February 11, 1993 |
Three years ago, Tiger seemed destined to join the ranks of dancehall reggae's flash-in-the-pan stars. The distinctive growl and manic delivery of the Jamaican deejay, who headlines the first night of the three-day "Bob Marley Birthday Celebration" Friday at the Long Beach Arena, took Jamaican music by storm in 1986.
November 20, 2012 |
Ang Lee's "Life of Pi" asks that we take a leap of faith along with a boy named Pi Patel and a Bengal tiger named Richard Parker as an angry ocean and the ironies of fate set them adrift. Their struggle for survival is as elegant as it is epic with the director creating a grand adventure so cinematically bold, and a spiritual voyage so quietly profound, that if not for the risk to the castaways, you might wish their passage from India would never end. There are always moral crosscurrents in Lee's most provocative work, but so magical and mystical is this parable, it's as if the filmmaker has found the philosopher's stone.
November 2, 2013 |
The first Breeders' Cup race of the day was filled with controversy and heartbreak. She's a Tiger beat Ria Antonia by a nose to seemingly win the $2-million Juvenile Fillies race Saturday at Santa Anita. But the stewards flashed the inquiry sign having seen She's a Tiger, with Gary Stevens aboard, lug out in deep stretch and make contact with Ria Antonia. About 10 minutes later the results were reversed with She's a Tiger was dropped to second. The move was met with much displeasure with the crowd as a 5-1 horse was supplanted an entry that 32-1 horse, meaning much fewer winning tickets.
March 31, 2007
After Tiger Woods won the CA Championship, fellow golfer Geoff Ogilvy said Tiger is "good on Bermuda, good in wind, good in no wind, and good on bent grass." Let's face it: Tiger's also good on water, because he's the only golfer who can walk on it. PAUL STEINBERG Irvine
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 7, 2008 |
The executive director of the San Francisco Zoo has stepped down almost six months after a tiger there killed a teenager and injured two others. A statement from the zoo says Manuel Mollinedo, who led the San Francisco Zoological Society since 2004, will retire. Mollinedo and zoo staff were criticized after a tiger escaped and killed 17-year-old Carlos Sousa Jr. It was later revealed that the wall around the tiger's pen was 4 feet lower than the industry standard. The society's board said in its statement that it "greatly appreciates his efforts and wishes him well in his retirement."
September 16, 2012 |
Stormdancer The Lotus War Book One Jay Kristoff St. Martin's/Thomas Dunne: 336 pp., $24.99 With its geisha girls in gas masks and canvas blimps spewing black exhaust as they chug across the sky, "Stormdancer" paints a vivid picture of a decrepit, steampunk Japan. It's startling to witness a country that so reveres nature presented in such an environmentally compromised position, as it is in the kickoff to Jay Kristoff's "The Lotus War" series. But it's this inventive juxtaposition that makes "Stormdancer" such a thrilling addition to the increasingly tired yet continuously expanding dystopian scene.