November 28, 2013 |
Russian President Vladimir Putin paid a visit to Sochi on Thursday and proclaimed that organizers are ready to host the 2014 Winter Olympics. Pretty much. "Almost everything has been done," Putin told the Ria Novosti news service. "But when I say 'almost' I mean some things still need to be polished.” Among the facilities requiring more attention is the 40,000-seat Fisht Olympic Stadium, which will be the site for the opening and closing ceremonies. "Some of the equipment should be installed and additional preparation work should be finished,” Putin said.
February 23, 2011 |
People suffering from depression usually can find an antidepressant that works for them -- even if they have to try more than one. But how long will the drug continue to work? Here's an online discussion about the long-term effects and other aspects of these drugs. A panel at a live Web chat Thursday (noon EST, 11 a.m. CST, 9 a.m. PST) is to include Dr. John Goethe, director of the IOL Research and Depression Initiative at Hartford Hospital; Dr. Surita Rao, department head for behavioral health at St. Francis Hospital; and Andrew Winokur, director of the Neuropsychopharmacology Treatment, Research and Training Center at the University of Connecticut.
April 6, 2012 |
After enjoying a streak of good news on the jobs front, President Obama's reaction to the disappointing March job report was measured and quick. Obama made only a passing reference to the report on Friday, as he addressed a White House forum on women and the workforce. The president seized on bright spots - a slightly lower unemployment rate and the 120,000 new jobs -- and then qualified his optimism. “But it's clear to every American that there will still be ups and downs along the way and that we've got a lot more work to do,” Obama said.
November 26, 2012
If you missed Monday's Google+ Hangout, "NFL Slam with Mark and Sam", you missed a good one. Mark Thompson and Sam Farmer tackle a host of topics, one of the more intriguing ones being whether Oregon Coach Chip Kelly's up-tempo offense can work in the NFL. Farmer told Thompson that he has his doubts. With the following questions to be answere: How do you protect the quarterback? The quarterback is much more exposed in Kelly's type of system, particularly when he's carrying the ball.
July 5, 2013 |
"Material Reflex," a tight introduction to Sonya Clark's work at the Craft & Folk Art Museum, centers on the evocative and provocative power of hair. This isn't new territory. Others have taken on hair as an integral marker of African American identity, especially: Think of Lorna Simpson's attention to hairstyle and wigs; Kori Newkirk's use of beads, synthetic hair and pomade; Alison Saar's casting of hair as roots, branches, vessels, connective currents. Clark, whose heritage is African American, Caribbean and Scottish, shows quite poignantly that even if familiar, the territory is not exhausted.
February 18, 2013 |
The Golden State Warriors released a statement from former Lakers All-Star and general manager Jerry West regarding Jerry Buss, who died on Monday. “This is an extremely sad day for me," said West. "As I have said many times, I have been blessed to work for Jerry Buss, the most successful owner in basketball history. His incredible commitment and desire to build a championship-caliber team that could sustain success over a long period of time has been unmatched. "With all of his achievements, Jerry was without a doubt one of the most humble men I've ever been around.
August 8, 2012 |
Andy Reid returned to work Wednesday, the day after the funeral of his 29-year-old son, Garrett. The Philadelphia Eagles coach told reporters it was "the right thing to do. " "My son wouldn't want it any other way," Reid said. "He loved the Philadelphia Eagles.” Garrett Reid, who had battled drug addiction and had served time in prison and halfway houses, was found dead Sunday morning in his dorm room at Lehigh University where he was serving as an assistant to the Eagles' strength and conditioning coach at training camp.
February 8, 2013 |
LA JOLLA -- The more punches Adrian Gonzalez throws, the louder the former boxing champion's voice becomes. "I don't feel 230! I don't feel 230!" Chris Byrd shouts, his arms wrapped around a heavy bag. Gonzalez, the Dodgers' 230-pound first baseman, continues punching. Byrd continues barking. "Drive the right hand through!" Byrd orders. "Let's go! Ten seconds!" To prepare for spring training and the upcoming baseball season, Gonzalez turned the garage in his 11,000-square-foot home into a makeshift boxing gym. Byrd, 42, a retired fighter who twice won versions of the world heavyweight title, comes to visit once a week.
August 3, 2012 |
Watching"Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry"is like experiencing a thrilling unfinished symphony: The story is enthralling, but it's not over, and there's no telling where it's going. Which makes what we see on screen all the more involving. Though he was named the most powerful artist in the world by ArtReview, Chinese provocateur/human rights activist Ai is simply a boldface name to most people, someone whose life and significance we are only vaguely aware of. Alison Klayman's documentary, a Sundance award winner, definitively changes that.