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Hollywood Bollywood Science Bookworm “Once I got married and had babies, I had to take time out for my children. Hence I took a break. My personal life took precedence over my professional life” Rhythm 07 Pg QATAR TRIBUNE Publication Thursday April 4, 2013 High five for super sitcom Amy Poehler does not want to think of the time when Parks and Recreation will have its final airing RY O ST 2 R 0 VE PG CO Thursday, April 4, 2013 For Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation is still new CINDY PEARLMAN NYT SYNDICATE Amy Poehler A MY Poehler’s career lives and dies by television rat-ings – which is particularly scary for her as she, who admits that she hasn’t a clue how ratings are actually devised. “I don’t know how a Nielsen box works,’’ she says, speaking by telephone from the set of her hit comedy, Parks and Recreation. “Do you punch a hole? Do you write something on a piece of paper and give it to a carrier pigeon and then the bird flies it off, sort of like that show Game of Thrones?” Come now, surely a woman who spent seven years on Sat-urday Night Live (2001-2008) before segueing to Parks and Recreation, which is currently in its fifth season on NBC, knows at least a little about the ratings process. “You don’t give it to a carrier pigeon,’’ she concedes. “Of course you give your vote to a raven, who then drops it into a glass tube where it goes down to a man with wire-rimmed glasses. He sits in a dark room, opens that scrap of paper and then puts a check next to my name, right? That’s how it works. “I just hope everybody does that each time an episode airs.’’ Actually the Nielsen process is higher-tech than that, but the important thing is that Parks and Recreation, the saga of the parksand-recreation staff in tiny Pawnee, Indiana, trying their best to make the town a little better while sorting out their own personal chaos, has a loyal audience. Millions of people tune in every week to see what’s up with Leslie Knope (Poehler), a midlevel bureaucrat, a new bride and – sometimes against her own better judgment – a dedicated public servant. As many television stars do, the 41-year-old Poehler credits the show’s writers more than her own performance. “Hard laughs and sharp turns,’’ says the actress, who is also among the show’s produc-ers. “They’re so hard to do and amazing to watch, which is what I think the writers of this show do so well. “Honestly, this show in many ways saved my life,’’ Poehler continues. “It enriched my life in all these different ways. It’s truly the job that I’ll never have again, so I’m very grateful for every minute of it.’’ After five years as Leslie Knope, she says, she’s still finding out new things about her character. “Leslie can overplan and overdo things,’’ Poehler says, “but she’s a mod-ern woman who gets the job done. Like many of us, she likes to be in control, and then things just sort of get thrown up in the air, which is life.’’ It’s been a memorable season for Le-slie, who has married her true love, Ben Wyatt (Adam Scott). They had to throw together their wedding in less than two hours in order to get hitched on the night of a black-tie gala. “This show hasn’t killed us with low expectations,’’ Poehler says. “It isn’t that will-they/won’t-they love dilemma. They are a couple. They are together, which is something I love. “It’s about people living a satisfying, full life,’’ she says. “They’re three-dimen-sional characters who deserve to have everything, including work, love and marriage.’’ The wedding is still a bit of a shocker to longtime fans, who remember Leslie going through a series of relationships with different kinds of men in the show’s first couple of years. Then Ben came along at the end of the second season, and things changed. “She learned something from Louis CK’s character,’’ Poehler says. “She learned something from Mark Brendan-- Amy Poehler in Parks and Recreation. awicz. She learned from Justin Theroux. Then came Adam Scott, and the idea was that she would date him and learn something about herself. “He just got her number,’’ she says. “It’s chemistry, baby. You just can’t fight it.’’ Fans needn’t worry that the show will settle into a new existence as a domestic sitcom, with Ben and Leslie sitting on a couch and shouting at the kids. “Being an old married couple on TV, to me, means that they have been together a long time and are kind of ... you know,’’ Poehler says. “What’s so cool about getting to work with Adam is that I always get surprised. I’m always chal-lenged and it’s always interesting. “It feels very alive and very young,’’ she says. “Nothing about it feels old.’’ It’s natural, Poehler adds, that a show and its characters should evolve in the course of five years. “I remember when this show was born,’’ she says. “The first image that comes to mind is me in my kitchen in New York talking to (executive pro-ducer) Mike Schur on the phone and him saying, ‘You’re going to love how we shoot the show. You’ve never going to want to shoot anything differently after this experience.’’’ He was right, the actress says. “The way we shoot the show is so fun,’’ Poehler says. “The writing com-bined with the easy way we shoot just equals freedom for me.’’ Asked to pinpoint her favourite epi-sode thus far, Poehler points to Hallow-een Surprise, the October 2012 episode in which Ben popped the question to Thursday, April 4, 2013 Amy Poehler in Weekend Update. “I remember when this show was born,” she says. “The first image that comes to mind is me in my kitchen in New York talking to executive producer Mike Schur on the phone and him saying, ‘You’re going to love how we shoot the show. You’ve never going to want to shoot anything differently after this experience’’’ Leslie. “It was so beautifully written,’’ she says. “That proposal just felt like a long time coming, so that made it extra nice. I think everybody was really happy for the characters, plus it was very sweet and heartfelt. “It felt very earned, which was also fun.’’ The show is also known for its fa-mous guest stars, including Will Arnett, Patricia Clarkson and Parker Posey. One long-rumoured guest shot has not yet come to pass, however: Now that her own long-running series, 30 Rock (2006-2013), is off the air, will Poehler’s old friend Tina Fey be stopping by? “We never know who’s going to come around,’’ Poehler says with uncharacter-istic caution, “and certainly we haven’t even thought about what we’re going to shoot next year.’’ Poehler grew up in Burlington, Mas-sachusetts, as the daughter of two highschool teachers. After earning a degree in media and communications from Boston College, she moved to Chicago to study comedy with Second City and Im-prov Olympics, where she first met Fey. In 1996 she joined the Upright Citizen’s Brigade, moving to New York with the group two years later when it got its own show on Comedy Central. When that show left the air, Poehler joined Fey in the cast of Saturday Night Live, quickly becoming known for her snarky impersonations of Madonna, Sharon Osbourne and Kelly Ripa. In 2004 she and Fey became co-anchors of Weekend Update, one of the show’s most high-profile segments. She transi-tioned easily onto the big screen, being seen in such comedies as Mean Girls (2004), Blades of Glory (2007) and Baby Mama (2008). Offscreen Poehler married fellow comedian Arnett in 2003, and they are the parents of four-year-old Archie and two-year-old Abel. The two are currently separated, however, and Poehler prefers not to talk about her personal life. She is, however, often seen pushing her boys around the NBC lot in a stroller. “My kids mean everything,’’ she says. Like Fey, Poehler has had to make some compromises. Each woman has had to put her big-screen aspirations on the back burner, squeezing in an occa-sional movie around the demands of her series. Nonetheless Poehler will be seen in the Sundance hit ACOD – it stands for Adult children of divorce – and also in You Are Here, about two childhood best friends (Zach Galifianakis and Owen Wilson) who go on a road trip back to their hometown after one inherits a large sum of money. Highest on her priority list, of course, is the sixth season of Parks and Recrea-tion. “There’s so much stuff, rich stuff,’’ Poehler says. “Leslie is newly married, and the Parks Department is constantly being faced with the threat of being cut or being exterminated or being misman-aged. The writers did an amazing job of laying out the thoughts and dreams for Season 6.’’ At some point, of course, Parks and Recreation will have its final airing. That’s one thought that its star doesn’t want to entertain. “Basically, when the show is over, the cast and all the writers are going to go to a town and we’re going to live there,’’ Poehler says. “We’re going to pretend it’s Pawnee until the Department of Tobacco and Firearms tells us we have to leave.’’ Thursday, April 4, 2013 Tom Hanks shines in messy Lucky Guy N AP ORA Ephron’s last play is about the world of New York tabloids, and it’s a lot like the messy subject she looks at - overindulgent, overstuffed and raucous. That’s its charm as well as its undoing. Lucky Guy, starring Tom Hanks sporting a wedge of a mustache, focuses on Mike McAlary, the city’s one-time dominant tabloid reporter. His rise and fall and rise again during the 1980s and ‘90s helped define the transition from boys-will-be-boys notepad journalism to the buttoned-up, professional digital recorders of today. Ephron’s play, which opened on Monday at the Broadhurst Theatre, has touches of film noir, a ton of testosterone and profanity and moments of humour but not too much elegance or heft. It’s Ephron’s valentine to those hard-charging, heavy-smoking, gruff reporters she met in newsrooms with ink in their veins and booze on their breath. Ephron’s humour can be heard, but only faintly. At times, watching it is more like enduring a verbal assault by drunken Irish-American frat boys. Hanks, making his Broadway debut, is classic Hanks - lovable, touching and funny. “It’s New York City, who can relax?” he says at the beginning, before turning to someone in the audience. “Are you relaxed?” He makes a great Broad-way debut, making McAlary a lovable rogue we have to root for even if we sometimes shouldn’t. McAlary, who bounced from tabloid to tabloid during his career, was a star even before he got the first interview with Abner Louima, a Haitian immigrant who was sodomised and beaten by white police officers at a station house in 1997. McAlary would win the Pulitzer Prize the next year but would die of cancer a few months later at age 41. Ephron, who died of leukemia last summer at age 71, gained fame as the writer of films such as You’ve Got Mail and Sleepless in Seattle, which both also starred Hanks. Ephron has structured the play chronologically, but as if it were a story told in a bar, with the supporting actors pulling each other into onstage roles (“Who wants to play Eddie Hayes?” one actor asks the ensemble. At another point, someone says while walking off-stage: “And by the way, that is the end Tom Hanks (centre) as tabloid columnist Mike McAlary, during a performance of Lucky Guy, playing at the Broadhurst Theatre in New York. Lucky Guy, starring Tom Hanks sporting a wedge of a mustache, focuses on Mike McAlary, the city’s onetime dominant tabloid reporter. His rise and fall and rise again during the 1980s and ‘90s helped define the transition from boyswill-be-boys notepad journalism to the buttoned-up, professional digital recorders of today of me in this story.”) It’s cute at first, but soon grows grating. Ephron also has broken one of the cardinal rules of journalism - show, don’t tell. There is far too much expository writing and at various points, characters will tell the audience something and then pointlessly repeat it when they return to the scene. Adding to the frantic nature of the piece is all the modern toys thrown at it - projected images, archive footage, TV sets, smoke machines, desks