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Calendar, Night&Day Downward-Facing Art Critic

Downward-Facing Art Critic

Yoga: The Art of Transformation comes to the Asian Art Museum with about 130 paintings, statues, manuscripts and videos from private collections and museums in India, the United States, and Europe. Together, the artworks tell the 2,500-year history of…
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Music, Michael Jackson, Zombie

Michael Jackson, Zombie

Money and death were on Thomas Edison's mind in April 1878. Money, as usual, because Edison was the Gilded Age's favorite boffin. And death, because he had just invented the phonograph. That spring, he explained his new gadget to the…
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Culture, Stage Women on the Verge

Women on the Verge

The term "female hysteria" isn't fashionable these days. Bringing to mind unkempt women flailing about drenched on windswept moors or gibbering in attics dressed in mothballed wedding gowns, the phrase seems anachronistic at best and at worst, sexist. Yet for…
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Calendar, Night&Day A Good, Clean High

A Good, Clean High

Once upon a time, only major historical figures like Thomas Edison or Earl Warren were considered worthy documentary subjects. Nowadays, it's enough to be a major-league kook (see Timothy Treadwell in Grizzly Man and Burt Pugach in Crazy Love). This…
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Calendar, Halloween

REAL ASTROLOGY For an Unreal World

Aries (March 21-April 19): Millions of Aries less fortunate than you will not get the chance to commune with this horoscope. Uninformed, therefore, about the imminent shift in cosmic gears and the rocky stretch of yellow brick road that lies…
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Calendar, Halloween

REAL ASTROLOGY For an Unreal World

Aries (March 21-April 19): Compared with all you have going for you right now, your problem is very small. You're like a painter who's pregnant with the vision of a great work of art but who doesn't have all the…
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Calendar, Halloween

REAL ASTROLOGY For an Unreal World

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): War! Famine! Pestilence! Earthquakes! Crime! Scandal! Those storytellers known as "journalists" love and thrive on the nihilistic vision of the world captured in screaming headlines like that. But they're not the only fabulists who do so.…
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