Column | Nov 20, 2013
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Column | Feb 20, 2013When artist Dan Goods arrived at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, they gave him a six-month shot. In May, he'll have been there 10 years as JPL's "visual strategist." He glued soda bottles to the roof of his Taurus to create music on an m.p.h. pipe organ. At JPL, his "Out There" sign (recycled computer-box parts) conjures the infinite in a meeting space and plaster hands he installed in the library hold curious objects. He once drilled a hole through a grain of sand to demonstrate the size of our galaxy, and then put that grain of sand in six rooms of sand that represent the universe. Anything to make abstract science into something you can see.
Column | Nov 17, 2013
For much of this month, I have been a Kennedy-aholic, devouring all the televised specials about John F. Kennedy. Actually, I've been a Kennedy-aholic most of my life. I've been to the Kennedy Library in Boston a couple of times, visited the eternal...
Column | Sep 20, 2013 | 4:04 PM
In January 1938, Rep. Louis Ludlow, an Indiana Democrat, proposed a constitutional amendment strongly supported by the public: "Except in the event of an invasion of the United States or its territorial possessions and attack upon its citizens residing...
Column | May 9, 2011 | 7:50 AM