May 5, 1991 |
Outside Resurrection Gym, in a fierce East Los Angeles neighborhood, a young man named Pepe emerges from a car. Pepe is looking for a fight. But this kid carries no gang affiliation. Not a single tattoo mars his body. No red or blue or green bandanna is knotted around his head. The young man is Pepe Reilly, and the only fight he is looking for is inside the gym, inside the boxing ring and within the rules. His weapons will be a pair of heavily padded fists.
August 12, 2013 |
Social media play a starring role in “News Night With Will McAvoy,” Episode 15 of HBO's “The Newsroom.” ACN financial reporter Sloan Sabbith (Olivia Munn) is devastated when nude pictures of her appear on a “revenge porn” site. She initially claims the photos are fake - her head on someone else's naked body - but admits the truth when company president Reese Lansing (Chris Messina) confronts her with damning evidence. “It's me. I lied. I'm sorry,” says mortified Sloan.
February 16, 2014 |
WASHINGTON - The legal campaign for marriage equality is picking up speed, moving at a pace that has surprised even longtime advocates and increasing the likelihood of a definitive Supreme Court test as early as next year. Efforts by some lawyers to plan a careful strategy for which cases to push forward to the high court have largely been put aside amid a rush of lower-court rulings striking down bans on same-sex marriage. The most recent came Thursday in Virginia, the first such ruling in the South.
April 13, 2001 |
It's one of the greatest stories ever told: A baby is found in a basket adrift in the Egyptian Nile and is adopted into the pharaoh's household. He grows up as Moses, rediscovers his roots and leads his enslaved Israelite brethren to freedom after God sends down 10 plagues against Egypt and parts the Red Sea to allow them to escape. They wander for 40 years in the wilderness and, under the leadership of Joshua, conquer the land of Canaan to enter their promised land.
September 6, 2012
Taylor Swift's pop-rock makeover with "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" has become a runaway late-summer hit. The single, in just three weeks of availability for purchase, has sold more than 1 million downloads. With an additional 253,000 downloads purchased over the last week, the single has sold almost 1.2 million digital copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan. Swift's latest is the top-selling digital single in the States this week, easily holding court over Maroon 5's "One More Night," the latter of which sold 193,000 copies and also just cracked the million download threshold.
August 28, 2004
Ben Wasserstein's Aug. 24 commentary, "You Can Report, but We Will Decide," is just another piece of he said/she said in the inconsequential debate over Sen. John Kerry's war record. Kerry is not going to be a sailor ever again, so even if I were a Kerry supporter (or President Bush, for that matter), looking at his war record is completely irrelevant. What is relevant is Kerry's voting record since that time. As a "leader" of the people, Kerry voted to go to war, then voted against funding the soldiers and the war effort.
November 19, 2009 |
Fresh off her triumph at the Country Music Assn. Awards, Taylor Swift has netted a deal to create a line of greeting cards. American Greetings Corp. Chief Executive Zev Weiss says Swift's abilities as a storyteller and songwriter make her a natural for writing cards that will appeal to all ages. The company said Tuesday that cards, gift wrap, stationery, online greetings and other related products overseen by Swift would begin appearing in the spring. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
August 24, 1991 |
The story goes that any 18th-Century worshiper who snored during the sermon at St. Patrick's Cathedral here was in peril of waking to find Jonathan Swift looming above him in his pulpit. It's a legend worthy of the author of "Gulliver's Travels," and may well be true. The pulpit, mounted on wheels, is still in the cathedral. So is Swift. Swift is buried beneath the floor near the southwest porch, where everyone goes in and out, many of them drawn to Swift.