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  • Opera review: Philip Glass' 'Kepler' has U.S. premiere at BAM

     
    The starry sky is regular subject, spiritual circumstance or actual setting of Philip Glass’ work. His latest opera, “Kepler,” given its American premiere at the Brooklyn Academy of Music Wednesday night, is about the German astronomer who...
  • Monster Mash: LACMA's red ink; Charlie Chaplin museum in Switzerland; Galileo's fingers

     
    -- Financial trouble: LACMA loses 23% of its investments in the last fiscal year. One victim is Jeff Koons' dangling train project, which was scheduled to arrive at LACMA in 2011-12, and is now delayed for three more years. (Los......
  • 'Big Bang Theory' is an evolved portrayal of scientists (and fanboy funny!)

     
    GUEST ESSAY: AN APPRECIATION OF "THE BIG BANG THEORY" Writer Steven Paul Leiva drops by the Hero Complex today with an appreciation of the CBS series "The Big Bang Theory," which airs Monday nights at 9:30 p.m. (8:30 central). Leiva......
  • IRAN: Tehran staging of 'Galileo' reflects a nation's struggle against 'ignorance,' 'ancientness' [Corrected]

     
    Will the truth triumph over superstition and dogma? That was the question hovering in a Tehran theater Sunday afternoon as 14 men and women in black clothes circled around the astronomer Galileo Galilei in director Dariush Farhang's sometimes nightmarish,...
  • STS-132: Mission overview of space shuttle Atlantis’ final flight

     
    Tomorrow space shuttle Atlantis will take it's 32nd and final (scheduled) flight. Blastoff is set for 2:20 p.m. EDT Friday for Atlantis and her six-member crew. On its 12-day mission, Atlantis will deliver the Russian-built Mini Research Module-1 to the...
  • Amazon.com's Jeff Bezos speaks to Princeton grads

     
    On Sunday, Amazon.com Chief Executive Jeff Bezos told Princeton seniors that kindness is a choice and urged them to think about their choices. "Our talk today is about the difference between gifts and choices," Bezos said. "Cleverness is a gift,......
  • Catholic Church endorses The Blues Brothers

     
    I guess John Belushi should be grateful. It took The Holy See hundreds of years to admit it was wrong about Galileo. And only a couple of decades to backtrack on condemning The Blues Brothers Movie, which had legendarily strict teacher-nuns, an...
  • 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...
  • Close encounters of the Catholic kind

     
    Semi-serious question of the day: Does the pope's astronomer (yes, there is such a job) watch "Futurama"? The British newspaper The Daily Telegraph reports that Dr. Guy Consolmagno, the Vatican's senior scientist, has no problem with the notion of...
  • Time stamp: Etten Eller jewelry delivers understated elegance

     
    Designer Tini Bloom’s 2-year-old jewelry line Etten Eller is a study in contrasts. The L.A native and Brooklyn resident crafts delicate “pearls” from nickel-plated brass and strings thin brass “sequins” onto Japanese cotton, creating necklaces...