Site ColumnsBy Michelle
May 12, 2006 - 9:45 PM
Last weekend we went downtown for the last days of the phenomenal and very crowded Katsushika Hokusai exhibit at the Sackler Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution. I don't know nearly enough about Japanese art to say anything really coherent, but the very first scroll one encountered when entering the exhibit, "Thunder God," looks so contemporary that my children at first thought it was from some manga they don't know, and the animals, deities and seascapes are amazing. We also went through the smaller Hiroshi Sugimoto exhibit, "History of History", which is a mix of Sugimoto's own photographs, designs and found objects with a collection of Japanese ritual objects dating back thousands of years.
The Sackler and Freer Galleries are connected via underground tunnel, and since we had parked on the Freer side and our younger son had seen a poster advertising Whistler's Peacock Room, which was moved nearly intact from London to Freer's home in Detroit before he gave it to the Smithsonian. Then, since we were in the mood for animals and the National Zoo has a pair of new baby sea lions rescued in California, we went to the zoo and got our closest glimpse yet of the baby panda, Tai Shan. There is nothing cuter than a baby panda.
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- Speculation Rages On About Enterprise's Fate
With May 20th quickly approaching and the news about which shows UPN would renew, everyone from former Trek producers to NASA administrators pondered whether Star Trek: Enterprise would survive for a fourth season or share the fate of the original series.
- Bakula: Archer Could Be Dead, Or With T'Pol
Scott Bakula (Archer) chatted and joked with television host Wayne Brady, claiming that Enterprise had shot three endings for the season and that Captain Archer did not survive in one of them.
- Trinneer: 'Enterprise' Actors Told To Return To Work
Connor Trinneer (Tucker) told fans at the London Expo that he had been ordered to report back to work on Enterprise, as was Dominic Keating (Reed).
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