March 3, 2013 |
There's close to 40 years' worth of symmetry on "Old Yellow Moon," the new album from longtime friends and country-rock trailblazers Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell. Though it's taken until now for them to make their first full album as duet partners, the singers started out as a couple of unknowns who came together in the vibrant music scene of 1970s Los Angeles. "At one point it was just me and Rodney - two lead singers and two rhythm guitar players - sitting on the floor working up things like 'Sweet Dreams' and all these country songs, waiting for the band to show up," Harris, 65, said recently over lunch in Los Angeles with Crowell.
January 2, 2013 |
Apple will come out with its next iPhone this summer and make it available in multiple colors as well as with different screen sizes, an analyst said Wednesday. Topeka Capital Markets' Brian White said he expects Apple to launch the next-generation iPhone, which many believe will be called the iPhone 5S, in May or June, according to BGR. In addition to the current black and white options, White said he expects the new iPhone to come in pink, yellow and blue. White also said he expects the Apple smartphone to offer multiple screen sizes, though he did not specify the sizes.
December 31, 2012 |
EL PASO - USC waited two years for a chance to play in a bowl game. But based on the Trojans' performance against Georgia Tech on Monday in the Sun Bowl, it might have been wise to have postponed it another year. Georgia Tech, which needed an NCAA waiver to play in a bowl, defeated USC , 21-7, sending the Trojans to their fifth loss in six games and a 7-6 finish. TIMELINE: College football 2012-13 bowl schedule It was, perhaps, an appropriate end to a lost season that began with the Trojans ranked No. 1. On a chilly, windy day, Georgia Tech held USC to its fewest points of the season and turned up the heat on Trojans Coach Lane Kiffin.
December 29, 2012 |
EL PASO - Paul Johnson likes to keep it simple, at least on the surface. Georgia Tech's coach has run the same basic offense for nearly three decades, tinkering here, adding a few wrinkles there, though never straying far from the principles of an attack that annually produces some of the top rushing yardage totals in college football. Johnson calls it a spread option, but it includes elements of the triple option, double wing, the wing T and wishbone, morphing into what some dub the flexbone.
November 10, 2012 |
The Yellow Birds A Novel Kevin Powers Little Brown: 230 pp., $24.99 Pvt. John Bartle, the narrator of Kevin Powers' sorrowful war novel "The Yellow Birds," is a man of reason caught between the uncontrolled emotions of two men. The first is his sergeant, a severe gunslinger and molder of warriors named Sterling. Sgt. Sterling's discipline and his rage against the enemy are keeping his squad of men alive as they patrol an eerie, death-filled Iraqi landscape. Pvt. Bartle loves and hates him for this.
November 6, 2012 |
NEW DELHI - Adding to the litany of issues besetting neighboring nuclear rivals China and India, ranging from border disputes to the Dalai Lama to trade deficits, is a new one: UFOs. "Over 100 UFOs seen along China border," said a headline in Tuesday's Times of India. Indian troops guarding the often-tense 2,100-mile border between the two Asian giants say the objects seen in recent months are yellow spheres that appear to lift off from the Chinese side, slowly traversing the sky for three to five hours before disappearing.