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April 15, 2006 | From Reuters
A play that skewers U.S. Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld has opened to a largely favorable welcome in New York this week, while former generals turn against him in Washington. "Stuff Happens," by British playwright David Hare, casts Rumsfeld and Vice President Dick Cheney as driving President Bush in a rush to war and portrays former Secretary of State Colin L. Powell as clashing with the others. First produced in London in 2004 and staged at L.A.'
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February 14, 2010 | Mark Heisler
Help! Er, welcome to Dallas, as the NBA's annual showcase comes to Cowboys Stadium, where 90,000, most of whom came for the parties, are expected to get a chance to see the biggest All-Star game since . . . Last year? It's hard to tell because I can't remember back that far. Oh, yeah, that was Phoenix, where Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal, playing on the same team for -- presumably -- the last time, just happened to be co-MVPs! You may have noticed that if the entire All-Star genre isn't dead, it's getting stiff fast with even the NFL's Pro Bowl now on cable.
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ENTERTAINMENT
April 13, 2005 | Don Shirley
Keith Carradine, whose previous portrayals of historical figures include Will Rogers ("The Will Rogers Follies") and Wild Bill Hickok ("Deadwood"), will play George W. Bush in "Stuff Happens" at the Mark Taper Forum, opening June 5. Among the other actors in David Hare's play about the decisions that produced the U.S.
SPORTS
July 13, 2008 | Mike DiGiovanna, Times Staff Writer
OAKLAND -- Ervin Santana threw seven innings Saturday night, and in each one, the right-hander displayed closer-quality stuff, mixing a 96-mph fastball with a vicious slider and changeup. "No doubt, he has the stuff to be one of the best pitchers in the American League, and he's been terrific all year," Angels closer Francisco Rodriguez said. "He's a power pitcher with a great slider, a great fastball. His stuff is electric." This season, it's been lights out.
SPORTS
October 30, 2004
For the Curse to be lifted, it had to be so: The Red Sox had to be the first to come back from a 3-0 deficit. They had to beat their toughest rival, and do it in their backyard. They had to sweep the best team in baseball, and beat them on their own turf. As Vin Scully said in 1988, "In the year of the improbable, the impossible has happened." Kim Goldsworthy Rosemead Now that the Red Sox have finally won the World Series, I have two requests for the Red Sox Nation: 1)
SPORTS
November 21, 2004 | Bill Plaschke
Lying down on a scorers' table in the middle of a game, another rich and lazy jock with a warped sense of entitlement, Ron Artest was everything fans hate about athletes. And we wonder why someone pelted him with a Big Gulp? Throwing that cup from the stands, another foul-mouthed fool with a warped sense of entitlement, the Detroit ticket-holder was everything athletes hate about fans. And we wonder why Stephen Jackson ran up and punched him out?
SPORTS
January 6, 2001
Chris Dufresne's Dec. 31 report on the Colt-Dolphin game was simply a superb piece of sportswriting, and the best work I've seen in your paper in a long, long time. Most remarkable was that there was not a single trace of the annoying and witless smart-alecky prose that permeates and ruins just about everything your people produce. I'm sure Dufresne will be sternly reprimanded for that. But it just goes to show it can be done, and when one such piece slips by your editors' watchful eyes, your sports section is much better for it. CHRISTOPHER NELSON Lake Forest I couldn't help but notice the Philadelphia Eagle bashing that took place by your so-called "experts" in the week leading up to their wild-card game with Tampa Bay. Robyn Norwood ranked them 11th out of the 12 playoff teams, ahead of only the New Orleans Saints, the team that knocked out the defending Super Bowl champions.
SPORTS
January 25, 1994 | BILL PLASCHKE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Dallas Cowboys were dealt the first setback of Super Bowl week Monday when their quarterback acknowledged that he can't use the NFC championship victory as inspiration. Because Troy Aikman doesn't remember it. Doesn't remember completing 14 of 18 passes. Doesn't remember throwing for two touchdowns. Doesn't remember leading the Cowboys to a 38-21 victory over the San Francisco 49ers.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 15, 2004 | John Daniszewski, Times Staff Writer
At a certain point in award-winning British playwright David Hare's newest political drama, based on the real characters and real events of the recent past, the audience is left aghast at the unreality of what is historically true. The United States is attacked. The chief author of those attacks escapes into the mountains. And the U.S.
