Cycles of Time
A recent interview also mentions another upcoming book by Penrose, entitled Fashion, Faith and Fantasy in the New Physics. Faith questions the idea that quantum mechanics is the final word on the universe, Fantasy is the standard cosmology and Fashion is being a stringer. Some, such as Woit, would argue that being a stringer is no longer the fashion, but they still seem to have most of the jobs.
Meanwhile, kneemo provides the link to Strings 2010 in Texas. My broadband limitations will not allow me to watch seminars online, so please comment if there is anything interesting here, or elsewhere.