Fish in the Dark’s Larry David Talks B’way Debut
View Comments Fish in the Dark Related Shows Seinfeld co-creator Larry David is making his Broadway debut in his self-penned Fish in the Dark this spring, and he sounds thrilled. “I really got myself in a pickle,” he told David Letterman on January 15’s Late Show. “It’s a big, sour pickle and I can’t get out of it!” The Emmy winner has all sorts of reasons why he’s concerned: “I’m not an actor!” “I don’t even like the theater!” “I’m not gonna be able to remember my lines!” “I’m doing it to get laid!” Check out the hysterical interview below, in which they also discuss the silver lining of starring on Broadway: hotel sex. You can catch (a hopefully more unfazed) David, along with Rosie Perez, Jayne Houdyshell, Jonny Orisini, Rita Wilson and more, in Fish in the Dark beginning February 2 at the Cort Theatre. Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 1, 2015
Ecuador Judges that Conditions for Normalizing Relationship with Colombia Have Been Met
Ecuador judges that its requirements for fully normalizing diplomatic relations with Colombia have been met, although the naming of ambassadors has not yet been determined, both countries’ foreign ministers announced following a meeting in Quito. “With this, we have to make it absolutely clear that the requirements that were part of the sensitive issues have been taken care of,” the Ecuadorean foreign minister, Ricardo Patiño, said at a press conference with his Colombian counterpart, María Angela Holguín. Nevertheless, the Colombian minister indicated that a date for naming ambassadors has not been determined at present. “I’m personally not going to put a date on it; we have a very positive relationship, there’s an ongoing dialogue, we’re working in cooperation with one another, and the defense ministers have been working very well on security,” Holguín indicated. Following the meeting, the Colombian defense ministry confirmed in Bogotá that a fifteen-year-old Ecuadorean girl died in an attack against the FARC guerrilla group near the border Monday. The military affirmed that a total of sixteen rebels were killed in the action. The meeting aimed to discuss the so-called sensitive issues for the complete normalization of relations and included defense ministers Javier Ponce (Ecuador) and Rodrigo Rivera (Colombia). By Dialogo November 22, 2010
USC pushes for stem cell research
USC’s director of stem cell research Martin Pera released a statement contesting the federal ruling prohibiting the use of federal funds for stem cell research, stating that the discoveries made in the field are critical to many patients.Pera, foundation director of the Eli and Edythe Broad Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at USC, issued a statement Aug. 24 defending the need of the National Institute of Health to continue funding such research.“This ruling will disrupt or halt important stem cell research programs, and it represents a major setback to the hopes of hundreds of thousands of patients who stand to benefit from the outcomes of this work,” the statement said.In August, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia issued a ruling prohibiting the use of federal funds for stem cell research.“This decision will not only impact ongoing studies, but will also send a very negative message to scientists, particularly young researchers, who have dedicated their careers to pursuing this promising new area of science,” the statement said.USC’s application of stem cell research has pioneered new methods of curing a host of major diseases. In recent months, USC, along with a number of research groups and universities in the United States, has made breakthroughs.Research at the university has led to key discoveries in how heart tissue is formed and how limb growth can be regenerated, among other developments.Still, even among USC students, the issue remains divisive.“On the one hand, I’m disappointed by the ruling because other nations are going ahead with stem cell research at a faster pace and it’s very possible we as a country could be left behind,” said Mark Ojo, a junior majoring in biomedical engineering. “But on the other hand I’m a Catholic and from a personal standpoint I identify with the court’s decision to show a respect for life.”Currently research remains uninterrupted, as the U.S. District Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit placed a stay on the decision pending appeal. The Appeals Court will decide Sept. 20 whether or not to extend the stay or to let it expire.