SPORTS
April 20, 2008 | Kevin Baxter, Times Staff Writer
Ervin Santana has always had a world of talent. What he's lacked from time to time is any idea of how to apply it. Take last season. Twelve times Santana went to the mound for the Angels and delivered a quality start; 10 other times he couldn't make it through six innings. "It's a little frustrating when you can see the talent that he showed," Manager Mike Scioscia said. "And all of a sudden he's out of his mechanics for a long time and couldn't get back into it."
SPORTS
April 20, 2008 | Kevin Baxter, Times Staff Writer
Ervin Santana has always had a world of talent. What he's lacked from time to time is any idea of how to apply it. Take last season. Twelve times Santana went to the mound for the Angels and delivered a quality start; 10 other times he couldn't make it through six innings. "It's a little frustrating when you can see the talent that he showed," Manager Mike Scioscia said. "And all of a sudden he's out of his mechanics for a long time and couldn't get back into it."
ENTERTAINMENT
April 15, 2006 | From Reuters
A play that skewers U.S. Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld has opened to a largely favorable welcome in New York this week, while former generals turn against him in Washington. "Stuff Happens," by British playwright David Hare, casts Rumsfeld and Vice President Dick Cheney as driving President Bush in a rush to war and portrays former Secretary of State Colin L. Powell as clashing with the others. First produced in London in 2004 and staged at L.A.'
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May 29, 2005 | By David Hare, Special to The Times
J UST over two years ago I seemed always to be in California, taking part in the celebrations surrounding the release of the film I'd written of Michael Cunningham's novel "The Hours. " While the creative team was giving interviews and being mildly feted, more than half our minds were on rather more urgent matters: The impending invasion of a sovereign territory by the world's only superpower. I was heading for Los Angeles, by chance, on the day the bombing began. And just a few days later, I was in Row E at the Kodak Theatre for that weird Oscar ceremony at which actors and directors struggled, mostly without success, to find a tone remotely fitting to the circumstances.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 13, 2005 | Don Shirley
Keith Carradine, whose previous portrayals of historical figures include Will Rogers ("The Will Rogers Follies") and Wild Bill Hickok ("Deadwood"), will play George W. Bush in "Stuff Happens" at the Mark Taper Forum, opening June 5. Among the other actors in David Hare's play about the decisions that produced the U.S.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 11, 2005 | Don Shirley, Times Staff Writer
Exercising his last opportunity to pick a play for the Mark Taper Forum after 38 years as its artistic director, Gordon Davidson will direct "Stuff Happens," David Hare's British hit about the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq. The U.S. premiere will employ 22 actors in 96 roles. The play combines verbatim quotes -- such as the title phrase from Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld -- with imagined dialogue. But Davidson said "Stuff Happens" isn't a docudrama.
SPORTS
November 21, 2004 | Bill Plaschke
Lying down on a scorers' table in the middle of a game, another rich and lazy jock with a warped sense of entitlement, Ron Artest was everything fans hate about athletes. And we wonder why someone pelted him with a Big Gulp? Throwing that cup from the stands, another foul-mouthed fool with a warped sense of entitlement, the Detroit ticket-holder was everything athletes hate about fans. And we wonder why Stephen Jackson ran up and punched him out?
ENTERTAINMENT
February 11, 2005 | Don Shirley, Times Staff Writer
Exercising his last opportunity to pick a play for the Mark Taper Forum after 38 years as its artistic director, Gordon Davidson will direct "Stuff Happens," David Hare's British hit about the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq. The U.S. premiere will employ 22 actors in 96 roles. The play combines verbatim quotes -- such as the title phrase from Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld -- with imagined dialogue. But Davidson said "Stuff Happens" isn't a docudrama.
SPORTS
July 13, 2008 | Mike DiGiovanna, Times Staff Writer
OAKLAND -- Ervin Santana threw seven innings Saturday night, and in each one, the right-hander displayed closer-quality stuff, mixing a 96-mph fastball with a vicious slider and changeup. "No doubt, he has the stuff to be one of the best pitchers in the American League, and he's been terrific all year," Angels closer Francisco Rodriguez said. "He's a power pitcher with a great slider, a great fastball. His stuff is electric." This season, it's been lights out.
SPORTS
October 30, 2004
For the Curse to be lifted, it had to be so: The Red Sox had to be the first to come back from a 3-0 deficit. They had to beat their toughest rival, and do it in their backyard. They had to sweep the best team in baseball, and beat them on their own turf. As Vin Scully said in 1988, "In the year of the improbable, the impossible has happened." Kim Goldsworthy Rosemead Now that the Red Sox have finally won the World Series, I have two requests for the Red Sox Nation: 1)
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