whizzing by, even a live camera broadcasting a TV interview. (In one, the TV cameras block the view of the screaming newspaper headlines projected onto the back wall). Under George C Wolfe’s direction, no scene can just breathe. So most don’t connect. With a cast of 14, only two of whom are women, Ephron has effectively surrendered the stage to the guys, even admitting at one point through one of her female characters: “This is a story about guys, guys with cops, cops with guys. It’s a very guy thing.” The dozen male actors swagger and bellow and carouse in various news-room and cop roles. Some stan-douts: Courtney B Vance is superb as one of McAlary’s favourite editors, almost stealing the show from Hanks, no easy feat. Christopher McDonald also is elegant cool as McA-lary’s lawyer, and Peter Gerety is having entirely too much drunken fun onstage. The script veers from one scene to the next, often without building tension or meaning. The inside-baseball nature of the story - filled with freewheeling references to the city’s tabloid past and editors few may know - may confuse audience-mem-bers not in the business or New Yorkers. There’s a hysterical scene where both McAlary and his editor pump up their morphine drips while both at the hospital and another funny bit about the Atkins’ diet. But there’s also an un-necessarily noir funeral - complete with casket and a cliched umbrella - as well as a moving and excruciating monologue by Louima about his attack. Add to that various newsroom craziness and domes-tic squabbles between McAlary and his wife. They all stubbornly refuse to add up to much more than their parts. After 16 scenes over two hours, McA-lary emerges as a complex figure, both self-aggrandising and yet also someone who genuinely seems to want to “right wrongs.” He chased big paychecks as well as big stories, and Ephron seems to be bewitched by this lovable scamp. But the play leaves little lasting impression, like a day-old tabloid. Tom Hanks HOLLYWOOD Thursday, April 4, 2013 Pattinson, Stewart’s mini vacation Conan O’Brien Robert Pattinson (left) and Kristen Stewart. IANS K RISTEN Stewart enjoyed TBS extends Conan O’Brien’s Conan talk show into 2015 REUTERS C OMEDIAN Conan O’Brien’s latenight talk show has been extended through November 2015, US cable network TBS said on Monday. Conan debuted in November 2010 following O’Brien’s acrimonious split with broadcaster NBC after his brief stint as host of the network’s flagship The Tonight Show. O’Brien’s show gets about 900,000 viewers per episode - well below those of rivals Jay Leno, David Letterman and Jimmy Kimmel - but it has a younger median audience age than the other US late-night talk shows, TBS noted. “We are proud to extend our relation-ship with Conan as he continues to forge the future of late night,” Michael Wright, TBS president and head of program-ming, said in a statement. “I just wish we didn’t decide to tell him on April Fools’ Day.” O’Brien, 49, who is known for his fervent fan base, broke into late-night television with the Late Night with Co-nan O’Brien talk show on NBC in 1993. He held that spot until 2009, when he took over for Leno as host of The Tonight Show. Seven months later NBC gave the show back to Leno after his new show failed to gain traction in an earlier timeslot. a short vacation with Robert Pattinson at her mother’s house during Easter. “Rob and Kristen cel-ebrated Easter together at her mom’s house in Malibu. It was low-key and Kristen’s brothers were there as well,” quoted a source as saying. “During the day, Rob took the paddle board out. There is a private beach where Jules lives and that’s where Rob always goes paddle boarding. It’s very secluded and private,” added the source. While the couple went through a rough patch after Stewart cheated on Pattinson with director Rupert Sanders last year, friends insist they are now happier than ever. “Kristen and Robert couldn’t be happier. They are getting along wonderfully and really enjoying each other’s company. Rob has been showering Kristen with affec-tion. Another source said: “He really missed her and is spending all of his time with her. I think this is the strongest their relationship has ever been.” SCENE UNSEEN Bieber banned from Austrian club Heidi Klum saves son from drowning Rimes finds snake in backyard SINGER Justin Bieber, who partied at Passage club over the weekend, has been banned from entering the prop-erty after his bodyguards smashed fans’ cameras. The 19-year-old was here after his concert in the city, when his bodyguards reportedly broke the cameras and mobile phones of fans, who tried to take a picture of the heartthrob, reports Club manager Joachim Bankel told the Austrian Times “Justin Bieber is no longer welcome here.” GERMAN supermodel Heidi Klum saved her son Henry and two nannies from drowning during a vacation in Hawaii. Klum was holidaying with her chil-dren Leni, eight, Henry, seven, Johan, six, Lou, three and boyfriend Martin Kirsten when Henry and two nannies got caught in a riptide on the island of Oahu on Sunday. “We got pulled into the ocean by a big wave. Of course, as a mother, I was very scared for my child and everyone else in the water. Henry is a strong swimmer and was able to swim back to land. We were able to get everyone out safely,” Klum told UsMagazine. com. The 39-year-old started dating her 40-year-old bodyguard a few months after splitting from husband Seal last year. Friends recently revealed she has fallen completely in love with Kirsten. ACTRESS LeAnn Rimes was horrified to find a snake in her backyard, but her husband Eddie Cibrian and stepsons loved it. The Can’t Fight The Moonlight actress dis-covered the reptile at her Los Angeles home and although it was harmless, she was left shaken by the incident while her hus-band Cibrian and stepsons - Mason, nine, and Jake, five - thought it was cool. “Oh my god! I just found LeAnn Rimes a snake in our backyard. It was a harmless snake, but I can’t stand them. Of course, all