March 6, 2012
After scoring double digits in goals in each of its first two contests - something that hadn't happened in 2011 - Princeton's offense returned to earth in a 10-8 loss to No. 2 Johns Hopkins. The No. 20 Tigers' day was exemplified by a disastrous second quarter in which the unit failed to take. Coach Chris Bates said of the team's five possessions in that period, the first four ended in turnovers. “We didn't feel like we were firing on all cylinders,” he said Monday.
October 28, 2009
Over the past decade, more and more well-made, premium-varietal wines are finding their way into the bag-in-a-box format, which practically guarantees against the ruinous effect of tainted cork. This South African blend of merlot and pinotage is one of the best boxed wines I've tasted, and its $16 price tag for the equivalent of four regular bottles works out to a great bargain. It's an explosively fruity, medium-bodied red wine with ripe plum and blackberry flavors with a hint of black pepper.
July 6, 2006
Dell's new super laptop for gaming, the XPS M1710, demolishes all but the most elite desktop systems when it comes to gaming prowess. And it's portable enough that you can tote it to LAN parties or park it on the kitchen table. While there are a few minor drawbacks with the M1710, none are stoppers. The starting price of the least expensive version of the M1710 is $2,600. The rig we tested, with a Special Edition Formula Red case that screams taste and subtle sophistication, has a considerably higher price tag ($3,875)
May 12, 2002
NEW YORK - The rapper DMX is a self-described "hood and a fiend." Put him in front of an interviewer, and things can go awry. Sarcastic responses, foul language or, worse, details about the stabbings and shootings he's been connected with over the years. Sometimes, even the hardest man in hip-hop needs a little polishing around the edges. That's where Angelo Ellerbee comes in. Ellerbee runs a charm school, though he's not too fond of the term. But it's a fairly accurate description of what he provides for some of the rap and R&B world's elite, including DMX, Mary J. Blige and Fabolous.
April 30, 2002
We are so eager to protect our children from sadness and fear that we sometimes deprive them of the very things that might give them comfort. How many of us remember our own childhoods as filled with nothing but sunny glades and babbling brooks? But for some reason, we persist in believing we can create that world for our daughters and sons. We act as though chaos and terror and rage are invaders from the outside. Sometimes they are, but just as often, those forces are generated within even the youngest of us. That's my problem with sanitized versions of classic fairy tales, and that's why I've never been crazy about the Disneyfication of Beauty and the Beast.
June 13, 2001
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - When actor Anthony Quinn died earlier this month, his family turned to Mayor Vincent A. Cianci Jr. to tell the world. It turns out Zorba the Greek and Zorba the Mayor were friends. There is little physical resemblance between the late actor and the short, stocky Cianci, but they were in many ways kindred spirits. Like Zorba and Quinn, Buddy Cianci is openly passionate about food, drink, laughter and life itself. Like the famous character from the 1964 film, he's a free spirit who has a way of dancing around the rules.