Advertisement
HomeCollectionsReal Mccoy
IN THE NEWS

Real Mccoy

FEATURED ARTICLES
FEATURES
By Kristin Eddy and Kristin Eddy,Chicago Tribune | March 18, 1998
We are tired of frozen food, dinner out of a box, meals from a package. No matter how many ways food companies devise to sell us home-style food, nothing beats the real McCoy. Think of hot macaroni and cheese, the noodles tender and the cheese sauce bubbling and yellow, not freakishly orange and powdery. Visualize a potpie that comes out of the oven with your own creative stamp on it, not Swanson's. Or a heavy pot of baked beans that has spent time sweetening up the whole kitchen, not just the microwave.
ARTICLES BY DATE
SPORTS
By CANDUS THOMSON | April 28, 2002
Last Monday, he got his hands on another gem - a 48-inch, 44 1/2 -pound striped bass. "I've been fishing the [Chesapeake] bay for 10 years and that's the biggest fish I've ever landed," he says of the fish with the 29-inch girth. "I'm still having trouble sleeping just thinking about it." The heaviest bay rockfish on record weighed 67 pounds, 8 ounces and was caught off Bloody Point in 1995. Baghdadlian, called "Johnny Bags" by his friends, was part of a charter aboard Capt. Frank Carver Jr.'s Loosen Up out of Deale.
Advertisement
ENTERTAINMENT
By Stephen Hunter and Stephen Hunter,Film Critic | September 10, 1993
Dear Film Critic;My problem is that I'm too smart. I see through everything. Everything bores me. The conversation of my colleagues is so banal that I grow hostile and have lost all my friends. My corporation is on an insane course of self-destruction, but I'm the only one bright enough to see it. The values of our society are transparent and debasing, but no one cares. I'm angry all the time. What should I do?--Restless in BaltimoreDear Restless; Bud, you've got to shave off some IQ points fast.
BUSINESS
By Adele Evans and Adele Evans,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | December 17, 2000
Anne Markstein may design contemporary fireplaces for her clients, but as for herself, she likes the "real McCoy" - wood, wood, wood. "I insisted on a wood-burning fireplace," the interior designer said. "If a fireplace doesn't burn wood, it's like sitting in front of a stove watching it cook. Wood is more fun." Markstein, who's upgrading and designing several fireplaces for clients, as well as at her own home in northern Baltimore County, says love of a fireplace taps into man's primitive roots.
ENTERTAINMENT
By J.D. Considine | May 1, 1997
Mary J. BligeShare My World (MC 11606)What makes a great soul singer? Younger listeners tend to think it has to do with vocal agility and the ability to stitch an ornate filigree around the basic fabric of melody. Older fans, by contrast, feel it has to do with emotional grounding -- the sort of gospel-schooled testimony that makes a singer's every statement seem heartfelt and believable. That Mary J. Blige is equally adept at both goes a long way toward explaining why "Share My World" is such a satisfying album.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Stephen Hunter and Stephen Hunter,Sun Film Critic | April 22, 1994
Some months ago I received a letter from a man who shall go nameless, telling me that he was sure I was right about a particularly loathsome movie called "The Real McCoy" (Kim Basinger as a bank robber) but that he would see it anyway."You see," Mr. ---- confided, with what must have been a nervous little giggle, "I simply adore Strong Woman films!"Well, Mr. ----, have I got a movie for you!Mr. ----, meet Mona Demarkov. Mona, don't you think Mr. ---- could use some discipline? Possibly it would do to tie him up, knock out his teeth and shoot off his toes?
NEWS
By Edward John Hudak | June 25, 1991
THE FIRST TIME I saw the 1946 film, "The Best Years of Ou Lives," I thought that Harold Russell was one hell of an actor. I kept saying to myself, "Wow! This guy plays a double-arm amputee like the real McCoy. I wonder how long it took him to learn how to use those hooks?"Well, it wasn't long before I found out that it took Harold Russell about as long as it takes any ex-GI who lost both arms in World War II to get used to his prostheses because he was the real McCoy. Director William Wyler hired Russell for the part of a disabled veteran, hooks and all.Many years later, when I saw Daniel Day-Lewis portray the late Irish writer Christy Brown in "My Left Foot," I said to myself, "Wow!
BUSINESS
By Michael Himowitz | October 19, 1997
OVER the next few months, 2.5 million high school seniors will apply to college. If you're one of them -- or have one living in your house -- you already know what it means to suffer through the most excruciating form of torture known to teen-agers and their families.First, you have to decide what colleges to apply to, which means figuring out which colleges meet your criteria, and which of those might want to have you as a student. You'll also need information about a little issue called paying for higher education.
SPORTS
By CANDUS THOMSON | April 28, 2002
Last Monday, he got his hands on another gem - a 48-inch, 44 1/2 -pound striped bass. "I've been fishing the [Chesapeake] bay for 10 years and that's the biggest fish I've ever landed," he says of the fish with the 29-inch girth. "I'm still having trouble sleeping just thinking about it." The heaviest bay rockfish on record weighed 67 pounds, 8 ounces and was caught off Bloody Point in 1995. Baghdadlian, called "Johnny Bags" by his friends, was part of a charter aboard Capt. Frank Carver Jr.'s Loosen Up out of Deale.
