November 14, 2010
Exactly Charlotte Coach Larry Brown , on the NBA's "Respect the Game" initiative that has resulted in controversial technical foul calls: "The respect for the game goes both ways. " 29 Archrivals Boston's Ray Allen to TNT's Craig Sager , on the Miami Heat: "We really don't like anybody. We like ourselves. " Keep that sense of humor Miami's Dwyane Wade , after Thursday's loss to the Celtics; "We're the best 5-4 team in the league.
October 17, 2010
Helping troubled kids help themselves Re "On Probation: In an earlier era, kids in the camps were treated like human beings by adults who cared about them and wanted to help them change," and "Today, federal intervention is necessary to fix intractable problems at Los Angeles County's Department of Probation," Oct. 10 It is shocking to read about the new lows in California's juvenile justice system. Fortunately, as author Sal Martinez modestly reminded us, there is something we all can do to help make an important difference in the lives of young people.
October 8, 2010 |
"Leaving" is a particularly bleak love story, a film from France that's as interested in making points about the repressive nature of society as it is in celebrating a relationship between two people. Given that one of the two people is played by Kristin Scott Thomas, who gives an involved performance as a married woman suddenly bowled over by her fervor for another man, there are things in this film to hold our interest. But anyone looking for characters as truly human and sympathetic as those in this year's "Mademoiselle Chambon" will be looking in vain.
April 11, 2010
SERIES Extreme Makeover: Home Edition: NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon pitches in to help a young couple caring for the wife's younger siblings in this new episode (8 p.m. ABC). Masterpiece Classic: The anthology series offers a new adaptation of "The Diary of Anne Frank" (9 p.m. KCET). Life: The multi-part nature series bugs out with an all-insects episode (9 p.m. Discovery). The Tudors: The sexy period drama starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers as King Henry VIII returns for another season (9 p.m. Showtime)
March 20, 2010 |
"Dancing With the Stars" kicks off its 10th season Monday night on ABC, and a familiar face will be on hand. Brooke Burke, who won the Season 7 competition with partner Derek Hough, returns not for another crack at a title, but to share hosting duties with Tom Bergeron. Burke, a mother of four who lives in Malibu with actor-singer David Charvet, admits she hasn't been on a dance floor since her Season 7 triumph ("I mean, where are you going to go ballroom dancing in L.A.?"), but she knows how to stay busy.
November 8, 2009 |
With news of drug-related violence and H1N1 flu in the headlines, tourism to Mexico has plummeted. But the truth is the violence is largely regional and the swine flu is no longer confined to here. Many places in Mexico are inexpensive, kid-friendly and sunny. Here are some of my family's recent favorites. Sayulita, Nayarit Once a fishing village, Sayulita has become a haunt for surfers, bohemians and vacationers who want to avoid the crowds. It's just an hour's drive from Puerto Vallarta on Mexico's west coast.