October 8, 2009 |
What a month, October . . . in like a lamb, out like a Detroit Lion (same thing?). It is gleeful, resonant and far too short. In fact, October should be 60 days. Because October doesn't just arrive, like most months. October jumps out of a cake. In October, basketball and hockey are back. The interminable baseball season ends with a big bang, not a whimper. A home run in October is worth 20 in July. A home run in October is like a Roman candle. It smells of gunpowder. October is "Whoa, Nellie!"
October 22, 2009 |
If the stodgy old Yankee Stadium was the House that Ruth Built, then the glistening new ballpark next door is the House the Three Stooges Inhabit. Because in addition to changing addresses this season, the team has changed attitudes thanks to the winter additions of free spirits A.J. Burnett, Nick Swisher and Mark Teixeira. And that, more than anything else, may be the best explanation why the newly relaxed Yankees find themselves a win away from their first World Series in six years.
July 8, 2010 |
Defense Secretary Robert Gates praises the general for his 'strategic insight and independent thinking.' The poetry-quoting, blunt-talking Marine once said it's 'fun to shoot some people.' Marine Gen. James N. Mattis, an erudite combat veteran known for quoting poetry and openly expressing his enthusiasm for "killing the enemy," has been selected to take over U.S. Central Command, the Pentagon announced Thursday. Mattis would replace Army Gen. David H. Petraeus, who is in Afghanistan as the U.S. and NATO's top military officer there.
May 27, 2012 |
The clean, crisp modern lines of "Tron" have been replaced by the chaotic, rose-colored acid trip of "Alice in Wonderland," but outside of an extensive cosmetic makeover, little has changed now that Disney California Adventure has rethemed its nightly dance party from ElecTRONica to the Mad T Party. PHOTOS: Mad T Party at Disney California Adventure The shiny new look seems tailor-made for the short attention spans of the wall-to-wall under-25 crowd of mostly high school and college kids who have made the alcohol-infused and music-centric outdoor rave a wildly popular success at the Anaheim theme park.
June 11, 2013 |
Matt Kemp was the first person to compare Yasiel Puig to Bo Jackson . Now Kemp is comparing the Dodgers' rookie outfielder to Mike Trout and Bryce Harper. “I think if he continues to do what he's doing, he can be just as good as those guys,” Kemp said. “That's saying a lot because those guys are really good and have done it for a whole year. He's going to be good. You can see it.” While rehabilitating his strained right hamstring at the Dodgers' spring training complex in Arizona last week, the sidelined center fielder said he watched his team play every night on his laptop computer.
June 27, 2013 |
The feature debut from the Australian sibling writer-director team of Colin and Cameron Cairnes, "100 Bloody Acres" somehow manages to be both retro and up to date with its giddy, delightful gross-out horror-comedy mash-up storytelling. In the story, two brothers - draw your own connections there - are struggling to keep their organic fertilizer business going. The overbearing Lindsay (Angus Sampson) and meek Reg (Damon Herriman) have been using human bodies in the formula and are running out of their secret ingredient.
April 28, 1991
Thanks, CBS, for bringing back "Northern Exposure." The season premiere had us sliding onto the floor and giggling well through the commercials. What fun! Jennifer Clarke, Los Angeles
July 14, 2010 |
Learning Assembler is fun.
October 26, 1986
The secret word is imaginative. "Pee-wee's Playhouse" is great Saturday morning fun. Thank you, CBS. Agnes C. Santiago
April 11, 2013 |
For proof of how fast the business of design is changing, look no further than Fab. The site launched in 2010 as a TripAdvisor-Foursquare-Yelp social-networking hybrid called Fabulis was aimed at gay men. But having burned through most of its start-up cash, it regrouped in February 2011 with just three employees and a new mission to be an online design store. “We started selling underwear. We sold Emeco chairs . We sold random stuff,” said Bradford Shellhammer, the company's co-founder and chief design officer.