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September 29, 2002

Lunar lunacy   Since the day man landed on the moon, conspiracy theorists have put forth "evidence" that the missions were faked. Now the debate rages in a new kind of space -- cyber.

[Times photo illustration: Jeff Goertzen]

Lessons in patience
Muslim-Americans cope with stares, insidious remarks and threats of violence because in some people's minds, their faith links them with terrorism.

Sunday journal: After death, ties still bind
Like animals who suddenly start washing themselves or nibbling on a piece of food when they confront overwhelming danger, those of us coping with the death of a loved one often focus on the most trivial of details. Something, anything I guess, to distract ourselves is better than looking square into the gaping abyss that we imagine death to be. So when my dad died, it was perhaps not surprising how much my family obsessed about his necktie.

Sunday Arts

photoNew life for a beloved ballet
Decades after its demise, the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo is winning fresh attention for its contributions to American dance and culture.

A ballerina remembers
As soon as my parents left for the grocery on Saturday mornings, I would put our one classical record on the turntable and, in front of the living room mirror, I would dance the orgy and suicide scene from Scheherazade. Over and over. I was 12.

Audio files
PULP, WE LOVE LIFE (SANCTUARY) Is this the same Pulp? With brilliant but cynical songwriter Jarvis Cocker at the helm? The British band more known for singing "birds are something you shag" than singing about birds twirping in the trees?

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