The true nature of genius Conventional wisdom tells us that talent and high intelligence are rare gems that are genetically scattered throughout the population. But author David Shenk argues that the new science of human potential suggests otherwise.9:06 a.m.
David Shenk: Author of "The Genius in All of Us." His previous books include "The Forgetting" and "Data Smog."
Talking Volumes season finale: Monica Ali Author Monica Ali is considered one of the best young novelists in Britain. Her latest novel, "In the Kitchen," is about the efforts of a chef to succeed in a once grand restaurant, despite huge pressures at home and a murder. Kerri Miller talked with Monica Ali on the stage of the Fitzgerald Theater May 19.10:06 a.m.
Monica Ali: Author most recently of "In The Kitchen." Her novel "Brick Lane" was shortlisted for the Man Booker prize in 2003, and made into a movie in 2007.