January 30, 2014 |
The Gecko Brothers are back. So promises the first full-length trailer for the upcoming TV series "From Dusk Till Dawn," based on the 1996 cult horror flick directed by Robert Rodriguez, penned by Quentin Tarantino and starring Tarantino and George Clooney. The 10-episode series, which will air on Rodriguez's new English-language El Rey Network aimed at Latino audiences, revisits the saga of bank robber Seth Gecko (played by Clooney in the film and D.J. Cotrona in the series) and his unpredictable brother, Richie ( Zane Holtz, taking over for Tarantino)
January 18, 2014 |
June Squibb has proven she's adept at playing feisty gals -- whether an insult-slinging patient on HBO's "Getting On" or the thorny wife to an alcoholic husband in "Nebraska. " There's a reason for that. "I'm a hot-blooded woman!," she joked Saturday on the SAG Awards red carpet. "I think with any character, you find a bit of yourself in them. I can get fired up like the best of them. " The 84-year-old actress was up for recognition for her role in "Nebraska. " A treat, she said, because it allows her to reminisce about her time working on the film -- and among the memories are Bruce Dern's backseat-driver tendencies.
January 13, 2014 |
As far as scientists can tell, green tea has many health benefits. It contains natural antioxidants called flavonoids that appear to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, stroke and various types of cancer, including cancers of the breast, lung and skin. Plus it tastes good. But a new report in the journal Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics flags a possible problem with green tea: It may prevent the body from absorbing a drug used to treat high blood pressure, probably due to one of the antioxidants for which it is prized.
January 2, 2014 |
For food, fashion and fast trains, few labels are more sought after, and rightly so, than "Made in France. " But when it comes to the making and unmaking of empires, not so much. Take the case of the Central African Republic. Three weeks ago, as bloody mayhem engulfed the CAR, François Hollande did what French presidents do best: He sent in the paratroops. With the blessing, and precious little else, of his European neighbors, Hollande declared his intention to protect 100 or so French nationals in Bangui, the capital, and to disarm both the outlawed Seleka fighters, overwhelmingly Muslim, and the vigilante anti-balaka (or "machete")
December 30, 2013 |
If you've ever sat at the pub after work sipping your favorite Cabernet or craft brew, then you've probably wondered: When is it safe to drive home? If your blood alcohol concentration reaches .08%, that means someone else should take the keys. As millions head out to mark the shift from 2013 to 2014, knowing what to do is especially important. What would it feel like to hit that magic number? How many drinks would it take? Why do police have tools to monitor my blood alcohol level, but I don't?
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December 23, 2013 |
No one saw the superhero in mild-mannered Clark Kent. Jim O'Connor keeps his students fooled too. In his algebra and calculus classes at St. Francis High School, he is stern - no excuses, no coddling. "If you look at the clock," said senior Michael Tinglof, who had O'Connor in his freshman year, "you're on his bad list for the rest of the class. " The 70-year-old teacher's look also is all business: spine straight, close-cropped silver hair. When he cracks a joke, he's so deadpan that the boys often miss it, senior Pat McGoldrick said.