May 21, 2011 |
President Obama and Europe were bound together during his first two years in office by the global economic downturn and the collective effort to resolve it. But the dominant themes of the president's European tour, set to begin Monday, highlight how much the world has changed over that time. As he enters the second half of his term, security issues, in South Asia and the broader Middle East, have replaced the economy as the chief shared interests of the world's wealthiest and most powerful allies.
April 9, 2013 |
Diana Damrau, one of the finest coloraturas of her generation, finally came to Washington National Opera on Monday night. It was not exactly the debut one might have hoped for, not on the main stage and not in her typical repertory. Still, in a recital of largely ethereal German and French songs, the German soprano showed herself a gifted storyteller, set against the evanescent backdrop of arrangements for harp played by Xavier de Maistre. Many hearts leaped into many throats when...
May 6, 2013 |
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. — About the only thing Fred Couples and Colin Montgomerie had in common was a golf swing they could trust for a lifetime. Couples became the first American to reach No. 1 in the world and won the Masters by a blade of grass that kept his ball from trickling into Rae's Creek. Montgomerie found fame on the European Tour, where he won the Order of Merit a record seven times in a row, though he never won a major, a glaring hole in his credentials. Couples...
May 16, 2013 |
BERLIN — It probably wasn't the reception Barbie was hoping for at the start of her European tour. Feminist protesters burned a doll on a cross and left-wing demonstrators shouted "pink stinks" at the Berlin opening of a life-sized Barbie house Thursday. They far outnumbered Barbie fans who came to see the Mattel toy's fictional Malibu home. Security guards swiftly ejected the protesters from the site, which is tucked away behind socialist high rises, railroad tracks and a shopping...
January 23, 2013
NHL 7 p.m. Montreal at Washington » Comcast SportsNet, WJFK (106.7 FM), WFED (1500 AM) 7 p.m. New York Rangers at Philadelphia » NHL Network NBA 8 p.m. New York at Boston » TNT 10:30 p.m. Los Angeles Clippers at Phoenix » TNT MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 7 p.m. Purdue at Michigan » ESPN 7 p.m. Tennessee at Mississippi » ESPN2 7 p.m. LIU-Brooklyn at St. Francis (N.Y.) » Fox College Sports 7 p.m. Virginia Commonwealth at Richmond » CBS Sports Network 8 p.m. Virginia at...
April 20, 2013 |
Charley Hoffman's quick start gave him a two-shot lead over U.S. Open champion Webb Simpson after three rounds of the RBC Heritage in Hilton Head Island, S.C., on Saturday. Hoffman had four birdies on his first five holes to shoot a bogey-free 5-under-par 66 and keep out front at 11 under on a windy, cool day at Harbour Town Golf Links. Simpson also didn't make a bogey on the way to a 65. Kevin Streelman shot a 69 and was alone in third at 8 under. The round started with 91 players making the cut, tying...