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Music, Bouncer Taking flight, back to the nest

Taking flight, back to the nest

I dumped my bags down with a thud and sat in the exact same seat I'd taken a week before at the Mission Bar and Grill at SFO. A week ago I was heading for Illinois and my high school…
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Culture, Stage The Man Who Wasn't There

The Man Who Wasn't There

What is it with playwrights and scientists? The last three months have seen at least four plays in San Francisco spin metaphors from scientific theory: Dominant-Looking Males, Proof, Schrödinger's Girlfriend, and Copenhagen. The most illustrious -- but not the best…
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Culture, Stage Quantum Love

Quantum Love

When playwrights flirt with physics, lately, for some reason, they also deal with ultimates: love, God, the meaning of life. This trend is no doubt Stephen Hawking's fault. At least since his best-selling A Brief History of Time dangled the…
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Calendar, Halloween

REAL ASTROLOGY For an Unreal World

Aries (March 21-April 19): The poet Muriel Rukeyser said the universe is composed of stories, not atoms. The physicist Werner Heisenberg declared that the universe is made of music, not matter. And I believe that if you habitually expose yourself…
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