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David Bowie & Brian X. Chen

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Sunday, December 25, 2011 - 9:00pm

He has recorded and produced some of the most important rock albums of the 70s and 80s. Always changing; never staying the same, David Bowie’s music often seemed one step ahead of everyone else; often surprising his most devoted listeners. But despite his tremendous success. Bowie’s uniquely productive career has been rocked by  drug addiction, failed relationships, poor management and sometimes paranoia. Tonight we talk with editor and writer PAUL TRYNKA about his monumental biography DAVID BOWIE: STARMAN. Tune in and listen to Paul discuss Bowie’s time in LA; his work on THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH, Bowie’s friendships with Marc Bolan and Iggy Pop and Bowie’s amazingly creative period in Berlin. 

There is little doubt that Apple’s iPhone has revolutionized personal communications gadgets. It has introduced us to an “anything-anytime-anywhere” feeling . But at what price? Is the idea of privacy now a quaint concept of the past? Apple and the iPhone are also about extreme close corporate control, and the App store has been accused of imposing censorship, stifling innovation and fostering conformity. Is there any basis for any of these concerns? Tonight on Inquiry, we welcome BRIAN X. CHEN, former Associate Editor for Macworld Magazine and currently a writer for Wired.com. His new book addresses all these and also describes the evolution of the iPhone and why Apple has been such a successful company. Brain’s book is ALWAYS ON: How the iPhone Unlocked the Anything-Anytime-Anywhere Future-and Locked Us In. 

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