April 8, 2016 |
Harry Potter, the theme park Humanity holds its collective breath: As I write, we are mere hours away from the opening of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Hollywood on Thursday. The attraction was shown off to the rich and mighty at a red-carpet do Tuesday featuring Potter stars Daniel Radcliffe , Rupert Grint , and Emma Watson . Other guests included Steven Spielberg . They grooved to the stylings of the L.A. Philharmonic under the direction of John Williams , says the Los Angeles Times.
March 19, 2016 |
It was not so much a closely contested game as it was another series of lessons. The curriculum covered a wide range of topics - namely, passing, rebounding, executing plays and clutch foul shots at the end. They are lessons the 76ers hope they'll never forget. The Sixers played with more energy and competitiveness than in Tuesday's loss to the Brooklyn Nets. They even made things interesting late, but the outcome was all too familiar as the Washington Wizards took a 99-94 victory Thursday night at the Wells Fargo Center.
March 17, 2016 |
Finally playing as if their chance at a playoff berth was on the line, which it is, the Wizards picked up their second consecutive lopsided victory over a team just ahead of them in the standings, beating Derrick Rose's Chicago Bulls, 117-96, behind John Wall's triple-double Wednesday night in Washington. Wall, an all-star point guard, produced 29 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds, outplaying Rose, who returned after missing two games with a strained left groin and finished with 16 points and four assists.
March 2, 2016 |
Captain America is coming to Wizard World Philadelphia this June, and he's bringing the Falcon with him. And Agent Carter. And Howard Stark. Not to mention Bucky, Brock Rumlow and Dr. Abraham Erskine. Oh, yeah. And Thor and Loki. In what's shaping up already to be the biggest Wizard Philly ever, Wizard is announcing today that Chris Evans , Chris Hemsworth , Tom Hiddleston , Anthony Mackie , Hayley Atwell , Dominic Cooper , Stanley Tucci , Sebastian Stan and Frank Grillo will take over the Pennsylvania Convention Center on the weekend of June 4-5. Wizard says all are scheduled to appear on both days, except Hiddleston (Saturday only)
February 29, 2016 |
The 76ers had their chairman of basketball operations in attendance, more balance on offense, and a little more bounce in their step. But they suffered the same old result. Jerry Colangelo was in town for a meeting with coach Brett Brown and general manager Sam Hinkie. He took in Friday's game before flying back to Phoenix on Saturday. The Sixers looked sharper than in recent games, but still had critical moments when they couldn't hit a timely basket or make a stop. That's why they lost their seventh straight game and 11th in the last 12. This time it was a 103-94 decision to the Washington Wizards at the Wells Fargo Center.
February 8, 2016
In a city of straight lines and right angles, a building with diamond-shape windows is going to stand out, even if it is hidden away in a rear courtyard. For years, I've been catching fleeting glimpses of faceted windows from the edge of the Moore College of Art and Design campus at 20th and Cherry Streets and wondering how they squared with the school's rigorous International Style building facing the Parkway. That 1958 design , by H2L2, is an exemplar of the style's no-nonsense, functionalist approach.
February 7, 2016 |
WASHINGTON - Brett Brown can live with the thousands of missed shots he's seen over his two-plus seasons as the head of the 76ers. Missed defensive assignments, turnovers and brain cramps annoy him, but won't deflate the coach. There is only one area Brown won't tolerate with his young club, and that's when they fail to compete. Talent will win out most nights, and the Sixers rarely will be favored in that battle. But to give away games because of a dispirited effort, that will cost the coach more than a few nights of sleep.
October 9, 2015 |
Not everyone was overjoyed with Jahlil Okafor's impressive performance against the Washington Wizards. That's especially true of Marcin Gortat, the Wizards center who took the brunt of the 76ers rookie center's domination. "One thing is sure: He's on my list right now," Gortat told the media Tuesday after 129-95 Wizards victory at the Verizon Center. "The next four games, I'm coming, I'm coming," Gortat added. "I hope he's going to read that. I'm coming. I'm coming for him. " Gortat actually will get five cracks at Okafor.
September 30, 2015 |
SOMETIMES, good news travels slow. Although it happened on Friday, reports are just now surfacing about the $400,000 that Wizards point guard John Wall donated to Bright Beginnings, which provides educational services to homeless children in Washington. Dr. Betty Jo Gaines, the executive director of Bright Beginnings issued a statement on the organization's Facebook page: "Support from individuals like Mr. Wall, gives Bright Beginnings the encouragement to continue to provide comprehensive services for homeless children in the District of Columbia.