October 18, 1998 |
Several weeks after advance copies of Elliott Smith's XO were mailed to critics and radio programmers, the singer-songwriter was seized with the inspiration for a new song. He knew it fit into XO, but where? Slowly it dawned on him, simultaneously horrifying and exhilarating: The only way to go was to overhaul the way his collection of songs unfolded. "It was a good opportunity to shuffle things," recalls the 29-year-old Smith, whose acoustic "Miss Misery," from the Good Will Hunting sound track, was nominated for an Oscar this year.
February 15, 2004 |
Choose one. Mathematics is: (a) Colorless, a black and white soup of numbers. (b) Cold, with below-zero emotional components. (c) Humdrum squared. (d) Mystical. Vibrant. The essence of life. If you selected a, b or c, you might consider surgery on your left brain. Less drastic would be a trip to the Stedman Gallery at Rutgers University in Camden. There, 31 math artists have assembled 71 artworks designed to stimulate and amaze math-jaded individuals alongside intellectuals.
January 18, 2012
VIDEO See the game-winning sequence and the celebration.
September 15, 1995 |
Ryan Sittler and Chris Herperger (48) mixed it up during a scrimmage at the Flyers' training facility in Voorhees, N.J. They started with gloves, but lost them during the hugging sequence and eventual takedown.
September 21, 2012 |
Sequence 8 Through Sunday at the Merriam Theater. Tickets: $20-$55. Information: 215-413-1318 or www.livearts-fringe.org Folks in Montreal know a thing or two about the circus. The hometown of Cirque du Soleil has also produced the troupe called 7 Fingers, which this week is performing Sequence 8 , one of the most fantastic, memorable Live Arts/Fringe shows I've ever seen. It had its U.S. premiere Tuesday night before a packed house at the Merriam Theater. Sequence 8 seamlessly blends circus arts with modern dance and hip-hop in a family-friendly array of acrobatic feats reminiscent of Olympic gymnastics.
July 23, 1992 |
Pro-spinach, yes. Pro-choice, apparently not. Queens artist Bobby London, who draws the daily "Popeye" comic strip, says he was told last Friday by King Features, which syndicates the comic, that he is being fired for submitting a sequence in which Olive Oyl asserts her right to choose. A spokeswoman said King Features has no comment on whether London is being dismissed. King sent a letter Monday to newspapers that carry "Popeye" - less than two dozen - withdrawing that sequence and calling it "inappropriate for the family-oriented 'Popeye' strip.
March 31, 2003 |
In the stupid computer game to which I devote myself as the world hurls itself at war's impersonal fires and bright-faced youths in fatigues show their lucky charms, sometimes the cards deal in ways that make winning hard. More often, I can't prevail because I've failed in previous moves to make the most of a chain of choices, a question of skill, not chance. I tell myself the play teaches me something since I'm getting better at winning, and often I think not just about the sequence of moves, sequence of numbers; I think about plenty and lack the will to stop; I think of the last candlelight vigil, faces bent above the flames, the several marches, the signs, all the possible moves people like me have made, and hunt for fives or sevens - whatever I need.
November 13, 2009 |
It's hard to imagine Jared Hess, the auteur behind Napoleon Dynamite and Nacho Libre , taking his deadpan nerd fantasies further than Gentlemen Broncos. Where do you go after rocket-propelled deer statuary, cyclops warriors in golf carts, and Mike White with a dubbed Irish accent? A sad-sack portrait of a home-schooled aspiring fantasy scribe (Michael Angarano) whose weekend at a writers' camp turns into a twisted tale of plagiarism and movie adaptation rights, Gentlemen Broncos is less about intellectual property than it is about introverts spreading their wings - or their stag antlers.
April 15, 2010
NEWARK, N.J. - Devils coach Jacques Lemaire didn't bring it up until he was asked by a reporter. He wasn't complaining, not exactly. He was merely telling a reporter what he believed he saw - that is, that the Flyers had too many men on the ice during the sequence when Mike Richards scored their second goal in their 2-1 victory over New Jersey. "It was too many men at a certain time," Lemaire said. "It was up to be called. You know, this game goes fast. There's a lot of things going on. Sometimes you're missing it, and nothing you can do. I did miss it myself when it happened.
August 5, 1998 |
Monday, the USA Network began weeknight reruns, in sequence, of two campy, clever, syndicated action series: "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys," starring Kevin Sorbo, at 6, followed at 7 by its distaff spinoff show, "Xena, Warrior Princess," starring Lucy Lawless. Not only are they being repeated for the first time since appearing in syndication, but the best part is how they're being repeated: sequentially. It may not seem to be a big deal - for decades, sitcoms and most dramas could be (and were)