Back in 1974, I was first alerted to the water crises facing Spaceship Earth. "Chinatown," Roman Polanski's masterpiece starring Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway and John Huston, was a wake-up call. These days, the drought in California is a catastrophe.
In the mid-1950s, when I was attending Columbia College, I worked nights and weekends as a page at NBC in New York. In those days, television was black-and-white and always live. After squeezing fat tourists into thin seats, we pages were free to watch the show—from the back of the studio audience, the stage door or the control room. During those three years, I must have seen, in person, every major and minor star in the NBC galaxy, as well as those from other networks and Hollywood, since we also were assigned to work the Academy Awards and the Emmys. I was able to
Art with a Capital F March 21, 2006: Vol. 2, Issue No. 22 IN THE NEWS Picasso's Daughter Says Drawing Is a Fake Maya Widmaier-Picasso, a daughter of Picasso who authenticates works attributed to him, said yesterday in Paris that a $40,000 drawing purchased by a California man through Costco last year was a fake. —Daphné Angelés and Carol Kino, The New York Times, March 18, 2006 We don't shop at Costco, but I know people who swear by it. My wife, Peggy, and I—with a tiny 16-foot-wide townhouse—cannot buy food in bulk, because we don't have the storage space, nor do