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Baryshnikov and Dafoe in Robert Wilson's The Old Woman at Cal Performances, Berkeley

Renate Stendhal, Ph.D. | Posted 12.01.2014 | Arts
Renate Stendhal, Ph.D.

Two super stars of the stage -- ballet icon Mikhail Baryshnikov and actor Willem Dafoe -- in a fantastical, almost two-hour pas de deux, performed under the direction of gay theater genius Robert Wilson.

Art that Stares, Spits and Screams at You

Edward Goldman | Posted 11.18.2014 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Alison Saar took her chances by showing artworks in the shadow of the Watts Towers, and proved that her art not only holds its own, but also fosters a conversation with the famous Towers.

Burroughs: The Movie Returns to The New York Film Festival

Regina Weinreich | Posted 12.10.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

The movie, thought lost, is making its comeback through the efforts of Howard Brookner's nephew, filmmaker Aaron Brookner.

Robert Wilson's Lady Gaga Portraits at The Watermill Center's Annual Summer Benefit/ "Andy Warhol: Global Phenomenon" at Guild Hall

Regina Weinreich | Posted 09.26.2014 | Arts
Regina Weinreich

The theme may have been "One Thousand Nights and One Night: Sleepless Night of Sheherazade" at this year's Watermill Center Benefit, but as we well kn...

David Freeman

LISTEN: The Accidental Discovery That Proved The Big Bang Theory

HuffingtonPost.com | David Freeman | Posted 06.16.2014 | Science

Today the Big Bang theory is accepted as scientific fact. That wasn't the case a half-century ago, when a young radio astronomer named Robert W. Wilso...

Oscars Afterglow: Anne Thompson's Book "The $11 Billion Year"

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.10.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

As last week's Oscar ceremony fades from memory, it is useful to consider, as Marlon Brando's character in Last Tango in Paris says, when it's over it...

Police Discipline Agency Won't Tackle the Tough Cases

Locke Bowman | Posted 04.02.2014 | Chicago
Locke Bowman

The Chicago City Council established the IPRA with expectations that it would help reverse a culture of citizen abuse and officer impunity. As we approach the seventh anniversary of IPRA's creation, it's apparent the agency has flopped.

Live From the Sundance Film Festival: Tuesday, Jan. 21

Marshall Fine | Posted 03.24.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I had my mind blown by a movie Tuesday, in the middle of another five-movie day at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. And it was blown in 3D.

Major Philanthropist Refuses To Join Gates' Charity Pledge Because It's 'Practically Worthless'

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact

Before wildly successful and generous hedge fund owner Robert W. Wilson took his life, Bill Gates tried recruiting him to pledge half his wealth to ch...

First Nighter: Robert Wilson's "Life and Death of Marina Abramovic," Martha Clarke's "Cheri"

David Finkle | Posted 02.13.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

The one thing you can safely say about The Life and Death of Marina Abramovic at the Park Avenue Armory is that it is what it is. What it is is Ro...

Einstein on the Beach in Los Angeles

Rodney Punt | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Rodney Punt

Einstein on the Beach arrived at Los Angeles's Dorothy Chandler Pavilion last week like a beatific visitation from another realm.

Einstein at the Beach Was... Strange. And Long!

Jay Weston | Posted 01.23.2014 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

If anyone had told me that I would sit for 4 hours and 35 minutes through an opera without an intermission, I would have said, "No way." Yet that is...

Africa, Alas!

Peter Clothier | Posted 10.01.2013 | Books
Peter Clothier

Wilson captures the greed and desperation of an overpopulated world, where mere survival is for most an endless struggle.

Hamptons Journal: Heaven and Hell and Lady Gaga

Regina Weinreich | Posted 09.28.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Even Lady Gaga in her most monster-friendly would merely blend in at the Watermill Center's annual summer benefit, themed Devil's Heaven. A woman in a...

Listen to the Universe And Learn About the Nature of Science

Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D. | Posted 04.25.2013 | Home
Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D.

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideoThose advocating for the idea assert that some natural phenomena are so complex that they could not have developed naturally -- they must have been designed by a creator in exactly the form we find them.

WABAC With Einstein on the Beach

Tamsin Smith | Posted 01.09.2013 | Arts
Tamsin Smith

I was taken to this place by a recent performance of Einstein on the Beach, the landmark 1976 opera by composer Phillip Glass and Director Robert Wilson. Einstein is the first in a trilogy of avant-guarde operas.

Theater: The Opera Einstein On The Beach Triumphs (Again)!

Michael Giltz | Posted 12.20.2012 | Arts
Michael Giltz

Einstein On The Beach is a signal artistic achievement and happily remains as thrilling and rich an experience today as it was when I saw it in 1992.

Hamptons Journal: The Big Bang at The Watermill Center, Marsalis and Calerazzo, Garden as Art

Regina Weinreich | Posted 09.30.2012 | Home
Regina Weinreich

The Big Bang may have been the theme of this year's Watermill Center extravaganza of a summer gala, with its outsized red phalluses, neon ninjas, and popping balloons, but many East End events make big noise.

The Fine Art of Imbuing Motion With Meaning

George Heymont | Posted 07.07.2012 | Arts
George Heymont

2012-05-07-Screenshot20120507at9.24.50AM.jpgOne of the greatest send-ups of ballet can be seen in Fantasia. With its chubby-chasing zeal, Disney's comic treatment of the Dance of the Hours never fails to elicit laughs.

Wrongfully Convicted Man Could Get $3.6 Million From City

Posted 03.14.2012 | Chicago

Chicago's City Council Finance Committee on Monday approved a $3.6 million settlement for a man who served nearly a decade behind bars on an attempted...

Theater: Bob Is A Clear-Eyed, Clever Look At Director Robert Wilson

Michael Giltz | Posted 03.23.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

Not only is Bob a show about one of the most acclaimed theater and opera directors working today -- Robert Wilson -- it profiles him by using elements of his distinctive, ground-breaking style.

Amy Lee

'The Threepenny Opera': Life Sucks And People Are Worse

HuffingtonPost.com | Amy Lee | Posted 12.07.2011 | Home

If you've never seen "The Threepenny Opera" before, its hilarity may surprise you. While the general maxim holds that life is bad and people worse, yo...

Getting Voluptuous With Robert Wilson At His Hamptons Gala

Erica Abeel | Posted 10.02.2011 | Home
Erica Abeel

We arrive and lunatic cackling bounces off the walls. It could be a meth-fueled vision of an 18th century madhouse. Welcome to the Robert Wilson Annual Watermill Summer Benefit, this year titled "Voluptuous Panic."

Hamptons Journal: Robert Wilson's Very Merry Un-Birthday

Regina Weinreich | Posted 10.01.2011 | New York
Regina Weinreich

Celebrating collaboration in the arts, the extravaganza featured an array of wildly clad actors in outlandish poses and postures, in haute melodrama befitting the theme: Voluptuous Panic.

Marina Abramovic Opera: 'Travesty'

Telegraph | Richard Dorment | Posted 09.10.2011 | Arts

It was to be the starriest artwork/theatrical event of the decade: an "opera" based on the life of the performance artist Marina Abramovic conceived a...