Friday News Bites: Teenage Brains! Supersized Saturn! Lady Ghostbusters!

Happy Friday, everyone! In addition to all the sciencin’ and entertainment news, we have some politics-related stories to cover, so let’s get started:

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Book Review: “The Fry Chronicles” by Stephen Fry

Even if you’ve never seen him or don’t know what he’s done, I believe everyone has at least heard of Stephen Fry. I have often seen him lauded as a “national treasure” of England, so you must at least know his name. If you have, however, somehow avoided hearing about the comedic partner of Hugh Laurie and want to know more, this is the book for you. The Fry Chronicles, written by Stephen Fry, is an autobiography that tells how Stephen Fry first started out in show business. Indeed, this is a compendium of his time at Cambridge and where his comedic dabbling on campus took him afterwards. If you ever wondered how Fry met Laurie or how Stephen Fry came to be interested in comedy at all, the answers lie in this tome.

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How To Be Happy

Last weekend, I read a short post on another blog about how life would be so much easier if Google could just tell you how to be happy. As more people who were brought up on the Internet and search engines come of age, I expect we’ll start seeing an increasing amount of that sentiment. Read More How To Be Happy

The Cheerfulness of a Stalwart Man: An Evening with Stephen Fry

Way back in April it was announced that Stephen Fry would be stopping in The Hague on his book tour to promote his new autobiography, The Fry Chronicles. My friend Anne and I jumped at the chance to see him live and immediately reserved our tickets at the theatre where he would be speaking. Last night, that magical moment finally arrived.

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