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  • 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...
  • Star-struck

    You say the economy's in the tank, your credit card's maxed out, and you can't afford a movie ticket, much less a Wii? Well, lift your head up high! Go ahead, look up! The new year holds in store all kinds of celestial entertainment for Maryland...
  • A new volume on Milton shows us the Devil in his details

    A new volume on Milton shows us the Devil in his details
    WAS JOHN MILTON a student of the occult? I had forgotten just how extensive his grasp of demonology was until the publication of a new edition of "Paradise Lost" (Modern Library: 424 pp., $11 paper), annotated and introduced by William Kerrigan, John...
  • Celebrity travel: Go away with Grace Park

    Celebrity travel: Go away with Grace Park
    Born in the United States to Korean parents and raised in Canada -- where she calls Vancouver home -- Grace Park got the travel bug early. Though concurrent roles on "The Cleaner" and " Battlestar Galactica" -- as well as the Canadian series "The Border"...
  • Timeline: The History of NASA

    In the beginning, there were heroes. John Glenn, Alan Shepard, Gus Grissom and others embraced a clear and perilous mission: to land a man on the moon within a decade. The president challenged them. The country cheered them. And the world rejoiced that...
  • Amanda Ross-Ho at Cherry and Martin

    Amanda Ross-Ho at Cherry and Martin
    The title of Amanda Ross-Ho's intriguing new exhibition at Cherry and Martin bemoans the frustrations of communication. "Half of what I say is meaningless" is most recognizable as the first line of the Beatles' song "Julia," but it actually comes from a...
  • Largo gets new lease on life at the old Coronet

    Largo gets new lease on life at the old Coronet
    JON BRION'S last night at Largo was epic. The singer-songwriter's free-for-all Fridays at the tiny Fairfax Avenue nightclub had been drawing capacity crowds for more than a decade, but his May 2 show was historic: his final turn before owner Mark Flanagan...
  • Steve Allen Theater (of the absurd)

    Steve Allen Theater (of the absurd)
    ALOVE scene between logophiles: "I want to put my words in your mouth," the woman says. "I want to put my words all over your face." The man is silent. Woman: "Could you just say something?" Pause. "Anything." Man: "I voted absentee last year?" Woman:...
  • Una 'santa' con vocación de vampiro

    Una 'santa' con vocación de vampiro
    ¿Quién eres: Mina o el vampiro? Rita sonríe con malicia. “El vampiro, por supuesto, no me gusta ser la víctima”, dice mientras clava la estaca de su mirada en la imagen de Klaus Kinski sosteniendo a la bella Isabelle Adjani. Una planta trepadora...
  • Women Wage Urban Warfare in 'Lipstick Jungle'

    Women Wage Urban Warfare in 'Lipstick Jungle'
    The shoes say it all. From the opening scene of NBC's anticipated "Lipstick Jungle," premiering Thursday, Feb. 7, the camera focuses on three women's feet. Naturally, they're moving fast because this is New York, and everyone except tourists are in a...
  • Mexico City: A sea of Juarez streets

    No matter where you drive in this megalopolis, it's hard to miss Juarez Street. That's because there are 632 of them. Hidalgo Street is almost as ubiquitous, with 624 incarnations. At least 500 streets are named Zapata. But you can also find Sea of...