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May 26, 1991
The season-series finale of "Dallas" was an absurd and quite unreasonable ending to a program that has more often than not retained my interest and loyalty. Not only was I appalled at the monotonous and totally twisted rendition of life without J.R. Ewing, but my 86-year-old grandmother was disconcerted by the abominable antics of our once-favorite characters. I agree, "Dallas" did go off with a bang. However, not a moment too soon. Carole Bush, Malibu
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ENTERTAINMENT
March 4, 2014 | By Scott Collins
The TV ratings were up, but some people wondered if Ellen DeGeneres #overdidit with all the #socialmedia at the #Oscars2014. Sunday's 86th Academy Awards telecast on ABC broke with tradition and reverse-engineered itself for the Twitter generation, with host DeGeneres returning after a seven-year hiatus to order in pizza as a joke for the attendees and, in the night's most familiar image, tweeting out a selfie posed with Bradley Cooper, Meryl Streep,...
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SPORTS
September 5, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
You can add another name to the ever-growing list of those annoyed by Johnny Manziel: former Oklahoma and Dallas Cowboys coach Barry Switzer. Switzer took issue Wednesday with Manziel's antics during Saturday's game against Rice. During the game, Manziel would often rub his thumb and forefingers together, a gesture that usually means "money. " After a short run, Manziel mimed signing an autograph while shaking his head. “I'm certainly disappointed in his actions. For him to act so arrogant, I wanted to jerk his facemask.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 19, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
The first trailer for Marvel's upcoming cosmic adventure "Guardians of the Galaxy," based on the comic book of the same name, has been released, and you might say it's full of unusual suspects. Amid clips of zooming spaceships, heavily armed humanoids and exotic alien worlds, the trailer introduces  Chris Pratt as the antihero Star-Lord, né Peter Quill, who steals a mysterious orb and finds himself at odds with the intergalactic villain Ronan (Lee Pace). Quill then teams up with a motley crew of alien outlaws to survive and save the universe.
SPORTS
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 8, 2013 | By Jean Lenihan
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.
SPORTS
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.'
ENTERTAINMENT
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
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
SPORTS
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
ENTERTAINMENT
December 24, 2013 | By Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
As a director and star trying to extend into new territory, Ben Stiller is his own best friend. With wild and crazy films like "Zoolander" and "Tropic Thunder" in his past, Stiller's taken a different turn in "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty," but, fortunately for all concerned, the Old Ben has decided to come along for the ride. As a result "Walter Mitty," inspired by the brief 1939 James Thurber short story about a man who lapses into heroic daydreams at the slightest provocation, has a pleasant, curiously off-center quality that reflects the blending of these two sensibilities.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 21, 2013 | By Tony Perry
Another high-ranking U.S. military officer has been dismissed after getting drunk during a goodwill mission to Russia, officials said. Last year, the captain of the San Diego-based frigate Vandegrift was relieved of command for getting drunk during a visit to the port of Vladivostock to review the Russians' Pacific fleet. Three other officers were also punished for "inappropriate behavior" involving alcohol. This week it was revealed that Air Force Maj. Gen. Michael Carey was dismissed for getting drunk and insulting his hosts during an official visit to Moscow in July.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 19, 2013 | By David Colker
If Hugh Hefner strove to put a suave, air-brushed image on sexual freedom in the 1960s, rival publisher Al Goldstein was the polar opposite. Unabashedly abrasive and foul-mouthed, the cigar-chomping, obese Goldstein called his explicit magazine Screw and seemingly reveled in giving the middle-finger sign not only to his enemies but also the world at large via an 11-foot sculpture of the gesture outside his Florida home. "To be angry is to be alive," Goldstein - who aggressively championed free speech rights - said in a New Times Broward-Palm Beach interview in 2001.
SPORTS
November 16, 2013 | By Ben Bolch
Hazing in the NBA has always been about as sinister as a Dora the Explorer backpack, as menacing as a Hanson song. If it were a reality television show, it could air on Nick Jr. Cue the cute and cuddly Earl Clark dressed as a banana. Cut to Quincy Pondexter carrying a box of Krispy Kreme doughnuts into his team's practice facility. Bring on Darren Collison and Marcus Thornton , trying their best to croon Beyonce's "Single Ladies. " Those are just some of the G-rated antics rookies have been subjected to in recent years.
SPORTS
October 9, 2013 | Chris Dufresne
You prepare for a season with flash cards: The nickname of Texas State is….? Bobcats. You purchase the best college football magazines, re-read "Death to the BCS," and hang on every one of Kirk Herbstreit's words. There are still things you never see coming: •-Jadeveon Clowney will be a bust. What? South Carolina's all-world defensive end entered the season as the most hyped player by ESPN since Tim Tebow. It was said the only person who could stop Clowney was Clowney, which turned out to be true - he took himself out of the lineup last Saturday.
SPORTS
September 5, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
You can add another name to the ever-growing list of those annoyed by Johnny Manziel: former Oklahoma and Dallas Cowboys coach Barry Switzer. Switzer took issue Wednesday with Manziel's antics during Saturday's game against Rice. During the game, Manziel would often rub his thumb and forefingers together, a gesture that usually means "money. " After a short run, Manziel mimed signing an autograph while shaking his head. “I'm certainly disappointed in his actions. For him to act so arrogant, I wanted to jerk his facemask.
SPORTS
December 20, 2003
Does the NFL really want to stop the disgusting demonstrations that are so distracting to the games, as well as to civilized sensibilities? Despite their lip service and piddly fines, I don't think they do. Still, if I'm wrong, there is an easy way to end this boorish behavior. Negate the plays. Act like a jerk after a touchdown, as Joe Horn did, it's a five-yard penalty from the original line of scrimmage. Dance over a sacked quarterback like someone who's never had a sack before and it doesn't count.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 17, 1986 | DUNCAN STRAUSS
The Romantics popped into the Palace Friday night revealing the same flaws (virtually zero originality, sincerity and substance) that the group showed when it surfaced in 1979 with the enormously catchy "What I Like About You." But those faults seem even worse now. The only discernible differences in this year's show are that the foursome has become more smarmy on stage and has accumulated even more inferior, interchangeable retro-pop tunes--plus another huge hit ("Talking in Your Sleep").
SPORTS
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 8, 2013 | By Jean Lenihan
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.
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