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  • Steinberg: Sporting Green Alliance returns

    The human race has shown a remarkable capacity throughout history to ignore physical reality and embrace demonstrably false facts. When Galileo was bold enough to assert the sun rather than the earth was the center of the universe he was put under...
  • From where it cameth: An 'Iceman Cometh' timeline

    1939:Eugene O'Neill writes "The Iceman Cometh," an epic American play set in Harry Hope's New York bar. It premieres on Broadway in 1946. 1986: Brian Dennehy plays the lead in Goodman Theatre artistic director Robert Falls' production of "Galileo," the...
  • Sky Watchers Gather to View Rare Transit of Venus

    Sky Watchers Gather to View Rare Transit of Venus
    Across Southern California, sky watchers assembled Tuesday afternoon for a chance to view the last-in-a-lifetime transit of Venus. They donned protective glasses and peered into filtered telescopes to watch the planet as it crossed in front of the sun...
  • Pageant of the Masters gives first look at 'The Genius'

    Pageant of the Masters gives first look at 'The Genius'
    The Festival of the Arts gave a sneak peek Monday of the 2012 Pageant of the Masters, "The Genius." Media gathered around an empty chess set as soldiers marched in the scene for "Waterloo Chess Set," which depicts the epic battle between Emperor Napoleon...
  • PlanMaryland: The Enlightenment hits a roadblock

    America is a product of the Age of Reason. Our founders used their rational powers to free us from the ignorance and superstition that shackled less enlightened societies. For over two centuries, we have assumed that the Age of Reason was here to stay,...
  • Exhibit brings together 'Eureka' moments in science

    Exhibit brings together 'Eureka' moments in science
    Earle Havens can almost hear their voices. Each time Havens steps inside the George Peabody Library, he senses the muted exclamations, the murmured back-and-forth of a conversation that's been going on now for more than two millennia. In one corner,...
  • Pageant unveils a 'Genius' piece of work

    Pageant unveils a 'Genius' piece of work
    The 2012 Pageant of the Masters debuted "The Genius" last weekend with a special VIP showing Friday and a sold-out performance at its official opening night Saturday. Director Dianne Challis Davy had previously hinted at what was to come — a nod to...
  • Classically Trained: New piece like a 'familiar soundtrack'

    One could call it a concert of the masters. A mastery of the piano, intimate and serene. A performance of the master's symphony, with all its shades of grandeur, subtle and striking. Inspiration from a master of science, whose celestial revelations...
  • Science and censorship

    Science and censorship
    Albert Einstein once said the reason he was able to accomplish so much was because he had "stood on the shoulders of giants" like Newton and Galileo. The Nobel Prize-winning physicist's remark was a reminder how much scientists depend on discoveries...
  • Great Beginnings

    Great Beginnings
    Our book club is made up of 12 women who live in the same neighborhood in Homewood. Since 1996, our members have rotated hosting the monthly meetings and leading the discussions. Nonfiction books such as "Madam Secretary" by Madeleine Albright, "Galileo'...
  • Classically Trained: Symphony to take on Tchaikovsky, Chopin

    A trip through any of Tchaikovsky's later symphonies is a trip indeed. The Russian composer goes from the tragic to the triumphant, from the reverent to the dejected and doleful. Listening to them is an exercise of the mind into the glories of a past...