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Entries by Brian D. Cohen from 02/2012

The Creative Value of Stupidity

| Posted 02.06.2012 | Arts

Evolutionary biologist Mark Pagel concluded that we humans just might be infinitely stupid. That might explain what's special, even most hopeful about us.

How I Came Back to Gustav Mahler

| Posted 02.21.2012 | Arts

Gustavo Dudamel, the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic have been performing all the Mahler symphonies. I heard the Symphony No. 5 at Disney Hall.

The Docent

| Posted 02.28.2012 | Arts

In my experience docents are painfully well intentioned, more or less informed, and extraordinarily tenacious. Yet I confess, I avoid them and have always avoided them.