A Mathematician Reads the Newspaper by John Allen PaulosWith the same user-friendly, quirky, and perceptive approach that made Innumeracy a bestseller, John Allen Paulos travels though the pages of the daily newspaper showing how math and numbers are a key element in many of the articles we read every day. From the Senate, SATs, and sex, to crime, celebrities, and cults, he takes stories that may not seem to involve mathematics at all and demonstrates how a lack of mathematical knowledge can hinder our understanding of them.
Two Free Women: Lily Tomlin & Jane Wagner
Early Life. Wagner was born and raised in Morristown, Tennessee, where she enjoyed writing at an early age; by the time she was in high school, she was also drawn to the theater. Early in her professional career, Wagner toured as a leading actress with the famed Barter Theatre of Abingdon, Virginia. Wagner moved to New York City where she auditioned for acting roles in the New York theater and studied painting and sculpture at the School for Visual Arts. These creations, along with other textile designs of hers, have been exhibited at the Brooklyn Museum of Art.
Wagner, 81, has been married to Tomlin since but the couple has been together personally and professionally for 46 years. They have collaborated often over the decades with writer, director and producer Wagner winning three Emmys with Tomlin for various projects. Her film credits include an Oscar winning performance in Nashville as well as acclaimed roles in Short Cuts, Grandma, All of Me and 9 to 5. The third star of that classic film, Fonda, was scheduled to co-present but was too ill to attend. After 50 years in the business, Lily Tomlin has some sage advice for actors!