the boys in the house found it cool,” quoted Rimes as saying. While she may not approve of Jake and Mason’s love of snakes, LeAnn previously revealed she loves having them in her life. Justin Bieber Heidi Klum BOLLYWOOD Thursday, April 4, 2013 Shilpa designs fan wear for ‘her’ Rajasthan Royals Taapsee Pannu Shooting for Chashme Baddoor was like picnic, says Taapsee IANS T (From left) Shashank Awasthi, Joint Executive President of Ultratech cements, Shilpa Shetty and Rahul Dravid at the Rajasthan Royals Provogue fan wear launch at the Marriott hotel in Jaipur, recently. IANS “The collection is in-novative, high quality, originally designed and priced to suit the taste and desires of our fan community” B OLLYWOOD actress Shilpa Shetty has used her fashion instincts to design a new ‘official fan wear collection’ for her Indian Pre-mier League (IPL) franchise Rajasthan Royals, in association with apparel brand Provogue. She even walked the ramp to show-case the creations here. The IPL sixth season opens on Tuesday. “We are excited about this new ven-ture with Provogue. Designing clothes has been a wonderful experience and I am delighted to have had a chance to do it for our fans. The collection is innovative, high quality, originally de-signed and priced to suit the taste and desires of our fan community,” Shilpa said in a statement. The idea behind the line is to embody suave and sophis-ticated, yet youthful and fun dressing at the same time. The exclusive yet-to-be-launched line features a range of linen shirts and polo t-shirts in colour palettes compris-ing shades of blue, green and pastels. Taking a break from their on-field performance, the entire Rajasthan Royals brigade including Rahul Dravid, Ajinkya Rahane, Shaun Tait, Brad Hogg and Kevon Cooper, walked the ramp displaying Provogue’s special merchandise at an event on Monday night. The high point of the evening for Provogue’s grand collection was the dazzling Shilpa, who sashayed down the ramp with panache in the fan wear designed by her. AAPSEE Pannu, who makes her Bollywood debut with Chashme Buddoor remake, says shooting for David Dhawan directed film was so much fun that she and her co-star felt they were on a picnic. “It was en entertainment zone. We shot in Goa and it was like a picnic, a paid holiday for us. We have worked with one of the most successful commer-cial directors and that’s why we are in a safe zone,” the 25-year-old said on Mon-day on the sets of reality show India’s Best Dramebaaz. A remake of the 1981-classic Chashme Buddoor, which had Farooque Sheikh, Deepti Naval, Rakesh Bedi and Ravi Baswani, the new version also stars Ali Zafar, Divyendu Sharma and Sid-dharth. It is set for a Friday release. Taapsee, who has stepped into Deepti Naval’s shoes, hopes to get appreciation from the audience. “It is my first film and be ready to see a new girl in Bollywood,” she said and added that she hopes “to get more op-portunities and appreciation”. “I am nervous because it’s my first Bollywood film but I am confident as well because we have put in a lot of hard work,” added the actress who featured in southern movies like Tamil movie Aadu-kalam and Telugu film Veera. Thursday, April 4, 2013 I don’t work out for six pack abs: Sunny Deol PTI H IS name might not feature in the six pack ab list of Bollywood but Bollywood actor Sunny Deol says just because he never flaunts his muscles does not mean he is not a fitness freak. The 56-year-old, who can arguably be tagged as the original Sunny Deol action star of the 90s with films like Ghay-al and Ghatak, says he does not work out for showing off. “I have always been a fitness freak but I am not here to work for six pack and gloat about muscles around, that is not who I am. When I joined this industry, that time action was really action. There were no safeties for stunts, no cables. “But I loved doing it. I remember when I had started off with Betaab my dad (Dhar-mendra) had said that you will not do any stunts but when my duplicates couldn’t per-form it, I had to do it,” Sunny said. The actor will soon be seen doing some ac-tion sequences in his upcoming movie Yamla Pagla Deewana 2, a sequel to his 2011 release of the same name. I only endorse product and brands that I trust, says Kajol Kajol PTI A CTRESS Kajol, who played lead roles in some of the big-gest Bollywood blockbusters in 1990s and early 2000s, may not be seen in too many films now a days but she is happy that her personal life has taken precedence over professional matters. The versatile screen performer, who has two kids, says she is a strict mother and her husband, Bollywood star Ajay Devgn, does not like when she scolds her chil-dren. “I am the stricter one between two of us. Ajay doesn’t like when I scold our children in his pres-ence. I have to be strict because I’m more of an ‘at home’ parent. When Ajay is around it is playtime. Our children are used to me in his ab-sence,” Kajol said in an interview. Post-marriage, the 38-yearold actress cut down on her work though she continued to feature with big stars and collect accolades for her performance. Her major releases after mar-riage were Fanaa, U Me Aur Hum (2008), My Name is Khan (2010), We Are Family (2010). But Kajol has done special appearances in several films like Kal Ho Na Ho, Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna, Om Shanti Om, Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi and Student of the Year. “Once I got married and had babies, I had to take time out for my children. Hence I took a break. My personal life took precedence over my professional life and I was very happy about it,” she said. Apart from her film commit-ments, Kajol has been in demand for brand endorsements as well. Asked what are the things she looks for before associating herself with a brand, she says, “I only endorse products and brands that I trust and can relate to personally.” The shooting for an ad film took Kajol to her early days of mother-hood. “It (the shooting for advertise-ment) reminded