June 25, 2005
I have a great idea for a new name for the Ducks. Call them the Anaheim Angels. That name is not being used any more. Tom Simmerman Fullerton
January 30, 2013
New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez has already admitted to using performance-enhancing drugs from 2001 to 2003. But now A-Rod is said to be one of several people who received PEDs from a now-closed Florida clinic as recently as last year, according to a report Tuesday by the Miami New Times. A spokesman for Rodriguez has denied the report. Writers from around Tribune Co. discuss whether the Yankees should try to find a way to void the slugger's hefty contract and if such an attempt would be successful.
April 8, 2009 |
Once boxing's heavyweight division put its ear to the ground 12 years ago, it hasn't been heard from much since. That ear, of course, belonged to Evander Holyfield, who, somewhat pathetically, continues on. The piece of Holyfield's ear went to the canvas when Mike Tyson bit it off. Tyson, who, somewhat pathetically, still hangs around the sport, achieved the near impossible. He sickened millions of boxing fans who assumed they couldn't be.
May 24, 2013 |
A mother and daughter anxiously scan the aisles of an Israeli supermarket. They're not looking for fresh produce but rather a clandestine glimpse of a young man a matchmaker has proposed as a potential husband for the daughter. The mother's eye is practiced as he comes into view - "You're going to do a lot of laundry" - but the daughter is delighted. At least for now. Thus begins "Fill the Void," a transfixing, emotionally complex Israeli drama that won the Venice Film Festival's lead actress award for Hadas Yaron.
October 5, 2012 |
Painting, especially abstract painting, is an inescapable metaphor for the human body. A canvas is a skin stretched taut over a skeleton of stretcher bars. Paint applied to the surface records humanity's condition at any given period in time. At the Museum of Contemporary Art, that condition is pretty grim in a new exhibition of older abstract painting. "Destroy the Picture: Painting the Void, 1949-1962" compellingly surveys an art of creative destruction in the generation following the unspeakable cataclysm of World War II. The void isn't what it used to be. During the war and its immediate aftermath, global civilization stared straight into the abyss.
June 27, 2009 |
Into the void of boxing without Oscar De La Hoya steps Oxnard's Victor Ortiz. Like the now-retired Golden Boy, Ortiz, 22, is poised for national attention at a young age. He doesn't have the platform of the Olympics, but Ortiz is headlining an HBO-televised main event today at Staples Center against Argentina's knockout specialist Marcos Rene Maidana (25-1, 24 KOs) for the interim World Boxing Assn. junior-welterweight title.