January 30, 2013 |
The ready-made edginess of hit men, hookers and gangsters is a foundation that a story can either build on or coast on. Writer-director Brian Peterson's "The Misadventures of Rick the Strangler" at the Electric Lodge takes the lazy route with formulaic characters aimed at those who like their comedy crude and incoherent. Mob executioner Rick's misadventures ensue from his predilection for feeding his victims' severed digits to his dog. This unique take on finger food lands Rick (Jonathan Brooks)
December 23, 2010 |
What does Michael Vick want for Christmas? A dog, apparently. Don't panic: He's not allowed to get one until 2012, when he finishes the probation that followed his nearly two-year prison sentence for running a dog-fighting ring. But there's much anticipatory anxiety in the air nonetheless. It all started this month, when the Philadelphia Eagles quarterback told a group of children at the Boys and Girls Club of Newark, N.J., that he longed for a canine companion "more than anything in the world.
April 10, 2010 |
Shannon Brown winced in pain in the second quarter and after the game, his sprained right thumb giving him so much pain. Sasha Vujacic was happy and sad. He was happy because he was out of the "doghouse" in a big way, starting in place of the injured Kobe Bryant (swelling in his right knee). Vujacic was sad because he was unable to perform the way he preferred and because the Lakers lost to the Denver Nuggets, 98-96, Thursday night Pepsi Center. Even though they didn't shoot the basketball well, Brown and Vujacic played a role in helping the Lakers come from 15 points down in the third quarter.
April 2, 2010 |
Readers' questions for our Lakers' beat reporter Broderick Turner … Question: Consistency is one thing — lack of desire-passion-commitment we're probably talking about something else? What if Kobe [Bryant] were to sit out a game or two? See how the team (the bench in particular) responds. They seemed to play with more effort, more focus when Kobe was out hurt. They all knew Superman wasn't going to be flying in to rescue them. It was up to "them." Kaleo Answer: Kobe Bryant sit out a game?
April 15, 2009
Re "Obamas' puppy is out of the bag early," April 12 The Obamas have taken "limousine liberal" to a new level. They promised their daughters a puppy if they moved to the White House and, while they discussed rescuing a mutt, they in fact received a purebred Portuguese water dog from the Kennedy family, pledging instead to make a financial donation to the D.C. Humane Society. The dog is absolutely adorable and has received worldwide media coverage, which will probably drive up demand for the breed exponentially.
HOME & GARDEN
February 21, 2009
"The president's pledge to help heal the environment will surely extend to the family pet," says Stephanie Rubin, a Ventura designer of green-roof doghouses. This month, she drove her latest design to Kansas. From there, she says, musician Neil Young will drive it to the White House to promote his LincVolt car. Native Maryland plants cover the roof of the doghouse. "Vegetated roofs clean the air, insulate buildings and offer rest stops for birds and butterflies," Rubin says.