| May 25, 2010
| 4:34 PM
After hurting his back during concert rehearsals in Munich, Germany, Bono and U2 have been forced to postpone the sixteen dates on the band's summer American tour, including the two dates at Angel Stadium on June 6 and June 7,......
| Jul 6, 2010
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Conductor Kent Nagano will be stepping down as music director of the Bayerische Staatsoper (Bavarian State Opera) in Munich, according to reports Tuesday from the German media. Nagano was quoted as saying that he won't renew his contract with the......
| Apr 8, 2010
In 1967, Helmut Winter made international headlines for flinging some serious dumplings.
Outraged at the low-flying military aircraft over his home in Pasing, near Munich, Germany, Winter began firing bread dumplings from a massive homemade catapult....
| Jun 6, 2010
Frederik Mayet, who shares the role of Jesus with Andreas Richter in the 2010 "Passion Play" at Oberammergau, remembers exactly how he felt on April 19, 2009. A crowd had gathered around a blackboard on the porch of the theater, waiting and watching as...
| Nov 20, 2011
Cambodia might not rank among the world's brewery or beer garden capitals, but change is coming.
From its setting on the banks of the Tonle Sap river, Kingdom Breweries, Phnom Penh's newest boutique producer, opened in October 2010, is gearing up to give...
| Sep 16, 2011
New to the West Los Angeles Veterans Administration hospital in 1962, Dr. Ilse Lowenstam realized that many patients were checking out of the residence-care program she oversaw — and in to nearby bars.
"We didn't have a real program for alcoholics,...
| Aug 28, 2008
Today's question: How far east should NATO expand? Should the United States concede Russian dominance over the Caucasus in exchange for admitting, say, Ukraine into NATO? Previously, Moynihan and Meier discussed Russia’s membership in G-8 and...
| Apr 15, 2008
Jonathan Petropoulos, a scholar-sleuth noted for helping to return art looted by the Nazis to its proper owners, has resigned his post as director of Claremont McKenna College's Center for the Study of the Holocaust, Genocide and Human Rights -- the...
| Apr 17, 2008
If an artist makes art intended to function outside the confines of an art museum, does it make sense for an art museum to present a retrospective exhibition of that artist's work?
That's the peculiar question encountered at the Geffen Contemporary at...
| May 18, 2008
Steven Spielberg, who at 22 was hired by Universal to a long-term contract, started out his career as the teacher's pet of the Movie Brat generation. With the unveiling of his first Indiana Jones escapade in 19 years today at Cannes, he's proffering yet...
| Jul 27, 2008
The Count of Concord
Dalkey Archive Press: 478 pp., $15.95 paper
Students of the American Revolution know Benjamin Thompson, Count Rumford, as an American royalist spy. Historians of science will tell you he co-founded the...