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"...As with the Nobel Prize-winning mathematician John Nash, who, at the height of his career, was as schizophrenic as he was brilliant, "The Black Monk"'s Andrei Kovrin (played by the genuinely erudite Matt Radford) juggles university speaking engagements with an alternate reality of supernatural visions. With the world still reeling from Robin Williams' suicide, audience members may find themselves particularly vulnerable to a meditation on the tightrope walked by artists and intellectuals – one that marks a fine line between insanity and inspiration..."
"...Picture yourself in a laboratory outside of time where bustling among the beakers and Bunsen burners and computers and microscopes are Alfred Nobel, Louis Pasteur, Marie Curie, Enrico Fermi, Linus Pauling, and Ahmed Zewail. There you stand with some of the groundbreaking figures in chemistry, people whose persistent experimentation led to discoveries that deepened our understanding of this existence we share..."
"...But more worrying is how far Robert is prepared to go. He's convinced that he will win a Nobel Prize, but rather than sharing his data, he mind-controls the wife next door into sleeping with him, and the husband into cleaning his windows...."
"...In an interview this morning – following the announcement of President Barack Obama's Nobel Peace Prize – about negotiations toward an ambitious and binding global climate treaty at COP15, Danish Minister for Climate and Energy Connie Hedegaard said: "There's a new youth generation, all over the world, that through this presidency has a lot of hopes for the USA." "It's fantastic that a new generation of youths worldwide have this new hope. And it's a fantastic opportunity to reinvent U.S..."
"..."Mistero Buffo," by Dario Fo. Excerpts from the Nobel Prize winner's modern take on the Passion plays...."
"...FLOW's Web site is a smorgasbord of resources, discussion groups, and articles explaining how entrepreneurial initiative can lead to FLOW's four heady goals peace, prosperity, happiness, and sustainability and the philosophy has been bolstered by recent events. A study by Columbia associate professor Erik Gartzke found that "economic freedom is 50 times more effective in diminishing violent conflict than democracy," and Muhammad Yunus and Grameen Bank won this year's Nobel Peace Prize for their work toward ending poverty through economic development..."
"...He'll be at Barnes & Noble Arboretum on Friday, October 26, at 7pm... Nobel Prize-winning poet and playwright Derek Walcott will give a reading on Friday, October 26, at 8pm in the Jones Auditorium at St..."
"...This anthology, which includes everything from Tagore's play The Post Office, about a dying boy cooped up in a house (which was performed often during WWII, including at a concentration camp in a Warsaw ghetto orphanage), to his near-sacred poetry. Tagore's life was epic in and of itself, as he hobnobbed with intelligentsia throughout Europe and America as well as in his native India, dabbled in painting and extremist politics, and eventually won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913..."