February 1, 2013 |
TORONTO — Don't get too high, don't get too low. That has been the Clippers' motto all season. So after the low of all lows, a 98-73 loss to the Toronto Raptors on Friday night at Air Canada Centre, Clippers All-Star forward Blake Griffin was asked if it still was easy to apply the team's principle. "No, it's never easy really, but it's important for us to do, especially on an eight-game road trip," Griffin said. "It's only two games down. We've got six more to go. We can't hang our head and let the way we feel or let our emotions from this game affect us going forward.
May 31, 2011 |
At last, we can finally have that celebration — oh, not quite yet? Amid repeated replays of LeBron James' announcement he was "taking my talents" to you-know-where, and his prediction at the welcome in Miami that the Heat would win "not one, not two, not three, not four, not five, not six, not seven but eight titles," the actual NBA Finals started on a subdued note Tuesday night as the Heat beat the Dallas Mavericks, 92-84, to take a 1-0 lead....
April 6, 2010 |
I've seen "How to Train Your Dragon" twice. My daughter loves it (the lead dragon reminds us of her cat). And I think it's pretty great too. (Note: Some pretty obvious spoilers heading your way.) Perhaps I'm mellowing in my middle years, but I don't much mind what Entertainment Weekly calls the movie's "layer of age-of-terror allegory about the ignorance bred by jingoism." This refers to the fact that the Vikings in the film have been raised for seven generations to kill dragons: "It's what we do."
September 16, 2009
The videos, aired mostly by Fox News and other cable news outlets, are truly shocking: A pair of conservative activists posing as a pimp and a prostitute go to the offices of the Assn. of Community Organizations for Reform Now, pretending to be seeking assistance getting a loan to run a brothel. Their hidden camera captures ACORN workers dispensing such advice as how to create a fictitious business name, how to classify the business on tax forms ("performance arts") and how to handle the tax consequences of smuggling more than a dozen underage prostitutes from El Salvador to work at the facility (an ACORN worker helpfully advises them to write off the girls as "dependents")
September 20, 2005 |
Local officials and residents of this New Orleans suburb voiced outrage Monday over what they said was the deliberate neglect of inhabitants of a housing complex that was predominantly home to Latinos. The Redwood Park Apartments, a privately owned project subsidized by the Department of Housing and Urban Development, is home to one of the largest concentrations of Latinos in Kenner, a largely white community of 70,000 about 12 miles west of New Orleans in Jefferson Parish.
July 19, 2004
Re "In Modern Imperialism, U.S. Needs to Walk Softly," Commentary, July 15: It was not long ago that Max Boot was using England's colonial efforts in India as a shining example of what the U.S. should emulate in Iraq and the Middle East (Commentary, May 27). Boot conveniently forgets that the British, through creating an empire, inserting puppet rulers and not preparing indigenous peoples for self-rule, produced unstable countries and regions ripe for civil war. The historically accurate examples are many: India, Egypt, Pakistan, Afghanistan, etc. And now Boot praises American imperialism and our puppet government in Afghanistan -- a glowing example of the way our staunch allies, the British, created empire and set up puppet governments that answered to the mother imperial power, thereby not learning self-rule and the most hallowed of terms, democracy and self-rule.