me of the days when I used to change diapers for Nysa and Yug. Motherhood is an amazing feeling and if you get to relive those special moments while working, it works as an icing on the cake. Kids have always been close to my heart and working with them is a pleasure for me,” she said. SCENE UNSEEN Aamir Khan learns Bhojpuri for Peekay ACTOR Aamir Khan is said to be learn-ing Bhojpuri for his upcoming Rajkumar Hirani directed movie Peekay. The 48-year-old has been taking lessons over the last four months as his character in the movie demands fluency in the language. “Aamir has been Aamir Khan trying to master Bhojpuri for the last four months. Everyone is wondering why he has been learning a language that is traditionally spoken in east Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, when the film has largely been shot in Rajasthan. This is a new twist to the tale. There is a lot of curiosity as to what the film is about,” a source said. This is not the first time the 3 Idiots star has taken lan-guage lessons for a role. He learnt Awadhi while preparing for Ashutosh Gowariker’s blockbuster Lagaan. Peekay, which also stars Anushka Sharma in the lead, is expected to release next year. Vidya was Agnihotri’s first choice for women empowerment film Sidharth, Yami’s ice cream moments FILMMAKER Vivek Agnihotri, who is all set to make a film on women’s empowerment for T Series, was keen to sign Vidya Balan for the lead role. “My first choice for the film was Vidya Balan. Had Vi-dya not done Kahaani before, then she would have done this film. But I would certainly come with a script in future which would justify her,” Agnihotri, who directed films like Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal, said. “Now we have approached some other actresses...Let’s see how things fall in place,” he added. Talking about his film, Ag-nihotri said: “The film is about women in today’s society and the system that doesn’t sup-port them. It’s a suspense thriller.” Will he cast his wife Pallavi Joshi in the film? “Pallavi is doing a film with me Buddha In A Traffic Jam. But she will not be in this film,” he clarified. STUDENT Of The Year actor Sidharth Malhotra shares screen space with Yami Gau-tam of Vicky Donor fame in his maiden TV commercial for a popular ice cream brand. In the ad, they are seen spending fun-loving times on a beach. The model-turned-actor shot for the ad for a new offer-ing by Kwality Wall’s and, if a source close to Sidharth is to be believed, he is much in Siddharth Malhotra demand in the ad world. “He has recently signed his first solo ad for an ice cream brand that he will endorse. This is huge deal as it’s a well-established brand,” said the source. Sidharth is said to have been chosen thanks to his chocolate boy looks and popularity amongst girls. Meanwhile, he has already signed two big films - Hassi Toh Phasi alongside Parineeti Chopra and Ekta Kapoor’s The Villan. Vidya Balan Thursday, April 4, 2013 SCIENCE Is shrinking sea ice behind chilly spring? Recent imaging from the US National Snow and Ice Data Centre showed a historic minimum in Arctic ice cover last fall, and current data reveals that sea ice cover – which recently reached its maximum for the year – is at its sixth lowest extent in the satellite record NYT SYNDICATE F IRST it was the fault of Punx-sutawney Phil, the groundhog who mistakenly forecasted a quick end to winter. Now climate scientists are saying that Arctic sea ice – or the lack of it – is a driving force behind the Northern Hemi-sphere’s unseasonably cold spring. As Northern Hemisphere tempera-tures remain below normal more than a week into the official start of spring, a team of meteorologists and climate scien-tists are pointing to recent research that suggests sea ice cover is a likely culprit. Recent imaging from the US National Snow and Ice Data Centre showed a his-toric minimum in Arctic ice cover last fall, and current data reveals that sea ice cover – which recently reached its maximum for the year – is at its sixth lowest extent in the satellite record. Less Arctic sea ice – which is caused by global warming – alters atmospheric circulation in a way that leads to more snow and ice, said climate scientist Jip-ing Liu, who led a 2012 study on the topic published by the Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences. It’s a tough thing to understand. Less ice at the top of the world, often consid-ered the planet’s thermostat, might nor-mally signal warmer global temperatures, not colder ones. But the way weather works isn’t so simple. Without a substantial ice cover, Arctic wind is less constrained. The jet stream – the belt of cool air that regulates weather around most of the Northern Hemisphere – then dips farther and farther south, bringing cold air from the Arctic closer to the Equator. The result is much colder weather dipping into the spring much longer, and more forcefully, than normal. The Culprit In trying to explain recent cold tem-peratures throughout the world, Liu and colleagues arrived at the melting Arctic ice by way of deduction. “For the past few winters, large parts of Asia, North America, and Europe experienced these cold conditions above normal snowfall,’’ said Liu, of the Univer-sity of Albany. “When we started to explore the rea-son why, our study suggested it was the decline of Arctic sea ice.’’ The problem is compounded by mois-- ture. Arctic ice normally locks up water molecules that, in a liquid state, would evaporate and become rain. Less ice means more open ocean, allowing more moisture into the atmos-phere to freeze and, eventually, fall. Arctic ice that melts, in effect, turns into snow in other parts of the world, like in Indiana or Missouri, which this week saw record levels of snow for this time of year. Wild Weather Other researchers have had similar findings about how changes in some parts of the world will drive unexpected weather around the globe. A study released by the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administra-tion in 2012 signalled that low sea ice and increasing quantities of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere could lead to warmer summers as well. “Simulations suggest that these sum-mertime highs will intensify in the twentyfirst century as a result of an increase in atmospheric greenhouse gas concentra-tions,’’ the researchers soberly declared. Left unanswered are year-to-year anomalies, such as how last year’s winter was unseasonably warm while Arctic ice continued to shrink. The warm 2012 winter was widely credited to unexpected oscillations of the North Atlantic and Arctic weather pat-terns. Those freak seasons might continue to happen. But Liu and others believe that we’re likely to see more longer and colder winters as the Arctic – and the planet in general – continues to warm. RHYTHM Thursday, April 4, 2013 Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds perform at the Beacon Theatre in New York, recently. Nick Cave Raging against fate, pausing for introspection NYT SYNDICATE V ISIONS of murder, catastrophe, transfigu-ration and desperate love issued from the Beacon Theatre stage on Friday night, set to dirges, stomps and inexorable crescendos. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – along with a string ensemble, the backup singers Sharon Van Etten (who opened the concert) and Shilpa Ray, and a youth choir, the Harlem Voices – were midway through a soldout three-night stand. Songs from their new album, Push the Sky Away (Bad Seed Ltd), started and ended the set. In between they revisited material recorded over the last three decades. Cave has forged a clear identity from the start. The Bad Seeds, formed in 1983, were the more measured succes-sors to the wild-eyed post-punk of his first major band, the Birthday Party. With the Bad Seeds Cave decided to take his time, intoning bleak, extended reveries steeped in the blues, the Bible and images of humanity pushed to extremes of violence and passion. The Bad Seeds, through various lineups – most members of the current band have been with Cave since the 1990s – joined him in treating songs as incantations, usually circling through just a few chords as the tension and drama build. In Cave’s prolific songwriting through the decades the underlying intent has remained while the idioms have varied: jazz-tinged psychedelia via the Doors, ga-rage-rock, film-noir torch songs, 1960s pop, 12-bar blues, country waltzes, gospel-tinged rock. The Bad Seeds are more consonant now than they were in their early years, and on Push the Sky Away they are decidedly subdued; Cave has lately diverted his rockier, raunchier side into another band, Grinderman. While he can be just as chill-ing in quiet moments as in clamorous ones, Push the Sky Away is disappointing; many of his newer lyrics shade into arbitrary non sequiturs, falling short of the dreamlogic storytelling and cryptic emotional revelations of his catalog. But onstage Cave and the Bad Seeds are no less overwhelming when the songs spiral toward madness. Friday’s concert seesawed between strategic restraint and equally strategic furor. The opening of the concert, with elegiac songs from the new album – We No Who U R, Mermaids and the beginning of Jubilee Street – dampened rock expectations, forcing attention to texture. In Mermaids, as Cave sang, “They wave and slip back into the sea,” the backup of slowly strummed guitar suddenly dissolved into wavelets of reverberation. But Jubilee Street initiated the concert’s more primal dynamics: speeding up, getting louder, pitting the decorum of strings and voices against the bruising impact of the band. Cave, a lanky figure in a black suit, restlessly stalked the stage: a preacher, a barrister, a huckster, a dancer, with his baritone moving from grim declamations to flat-out screams. He’d ease off with doleful ballads like Love Letter and People Ain’t No Good, sitting down to play a bit on an upright piano, then escalate again. Old songs, like From Her to Eternity, The Mercy Seat and Tupelo, were elemental struggles with love, death, God and fate; Cave’s foulmouthed rewrite of Stag-ger Lee has added a verse in which Stagger Lee takes on Lucifer himself. By the time Cave returned to his new album, with the tolling bass line and call for perseverance of Push the Sky Away as the final en-core, the song had become a refuge from the night’s devastation. Cave has lately diverted his rockier, raunchier side into another band, Grinderman. While he can be just as chilling in quiet moments as in clamorous ones Nick Cave Thursday, April 4, 2013 BOOKWORM Text mining uncovers British reserve and American emotion NYT SYNDICATE I F you associate modern British fiction with the cool, detached tones of Martin Amis and Ju-lian Barnes, and US fiction with Jonathan Franzen’s emotional inner worlds or John Irving’s sentimen-tality, it seems you have good reason. An analysis of the digitised texts of Englishlanguage books over the past century concludes that, since the 1980s, words that carry emotional content have be-come significantly more common in US books than in British ones. The study, by anthropologist Alberto Acerbi of the University of Bristol, UK, and his colleagues, takes advantage of Google’s database of more than 5 mil-lion digitally scanned books from the past several centuries. This resource has previously been used to examine the evolution of literary styles and trends in literary expressions of individualism. Such mining of the cultural informa-tion made available by new technolo-gies has been called ‘culturomics’. Its advocates think that these approaches can unearth trends in social opinions and norms that are otherwise concealed within vast swathes of data. “Language use in books reflects what people are talking about and thinking about during a particular time, so Google Books provides a fascinating window into the past,” says psychologist Jean Twenge of San Diego State University in California. The latest results certainly seem to show that familiar