June 12, 2013
Join actor Corey Stoll and Times staff writer Glenn Whipp today at 2 p.m. PDT for a live video chat about Stoll's turn as Peter Russo, a doomed ( but charming! ) congressman and would-be governor, in Netflix's first-year drama "House of Cards. " After making like Hemingway in Woody Allen's "Midnight in Paris," Stoll would seem to know a thing or two about playing sobriety-challenged characters. On "House of Cards," Stoll gave his South Philly politician a fighting spirit, but the one opponent Russo had trouble beating was himself.
December 5, 1992
Marge has Schott herself in the mouth. CARL M. LEVIN Los Angeles
June 24, 2008 |
Serbia is to get a Western-leaning government after the Socialists opted to join a pro-European Union alliance headed by President Boris Tadic's Democratic Party. Their decision ended six weeks of tense negotiations after an election that would have given nationalist anti-EU parties the opportunity to form a government had they clinched Socialist support. The news will come as a relief to Western capitals keen to see Serbia take its place firmly in the European mainstream after the wars in the Balkans in the 1990s.
June 23, 1989 |
Alexander Volkov, a star forward on the Soviet national team, said today he has received permission to play in the National Basketball Assn. and he is "free to join any NBA team." But center Arvidas Sabonis, considered the best player in the Soviet Union, said he has abandoned the idea of joining the NBA "for now" and will play in Spain. "The Soviet Sports Committee has given me the permission to play in America, and I'm free to join any NBA team," Volkov told the Associated Press.
June 27, 1989 |
Another 100 police officers--50 Kenyans, 25 Fijians and 25 Indonesians--Sunday boarded a flight to Namibia, where they will join a U.N. peacekeeping force. A 900-member Kenyan army detachment is already in Namibia helping to supervise the South Africa-ruled nation's transition to independence.
April 8, 2009 |
The Transportation Department plans to let Continental Airlines join an alliance of other carriers, including United Airlines, who enjoy antitrust immunity in working together on pricing and schedules for some flights. Continental announced last year that it planned to join the Star Alliance and leave the SkyTeam group that includes Delta and Northwest. The shift could give Continental a larger share of its new team's transatlantic traffic while also allowing it to benefit from United's strong routes to Asia.
April 26, 1989 |
More than a dozen people rushed through a police line to join the student occupation of a University of Massachusetts building Tuesday, the second day of the demonstration against military-contract research being done on the campus. University officials offered to meet with students after about 30 of the protesters took over Memorial Hall on Monday.
October 3, 2009 |
Grasshoppers? Grasshoppers?? Eric Greenspan, the chef-owner of the Foundry on Melrose, has cooked a lot of unusual fare in his day, but there he was, looking down at a platter piled high with this Asian delicacy. With the clock ticking, he needed to figure out not one, but two dishes in which to feature the crunchy little critters. What better way to judge whether Greenspan has what it takes to become "The Next Iron Chef"? Season 2 of the popular Food Network competition kicks off Sunday night and takes place in L.A., making the most of the city's international culinary reach.