January 29, 2014 |
As a reporter covering Hollywood for the New York Times, Bernard Weinraub was amused whenever producers or studio executives were unable to remember the names of the screenwriters of their latest films. "They would actually say, 'I'm not sure,' or 'A couple of people.' Very few of them actually knew who wrote the movie," Weinraub said. "It always cracked me up. It's such a collaborative process. Obviously, that never happens in the theater. " So when Weinraub retired from journalism in 2005 and began a second career as a playwright, he thought he would wield more clout than Hollywood screenwriters.
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December 4, 2013 |
The family of a UC Santa Barbara lacrosse player whose feet had to be amputated after he came down with meningitis last month says that they have been overwhelmed by the public's support. Aaron Loy is one of four student meningitis cases confirmed on campus last month. Two other men and one woman have since returned to class or are recovering. Loy's infection, however, has been marked by bouts of kidney failure, blood poisoning, tissue wounds, and, eventually, amputation. His parents, Mike and Kristen, track their son's daily progress on the Caring Bridge website.
November 23, 2013 |
The woman who incited a national scandal in 2006 when she accused Duke University lacrosse players of rape has been convicted of second-degree murder in the death of her boyfriend. A North Carolina judge sentenced Crystal Mangum, 34, to between 14 and 18 years in prison on Friday. In 2011, Mangum stabbed her boyfriend, 46-year-old Reginald Daye, who died of complications 10 days later. In 2006, Mangum acussed three Duke lacrosse players of raping her after she went to their house working as a stripper.
October 21, 2013 |
For the first time, the City Section will hold championships for boys' and girls' lacrosse after the minimum six schools competing was reached. The City Section Board of Managers approved the championships on Monday at their monthly meeting. There will be a four-team semifinal played in the morning, followed by a championship in the evening. Schools had been competing in the Southern Section lacrosse competition. Palisades is expected to become a heavy favorite to win the City Section boys' title, with Birmingham the favorite in girls' lacrosse.
May 30, 2013 |
DeAndre Jordan is extremely athletic on the basketball court -- but apparently his skills don't necessarily translate well to other sports. In a Youtube video by RockinRefuel, last season's Major League Lacrosse MVP, Brendan Mundorf, attempts to teach the Clippers center the basics of the sport. When Mundorf demonstrates how to shoot, he lobs the ball through the net at a scorching 98 miles per hour. When Jordan tries, he clocks in at 17 miles per hour. Here's to hoping there's a follow-up video where Jordan takes Mundorf onto the basketball court and teaches him the art of dunking. ALSO: College athlete violates NCAA rules by washing car on campus Dennis Rodman got North Korea gig after Michael Jordan declined Jallen Messersmith comes out as gay, a first for men's college basketball
March 20, 2013 |
General Motors is recalling 26,582 model year 2013 Cadillac SRX crossovers and Buick LaCrosse sedans to fix a software problem that could allow the vehicles' transmissions to slip suddenly from manual to automatic mode. Information posted on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website said that the software problem may cause the transmissions to inadvertently shift to sport mode, removing any transmission-related engine braking effect. The NHTSA said that the risks of a crash are increased if engine braking is unexpectedly removed.