, Jesse Bering reclaims the word and delves into the subject - inviting readers to unpack the morality and sexual deviance. He argues that as a society we must stop asking what is normal and natural, and instead ask what is harmful.
Stephen Donaldson's books of photography include Barns of the Berkshires and Along Route 7: A Journey Through Western New England.
He joins us to talk about his newly redone book, The Berkshires, which is a compilation of photographs of Berkshire County. Governor Deval Patrick chose The Berkshires as an official gift of the State of Massachusetts last year.
Nicole Furnee and Dianne Ortmann from Chatham Bookstore in Chatham, NY join us with this week's Book Picks.
List: Hild by Nicola Griffith The Liberator: One World War II Soldier's 500-Day Odyssey from the Beaches of Sicily to the Gates of Dachau by Alex Kershaw Great Trouble by Deborah Hopkinson Dog Songs by Mary Oliver Giving Thanks: Poems, Prayers, and Praise Songs of Thanksgiving by Katherine Paterson, illustrated by Pamela Dalton - Event at Chatham Bookstore 12/8, 2-4p. There will be original works from this book are on display at the store Dec 8-January 30) Amsterdam by Russell Shorto Girl with a Pearl Earring: Dutch Paintings from the Mauritshuis by Lea Van Der Vinde
Tony Fletcher, a writer now living in the Hudson Valley, shares an origin story with many of the British rockers he has spent a lifetime chronicling: modest beginnings on sometimes rough London streets, a single-parent home, an early obsession with records, band trivia, and ear-thumping shows.
For the current generation of youth- an app at the fingertips is the natural way to address almost any task. Their fluent use of mobile apps from an early age makes them different from all previous generations - even from young adults who grew up with the internet.
There is much speculation about the impact of this constant immersion in new technologies. Do apps open new horizons, or limit creativity? Do today’s youth have a firmer or a more fragmented sense of identity? Are social media enriching young peoples’ lives or impoverishing their relationships?
In the new book The App Generation: How Today’s Youth Navigate Identity, Intimacy, and Imagination in a Digital World, Harvard psychologist Howard Gardner and digital media expert Katie Davis look at original research that illuminates these important questions.
#GivingTuesday is a movement to create a national day of giving added to the calendar on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday. The second annual #GivingTuesday is on December 3, 2013 – that’s tomorrow!