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Today's Features

  • In honor of Earth Day on Tuesday, Dr. James Conca will give a talk on the urgent issue of our times, “The Geopolitics of Energy: Sustainability by 2040.” His talk is at 7 p.m.

  • Forgetting about electronic toys and video games, the parent teacher organization at Aspen Elementary School is turning to simpler, more old-fashioned methods to generate family fun.This return to the olden days will occur during the Spring Fling, which will be held from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at the school. Admission costs $3 for children older than age 3.

  • Spring break, for me, means the ballet studios are closed and I have to find some other way to contort myself. Thanks to the suggestion of a friend, I found one in Los Alamos’ newest, hottest thing: Bikram yoga.

    Day One

  • The cost of the war in Iraq has been estimated at more than $463 billion. At 10:30 a.m. Sunday, the Unitarian Church of Los Alamos will ask “The Cost of Iraq: Who Pays the Price?” in a special worship service as part of the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee’s annual Justice Sunday program.The Rev. John Cullinan will examine the costs of war and their effect on our society’s values from a liberally religious perspective in his sermon titled, “Being the Change We Wish to See.” The service will also draw from the work of the Rev. Dr.

  • Passover! That’s a funny word. Is it a bridge? Jet planes flying over us? Someone who was not chosen in the NFL draft? What is it? Well, believe-it-or-not, it is one of the most important events in the history of mankind. A whirl-wind trip through time is necessary to check this out, so hang on and let’s go.To understand what you are about to read, please remember that all mankind is innately religious.

  • Coro de Cmara will present its spring concert this weekend as the final performance of its 25th anniversary season. “Opera and Sondheim: Choruses from the Opera and Broadway Stages” features as guest soloists three opera singers with local ties to New Mexico. Performances will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday at the United Church in Los Alamos.Additionally, a concert will be held at 2:30 p.m.

  • The musicians of the Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra came to the hall last Friday night armed with instruments, paint brushes and oil palettes, because it was a night to celebrate the colorful landscapes of the American composers MacDowell and Grofe.But before the entire orchestra took the stage, the string ensemble presented a light work by Peter Warlock, “Capriol Suite,” from 1926. This essentially forgotten and rarely performed work was a good warm-up for the string section.

  • The community can get a bite of breakfast and an earful of information about the upcoming Relay for Life during the relay’s kickoff event Saturday at Pajarito Masonic Lodge.Information and sign up will be held from 8-10 a.m.

  • “Paris, je t’aime” absolutely charmed me. The film looks at France’s capital city from the backseat of a car, from a subway station, from restaurants, from baby cribs, from jail, from deathbeds. In 18 five-minute shorts, it shows 18 different arrondissements, or districts, from the eyes of a paramedic, a traveling salesman, a tourist, a blind man, a vampire.Although the collection is distinctly French, it includes several actors and directors working outside of their home countries.

  • What do we forbid in America? Same as they do in China: emperors.

    But in pre-Mao China, the rules were different, and the word “forbidden” meant something slightly different as well. In fact, it meant you needed the emperor’s permission.

    The Forbidden City, built in the 1400s in downtown Beijing, housed 24 Chinese emperors over 500 years, although “housed” would strike any visitor as a feeble, utterly helpless verb in the face of these surroundings.