July 5, 2013 |
WIMBLEDON, England - After a series of upsets had scrambled both halves of the draw, after an epically riveting and sportsmanlike men's semifinal Friday was followed by a semifinal soured by whining, it all came out right, anyway. No. 1 Novak Djokovic of Serbia will face No. 2 Andy Murray of Great Britain for the Wimbledon men's title Sunday, and that's how it should be. Djokovic, the 2011 champion, and No. 8 Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina graced Center Court for 4 hours 43 minutes - a Wimbledon semifinal record - before Djokovic prevailed, 7-5, 4-6, 7-6 (2)
June 28, 2013 |
WIMBLEDON, England - Andy Murray feels the heavy burden of expectations now that he's safely into the fourth round and has avoided the stumbles that sent Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal home shockingly early. "I think there's a lot more pressure on me now with them being out," said Murray, the No. 2-seeded player and Great Britain's hope for its first men's title since Fred Perry in 1936. "I don't read the papers and stuff, but there are papers in the locker room so you see some of the headlines and stuff.
June 17, 2013 |
Though not nearly as famous as his Campbell's soup cans or his Brillo boxes, Andy Warhol's Perrier screen prints created in the '80s helped to elevate the sparkling-water brand into the realm of post-modern chic. This summer, the French company is repaying the favor by issuing a limited series of bottles that pay tribute to Warhol's designs. The new Perrier bottles will feature four different label designs that are inspired by Warhol's prints. Some of the bottles also will feature famous quotes from the artist, such as "In the future everyone will be world famous for fifteen minutes" and "Art is what you can get away with.
June 7, 2013 |
When we last saw Ray in the Season 2 finale of "Girls," girlfriend Shoshanna had unceremoniously kicked him to the curb. Does that mean he's going to go back to living in his Mitsubishi? It's got to be a tight fit in there, what with the size of his beloved Andy Kaufman standee. What's our favorite coffee-dispensing curmudgeon going to do? Alex Karpovsky, who plays Ray on Lena Dunham's HBO comedy, dropped by for a Web chat to answer these questions. Now halfway through shooting "Girls'" third season, Karpovsky shared his thoughts on the character's future as well as working with the Coen brothers and beginning a burgeoning collection of Kaufman memorabilia.
June 6, 2013 |
Center Andy McDonald, who set a Ducks club record of 10 goals in one postseason during the team's drive to the 2007 Stanley Cup championship, said Thursday he plans to retire because he fears what will happen if he suffers another concussion. The small-but-skillful McDonald, 35, had five concussions during a career that began with the Ducks in the 2000-01 season. He had 182 goals and 489 points in 685 NHL games and spent the last five-plus seasons with the St. Louis Blues. “The last few years too much of the focus became worrying about the next hit. I was always thinking about it,” McDonald told the website truehockey.com . “I'm fortunate to get out now. I know I could play two or three more years and I love the game of hockey, but healthwise I know I shouldn't be playing.” McDonald's mark of 10 goals in the 2007 playoffs still stands as a Ducks record.
May 29, 2013 |
Velvet Underground settled a lawsuit with the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts over the use of a banana design that appeared on the band's album cover, Bloomberg News reports. Velvet Underground sued the foundation last year when reports surfaced that the foundation planned to license the image to Apple for use on iPhone and iPad accessories. The terms of the settlement, which came Wednesday in a New York federal court, were not disclosed. PHOTOS: Arts and culture in pictures by The Times In the lawsuit, the Velvet Underground claimed it held the trademark to the image and sought damages and an injunction to prevent the foundation from licensing the artwork, according to Reuters.
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May 22, 2013 |
SACRAMENTO - Democrats took another seat in the state Assembly this week, but a conservative Republican won a Central Valley state Senate district in an upset victory. The San Diego-area Assembly seat was a sure bet for Democrats - both candidates were from the majority party. Community organizer Lorena Gonzalez won a special election in that race with 72.3% of the vote, defeating small-business owner Steve Castaneda in the 80th Assembly District. To the north, in another special election, Republican farmer Andy Vidak of Hanford won a Senate seat, besting three Democrats and a candidate from the Peace and Freedom Party with about 52% of the vote.
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May 11, 2013 |
Taylor Mead, an underground cinema legend whose comic charm and sense of the surreal inspired Andy Warhol and other seminal figures in the alternative film world, died Wednesday in Denver. He was 88. A fixture of bohemian New York who was also a poet and artist, Mead was visiting family in Colorado when he had a stroke, said his niece, Priscilla Mead. Called "the Charlie Chaplin of the 1960s underground," Mead was an elfin figure with kewpie-doll eyes who appeared, by his count, in 130 films, starting with the 1960 art house classic "The Flower Thief.
April 18, 2013 |
Ironically, the only thing that makes much sense about the DIY effort "Oconomowoc" is its baffling title. Too bad it takes until the closing credits to learn that moniker simply refers to the Wisconsin berg where the film was shot. But that's how this would-be comedy rolls. Writer-director Andy Gillies' shaggy underachiever alternates between the pointless and the elliptical as the movie sputters out its nominal story of Lonnie Washington (Brendan Marshall-Rashid), a 29-year-old man-child who returns to his hometown without a life plan or, it seems, much of a personality.
April 15, 2013 |
There is something about the way Andy Enfield leans back in a big leather chair, phone pressed against one ear, doodling on a notepad as he talks. His shirt is pressed, his cuff monogrammed. The new boss of the USC basketball team looks more like a businessman than a coach. "To run a Division I program," he says, "you need to be the CEO. " On his first day with the Trojans - after the introductory news conference - he spends a hectic couple of hours in his office scanning paperwork, scheduling appointments and sneaking bites of a shrimp salad that has been placed before him. The telephone rings every 20 minutes with another radio interview.