September 9, 2013 |
UCLA begins a difficult week of practice Monday, preparing to play Nebraska while mourning Bruins receiver Nick Pasquale. Pasquale, 20, died early Sunday morning when he was struck by a car. The Bruins football flag at Spaulding Field was at half-mast Monday, and handmade signs were placed outside the practice facility to honor Pasquale. “Play For Each Other. Play For Your Brother.” “We Love You Nick. Rest In Peace.” UCLA players and assistant coaches will not be allowed to conduct interviews with the media this week, team officials said.
September 9, 2013 |
Nebraska Coach Bo Pelini reached out to UCLA on Monday, a day after Bruins walk-on wide receiver Nick Pasquale was struck by a vehicle and killed. During his weekly news conference, Pelini said, “I speak for everybody associated with the University of Nebraska in offering our condolences to Nick Pasquale and his family [as well as] UCLA and everyone associated with their program dealing with the tragedy that they are dealing with,” Pelini said. Pasquale died early Sunday morning.
September 9, 2013 |
A day after UCLA receiver Nick Pasquale died after being struck by a vehicle, the Bruins went back to work preparing for Saturday's game against Nebraska - while remembering their popular teammate. Players patted two handmade posters attached to the fence at Spaulding Field, one reading "Play for each other, play for your brother," the other, "We love you Nick. " The practice facility's UCLA football flag was at half staff. Linebacker Eric Kendricks , who wears No. 6, walked onto the field with a "3" taped to his jersey to honor Pasquale, who wore No. 36. Coach Jim Mora became annoyed with a television technician who was speaking loudly into a cellphone during Mora's weekly news conference.
August 16, 2013 |
"What we need is an army of the kind. " Cleveland Amory Kindness One, my trusty motorcycle with the sidecar, has already transported me from Los Angeles to the cornfields of Nebraska. In truth, though, it is not Kindness One that has been doing the heavy lifting. It's the people I've met along the way. People have filled the bike with gas, fed me and opened their homes on these first legs of my around-the-world journey that began Aug. 10. I have no money, no food, no place to stay, relying on the goodness in others to help me on my journey.
August 12, 2013 |
Bo Pelini's expertise has always been defense. Says who? "Pelini's expertise has always been defense," his official Nebraska biography reads. He played safety at Ohio State, coached linebackers in the NFL (Green Bay, New England), was defensive coordinator at Nebraska in 2003 and co-defensive coordinator at Oklahoma in 2004, and directed Louisiana State's defense to the 2007 Bowl Championship Series title. The Tigers finished No. 3 in total defense that season, and Nebraska was so impressed with Pelini it hired him. Pelini knows defense, so believe him when he says of this year's Nebraska team: "I really like our offense.
July 17, 2013 |
An Indiana doctor will be extradited to Nebraska to face murder charges in the killings of three adults and an 11-year-old boy, which authorities have described as retaliation to his firing from an Omaha medical school in 2001. Illinois State Police arrested Anthony Garcia during a traffic stop on Monday. He had a .45-caliber gun and appeared to be intoxicated, police said. An Omaha police task force linked Garcia to the May killings of Creighton University pathology professor Roger Brumback and his wife, Mary.
July 12, 2013 |
When Hollywood began transitioning from black-and-white films in the early 1960s, the director Vincente Minnelli had a simple, dismissive reply to those who questioned the shift. "Color," he said, "can do anything that black-and-white can. " A half-century later, a significant group of filmmakers begs to differ. Don't look now, but the black-and-white movie is making a comeback. Long after the form fell out of vogue - and in an era when many big-budget studio films pack the screen with saturated candy colors and in-your-face 3-D effects - indie filmmakers and even the occasional studio-movie veteran are turning to the monochromatic.
May 26, 2013 |
CANNES, France - The hometown favorite won big time at the Festival de Cannes on Sunday night as France's "Blue Is the Warmest Color" walked off with the Palme d'Or. In a highly unusual step, jury president Steven Spielberg announced that the prize was given not only to director Abdellatif Kechiche ("The Secret of the Grain"), as is traditional, but to co-stars Adèle Exarchopoulos and Léa Seydoux as well. Both actresses were in tears by the time they reached the stage. The sexually explicit story of a young woman discovering desire and herself, "Blue" was the great favorite of French critics but divided English speakers, who called it everything from voyeuristic to the gold standard for lesbian romances to a three-hour Sundance movie in French.
May 24, 2013 |
CANNES, France -- Older actors have been playing crotchety geezers since the days of radio. But very few have done it with the gusto and honesty of Bruce Dern in “Nebraska,” the black-and-white Alexander Payne dramedy that is shaping up as one of the breakouts of this year's Cannes Film Festival. As Woody Grant, a retired Montana mechanic who has settled into a kind of leave-me-alone stasis, Dern plays one of the more memorable older characters to grace the screen in a long time.
May 23, 2013 |
Alexander Payne's new movie, “Nebraska,” premiered at the Cannes Film Festival to largely favorable yet occasionally qualified reviews. The film focuses on an aging resident of Montana (Bruce Dern) who's convinced he's won $1 million in a sweepstakes and is determined to travel to a prize headquarters in Omaha to collect. His son (Will Forte) agrees to drive him, taking a side trip to the small Nebraska town where his father was born. PHOTOS: Cannes Film Festival 2013 Here's what some top critics thought of the film: Todd McCarthy in The Hollywood Reporter : A strong sense of a vanishing past holds sway over an illusory future in "Nebraska," Alexander Payne's wryly poignant and potent comic drama about the bereft state of things in America's oft-vaunted heartland.