Christopher Nolan on his latest film, Inception

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Christopher Nolan, whose previous films include Memento and The Dark Knight, has turned his attention to the power of dreams and the subconscious for his new film Inception, starring Leonardo DiCaprio. Nolan discusses the new film which he's written and directed, which is set against a backdrop of corporate espionage.

Every kid has a bug period and Professor Edward O Wilson says he's glad he's never grown out of his. After a long career as a renowned Pulitzer Prize-winning scientist, with a particular interest in ants, Wilson has now published his first novel, at the age of 81. Anthill draws on his scientific experience, in a tale of ants, humans and the environment.

The Saatchi New Sensations winning artist Oliver Beer has been working on his Resonance Project, in which he uses the human voice to stimulate architectural spaces to resound at their resonant frequencies. He has taken singers into the Pompidou Centre in Paris, the Farfa Abbey in Rome, and most recently the sewers of Brighton. To give a flavour of what it's like, he takes Mark and two tenors into a long underground tunnel under Hyde Park in London.

In the week that Elton John said he was going to concentrate on making records that fitted his age, and Brian May appeared with grey hair, David Quantick reflects on whether rock stars can grow old gracefully.

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Thu 8 Jul 2010 19:15
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