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March 30, 1992 |
Sometimes, it's like a jungle out there It makes me wonder How I keep from going under . . . -- Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five According to Sylvester Monroe, author of the essay "Vital Signs: the Black Male" in the book, "Songs of My People," the numbers are grim: If you're a black male between the age of 15 and 25, you are 10 times more likely to be murdered than your white counterpart.
April 9, 2009 |
Will Wright, the video game designer behind such hits as "The Sims" and "Spore," is leaving game publisher Electronic Arts Inc. after 12 years. Redwood City, Calif.-based Electronic Arts said Wednesday that Wright was departing to run Stupid Fun Club, a company he started in 2001 to develop new forms of entertainment like video games, movies and toys. "The entertainment industry is moving rapidly into an era of revolutionary change," Wright said in a statement.
November 9, 2003 |
Brian Fargo is a grown-up kids might envy. His ride to work is a black 450-horsepower Cadillac Escalade with seven video screens. His office two blocks from the surf in Newport Beach is stocked with video game consoles, classic arcade machines, free snacks and a shower so he can wash up after boogie boarding. At 40, Fargo himself would be considered a kid by most business executives. In the youth-crazed video game industry, though, he's a geezer.
August 5, 2006
Re "FDA Has a Deal for Plan B Pill," Aug. 1 Wendy Wright, leader of Concerned Women for America, said, "The person who buys the drug is not necessarily the person who will take the drug. What the Food and Drug Administration would have to consider is a foolproof plan to keep proxies from buying the drug and giving it to adolescents." Will Wright expand her moral logic of a "foolproof plan" to other items proven to be harmful to adolescents? Beer, wine and hard liquor, sugary soft drinks and food itself -- child obesity, we're told, is a national crisis.
April 11, 1991 |
DEAR SOS: Come now, your recipe for Will Wright's macaroons(SOS, Jan. 24) wasn't even close. Will Wright's macaroons were the size of vanilla wafers and had a light almond flavor. Please print something close to the above description. --PATRICIA DEAR PATRICIA: One minute, please. DEAR SOS: My mother used to take my brother and me to Will Wright's ice cream store in Pasadena for their wonderful coconut ice cream, and I too remember those macaroon cookies. I think I just might have the recipe.
April 3, 1990 |
The Harvard Lampoon will dub Steven Wright as its Comedian of the Year at a ceremony Friday. Wright joins such entertainers as Bill Cosby, Robin Williams, John Clease, Jay Leno, John Candy and Christopher Guest, who all have come to Harvard to receive humor awards from the Lampoon. Wright will be presented with his award in a ceremony after his concert at Harvard's Sanders Theater.