narratives about social mood are reflected in the literature (both fiction and non-fiction) of the 20th century. Acerbi and his colleagues find that, whereas words connoting happy emotions show peaks of usage in the Roaring twenties and the Swinging six-ties, sad words come to the fore during the years of the Second World War. But there are surprises too: The First World War doesn’t seem to register on this happy-sad index, for example. By the same measure, happiness seems to be rising since the 1990s, although it is too early to see whether the global reces-sion will reverse that because the data-base extends only to 2008 . “The relationship between historical events and collective mood is compli-cated,” Acerbi admits, “but just by doing a somewhat crude analysis of emotion words it is possible to find trends that resonate with what we know about histo-ry.” He hopes that further analysis might Such changes were not seen for general words selected at random. “Our results support the popular notion that American authors express more emotion than the British” reveal, for example, whether literature is ahead of its time or only slowly reflects other changes. “This is a fascinating look at how two cultures have changed over time, espe-cially how world events influence the expression of emotion in media,” says Twenge. Overall, the use of emotion-related words in English-language books de-clined over the 20th century. But distin-guishing between books written using American or British English (about 1 million and 230,000, respectively) told another story. The authors found that, despite the overall decline, emotion words have become relatively more frequent in US texts than in British books since about 1980. Conversely, before then, any dif-ferences between books from the two sides of the Atlantic had been minor. Such changes were not seen for general words selected at random. “Our results support the popular notion that Ameri-can authors express more emotion than the British,” they write. A similar change is seen in the usage of “content-free” words, such as pro-nouns and prepositions (such as you, us, about, within). Acerbi and his colleagues interpret this as indicating that the shift in emotionality is coupled to a general shift in literary style. US texts, they say, are becoming increasingly prolix. “The correlation with mood terms is not altogether surprising, as these longer constructions provide increased opportunity for expressing sentiments,” explains biologist David Krakauer of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, who with his colleagues has mined Google Books for changes in literary style. “Authors tend to read their contem-poraries and their competitors largely within their respective cultures,” he adds, “and so we might expect British English and American English to diverge somewhat.” Do these shifts imply that the US population in general expresses more emotion than the British? Although that doesn’t necessarily follow – literary norms may sometimes invert rather than mirror tendencies in everyday life – Acerbi feels that the findings “may reflect a genuine cultural change, because of the size of the sample, and because Google Books is not explicitly biased toward suc-cessful or influential books.” But Krakauer cautions that differenc-es in literary expression don’t necessarily represent differences in the emotional mindscapes behind them. “It is a rather intriguing and open question why dif-ferent cultures express the same level of feeling with different numbers of words,” he says. 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This led to the prevention of scurvy 1963: The Beatles occupied all top five places on the U. S. charts with Can't Buy Me Love, Twist And Shout, She Loves You, I Want To Hold Your Hand and Please Please Me 1973: The World Trade Centre was officially opened in New York 2008: American singer Beyonce Knowles married rapper Jay-Z Picture: Getty Images © GRAPHIC NEWS Thursday, April 4, 2013 SUDOKU Yesterday’s Answer Star Talk By King Features Syndicate, Inc. ARIES [mar 21 – apr 19] TAURUS [apr 20 – may 20] GEMINI [may 21 – jun 20] CANCER [jun 21 - jul 22] LEO [jul 23 – aug 22] VIRGO [aug 23 – 22] You might meet a real character today, especially an unusual female acquaintance. Or possibly, someone you already know will do something that amazes you. Bosses and people in authority will surprise you by doing or saying something unexpected. Whatever happens might lead to greater freedom for you. Unexpected opportunities to travel might fall in your lap today. This same surprise influence could highlight something unusual with publishing, the media, medicine and the law. Make friends with your bank account today. Something unexpected regarding shared property, taxes, debt and the resources of others could catch you off guard. Partnerships are unpredictable today. Someone might demand more freedom in the relationship (possibly you). Hold your finger up to see which way the wind is blowing. Your job might be interrupted by computer crashes, staff shortages, power outages or fire drills today. Your daily routine definitely will not flow as expected. (Stay light on your feet.) LIBRA [sept 23 – oct 22] SCORPIO [oct 23 – nov 21] SAGITTARIUS [nov 22 – dec 21] CAPRICORN [dec 22 – jan 19] AQUARIUS [jan 20 – feb 18] Pisces [feb 19 – mar 20] Parents should be extra vigilant about their children today, because this is an accident-prone day for your kids. However, it’s also a very creative day. Anything could happen. Minor accidents at home are likely today. Small appliances might break down, or breakages could occur. Surprise company might knock at your door. This is an accident-prone day for you, so be extra careful. Pay attention to everything you say and do. (You might meet someone who is unusual.) Guard your possessions and cash against loss and theft today, because anything might happen. Keep your wits about you so that you have no regrets later. You might find that your mood changes