| Oct 29, 2010
| 4:32 PM
It's not quite a haunted house. But "Bright White Underground," a mind-bending transformation of Rudolph Schindler's Buck House, is close enough to warrant a visit this Halloween weekend. Under the auspices of Country Club, a Cincinnati gallery that...
| Jan 11, 2011
| 4:32 PM
âProfessor Bad Tripâ is Fausto Romitelliâs most ecstatic plunge into psychedelia and spectralism. The Doors meet -â and unapologetically drown out -â Pierre Boulez. Completed in 2000, an Italian composerâs nearly 45-minute confrontation...
| Mar 10, 2011
| 4:32 PM
THEATER REVIEW: "Hair" ★★★ Through March 20 at the Oriental Theatre, 24 W. Randolph St.; Tickets: $27-$90 at 800-775-2000 and broadwayinchicago.com | A "HAIR" TIMELINE • For revival director Diane Paulus, 'Hair' is a full-bodied...
| Mar 15, 2011
| 4:34 PM
The obituary for Owsley "Bear" Stanley ran in the news pages of the Los Angeles Times on Tuesday, but it spiritually inhabits the music section. Though he never received the cult of his contemporary, Timothy Leary, the eccentric Stanley did......
| Sep 7, 2010
The psychedelic drug psilocybin, the active ingredient in "magic mushrooms," can improve mood and reduce anxiety and depression in terminal cancer patients, Los Angeles researchers reported Monday.
A single modest dose of the hallucinogen, whose...
| Sep 12, 2010
Weary travelers may long to linger over a cup of coffee or snuggle under a plush duvet. But when it comes to airports, lingering is loathed, because it's synonymous with layover.
When George Pendle found himself stuck longer than expected at a New York...
| Sep 21, 2011
| 4:07 PM
There is an underbelly to Laguna Beach, disconnected from the glitz and grazing plates of Coast Highway. Unlike downtown, it's a place that doesn't pose or preen or gossip.
It's Laguna Canyon, filled with rusting trucks and welding tools; oil and grit...
| Dec 8, 2011
| 9:41 AM
Want to be buried in space?
Virginia will help pay for it, according to proposed legislation that aims to boost the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at Wallops Island.
The bill, which the Virginia state legislature will debate next year, would provide...
| Jan 15, 2012
Russia's Phobos-Grunt spacecraft, a Mars probe that malfunctioned, is expected to fall back into Earth's atmosphere as early as this weekend. It will crash to our planet's surface, but is unlikely to hurt anyone on the ground. These 10 facts won't hurt...
| Apr 13, 2008
"TURN on, tune in and check out" has become the mantra of the merchandise-amassing millions who flock daily to the Internet to buy an assortment of things that would make even Timothy Leary scratch his drug-addled noggin.
We buy music over the ether, try...
| Apr 4, 2010
Isn't the quest for stillness hopeless? All those efforts to attain slowness -- what good are they, especially when the rest of the world isn't paying attention? Sure, you can achieve some meditative balance and create an island of serenity in yourself --...