In his new cable talk show “Star Talk,” astrophysicist extraordinaire Neil de Grasse Tyson combines hilarity, pop culture, celebrity guests and science to the joy of his many fans. Neil the amazing tells Jim that levity combined with gravity is a recipe for learning about the universe, and just plain fun.
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Richard Mason’s latest novel, “History of a Pleasure Seeker,” is also published in a multimedia edition. He tells Jim of an amazing application for iPads and smartphones, which combines video, music and photography. And if you are into audiobooks, actor Dan Stevens of “Downton Abbey” reads you the text.
In a down economy where most get their entertainment from a screen, Lincoln Center Theater is growing up (literally) with a new 131-seat black box theater on the roof of the Vivian Beaumont that will offer experimental theater in a third performance space. The LCT Artistic Director tells of a flourishing theater that will survive the digital age.
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