February 13, 2006
ANYONE PAYING ATTENTION to what's been happening to hell in recent years has surely realized that limbo was not long for this world -- or the next one. Limbo is the nether region where, according to Roman Catholic tradition, unbaptized babies go after death. It's a pleasant enough place, though devoid of the bliss of God's presence. But now its future is in peril. A group of Vatican theological advisors signaled after a recent meeting that they would recommend eliminating the concept of limbo.
May 7, 1990 |
When the Spinsters started doing the limbo, their 64th annual ball became a very, very good party. It was just past midnight Friday at the Beverly Hilton when the calypso-themed gala shifted into high gear. The steel band was blasting, twentysomething men in white-tie and dexterous, intrepid women in strapless gowns were navigating their way under the limbo pol. Then the party let loose with the energy expected on a Caribbean cruise where passengers hijack the Love Boat.
August 16, 2013 |
AOL Inc. on Friday plans to lay off 350 employees who work for the tech company's Patch local news websites, Chief Executive Officer Tim Armstrong said in a conference call with AOL staff. An additional 150 workers could lose their jobs by October, but are being retained temporarily while Armstrong searches for ways to inject outside money into the not-yet-profitable operation. AOL has Patch websites for 900 communities. Armstrong has said 60% of them do well. The 40% of them that don't are being shuttered or are in limbo.
October 25, 2013 |
These could be Royce White's final NBA stats: two teams, zero minutes played. In what may go down as one of the saddest stories involving a first-round draft pick not named Len Bias, White has been waived by the Philadelphia 76ers after playing in five exhibition games. His release comes after never having played for the Houston Rockets, the team that selected him 16th overall in the 2012 draft and later traded him to the 76ers following a season that included a suspension and a stint in the Development League.
May 7, 1989 |
Although he has lived in Britain since he was 4, St. Lucia-born Bruce Gill still considers the Caribbean island of his birth a kind of spiritual home, a place perhaps to go back to one day. But for his younger, British-born brothers and sisters, there is no question of "going back" anywhere. "They were born and raised here, but when asked if they are British, they always pause," said Gill, 35, who works as a school inspector for the Inner London Education Authority. "If pressed, they say yes, because it's all they know."
July 1, 1987 |
John Patrick Shanley is an American Gorky. The lower depths are his warm swimming pool. There is nothing he understands better than desperation, no one he writes better about than the beaten-down. Denise Savage (Laurie O'Brien) is his "Savage in Limbo," the central figure in a frequently funny surrealist metaphor written by Shanley and directed by Roxanne Rogers at the Cast Theatre.