suddenly today and that you’re given to impulsive, unexpected behavior. Perhaps you’re seeking more freedom or you want a little adventure. This is a restless day for you. Keep your head down and your powder dry. Surprising situations might occur around you, which is why you should remain calm and collected. MOVIES IN QATAR Thursday, April 4, 2013 The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (Comedy) When a street magician’s stunts begins to make their show look stale, superstar magicians Burt Wonderstone and Anton Marvelton look to salvage on their act - and their friendship - by staging their own daring stunt. Jurassic Park - 3D (Adventure) A wealthy man has created an island amusement park filled with dinosaurs cloned from fossilised DNA. When he invites experts to endorse it, nature takes over. Not a remake or reboot. This is the release of 1993’s Jurassic Park as a remas-tered and IMAX 3D film. With his remastering of the epic into a state-of-the-art 3D format, Steven Spielberg introduces the three-time Academy Award-winning blockbuster to a new generation of moviegoers and allows longtime fans to experience the world he envisioned in a way was unimaginable during the film’s original release. CITY CENTRE CINEMA G.I.JOE: RETALIATION (ACTION): 11 AM, 1.30 M, 4 PM, 6.30 PM, 9 PM, 11.30 PM. 1 AM [VIP GOLD] 12.30 PM, 3 PM, 5.30 PM, 8 PM, 10.30 PM DEAD MAN DWON (CRIME): 11.15 AM, 1.45 PM, 4.15 PM, 6.45 PM, 9.115 PM, 11.45 PM EVIL DEAD (HORROR): 11.45 AM, 1.45 PM, 3.45 PM, 5.45 PM, 7.45 PM, 9.45 PM, 11.45 PM, 1.15 AM JURASSIC PARK (3D) (ADVENTURE): 10.30 AM, 1 PM, 3.30 PM, 6 PM, 8.30 PM, 11 PM THE INCREDIBLE BURT WONDERSTONE (COMEDY): 10.30 AM, 12.45 PM, 3 PM, 5.15 PM, 7.30 PM, 9.45 PM, 12 MN, 1 AM ZAMBEZIA (3D) (ANIMATION): 11.30 AM, 1.30 PM, 3.30 PM, 5.30 PM, 7.30 PM, 9.30 PM, 11.30 PM LOVE WEDDING, MARRIAGE (COMEDY): 12.45 PM, 5 PM, 9.15 PM OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN (ACTION): 11.15 AM, 1.45 PM, 4.15 PM, 6.45 PM, 9.15 PM, 11.45 PM THE CROODS (3D) (ANIMATION): 11.15 AM, 1.15 PM, 3.15 PM, 5.15 PM, 7.15 PM, 9.15 PM, 11.15 PM THE LAST EXORCISM-2 (HORROR): 12 PM, 2 PM, 4 PM, 6 PM, 8 PM, 10 PM, 12 MN OZ THE GREAT & POWERFUL (ADVENTURE): 11.45 AM, 4.30 PM, 9.15 PM IDENTITY THIEF (COMEDY): 10.30 AM, 2.45 PM, 7 PM, 11.15 PM JACK THE GIANT SLAYER (FANTASY): 2.15 PM, 7 PM, 11.45 PM SETTAI (TAMIL): 12 PM, 5.45 PM,11.30 PM HIMMATWALA (HINDI): 3 PM, 8.45 PM CHASME BADOOR (HINDI): 12.15 PM, 3 PM, 5.45 PM, 8.30 PM, 11.15 PM VILLAGGIO CINEMA LANDMARK CINEMA MALL CINEMA G.I.JOE: RETALIATION (ACTION): 10.30 AM, 11.45 AM, 12.45 PM, 2 PM, 3 PM, 4.15 PM, 5.15 PM, 6.30 PM, 7.30 PM, 8.45 PM, 9.45 PM, 11 PM, 12 MN, 1 AM DEAD MAN DWON (CRIME): 2 PM, 4.30 PM, 7 PM, 9 PM, 12 MN EVIL DEAD (HORROR): 12 PM, 2 PM, 4 PM, 6 PM, 8 PM, 10 PM, 12 MN, 1,15 AM JURASSIC PARK (3D) (ADVENTURE): 6.15 PM, 8.45 PM, 11.15 PM THE INCREDIBLE BURT WONDERSTONE (COMEDY): 12.30 PM, 2.45 PM, 5 PM, 7.15 PM, 9.30 PM, 11.45 PM, 1.15 AM, ZAMBEZIA (3D) (ANIMATION): 10.45 AM, 12.45 PM, 2.45 PM, 4.45 PM THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES (DRAMA): 11.30 PM, 2.30 PM, 5.30 PM, 8.30 PM, 11.30 PM LOVE WEDDING, MARRIAGE (COMEDY): 11.30 AM, 3.30 PM, 7.30 PM, 11.30 PM THE CROODS (ANIMATION): 1.30 PM, 5.30 PM, 9.30 PM (3D) 12.15 PM, 2.15 PM, 4.15 PM OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN (ACTION): 11 AM, 1.30 PM, 4 PM, 6.30 PM, 9 PM, 11.30 PM PARKER (ACTION): 6.45 PM, 9.15 PM, 11.45 PM THE LAST EXORCISM-2 (HORROR): 11.45 AM, 1.45 PM, 3.45 PM, 5.45 PM, 7.45 PM, 9.45 PM, 11.45 PM OZ THE GREAT & POWERFUL (ADVENTURE): 12 PM, 2.45 PM, 5.30 PM, 8.15 PM, 11 PM IDENTITY THIEF (COMEDY): 12.15 PM, 2.30 PM, 4.45 PM, 7 PM, 9.15 PM, 11.30 PM ZAMBEZIA (3D) (ANIMATION): 2.30 PM, 4.30 PM DEAD MAN DOWN (ACTION): 6.30 PM EVIL DEAD (HORROR): 9 PM THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES (DRAMA): 11 PM SNOW QUEEN (3D) (ANIMATION): 3 PM CROODS (3D) (ANIMATION): 5 PM, 7 PM THE INCREDIBLE BURT WONDERSTONE (COMEDY): 9 PM JURASSIC PARK 4 (3D) (ADEVENTURE): 11 PM THE BAY II (THRILLER): 2.30 PM OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN (ACTION): 4.15 PM G.I. JOE RETALIATION (3D) (ACTION): 6.30 PM CHASHME BADDOOR (HINDI): 8.30 PM SETTAI (TAMIL): 11 PM LOVE WEDDING MARRIAGE (COMEDY): 2.45 PM, 5 PM, 7.15 PM, 9.30 PM, 11.30 PM SNOW QUEEN (3D) (ANIMATION): 3 PM ZAMBEZIA (3D) (ANIMATION): 5 PM CROODS (3D) (ANIMATION): 7 PM G.I. JOE RETALIATION (3D) (ACTION): 9 PM JURASSIC PARK 4 (3D) (ACTION): 11 PM THE INCREDIBLE BURT WONDERSTONE (COMEDY): 2.30 PM DEAD MAN DOWN (ACTION): 4.30 PM EVIL DEAD (HORROR): 6.45 PM SETTAI (TAMIL): 8.30 PM CHASHME BADDOOR (HINDI): 11.15 PM ROYAL PLAZA ZAMBEZIA (3D) (ANIMATION): 3 PM G.I. JOE RETALIATION (3D) (ACTION): 5 PM CROODS (3D) (ANIMATION): 7 PM THE INCREDIBLE BURT WONDERSTONE (COMEDY): 9 PM EVIL DEAD (HORROR): 11 PM LOVE WEDDING MARRIAGE (COMEDY): 2.45 PM, 5 PM, 7.15 PM, 9.30 PM, 11.30 PM MELANCHOLIA (DRAMA): 2.30 PM, 9 PM RISE OF THE GUARDIANS (ANIMATION): 4.30 PM TAKE THIS WALTZ (COMEDY): 6.30 PM JACK REACHER (ACTION): 11 PM Movie review NOTICE: Timings are subject to change without prior notice. Zambezia KAI is a young falcon who decides to leave the nest against his father’s wishes and fly to the big bird city of Zambezia. Once there, he applies to join the Hurricanes, an elite troupe of raptors who look after Zambezia’s secu-rity. His resourcefulness and speed will come in handy, because the carrion eating Marabus have joined forces with a giant lizard to disturb the peace of this avian paradise. But it will take more than just the Hurricanes to ward off this danger the whole bird community will have to stick together. THE quality of a computer animated film isn’t always guaranteed if it’s not from Pixar or another US studio, but the South African production Zambezia makes a great impression despite its low budget. And its 3D effects do better than hold their own against more expensive competitors! For events, opinions and suggestions contact: [email protected] Phone: 44422077