| Jan 5, 2012
| 7:11 PM
A trip through any of Tchaikovsky's later symphonies is a trip indeed. The Russian composer goes from the tragic to the triumphant, from the reverent to the dejected and doleful. Listening to them is an exercise of the mind into the glories of a past...
| Dec 31, 2011
Earle Havens can almost hear their voices.
Each time Havens steps inside the George Peabody Library, he senses the muted exclamations, the murmured back-and-forth of a conversation that's been going on now for more than two millennia.
In one corner,...
| Dec 31, 2011
For a more detailed tour of the nighttime sky listen to "Skylights" at antpod.com by Chris Kopco of the Brish Planetarium.
There are many bright stars and constellations in the January evening sky.
The bright winter stars are above...
| Dec 30, 2011
| 9:55 AM
Our book club is made up of 12 women who live in the same neighborhood in Homewood. Since 1996, our members have rotated hosting the monthly meetings and leading the discussions.
Nonfiction books such as "Madam Secretary" by Madeleine Albright, "Galileo'...
| Dec 27, 2011
| 7:53 AM
Albert Einstein once said the reason he was able to accomplish so much was because he had "stood on the shoulders of giants" like Newton and Galileo. The Nobel Prize-winning physicist's remark was a reminder how much scientists depend on discoveries...
| Dec 25, 2011
| 6:41 AM
The premier of the Community Arts Center’s blockbuster exhibit, “SPACE … Imagine That!” is just around the corner on Jan. 5, and we’re anticipating the buzz from the science and learning to take most of our time.
| Dec 12, 2011
| 12:34 PM
Although the holiday season is still in full effect — the Community Arts Center’s walls are lined with decorated trees and beautiful, seasonal paintings by Eric Johnson — work already has begun on the blockbuster exhibit premiering in...
| Nov 18, 2011
| 6:00 AM
America is a product of the Age of Reason. Our founders used their rational powers to free us from the ignorance and superstition that shackled less enlightened societies. For over two centuries, we have assumed that the Age of Reason was here to stay,...
| Oct 27, 2011
| 4:23 PM
By the volume of noise inside Symphony Hall Wednesday night you’d think that there were thousands in the audience for the concert by folk duo Indigo Girls. There wasn’t — it was a healthy sized crowd of hundreds, but those......
| Oct 14, 2011
| 3:48 PM
If an engine can be a hybrid, why not a book?
"A More Perfect Heaven: How Copernicus Revolutionized the Cosmos" (Walker), the new work by science writer Dava Sobel, author of "Longitude" (1995) and "Galileo's Daughter" (2000) is half-narrative, half-...
| Oct 4, 2011
| 3:34 PM
Tuesday's announcement that Hopkins astronomer Adam G. Riess will share this year's Nobel Prize in physics acknowledges his huge contribution to scientific knowledge. From the study of giant exploding stars millions of light-years from Earth, Mr. Riess...