February 16, 2013 |
It figured that two last-place teams that have struggled to score goals would stay true to form when they faced each other Friday. The only surprise is that the defending Stanley Cup champion Kings were one of those bottom feeders. Still seeking an offensive rhythm and a place in the top eight in the West, the Kings on Friday took a small step forward with a 2-1 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets before an announced sellout crowd at Staples Center. Backup goaltender Jonathan Bernier, starting two games in a row for the first time since January 2011, stopped 12 shots and lost his shutout with 2:35 left in the third, on a backhander by Nick Foligno.
February 13, 2013 |
The Columbus Blue Jackets carved out a slice of NHL history Wednesday, naming Jarmo Kekalainen their new general manager. The 46-year-old Finn is the first European to be a GM in the NHL. Kekalainen didn't grow up wanting to make trades or find ways to manage the salary cup. But he was realistic enough to know what would secure his future in hockey. “I think when I realized I wasn't good enough to pursue the playing career,” he said of his 55-game NHL playing career. ““Second-best choice would be to use my brains.” A proud and excited Kekalainen was on a conference call Wednesday morning.
February 8, 2013 |
NEW YORK -- Richard Chai showed his fall 2013 men's and women's fall 2013 runway collections at the Lincoln Center tents on Thursday, the first day of New York Fashion Week. Inspiration: The designer seemed to be mining military motifs for many of his silhouettes, the world of men's suiting for his fabrics and raiding a jewel box of gemstones to add pops of color to a palette based in brown, navy blue and olive drab. The look: For women, military-inspired cropped jackets, skirts and pants in muted green plaids with black contrast piping details as well as some pieces with a more feminine feel - purple floral (or perhaps cloud)
February 5, 2013 |
COLUMBUS, Ohio - This one featured one anti-hero (Jeff Carter), two old foes (Mike Richards and Brandon Dubinsky) and one defenseman with one bad-looking right eye (Rob Scuderi.) What might have seemed like a garden-variety game on a Tuesday night in February, a 4-2 win by the Kings over the Columbus Blue Jackets, was anything but at Nationwide Arena. The Kings won their third game of the season, sparked by three assists from Justin Williams and goals from Anze Kopitar, Carter, defenseman Slava Voynov and Richards, who had his first of the season, an insurance goal, in the third period.
January 19, 2013 |
Once a go-to piece for military brats, the classic army jacket has become a stylish wardrobe staple for wear far beyond the base. The faded green outerwear was reworked on the runways at Dries Van Noten and Junya Watanabe back in fall of 2010 and the fresh new looks have gained in popularity for mainstream consumption. The utilitarian style, sometimes awash in camouflage, has gone glam with playful studs, feminine shapes and mixed materials. The Current Elliot Infantry jacket, $268 at Saks.
January 6, 2013 |
Aspiring cultural critics of the world, get those pitches ready: "Girls," the show that inspired a thousand think pieces, is back. Created by and starring Lena Dunham, a Manhattan native who shot her first feature film, "Tiny Furniture," fresh out of Oberlin College, "Girls" received widespread praise and drew a narrow audience when it premiered last spring. The series, which returns to HBO on Jan. 13, follows the personal and professional struggles of four young women living in hipster Brooklyn.
December 31, 2012 |
EL PASO - USC waited two years for a chance to play in a bowl game. But based on the Trojans' performance against Georgia Tech on Monday in the Sun Bowl, it might have been wise to have postponed it another year. Georgia Tech, which needed an NCAA waiver to play in a bowl, defeated USC , 21-7, sending the Trojans to their fifth loss in six games and a 7-6 finish. TIMELINE: College football 2012-13 bowl schedule It was, perhaps, an appropriate end to a lost season that began with the Trojans ranked No. 1. On a chilly, windy day, Georgia Tech held USC to its fewest points of the season and turned up the heat on Trojans Coach Lane Kiffin.
December 29, 2012 |
EL PASO - Paul Johnson likes to keep it simple, at least on the surface. Georgia Tech's coach has run the same basic offense for nearly three decades, tinkering here, adding a few wrinkles there, though never straying far from the principles of an attack that annually produces some of the top rushing yardage totals in college football. Johnson calls it a spread option, but it includes elements of the triple option, double wing, the wing T and wishbone, morphing into what some dub the flexbone.
November 13, 2012 |
Jim James has done plenty of work lately outside the confines of his Kentucky-based roots-rock band, My Morning Jacket: In 2009 he recorded and toured with Conor Oberst, M. Ward and Mike Mogis as Monsters of Folk , and earlier this year he took part in an all-semi-star homage to Woody Guthrie called " New Multitudes . " There's also "Tribute To," the 2009 EP of George Harrison covers he put out under the name Yim Yames. So far, though, James hasn't released a full-on solo album of original songs, something set to change on Feb. 5, when he'll issue the rather grandly titled "Regions of Light and Sound of God" through ATO Records.
October 22, 2012 |
Fifteen years after John Denver's death in a plane crash, ATO Records announced Wednesday that it was preparing a tribute album to the late singer-songwriter best known for gentle folk-pop hits such as " Rocky Mountain High " and " Take Me Home, Country Roads . " "The Music Is You: A Tribute to John Denver," due out in February, will include contributions by a bevy of respectful rootsy-indie types, including Lucinda Williams, Brandi Carlile,...