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  • Frank Herbert's 'Dune' holds timely - and timeless - appeal

    Frank Herbert's 'Dune' holds timely - and timeless - appeal
    Half a century ago, a middle-aged newspaperman with a few obscure books to his name sat down to pursue a pet obsession based on a story that had never sold. The ensuing 1965 novel -- in which his agent had no confidence -- sagged at first. But within a...
  • 'Far Out: A Space-Time Chronicle' by Michael Benson

    'Far Out: A Space-Time Chronicle' by Michael Benson
    Far Out A Space-Time Chronicle Michael Benson Harry N. Abrams: 328 pp., $55 In attending to 2009's spectacular financial crisis, you may not have noticed that it was also the International Year of Astronomy, commemorating the twin 400th...
  • Kim Stanley Robinson maps the future's gray areas

    Kim Stanley Robinson maps the future's gray areas
    In science fiction, there's dystopia and there's utopia. There are the dark wizards of apocalypse, terrifying us with visions of humanity's grim comeuppance. And the starry-eyed fantasists, insisting how much better the future will be than the messy,...
  • 'What We Were Doing and Where We Were Going' by Damion Searls

    What We Were Doing and Where We Were Going Damion Searls Dalkey Archive Press: 102 pp., $12.95 paper What do André Gide, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Yasushi Inoue, Vladimir Nabokov and Tommaso Landolfi have in common? They are authors whose work inspired the...
  • L.A.'s German accent

    L.A.'s German accent
    At one time, Los Angeles was Weimar on the Pacific: Numerous German-speaking émigrés put their stamp on the city to which they'd fled. What with directors such as Billy Wilder and Ernst Lubitsch, writers such as Thomas Mann and Bertolt Brecht, and...
  • A new chapter in science and technology at Huntington Library

    A new chapter in science and technology at Huntington Library
    Science historian Dan Lewis opened the green cloth cover of "The Origin of Species," Charles Darwin's classic work on evolutionary biology, and flipped to Page 20. And there, in the 11th line of text, was the telltale typo: "Speceies." That misprint...
  • Galileo put us in our place

    Galileo put us in our place
    The revolution was not his alone. The idea was actually an ancient one, and other scientists had embraced it along the way. But it took Galileo and the telescope he built to prove the truth to the masses: Earth is not the center of the universe. This...
  • Christine Maggiore and the price of skepticism

    Christine Maggiore and the price of skepticism
    Christine Maggiore, who was diagnosed with HIV in 1992, waged a long, bitter campaign denouncing the prevailing scientific wisdom on the causes and treatment of AIDS. She fiercely contested the overwhelming consensus that the HIV virus causes AIDS, and...
  • Movie review: Angels & Demons -- 3 out of 5 stars

    Movie review: Angels & Demons -- 3 out of 5 stars
    There are a several moments of real pathos in Ron Howard's film of Dan Brown's Angels & Demons, which is several more than he was able to conjure up in his film of Brown's The Da Vinci Code. Howard has made a better, more entertaining thriller out of...
  • Alan Bruun to step down as Mad Cow Theatre artistic director

     
    Alan Bruun, one of the founders of Orlando's Mad Cow Theater, announced over the weekend that he'll be retiring as the theater's artistic director at the end of the season. That's just one production away — a three-actor version of Shakespeare's...
  • Bob Schieffer: Getting a cancer diagnosis isn’t a death penalty

     
    “Being told we have cancer no longer means we have been given the death penalty,” CBS' Bob Schieffer said this morning on “Face the Nation.” His commentary packed a wallop, because Schieffer and his wife are cancer survivors. In...