July 5, 2005
THE SUPREME Court rules that marijuana is still not legal, so the abuse of the cool drug of the hippie generation comes back to haunt the boomers. They were hopheads, joint freaks, but it was a fun drug in the '60s. So now that their kids are older and cooler, they have graduated to new drugs, Oxycontin, crack, heroin. You name it, they can get it. Forget about a beer and a cigarette, that's not cool. See what you've taught them? Now that we have a positive use for pot, we can't do it because of the abuse of the past.
April 12, 1987 |
They gathered in hot, stuffy rooms and watched with fascination as videotaped tornadoes, in fast-forward fury, leveled farmhouses in places like Wichita Falls, Texas, and Oshkosh, Wis. Most of the spectators were people who work outdoors, as farmers, firefighters, sailors or police officers. They were there during their spare time yesterday, fanning flushed faces in un-air-conditioned rooms in the William J. Green Jr. Federal Building, while they trained for unpaid duty with the U.S. government.
July 2, 2010
(Xbox 360) Ruffian Games, Microsoft $59.99 Let's face it, when Crackdown debuted in early 2007, the main draw was getting that Halo 3 beta key contained in the game. What many didn't know when they first played this game of superhero cops vs. various criminal elements of Pacific City was that it offered hours and hours of fun from performing feats such as hopping from rooftop to rooftop and throwing cars around the city as if they were Frisbees. Well, Ruffian Games doesn't need the Halo brand for increased interest this time around; the game easily stands on its own. Crackdown 2 finds its fair city under the plague of a virus that is turning the population into freaks.
September 16, 2001 |
The lion's share of this season's entertaining new series turn up on Fox, which has finally ditched the marauding lions, killer cows and assorted other deadly home-video trash that used to decorate its prime time. The top five new series: 24 (Fox, Tuesdays, 9 p.m.) Since its unveiling in May, this high-tech spy thriller has rightfully been the buzz of the industry. Each of its 24 episodes covers one hour in a busy day in the life of the country's head counterterrorist. He's supposed to stop the assassination of a presidential candidate.
February 20, 1997 |
It was a lot to ask of an audience. On the day its long-awaited third album, Secret Samadhi, hit stores, Live began a sold-out tour on Tuesday with a show largely devoted to Samadhi material. The mysterious chords of the opener, "Unsheathed," set the tone: This wouldn't be an evening of hits. The York, Pa., quartet seemed intent on showing the Tower Theater the breadth of its latest creation, even if most of the audience was hearing the songs for the first time. It followed "Unsheathed" with a new epic called "Rattlesnake," the dramatic "Freaks," and "Turn My Head," a doleful ballad that's sure to be a single.
January 25, 1991 |
So your mate, roommate, parents, children, boarders and probably even the cat and the dog are going to be glued to the tube Sunday night for the Super Bowl, and you not only couldn't care less about football, but you'll absolutely scream if you hear one more mention of a "blitz" or a "stunt" or a "run and shoot. " Getting away from the game probably means getting out of the house. Renting some videos is out because in all likelihood, the football freaks will commandeer the television with the VCR for the duration.
October 24, 2003 |
GOOD BOY! Nice little movie about a boy (Liam Aiken) and the outer-space terrier who clues him in to secret life of dogs. (PG) B INTOLERABLE CRUELTY. Gold digger (Catherine Zeta-Jones) meets match in divorce lawyer (George Clooney). Some bright moments, but doesn't match level of talent. (R) B- KILL BILL: VOL. I. Killer (Uma Thurman) survives assassination, gets revenge. Two hours of cartoon violence, either cool or dull, depending on your age. (R) CLOST IN TRANSLATION. Has-been star (Bill Murray)
March 24, 2000 |
This week, we're gonna party like it's 1994, the year I spent almost all of my spare time at the Khyber, when I used to have love and hope about this thing called indie rock. My more scholarly and old-school friends will tell me that 1994 wasn't so special, but it was my year to be young, foolish and unjaded. This week, Sub Pop is responsible for the lion's share of the worthy shows, since they returned to doing what they do best: releasing quality scuzz rock. Most of the offerings on their current roster are of Nirvana or Mudhoney quality, but unfortunately, we don't live in a Nirvana world anymore.
July 25, 2000 |
His jersey was teal instead of the familiar green and gold, but that did little to disguise Reggie White on his first day as a Carolina Panther. The largest crowd this training camp turned out yesterday in Spartanburg, S. C., to catch a glimpse of the NFL's career sacks leader. Fans crowded against the fence and children chanted, "Reggie! Reggie!" "To see No. 92 out there in our colors, I caught myself looking over there two or three times and saying, 'Wow, there's Reggie White in our uniform,' " quarterback Steve Beuerlein said.
October 31, 1991 |
All is darkness. As the black slowly lightens, we see that we're in a cave and that a tiny fire flickers in the distance. We can barely make out figures huddled about the flame. Slowly we move toward the brightness. As we get closer, we see that the figures are prehistoric women and men wearing animal furs. At the sound of a distant howl, they respond as one, leaning closer to the fire. We move in close to a grizzled face, its left eye sealed shut beneath thick scar tissue. At the sound of another animal cry, the good eye seems to blaze, then squint.