Saturday, November 19, 2005

Sir Ian to reprise his Widow Twankey panto role

Following last year’s sell-out success, Ian McKellen returns to The Old Vic as Widow Twankey, the ultimate pantomime dame. He’s joined by Roger Allam as Abbanazar and Frances Barber as Dim Sum. Sean Mathias directs this classic show for all the family. [More]

Friday, November 18, 2005

SullivanMunce to throw Da Vinci-themed party

The SullivanMunce Cultural Center is throwing a party, and hoping it will be successful enough to earn a grant. The center will host a free wine and cheese party from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17 that will feature an on-site scavenger hunt. The party is sponsored by the History Channel as a way to promote a new show "Da Vinci: The Code He Lived By," said Lynne Manning, of the SullivanMunce Cultural Center. She said the show is about the life and work of Leonardo Da Vinci, not the popular novel. [More]

Thursday, November 17, 2005


NEW YORK, NY, JULY 25TH 2005 — Born in obscurity and illegitimate in a tiny Italian village in 1452, young Leonardo da Vinci seemed destined for a life of peasantry. But early mastery of art and a personal code for success that he developed catapulted him to the highest levels of Italian society and ultimately made him one of the most important figures of the Renaissance and one of the world's truly immortal minds. A fierce intellect made Leonardo the master of whatever he set his mind to, and his ability to see far beyond the limits and violence of his time continues to feed his popularity to this day. Re-visit the life, accomplishments, and vision of Leonardo da Vinci with The History Channel special presentation, DA VINCI & THE CODE HE LIVED BY, airing Sunday, December 4th at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. [More]

Sunday, November 13, 2005

Psssssssst! 'Da Vinci Dress Code' passes secrets

In a Des Moines bar, everybody's passing on a little secret. Don't worry, it's not about you. Actually, the sharing of a secret was staged for "The Da Vinci Dress Code," an exhibit of photos and dress patterns on the walls of the Fourth Street bar called the Lift. "The Da Vinci Dress Code" links the title of the popular book by Dan Brown to a modern-day drama involving cell phones, drag queens, bartenders and the making of a jacket. [More]

Monday, November 07, 2005

Templar tours to be Knights to remember

A new series of five-day workshops and study tours are being launched in Roslin to cash in on Da Vinci Code tourism. The focus will be on the Celtic and Templar mystery traditions, stemming from a body of Celto-Hebraic knowledge known as the Reshel. [More]

Sunday, November 06, 2005

For Opus Dei, the menial is the path to the holy

ST. LOUIS — When Terry McHugh gets to his desk each morning, he resolves to do things the hard way. For Jesus. McHugh, 52, a member of the Roman Catholic movement Opus Dei, proofs all his e-mails to make sure they are punctuated and capitalized correctly before he hits "send." If he has to return six calls and there's one he's dreading, he makes that call first. [More]

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Portuguese translator of 'Da Vinci Code' unimpressed by bestseller

LISBON (AFP) - The man who translated Dan Brown's best-selling religious thriller "The Da Vinci Code" into Portuguese said in an interview he was not impressed by the novel and surprised it has sold so well. "I think it is funny that after translating so many quality books, people have become interested in my work because of something that is a minor book," Mario Dias Correia told daily newspaper 24Horas. "I didn't become a fan of Dan Brown's writing. There is nothing extraordinary about the work nor is the structure complicated," he added. [More]


For the first time in history of DVD retail sales, the audio of DVD will be sold as a separate item. With Audible .com Dan Brown fans can download the audio alone from the DVD of the documentary SECRETS OF ANGELS DEMONS & MASONS as well. Hear the DVD audio without buying the DVD!

This documentary takes a look at two organizations that are cloaked in mystery: the Freemasons and the Illuminati. A visual adaptation of Dan Burstein and Arne de Keijzer's book, SECRETS OF ANGELS & DEMONS, the film aims to explain to viewers what these organizations represent, and why they are so mysterious. Fans of Dan Brown's novel ANGELS & DEMONS should find much to interest them here, as the Freemasons and the Illuminati play important roles in his book. offers nearly 80,000 hours of audio, including The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Fresh Air, This American Life, and thousands of titles from top authors, such as Stephen King, John Grisham, and Anne Rice and exclusive content from XM Satellite Radio, such as The Bob Edwards Show. Whether it’s comedy, your favorite paper, this week’s bestsellers, or historic speakers, with Audible, being read to is always a great experience, especially when it’s anywhere you go. Audible is the InternetR17;s leading provider of digital spoken audio information and entertainment. With more than 25,000 audio programs including best-selling audiobooks, radio shows, audio editions of popular magazines, daily newspapers, and exclusive, original programs. With, listeners are just a quick download away from enjoying audio anytime and anywhere.

They already found out you can get your newspaper and your paperbacks with out the paper. Wait until fans find out now you can get the movie audio without the movie.


Da Vinci Code game planned

2K Games has signed a deal with Sony Pictures to publish the game of the film of the blockbuster Dan Brown novel, The Da Vinci Code. The game will be available for PS2, Xbox and GameCube and will offer "action-oriented suspense" as you uncover secret societies and ancient conspiracies. It's being developed by The Collective, the studio behind Indiana Jones and the Emperor's Tomb, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Mark Ecko's Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure. Charles Cecil, who designed classic point and click adventure Broken Sword, recently joined The Collective to help out. The Da Vinci Code game will be released in May 2006 alongside the movie, which is being directed by Ron "Richie Cunning-Ham" Howard. Tom Hanks will star, along with Audrey "Amelie" Tautou, Ian "Gandalf" McKellen, Alfred "Doc Oc" Molina and Jean "Leon and the French bloke in Onimusha 3" Reno. [More]