FEATURES
By Stephen Hunter and Stephen Hunter,Film Critic | August 29, 1993
As Mel Brooks might have said, It's good to be the movie critic.But it's even better to be the movie critic in the fall: You go from heaven to paradise. That's because control of the theaters is more or less recovered by the adult segment of the population, as the children are all back in school studying to get good jobs as electrical engineers or working hard to earn additional merit badges in the Scouts. Yes, indeed, there are a few "RoboCop III's" and "Striking Distances" on the docket, but there's also a film or two of some potential distinction, as, for example, new works by Scorsese, Merchant-Ivory and David Cronenberg.
FEATURES
By Kristin Eddy and Kristin Eddy,Chicago Tribune | March 18, 1998
We are tired of frozen food, dinner out of a box, meals from a package. No matter how many ways food companies devise to sell us home-style food, nothing beats the real McCoy. Think of hot macaroni and cheese, the noodles tender and the cheese sauce bubbling and yellow, not freakishly orange and powdery. Visualize a potpie that comes out of the oven with your own creative stamp on it, not Swanson's. Or a heavy pot of baked beans that has spent time sweetening up the whole kitchen, not just the microwave.
NEWS
By Paul Moore and Paul Moore,SUN STAFF | December 7, 1997
"Cagney," by John McCabe. Knopf. 439 pages. $27.50.Actor James Cagney was a man of contradictions.On screen he personified restless energy and lurking violence, but off screen he was a quiet, introspective, private man who wrote poetry, painted and backed environmental causes.In an industry known for promiscuity and excess, Cagney was faithfully married for 65 years; he avoided parties and rarely drank alcohol. He maintained lifelong personal and professional relationships with his three brothers and one sister, but his minimal contact with his adopted children eventually led to estrangement.
BUSINESS
By Michael Himowitz | October 19, 1997
OVER the next few months, 2.5 million high school seniors will apply to college. If you're one of them -- or have one living in your house -- you already know what it means to suffer through the most excruciating form of torture known to teen-agers and their families.First, you have to decide what colleges to apply to, which means figuring out which colleges meet your criteria, and which of those might want to have you as a student. You'll also need information about a little issue called paying for higher education.
ENTERTAINMENT
By J.D. Considine | May 1, 1997
Mary J. BligeShare My World (MC 11606)What makes a great soul singer? Younger listeners tend to think it has to do with vocal agility and the ability to stitch an ornate filigree around the basic fabric of melody. Older fans, by contrast, feel it has to do with emotional grounding -- the sort of gospel-schooled testimony that makes a singer's every statement seem heartfelt and believable. That Mary J. Blige is equally adept at both goes a long way toward explaining why "Share My World" is such a satisfying album.
SPORTS
By Mike Preston and Mike Preston,SUN STAFF | April 18, 1996
The concerns do not bother Texas A&M running back Leeland McElroy. Several NFL scouts had the same doubts about the Detroit Lions' Barry Sanders and the Indianapolis Colts' Marshall Faulk."
ENTERTAINMENT
By Stephen Hunter and Stephen Hunter,Sun Film Critic | April 22, 1994
Some months ago I received a letter from a man who shall go nameless, telling me that he was sure I was right about a particularly loathsome movie called "The Real McCoy" (Kim Basinger as a bank robber) but that he would see it anyway."You see," Mr. ---- confided, with what must have been a nervous little giggle, "I simply adore Strong Woman films!"Well, Mr. ----, have I got a movie for you!Mr. ----, meet Mona Demarkov. Mona, don't you think Mr. ---- could use some discipline? Possibly it would do to tie him up, knock out his teeth and shoot off his toes?
BUSINESS
By Adele Evans and Adele Evans,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | December 17, 2000
Anne Markstein may design contemporary fireplaces for her clients, but as for herself, she likes the "real McCoy" - wood, wood, wood. "I insisted on a wood-burning fireplace," the interior designer said. "If a fireplace doesn't burn wood, it's like sitting in front of a stove watching it cook. Wood is more fun." Markstein, who's upgrading and designing several fireplaces for clients, as well as at her own home in northern Baltimore County, says love of a fireplace taps into man's primitive roots.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Stephen Hunter and Stephen Hunter,Film Critic | September 10, 1993
Dear Film Critic;My problem is that I'm too smart. I see through everything. Everything bores me. The conversation of my colleagues is so banal that I grow hostile and have lost all my friends. My corporation is on an insane course of self-destruction, but I'm the only one bright enough to see it. The values of our society are transparent and debasing, but no one cares. I'm angry all the time. What should I do?--Restless in BaltimoreDear Restless; Bud, you've got to shave off some IQ points fast.
Baltimore Sun Articles
|
|
|
Please note the green-lined linked article text has been applied commercially without any involvement from our newsroom editors, reporters or any other editorial staff.