October 15, 2013 |
The Dodgers did not play a good game, but they talked one. They had to. They had to talk themselves into believing they still had a good chance to get to the World Series. They talked history. They have to win three consecutive elimination games against the St. Louis Cardinals. That has not been done in the National League Championship Series since … well, since last year, when the San Francisco Giants did it against these very same Cardinals. BOX SCORE: St. Louis 4, Dodgers 2 The way the Dodgers tell it, they have the Cardinals right where they want them.
October 4, 2013 |
ATLANTA - He stared sullenly from the dugout as thousands of red-foam tomahawks were shaking above him. He quietly shook his head at the field as ominous chanting echoed around him. Later, in a cramped and still interview room, he spoke slowly about a sweaty Southern night during which the burden and blame of a frazzled defeat fell directly upon him. Don Mattingly became Donnie Postseason Baseball on Friday, and it wasn't pretty....
October 4, 2013 |
Despite being completely redesigned for 2014, Toyota's new Corolla still has some catching up to do in terms of safety. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety announced Thursday that the Corolla earned only a “marginal” rating in the new small overlap front crash test, leaving it trailing numerous competitors. “Structural performance was poor and the driver's space was seriously compromised by intruding structure,” the independent, nonprofit IIHS said in a statement.
September 27, 2013 |
The stalled musical retrospective celebrating Broadway producer Harold Prince's work has set yet another opening date and location -- and it's far from New York. The twice-postponed "Prince of Broadway" will open in Japan in 2015, with plans to transfer to Broadway the following year, the New York Times reports . The show was initially scheduled to open in Toronto ahead of a 2012 Broadway debut. Another Broadway premiere planned for this fall was called off in March. PHOTOS: Arts and culture in pictures by The Times Despite Prince's credits, which include "West Side Story," "Follies" and "Cabaret," two sets of producers have failed to raise the funds for the show's expected $13-million budget, according to the Times.
September 24, 2013 |
The mystery behind @Horse_ebooks, the Twitter account long suspected to be a spambot, has been revealed -- and it has an artistic twist. The account, which spews random bits of text and phrases, is run by real people as part of a years-long conceptual art project, the New Yorker reported . Jacob Bakkila, a creative director at Buzzfeed, and Thomas Bender, a former vice president of product development at Howcast, are the minds behind @Horse_ebooks...
September 18, 2013 |
The Weeknd had a few choice words upon learning his chart debut: “… country music.” The avant-R&B singer, whose real name is Abel Tesfaye, had just breezed through two of his collaborations with Drake at the Greek Theatre on Tuesday (the second of a two-night stint) when the equally emotive rap hybrid walked onstage to surprise Tesfaye. Drake didn't drop in to rap his lines from their lush fan favorite “Crew Love. " Instead, he came to deliver big news: The Weeknd's first studio effort, “Kiss Land,” was No. 1 in the country.