September 6, 2013 |
THE ROSTER is set. The film has been broken down to within an inch of its life. In 3 days, the Eagles will finally take the field for a regular-season game with the most interesting college coach to hit the pros since Steve Spurrier. Here is a look at what Chip Kelly faces over the next 17 weeks: Week 1 - Monday at Washington, 7:10 p.m. (ESPN) Kelly is so giddy for his debut, he mistakenly flies the team all the way to Seattle thinking he is playing at former conference rival University of Washington.
August 23, 2013 |
NICK APOSTOLU thought his eyes were betraying him. There before him, amid the squalor, lived a family in a squat, gutted home. It looked as if someone dropped a bomb on the place. There was no electricity. No running water. None of the most minimal essentials we take for granted daily. It's when Apostolu, a human 6-5 1/2, 305-pound bulldozer, went to work. Most Division I-caliber football players spend their summers building themselves up to attract heavier interest from major schools.
July 31, 2013 |
Summer of '42 - the musical? The well-remembered but not-exactly-classic film would not seem to cry out for song, since so much of it was seashore scenery and long, dialogue-free passages except when its teenage characters berated themselves for all the dopey things they say. Yet the musical exists, and opened over the weekend at the Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope, having originated roughly a decade ago, though its Off-Broadway presence reportedly...
July 12, 2013 |
"TWO AND A HALF MEN" is so crude now, it's probably not "must see" TV for social conservatives. Next season, however, the sitcom may become a favorite of the Parents Television Council. It's adding a lesbian. The Los Angeles Times reports that partly as a replacement for half-man Angus T. Jones - who publicly bashed his own show as "filth" last year - the CBS hit is going to add a recurring and possibly permanent lesbian character named Jenny. She's the 21-year-old illegitimate daughter of Charlie Sheen 's character, the late Charlie Harper.
June 26, 2013 |
SANFORD, Fla. - Several times in six months, neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman called police to report suspicious characters in the gated townhouse community where he lived. Each time, when asked, he reported that the suspects were black males. On Tuesday, the judge at Zimmerman's murder trial in the killing of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin listened to those five calls and weighed whether to let the jury hear them, too. Prosecutors want to use them to bolster their argument that Zimmerman was increasingly frustrated with repeated burglaries and had reached a breaking point the night he shot the unarmed teenager.
June 3, 2013 |
NEW YORK - Jean Stapleton, 90, the stage-trained character actress who played Archie Bunker's far better half, the sweetly naive Edith, in the groundbreaking 1970s TV comedy All in the Family , has died. Ms. Stapleton died Friday of natural causes at her home surrounded by friends and family, her children said Saturday. Little known to the public before All In the Family , she costarred with Carroll O'Connor in the top-rated CBS sitcom about an unrepentant bigot, the wife he churlishly but fondly called "Dingbat," their daughter, Gloria (Sally Struthers)
April 26, 2013
Allan Arbus, 95, an actor best known for his recurring role as the caring psychiatrist who ministered to shell-shocked surgeons and troops on the TV series M*A*S*H, died Friday at his home in Los Angeles, his family said. The cause was complications of congestive heart failure, his daughter Arin said. As psychiatrist Sidney Freedman, a role in which he appeared throughout the long-running series, Mr. Arbus was so believable that M*A*S*H star Alan Alda later said he long assumed the actor had expertise in the field.
April 23, 2013 |
One in a series of articles getting you ready for the U.S. Open at Merion, June 13-16. SO, 2010 U.S. OPEN champion Graeme McDowell, what did you know about Ardmore's Merion Golf Club before you played it last year? "[Ben] Hogan, 1 iron," he said, with a sheepish smile. "That's it. " He's likely not alone. The Open hasn't been back to Merion - which has hosted more USGA events (18) than any other venue, most recently the 2009 Walker Cup - in 32 years. That means there's an entire generation of players and fans who really don't know much about the course that was ranked sixth (up one spot)
April 10, 2013 |
NEW YORK - Cookie Monster stands accused of shoving a 2-year-old. Super Mario was charged with groping a woman. And Elmo was booked for berating tourists with anti-Semitic slurs. Times Square is crawling with entrepreneurs who dress up as pop-culture characters and try to make a few bucks posing for photos with visitors to the big city. But some characters are unlike anything you've seen on Sesame Street or at Disney World. They smoke, they use foul language, and they can be aggressive.
March 22, 2013 |
This is a huge day. The Catholic Church of the Dark and Middle Ages printed festival days and saint's days in red ink. Thus the term red-letter day , meaning any day of special import. Well, import this: It's the birthday of Twitter, which first went live on March 21, 2006. Creator Jack Dorsey, who'd thought Twitter up in 2001 but hadn't actually created it until just that day, sent the first self-inputted (that is, nonautomated) tweet message: "inviting coworkers. " OK, it's not "Mr. Watson, come here, I want to see you" (what Alexander Graham Bell is said to have said in the first telephonic message, to his assistant, Thomas Watson)