Art and Science–take 2

Last evening I had a wonderfully unique opportunity to sample a complex mixture of art, science and creativity at the elegant Orpheum Theatre in Omaha (circa 1927)–in the form of modern dance!

If you can spare just a few moments for a few highlights of the performance, please have a look at this video of the Momix Botanica modern dance group:

The group made phenomenal use of costumes, special effects, lighting and talented dance to recreate everything from a flower’s growth to fireflies on stage. Spectacular! Greatly recommended to any of you who have the opportunity, and they travel the globe…

In other recent news–I’m in the news. The editor of the “Jewish Press” of Omaha interviewed me–about my two novels. I even managed to put in a plug for Occam’s Typewriter into the mix. The interview, for those with insomnia or otherwise bored-to-tears, is given below.

Happy Mother’s Day to all those mothers out there! I must say that there is clearly an unfair bias to fathers, in that Father’s Day falls outside the school year and is therefore largely a forgotten event…






About Steve Caplan

I am a Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska where I mentor a group of students, postdoctoral fellows and researchers working on endocytic protein trafficking. My first lablit novel, "Matter Over Mind," is about a biomedical researcher seeking tenure and struggling to overcome the consequences of growing up with a parent suffering from bipolar disorder. Lablit novel #2, "Welcome Home, Sir," published by Anaphora Literary Press, deals with a hypochondriac principal investigator whose service in the army and post-traumatic stress disorder actually prepare him well for academic, but not personal success. Novel #3, "A Degree of Betrayal," is an academic murder mystery. "Saving One" is my most recent novel set at the National Institutes of Health. Now IN PRESS: Today's Curiosity is Tomorrow's Cure: The Case for Basic Biomedical Research (CRC PRESS, 2021). All views expressed are my own, of course--after all, I hate advertising.
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