I do not love atomic bombs. However, I have an extreme fondness for promotional material supporting an opera about atomic bombs. Truly, if we could focus on covering the world's surfaces in chalkboard paint (and chalk), we might not have to worry about bombs at all. All that freedom to put art, words and science on the walls! Happier citizens we'd all have to be. Doctor Atomic, a musical tale of the hours surrounding Robert Oppenheimer and his Manhattan Project cohorts' first test of mushroom-cloud inducing power in June '45, debuted in San Francisco in '05. The project has finally landed in Manhattan. It opens at the Met on Oct. 13. (If you can't make it, there is a documentary).