Christopher Wheeldon, bringing ballet to Broadway
(One can be thankful there isn't much of it.) “On the Town,” a well-deserved hit, has the benefit of comedy and a race-against-the-clock story with built-in momentum. Within a high-energy narrative, Both of Wheeldon's grandfathers fought in and ...
April 10, 2015
Drumbeats of yore
While I wait amid the rowdy banter finishing my second sandwich, pineapple and cheese this time, a friend pulls me out of the crowd, down the Badshah Ka Hazira gate and up a rickety set of staircase. In a tube-lit Its cousin, a darker-sounding one ...
April 11, 2015
Brad Faxon on round one of the Masters 4-10-15
Finished second last year finished but you get the feeling he could shoot 66 then today and just. Run away with this thing. They'd like to look real dark green on the on television and his rye grass is hard chip off than we lucked into. Lofted club ...
April 10, 2015
Grand National 2015 - expert guide to the runners
Owned by a syndicate based at a pub close to the Aintree track, this 11-year-old is having his third try in the race, having finished 14th in 2013 and 15th last year. Trained by the . A dark horse from the Irish stable of Peter Fahey, this eight ...
April 10, 2015
Lincoln's Funeral Train
In April 1865 carpenters constructed this velvet-draped bier, known as the Lincoln catafalque, to display the murdered president's casket in the building's Rotunda; its dark cloth conceals the rough pine boards they hastily nailed together. Since then ...
March 16, 2015
Ideas for your dream home, one room at a time
Floorboards on the second floor, for instance, are finished and visible on both sides. The planks were reclaimed from an old Formerly a “dark cave,” this Uplands home's foyer is now a bright space with an iron spiral staircase, inlaid floor compass ...
March 19, 2015
Fiona Hall unveils work for 2015 Venice Biennale
The camouflage-based piece revealed at the Art Gallery of South Australia is one of thousands of items she has made as part of her vast installation, which includes grandfather clocks, cabinetry, masks and even a nod to her famous sardine-tin works ...
March 24, 2015
My morning routine varies only in the way, the manner, the order I do things, not in the things I do. I wake up, check my bedside clock, and if it is any time after 5 a. m. I turn on the light that stands guard and dark during the night. I swing my legs out of bed, and now that I am a bit more creaky, I make sure that my right knee is ready for the weight of the day. Minor ablutions done I go back to my room, grab my cell phone (which is a new addition to the routine), turn off my bedroom light and use the flashlight app to go down the stairs, so I will not wake up my son who is asleep in his corner room. As I open the door to the downstairs, the cat greets me with a high purr—more like a chirp and he swirls around my legs as I make my way to the kitchen. Sometimes on the way, I veer off my path ever so slightly and turn on my laptop so it is ready for me after I finish my other little chores—the first of which is to feed the cat. He waits anxiously as I fill his dish—first with his dry food, then with a dollop of turkey and kidneys, or chicken pate, or beef chunks. Only after the cat is happily crunching away do I make the coffee. other days the coffee machine is clean and ready to go. I go with the flow. Some mornings I get it right the first time.
Prerace - . I've been wanting to get up to Boise and run one of their local races. So many of the Boise trailrunning scene come down to Utah and run my races so it was time to return the favor. I decided to run the Pickled Feet 12 Hour just as a last long run before I got out and give Salt Flats 100 another go. Salt Flats is one of my key races this year. I knew I could get at least 50 miles in 12 hours provided things went went well, and I thought even 60 was possible given my effort at Antelope Canyon a few weeks back. I always harbor fantasies of winning races, but that's all they ever are, fantasies. Also keep in mind I'm 56 years old and my "fast" days are behind me. I drove up Friday afternoon, hung out, drank beer, and ate pizza with a few Boise runners I know, watched the 100 mile, 24 hour, and 48 hour runners do their thing. Race day -. The 12 hour day race started at 6am on the dot. We started in the dark but I managed to forget a headlamp. A short section where all the runners pass each other, and a loop that the runners can choose which direction to go. When the race started I found myself in the lead. This time I felt pretty good, just dropped into an easy pace and managed to keep the lead, at least for the time being. When we reached the "Y", I went into my race leader fantasy mode and figured that all of the runners would go right.
Having escaped E-space and lost two companions in the form of K9 and Romana, the Doctor’s trip to explain how he could mislay a Time Lady to the Time Lords on Gallifrey is interrupted. Although the serial’s name doesn’t so much concern the incumbent Keeper, gate-crashing the TARDIS in his reality-warping chair like Metroid of Jack Kirby’s New Gods, but the position itself – and the envious eyes that covet it. New Beginnings On... From E-Space came the first – Adric, the precocious maths genius teen who doesn’t make the best foil for the Fourth Doctor, but who was soon to make friends in N-Space. While on Traken, the Keeper has detected evil in the family union of the benign Tremas, his soon to be wife Kassia and his daughter Nyssa, as he relates through an extended flash-back sequence much like a fairy tale. And if the idea of a galactic empire held together by universal harmony sounds too good to be true, it most certainly is. Calcified Evil The concept of the Melkur is a fascinating one, retaining a considerable amount of mystery thanks to its Henry...
China tea set made in Poland comes to US via Greece
It has an iridescent green and pink finish ... sister had the clock first, and her nephew passed it onto my husband a couple of years ago. While in his sister's possession, she had it stripped and refinished (apparently, it was painted black originally ...
April 11, 2015
Staying on the March Right Now
It provoked the thousands of us (ultimately about 25,000) who came together later to finish the ... a 26-year-old Black church deacon and military veteran killed in Marion, Alabama when he, his mother, sister, and 82-year-old grandfather attended another ...
April 1, 2015
Lincoln’s Funeral Train
The black box nestles deep beneath the U.S. Capitol ... That history isn’t so very far away: A 70-something friend of mine recalls hearing his grandfather talk about seeing the funeral cortege as a young boy in New York City. And even today, as I ...
April 1, 2015
David Cameron: Eton, Samantha and the PMQs
He had grown up listening to vignettes about his great-grandfather, Sir William Mount ... As a special adviser for the Treasury, he was pictured accompanying Norman Lamont on Black Wednesday in 1992, before switching to work for Michael Howard at the ...
April 2, 2015
Surprising and Not Surprising: Martinsville STP 500
From the first short track of the season with the grandfather clock as the trophy, here is what was surprising ... they still managed to finish in the second and third positions respectively. Brad Keselowski, on one hand, wrestled with his conscience ...
March 28, 2015
2015 Martinsville: Chevrolet NASCAR Sprint Cup Race Preview
However, few are more unique than the Grandfather Clock bestowed to the winners at Martinsville Speedway ... Paul Menard, Spencer Gallagher, Brandon Jones, Ray Black, Jr., Ryan Newman and Kevin Harvick will all make appearances at the Team Chevy stage ...
March 25, 2015