July 18, 2013
Last fall Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel became the first freshman ever to win the Heisman Trophy. Since then, however, his off-field behavior has taken over the spotlight. Writers from around Tribune Co. will discuss whether Johnny Football will be hurt by his off-season antics. David Teel, Newport News Daily Press Keyboard jockeys with Budweiser bellies won't determine whether Johnny Manziel's oft-chronicled off-season eroded his skills or credibility with teammates and coaches.
June 8, 2013 |
On dance stages, the vision for ancient myths has been owned for decades by the ferocious Martha Graham. Her vocabulary of gut-sucking contractions and knotted spirals, along with her stark design tableaux, have defined that specific genre of epic grief and hard learnings. Yet Friday night, Amy “Catfox” Campion, an established hip-hop artist with solid choreography, music mixing and filmmaking skills, seized a piece of that sacred territory with the debut of “Illuminated Manuscript,” presented by her 12-member company Antics at the befitting, ziggurat-style Ford Amphitheatre.
November 12, 2006
'If you talk to [referees], they'll talk. They don't want you to showboat them up. All the cussing and antics that we're used to ... that's all they're cutting out.'
December 14, 1992
Dear critics, My little Tommy was so upset when he came home from school today that I just had to write in his defense ("Roseanne Blasts Critics Over 'Jackie,' " Dec. 7). After all, the child is a genius and not a fighter (something your kind can't appreciate, obviously). Somebody has to protect him from the big, bad, mean old world out there. My little Tommy is very funny. I laugh at his antics all the time, and I just know he's going to be voted class clown when he graduates.
August 12, 1990
Someone should tell cousin Molly that she is creating a monster. And were she the only one who would have to deal with him over the years, he would remain her monster. Unfortunately, these spoiled, indulged children grow up. Then society is forced to deal with an adult who was never taught to consider the rights of others, cannot discern the difference between playground antics and polite social intercourse and is unable to distinguish liberty from license. ELLEN CLARK Pasadena
September 14, 1991
I was beginning to think I was the only one disgusted with Jimmy Connors' showboating antics. He was/is a superb and intense athlete, but I don't think that excuses his crude behavior. His opponents were unbelievably tolerant of his game-delaying outbursts. His verbal abuse of the chair umpire should have been penalized, but after all the hype about his age, the officials apparently couldn't deal with ugly reality. SYLVIA COLTON Bishop