October 29, 2004 |
If you're reading this today, they were wrong. The Boston Red Sox won the World Series and the world did not end. The apocalypse, certain to be upon us as soon as the Red Sox tampered with the time continuum and the forces of nature by sweeping the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday night for their first World Series championship since 1918, never happened. Boston did not vaporize. Buildings around Fenway Park were not reduced to rubble.
January 18, 1987 |
From August through October, 1983, Hockney set himself the task of drawing a self-portrait virtually every day. All of the works on these pages are charcoal on paper. "They were drawn mostly early in the morning," he says. "I noticed if you did this they were always different: Not only did you have different expressions, you also had totally different moods and feelings, and that affects your mind. I realized that your mood is reflected in the way you draw the lines and marks.
September 20, 2001 |
The seats were far from full and the play was as ragged as expected in an early preseason game. But sports returned to New York City on Wednesday night, as welcome a sight as any in the past 10 days of sadness. The New York Rangers defeated the New Jersey Devils, 6-1, but the story was simply that two hockey teams and about 6,000 fans came out to Madison Square Garden on Wednesday night. It was the first event of any kind in the Garden since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11.
June 29, 2004 |
For the 138,000 Americans in uniform and thousands of civilians under contract here, it was personal. Troops such as Rick Smith, a Phoenix homicide detective on reserve duty in the Marines, felt their chests tighten Monday as word of the early transfer of authority spread across bases and outposts. They looked across a hazy, sand-swept horizon. Americans shed blood here. And sweat and money. Now they gazed out ... to behold what? In Baghdad, the U.S.
April 8, 2003 |
The image that tipped the balance for Arabs came Sunday when their television screens showed American tanks rolling through Baghdad, the ancient, noble city that has been a source of pride. In the small butcher shop that Asad Burgan, 37, runs in an affluent Amman neighborhood, the television tuned to the Arab-language news outlet Al Jazeera flickers all day, and Burgan keeps looking over his shoulder nervously to see the screen. "It's been terrible the last 24 hours.