January 2, 2014 |
This isn't what Jordan Farmar envisioned when he terminated a lucrative pro contract in Turkey to take substantially less money with the Lakers . He wanted to reestablish his NBA career in Mike D'An toni's stat-friendly offense, potentially parlaying a one-year contract into a multiyear deal. Instead he's shelved for four more weeks after sustaining another tear in his left hamstring Tuesday against Milwaukee. "The season's not over," Farmar said, trying to remain optimistic.
January 1, 2014 |
After a highly contentious, hugely unproductive session, members of the most unpopular Congress in history will face voters this year and, very likely, win reelection in overwhelming numbers. It is a paradox of these discontented times. Participants in a Cincinnati focus group led by Democratic pollster Peter Hart expressed their feelings toward lawmakers by drawing tombstones and broken hearts. Public opinion surveys show contempt for Congress reaching unprecedented levels. But as much as they dislike their own representatives, Democrats and Republicans hold members of the opposite party in even lower regard.
December 23, 2013 |
PHOENIX - The Lakers lost another game and generously gave another big man a career night, but Coach Mike D'Antoni didn't want to hear that any Lakers fans were discouraged. "If they're discouraged, then find another team to root for," he said testily after the Lakers lost to the Phoenix Suns, 117-90. "We're not going to give up. Are you kidding me? Discouraged? That's not even fair to these guys. " He said "Discouraged?" the same way former Indianapolis Colts Coach Jim Mora incredulously exclaimed "Playoffs?"
December 12, 2013 |
The kids are definitely not all right in Spanish-born horror-meister Adrián García Bogliano's dreadfest, "Here Comes the Devil. " Set in a harshly lit Tijuana and dusted with the juju of a thousand possession flicks, it concerns a beachgoing family whose preteen son and daughter go missing after an exploratory walk to a rocky, ominous hillside. When they mysteriously show up again, the pair exhibit an eerie absence of personality. Convinced a creepy vagrant was involved, desperate parents Sol (Laura Caro)
December 6, 2013 |
A bra that helps stop you from pigging out when you're an emotional mess. An uplifting experience? That's what Microsoft is going for with its prototype “smart bra.” A team of researchers at Microsoft developed the smart bra that comes embedded with sensors, similar to that of an EKG, that monitor a woman's heart rate to track her mood throughout the day. The aim in developing the smart bra is to track the wearer's emotional state throughout...
December 5, 2013 |
This post has been updated. See below for details. Seekers of proof of the diversity of choices available to local moviegoers need look no further than two wildly different but equally involving films on tap in the coming week. The Polish film "Aftermath" and its concern with man's inhumanity to man continues its run at Laemmle's Music Hall in Beverly Hills and Town Center in Encino. A bombshell disguised as a thriller about people grappling with a difficult past, this devastating story involves Jews and the Holocaust, yet not a single Jewish character appears on screen.