September 2, 2005 |
There's a scene in Steve James' entertaining documentary "Reel Paradise" in which John Pierson, a pioneering independent film producer's rep, aptly compares himself to Allie Fox, Harrison Ford's bespectacled, slightly mad visionary in the Paul Schrader-Peter Weir adaptation of Paul Theroux's novel "Mosquito Coast." Both men uproot their families from the relative luxury of middle-class America to pursue a dream of tropical nirvana -- Honduras for the Foxes, Fiji for the Piersons.
October 13, 2006 |
Whenever the topic of the war in Iraq comes up most people go out of their way to say that they "support the troops," whatever that's supposed to mean. "The War Tapes," arguably the most vital and eye-opening documentary yet made regarding the United States' current military entanglement, follows three National Guardsmen from New Hampshire as they are deployed to Iraq for one year.
October 9, 1995
* Story Editor: Kit Rachlis * Project Coordinator and News Editor: Steve Mitchell * Contributing News Editors: Les Dunseith, Frank Farrar * Art Director: Tom Trapnell * Graphics: Chris Erskine, Michael Hall, Victoria McCargar, James Owens.
December 7, 1997
Pacific Christian shot 55% from the field and made 40 of 46 free throws in a 119-107 victory over Menlo for seventh place in the Redlands Tournament Saturday at Redlands. Center Steve James had 24 points and 12 rebounds to lead Pacific Christian. Menlo's Lamont Ramsey led all scorers with 36 points.
November 8, 1997
In any other country, Sunday's World Cup qualifying match, in which the United States earned a precious point against Mexico by playing brilliant defense for two-thirds of the match after having one player sent off, would have been the sports story of the day. But few Americans will have seen their national team taking a step closer to the World Cup finals next year in France because the game was not even on national TV. (It was shown on Spanish-language Univision.)...
November 21, 1998
Andrew Cheney and Brett Lucas of UC Irvine defeated Cory Guy and Simon Chen of UC Santa Barbara to advance to the doubles quarterfinals of the Southern California Intercollegiates tournament Friday at the Los Angeles Tennis Club. Cheney and Lucas, who won 8-6, play Brandon Kramer and Jong Minle today. In nonconference men's basketball: Montana State 84, Concordia 73--Guard Josh Giles scored 22 points for Concordia (2-2).
October 19, 1994 |
Basketball is not just a game. The quintessential city sport, played with reckless passion on random patches of concrete, it classically offers a way out of poverty for its best players, but there is more. When it's used right, basketball can also provide a way in for those who have the wit to use it, a chance to dramatically combine the excitement of competition with a provocative look at the complexities of urban life. And "Hoop Dreams" certainly does it right.