My media week 30/01/11

On the Interview author Ursula Le Guin, talks about science fiction and the influence of anthropology on her work.

The Observer’s Nick Cohen attacks the prose of academics in the arts, humanities and social sciences: Academia plays into the hands of the right

In Newsweek Sharon Begley argues Why Almost Everything You Hear About Medicine Is Wrong.

In Start the Week Andrew Marr talks to John Gray about our delusional quest for immortality, anthropologist Kathleen Richardson assesses how far robots could take over the earth, science fiction writer Paul McAuley imagines a utopian world in the hostile environs of Jupiter and Saturn, and cultural historian Dai Smith offers up an alternative history of his native South Wales

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