August 14, 2004 |
Tyrannosaurus rex endured an enormous teenage growth spurt, according to a study published Thursday in the journal Nature that provided the first explanation of how the giant dinosaur evolved to be so huge. Based on yearly growth rings in 67-million-year-old fossil ribs and pubic bones, the researchers determined that T. rex gained 70% of its 6-ton adult weight from age 14 to 18, putting on more than 4.5 pounds per day. The huge carnivore usually died before it reached 30. "We now know that T.
August 1, 1986 |
Rex of Newport has reopened after a lengthy remodeling, and if you're an old-timer with this place, what you'll want to know about is the new dining room. It's slick-looking, basically in the same gaslight era-style as the rest of Rex--painted globe chandeliers, satin wallpaper on the ceiling, dark wood--but cleaner and sharper.
May 16, 2013 |
We got another dog right away. That wasn't the plan. But back in March, less than two weeks after Rex died and when I still had faint bruises from digging my fingers into my forehead amid uncontrollable sobs, I signed us up to "foster" a Saint Bernard mix that had been rescued from a crack den. It was a classic rebound move, but the unbearable silence of the dogless house was too much to take. You don't realize how much a dog's presence defines the contours of your home until, in its absence, the walls seem to relocate themselves.
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August 27, 2005 |
Dinny the roadside dinosaur has found religion. The 45-foot-high concrete apatosaurus has towered over Interstate 10 near Palm Springs for nearly three decades as a kitschy prehistoric pit stop for tourists. Now he is the star of a renovated attraction that disputes the fact that dinosaurs died off millions of years before humans first walked the planet.
December 6, 2012 |
A playful paean to a movie genre and a prolific career, Ernest Borgnine's valedictory feature is a spaghetti western with a heavy helping of cheese. "The Man Who Shook the Hand of Vicente Fernandez" won't be more than a footnote to his life's work, but it is evidence that even at 94, and even in flat surroundings, the late actor possessed undeniable screen magnetism. As with Will Ferrell's "Casa de Mi Padre" this year, the wonderfully spoofy opening-credits sequence promises more genre subversion than the film delivers.
August 23, 2002 |
With "The Chateau," writer-director Jesse Peretz comes up with enough fresh twists to the ugly American vs. surly French confrontation to sustain this delightfully bittersweet culture-clash comedy. If what's funny is frequently hilarious, then what's nasty truly stings, and the film is honest enough not to tie up everything with a ribbon. Everyone by the end emerges wiser, though not necessarily friends.