September 7, 2013 |
Since taking over as coach of the U.S. national team 26 months ago, Juergen Klinsmann has been almost as interested in the process of winning as he has been in the winning itself. He has repeatedly challenged players to step outside their comfort zone, pushing them not just to be good but to be better. Now it's time to find out if those lessons have taken hold. Tuesday's World Cup qualifier with Mexico in Columbus, Ohio, won't determine whether the U.S. plays next summer in Brazil, but it will determine whether the team possesses the strength and character to overcome adversity - traits it'll need if it hopes to go far once World Cup play begins.
July 26, 2013 |
Rupert Grint, best known for playing ginger-haired wizard Ron Weasley in the "Harry Potter" films, will make his stage debut as a pill-popping thug. Producers announced Friday that Grint will join the cast of Jez Butterworth's "Mojo," opening at London's West End later this year. Ben Whishaw, Daniel Mays and "Downton Abbey's" Brendan Coyle round out the cast in the revival about London's underbelly in 1950s. Ian Rickson, who helmed the "Mojo" original 1995 production at the Royal Court Theatre, will direct.
February 28, 2013 |
This post has been updated. See note below for details. Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers will undertake a spring-summer tour starting May 16 with nearly two dozen stops that will be anchored by extended residencies in Los Angeles and New York. Petty and his longtime bandmates will set down for a half-dozen nights at the 1,300-capacity Fonda Theatre in Hollywood from June 3 to June 11, following five nights at New York's 2,800-capacity Beacon Theatre May 20-26. Additionally, the band will play the Hangout Music Festival in Gulf Shores, Ala., which runs May 17-19, the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival sometime from June 13-16 in Manchester, Tenn., and the Firefly Festival in Dover, Del. June 21-23.
January 19, 2013 |
LeBron James sprawled his body on the Staples Center court, endangering a physique that no Lloyd's of London policy could adequately protect. He was a twisting mass of sinewy muscle, reaching low to grab the ball away from Kobe Bryant on a long rebound. The Miami Heat star dove to the floor in that fourth-quarter moment Thursday and spun toward the Lakers' three-point line. Rising quickly, James absorbed contact from a quickly closing Bryant and started a fast break that ended with the best player on this planet or any other finding Ray Allen for an open three-pointer that gave Miami the lead.
December 9, 2012
His picks for Palm Springs Christopher Reynolds' otherwise comprehensive guide to Palm Springs ["Truly an Oasis in the Desert," Nov. 25] omitted what for more than a decade has been the best restaurant in Palm Springs proper: Johannes. In a Palm Springs Modern setting, Johannes features an eclectic menu of creatively prepared seafood, duck, lamb and steak dishes, with wonderful cocktails plus a well-priced and well-chosen wine list. We eat there at least twice whenever we stay in the area.
August 22, 2012 |
Ever since Dax Shepard first appeared on the TV prank show "Punk'd," he's carved out an interesting niche in films and on television, expertly playing dumb guys who are still sweet and remarkably sensitive. It's a fitting description of both Crosby Braverman, his character on NBC's family drama "Parenthood," and Charlie Bronson, the man in the sights of a shady band of bank robbers in the car-chase comedy "Hit & Run. " Shepard wrote, co-directed and stars in the film, which opened in Los Angeles through Open Road on Wednesday.