Expansion to Vegas worth the gamble
Certainly, amid the cacophony of sight and sound that is the Las Vegas Strip, among the endless neon and constant motion and commotion of this city that knows nothing of "Last call" or "Time to go home," you'd be hard-pressed to find one little sign ...
December 8, 2014
Things go better with Coca-Cola? In this home, yes
Plexiglass protects a wall covered with Coca-Cola ads torn from the pages of Life magazine and National Geographic, providing a backdrop to silver-trimmed tables and chairs. Brygger's collection contains cookie jars, countless tins, lots of clocks ...
November 27, 2014
AL leads NL 5-3 after 6 innings, as Jeter jogs off
Target Field, a $545 million, limestone-encased jewel that opened in 2010, produced an All-Star cycle just eight batters in, with hitters showing off flashy neon-bright spikes and fielders wearing All-Star caps with special designs for the first time ...
July 14, 2014
Wrigley is still the star
CHICAGO -- Democracy, like baseball, doesn't have a clock. I think I came up with that gem around the third hour of a five-hour landmark committee meeting at City Hall on Thursday. A meeting in which one Commission on Chicago Landmarks member asked ...
July 12, 2013
The Fighting Life: Live Blogging All 4000 Miles of B/R's 'MMA Roadtrip 2014'
"The Road" is a concept that has fascinated American writers for more than a century. Where western expansion—and later the railways—captivated great minds long before asphalt came into existence, the idea of following the winding ribbon to unknown ...
January 6, 2014
$500M in Wrigley upgrades OK'd
CHICAGO -- The Chicago City Council on Wednesday approved a $500 million renovation plan for the 99-year-old Wrigley Field, including a massive left-field LED scoreboard and a large neon right-field sign. to have the guaranteed advertising revenue ...
July 24, 2013
The last best contender
Then the pupil, who was 16 at the time of that 2007 fight, turns his head to address De La Hoya, the hero he'd cheered on television, the icon whose golden boy posters still adorn a peeling white wall in his hometown gym. "Do you want me .. He can ...
September 3, 2013
Leading down to Marylee Brygger’s basement, a sign above the door reads, “Yes, we’re open. ” At the flip of a switch, track lights with red domes illuminate a Coca-Cola wonderland. When Brygger and her husband moved into the Morningside condo 10 years ago, they committed to the theme right down to the black-and-white tile floor. Plexiglass protects a wall covered with Coca-Cola ads torn from the pages of Life magazine and National Geographic, providing a backdrop to silver-trimmed tables and chairs. Brygger’s collection contains cookie jars, countless tins, lots of clocks, handcrafted airplanes made from Coca-Cola cans, plates, plush polar bears and more. Above the kitchenette counter, her last name is spelled out in red neon lights – a surprise from her husband. The Coca-Cola collectibles capture the spirit of so-called simpler times. “It’s the era I grew up in, the best era ever. Brygger and her husband visited a mining town in the Colorado mountains. They went into a little junk shop, and Brygger found a vintage bottle-shaped door handle. Even though it might not be an authentic Coca-Cola product, it’s her favorite piece.
CHICAGO -- Democracy, like baseball, doesn't have a clock. I think I came up with that gem around the third hour of a five-hour landmark committee meeting at City Hall on Thursday. A meeting in which one Commission on Chicago Landmarks member asked who would own the signs the Cubs were begging, I mean proposing, they put up at Wrigley Field. "Well, they could lease the sign out," the commission member said. In any event, the commission unanimously approved a massive left-field LED scoreboard and a large neon right-field sign, the two key revenue drivers in Tom Ricketts' group's $300 million plan to renovate Wrigley Field. The commission also approved a "master sign plan" that will guide future advertising as the Cubs feverishly try to take in revenue. Commission member Jim Houlihan kept referring to the signage list as a buffet. This meeting followed a specially called June session where the commission gabbed and gabbed and unanimously approved the rest of the Cubs' plans to enhance and transform the still-quaint ballpark, most notably their plans to move several outfield... The process isn't over -- there are still planning and zoning boards to meet with, and some alterations on the plan have to be formally made -- but it's pretty clear the Cubs are going to get the concessions they desire in order to start a...
While the motivations have varied from scribe to scribe, the tie that binds them all is the quest for some greater understanding of themselves and the world that moves swiftly around them. Cormac McCarthy used such a theme to craft a Pulitzer Prize winning work of the same name in 2007 as he used the road to address the complexities of the relationship between a father and son as they attempted to survive in a post-apocalyptic world. The road is an ever-changing environment and the vehicle that carries us along the path has to be catered to. The intricacies of this process provides a constant education as we become better equipped to understand and deal with the world around... Where both of those works have affected me in ways that are difficult to put into words, no book has sparked my mind more than Jack Kerouac's On the Road. I was given the book by my free-spirited, borderline hippie English teacher in high school because she saw something in me she believed the book would connect with.
Gorgui Dieng bobbles pass from Ricky Rubio before hitting game-winner to beat Rockets
It was a wild night in Minnesota. The Timberwolves are wrapping ... game that came down to the final possession. As the clock was winding down, Ricky Rubio lobbed a pass in to Gorgui Dieng after drawing two defenders on the screen and roll.
April 12, 2014
Holland Bar Stool Clk19MinWld Minnesota Wild 19 Inch Neon Clock
Clk19MinWld Minnesota Wild 19 Inch Neon Clock belongs to NHL Collection by Holland Bar Stool Our neon-accented Logo Clocks are the perfect way to show your team pride. Chrome casing and a team specific neon ring accent a custom printed clock face ...
December 10, 2013
Holland Bar Stool Minnesota Wild Hockey Rink Mirror
Minnesota Wild Hockey Rink Mirror belongs to NHL Collection by Holland Bar Stool The perfect way to show your team pride, our hockey rink mirror displays your team's symbols with a style that fits any setting. With it's simple but elegant design ...
December 10, 2013
Special Edition Penguins Neon Clock On Sale Now
The Penguins Foundation supports youth initiatives throughout the region, including youth hockey. The 20-inch classic neon clock, manufactured in Perryopolis, PA, was created exclusively for the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation, and features the very first ...
November 10, 2011