Galaxy quest

Local playwright Elizabeth Schell contacted planetary astronomy professor Michael E. Brown — the scientist who discovered dwarf planet Eris in 2005 — to tell him she'd penned Pluto v. Eris: The Trial of Discord (in Schell's words, "a theatrical response to the conflict over the change in Pluto's planetary status and in celebration of the […]

Piping hot

Bagpipes have a distinctive sound — that reedy, pulse-racing, ear-splitting squawk; equal parts drone and melody — that make them hard to mistake and easy to classify. And, as Battlefield Band piper Mike Katz notes, "The standard dance forms for traditional bagpipe music, we're quite lucky in that there's probably about four or five different […]