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  • Scene & Heard: Los Angeles Opera celebrates its Wagnerian effort

    Supporters of the “Ring” gathered for a cast party following the opening performance of “Götterdämmerung” at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion last week. The opera is the final installment of Wagner’s four-part epic, which the Los Angeles Opera...
  • From 'The Mighty Thor' to 'Xena: Warrior Princess,' Wagner's influence runs deep in superhero land

    What do Thor, Xena, Hellboy and "X-Men's" Jean Gray all have in common? Besides being popular superhero figures with big cult followings, they can trace their roots all the way back to 19th century composer Richard Wagner and his four-opera......
  • Richard Wagner's cycle has made mark on comic books

    Richard Wagner's cycle has made mark on comic books
  • Secrets In Stone

    A Wesleyan geology professor is on to something - like what really made the oracle speak, or dragons spew fire. Or where in the world Frodo fought the last battle in "Lord of the Rings." • • • The target audience for "The Lord of the Rings" movie...
  • Taking another look at Oscar nominees

    Last Tuesday's Oscar nominations were both exciting and intriguing -- and only intermittently outrageous. But they remind us that Academy Award races are usually taken seriously for the wrong reasons (their possible commercial effects) and not seriously...
  • War, race and J.R.R. Tolkien

    Few articles that have appeared on this Web site recently have generated as much passionate response as "'Lord' of racism? Critics view trilogy as discriminatory," in which I explored the issues of perceived racism in J.R.R. Tolkien's "Lord of the Rings"...