June 10, 2013
By Jeffrey Goldberg Revenge is a dish best served cold. Except when it's best served hot. A few months ago, Susan Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and now President Obama's choice to be the next national security adviser, saw her chance to become secretary of state dissipate, as Senate Republicans excoriated her for, as they saw it, misleading the public about the attacks on the American diplomatic mission in Benghazi. Rice was forced to withdraw, and John Kerry was awarded the job. Now Rice will be, in effect, Kerry's supervisor.
June 5, 2013 |
Lauren Weisberger knew one thing for sure when she graduated from college: She wanted to write. "I love writing," she says by phone from the back of a New York City cab. And write she did! Within four years of acquiring a bachelor's degree in English from Cornell University, she published The Devil Wears Prada , a best-seller that became the basis of a major movie with Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway. Wonder what ever happened to Andy Sachs, the protagonist of that tale? For those who have spent the last decade itching for more Prada , the wait is over - a sequel, Revenge Wears Prada: The Devil Returns , arrives in bookstores Tuesday.
May 9, 2013 |
No. 25 in a series of 25 SETUP: The 1966-67 Philadelphia 76ers were honored in 1980 as the NBA's greatest team. They went 68-13, setting the NBA record for wins, and won the NBA championship by beating Boston in five games in the Eastern Conference finals and the San Francisco Warriors in six games in the Finals. By the end of the 1965-66 season, the 76ers were fed up with the Boston Celtics. After losing to the men in green 2 straight years, after hearing Johnny Most's effusive fingernails-on-the-blackboard voice recounting John Havlicek's 1965, Game 7 theft countless times, and having the smell of Red Auerbach's victory cigars linger throughout the offseason, the Sixers took action.
April 19, 2013
THIS [the Boston Marathon bombing] makes me sick. Aren't we tired of these reprehensible people? Someone has hurt us again. Our country has been attacked again. Even if it proves to be a single person or a group of people attacking us in remembrance of other violent attacks, they must be dealt with and punished immediately. We are too politically correct in the way we handle these terrorists. I say they must be tortured to find out the truth of who they are, who they work for and what will come next.
March 11, 2013
DEAR ABBY: During the first year of our marriage, my husband cheated on me with women from his past as well as new encounters. When I confronted him, he promised to stop. He would then call and email these women, and tell them I was checking up on him and he'd contact them later. This has gone on for years. He swears he's no longer cheating, and we have sought counseling - which I stopped because the counselor and I agreed that my husband didn't think he had a problem. I have considered revenge cheating, but it goes against my morals.
March 8, 2013 |
ATTEMPTS to impart a cool European tone to an American-style revenge saga pays slim dividends in the erratic "Dead Man Down. " It's the work of Niels Arden Oplev, director of the original "Girl with the Dragon Tattoo," and he seems to be going for something like Nick Refn's critically acclaimed "Drive" - becalmed lead performances, a slow-burn narrative puncuated by spasms of outrageous violence, a thwarted romance in the middle of it. ...
February 27, 2013 |
JVR had dreamed of his return, but his nightmare was coming true. James van Riemsdyk sat in the penalty box midway through the third period. He had held and he had hooked and he had drawn two minor penalties, and the Flyers had just cut his Maple Leafs' lead in half - into the first power play. He envisioned maybe winning the game himself; something dashing, down the left boards, late, giving the Flyers get a whiff of what they wasted. Instead, thanks to him, the Flyers whittled the lead to one. Worse, he had another 2 minutes to watch, and to wither.
January 25, 2013 |
ARKER" ROARS into a dull January and enlivens the movie landscape, and thank the action-movie gods because we needed a little something to wake us from our winter slumber. Based on a novel in a series by Richard Stark, the alter ego of the late, great Donald E. Westlake, the film is basically a heist-and-payback movie. But it's made with such skill and smarts that it stands above such eye-rolling blow-'em-up fare as Arnold Schwarzenegger's "The Last Stand," its main competition at the box office.
January 18, 2013 |
Breaking News update: ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) - Algerian official: 20 foreign hostages, including Americans, escape from their captors. More to come; the original story is below: ALGIERS, Algeria - As Algerian army helicopters clattered overhead deep in the desert, Islamist extremists hunkered down for the night in a natural gas complex they had assaulted Wednesday morning, killing two people and taking dozens of foreigners hostage in...
October 1, 2012 |
STATE COLLEGE - Recruit this. Though players and coaches said all the motivation they would need to beat Illinois was that it was the Big Ten opener, Penn State (3-2, 1-0 Big Ten) came into Champaign, Ill., on Saturday and simply throttled the Fighting Illini (2-3, 0-1 Big Ten), 35-7. After the game, coach Bill O'Brien barely shook the hand of Illinois coach Tim Beckman, who sent coaches to State College in the summer to recruit Penn State players following the NCAA sanctions levied against the PSU program.