July 7, 1991 |
I hadn't planned on taking a busman's holiday. Preoccupied with anti-war activity since last August, I felt a deep need to leave the country and put the Gulf War behind me. I thought I was going off to explore the culture and prehistoric megaliths of Normandy and Brittany in western France. Instead, the moral anguish of war followed me across the Atlantic. I left the United States just before the great military parades and celebrations began in early June.
September 9, 2001 |
An amusing incident occurs the day before an interview with Brittany Murphy. Actor Justin Long, one of her pals and her red-carpet date for this year's MTV Movie Awards, has agreed to talk about this young actress, who finds her star rising in three prominent fall movies ("Sidewalks of New York," "Don't Say a Word," "Riding in Cars With Boys"). But sitting on the patio at Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel, Long becomes momentarily confused.
September 24, 1995 |
Another misty day in Brittany and no way to spend my big wad of francs. All I could do was drink Campari for 20 cents a shot, bicycle through the medieval lanes of this ancient walled city, jog atop the great stone ramparts, wade into the English Channel, play low-roller games in the casino, chow down cheap cre^pes or quenelles, board the mini-train at the city gates or take the sea shuttle to the posh resort town of Dinard.
February 14, 2013 |
The essence of much effective horror is an ability to tap into the churning fears of a moment in time. The low-budget, grimly realized "Would You Rather" is explicit about this approach, introducing us to a young woman (Brittany Snow) in dire financial straits with a terminally ill brother to care for. She agrees to attend a dinner hosted by an eccentric, wealthy philanthropist (Jeffrey Combs, enjoying himself) who promises a form of help. Instead, she and seven other guests find themselves coerced into playing a cruel version of the titular game, predicated on committing atrocious acts upon one another (or oneself)
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April 18, 2012 |
SAN DIEGO -- A body, possibly of a Marine wife missing since Friday, has been found in rural Riverside County near Lake Skinner, the San Diego County Sheriff's Department said Tuesday. Authorities also have arrested a 27-year-old woman on suspicion of homicide in connection with the disappearance of 22-year-old Brittany Dawn Killgore, Sheriff's Capt. Duncan Fraser said. The suspect, Jessica Lynn Lopez, was found Tuesday morning in a San Diego motel after an apparent suicide attempt and was taken to UC San Diego Medical Center, Fraser said.
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July 18, 2012 |
SAN DIEGO - The three people accused of killing a 22-year-old Marine wife were engaged in a sadistic sexual lifestyle that may be linked to her death, according to court documents released Wednesday. Detectives believe two of the defendants, a Marine and his girlfriend, may have sexually accosted Brittany Dawn Killgore before killing her, according to one document. Four search warrants, ordered released by an appeals court over the objections of the district attorney's office, provide an inside look at the unusual relationship involving Staff Sgt. Louis Perez, 45; Jessica Lopez, 25; and Dorothy Maraglino, 36, all charged with murder in connection with Killgore's slaying.
July 28, 2011 |
Just as France's holiday season reaches its peak, the carcasses of wild boars are appearing on Brittany's celebrated coastline, raising fear that a potentially lethal algae is at work that could threaten the health of humans as well. The bodies of more than 30 of the animals have been found in the sea or on the slimy, seaweed-covered beaches around the bay of Saint Brieuc, where some coastal areas have been sealed off. Environmentalists believe the potentially fatal algae is the result of a buildup of nitrates from fertilizers used by the region's farmers, many of whom raise pigs, seeping into the sea. July and August are the busiest months for France's seaside resorts as the country's schools close for vacation.
July 30, 2010
Yani Tseng of Taiwan shot her second consecutive four-under 68 on Friday, taking a four-shot lead after the second round of the Women's British Open at Southport, England. The American duo of Brittany Lincicome and Christie Kerr joined Amy Young of South Korea in the chase entering the weekend. "There was no wind this morning and it was very calm, so it was nice out there," said Tseng, who is trying to win her third major championship. "The course played totally different than what we played the last three days, so it was really nice."
October 14, 2001 |
As I drove west across the Finistere, the lower part of Brittany where France juts farthest into the Atlantic, the landscape shifted as quickly as the weather. At Pointe du Millier, I stopped to look out over a splendidly sunlit Bay of Douarnenez. Alone on the cliffs, I watched a stream plunge from its forest lair down into a calm sea that turned green, blue, purple and black as it approached the horizon.