September 22, 2013 |
Carolyn Cassady, the lover of Beat Generation author Jack Kerouac and the wife of Kerouac's road companion Neal Cassady, the "Dean Moriarty" of Kerouac's 1957 novel "On The Road," died Sept. 20 in a hospital near her home in Bracknell, England. She was 90. Her friend Estelle Cimino, co-owner of the Beat Museum in San Francisco, confirmed the death to the Associated Press. No cause of death was given. The Beat Generation, which included Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, William Burroughs and Michael McClure, were a close-knit...
September 19, 2013 |
Bodybuilders are a peculiar bunch. They're extraordinary physical specimens, driven to sculpt their legs, biceps, shoulders and glutes into chiseled masses of impenetrable muscle. Point a camera at them, though — as writer-director Vlad Yudin does for the engaging documentary " Generation Iron " — and these intimidating mountains of taut flesh reveal themselves to be charismatic, funny, passionate and totally aware of the unusual nature of their chosen lifestyles. As narrator Mickey Rourke puts it, "They're in a...
September 17, 2013 |
Not content with being a beloved geek icon and a social media superstar, "Star Trek" actor George Takei is about to take on new frontier: bringing next-generation tech to an older set of Americans. Takei is taking his own love of tech, and his distinctive voice, to the Web, where he's anchoring an AARP series devoted to teaching older people about industry's latest innovations. The series, "Takei's Take," which premieres Tuesday on YouTube, will have 12 episodes and air every...
September 13, 2013 |
They pulled all-nighters. They worked weekends. The young advertising copywriters at the Draftfcb advertising agency in California had landed a big account, but it wasn't a car company or fast food chain. It was the federal government. Smokey Bear, a character in some of the government's most iconic public service ads, needed a makeover, a re-invention, maybe a new personality. "This was just this awesome, huge honor," said Eric Springer, chief creative officer at Draftfcb Springer Southern California.
September 7, 2013 |
In early January, my 2 1 / 2 -year-old son and I began having a daily running dialogue about Robert Griffin III , and at that moment, I first realized how one player could transcend not just a sport but every conceptual target-market audience of a network or advertiser. "Daddy, RGIII got a boo-boo?" Yes, he did. "What happened?" He was playing the game, but his knee hurt. He had to fall down so he didn't get tackled. "But, but . . .
September 5, 2013 |
An electrical fire shut down power at Prince George's Hospital Center in Cheverly Thursday night, forcing the hospital to use emergency generators and to stop taking in new patients from ambulances, county fire officials said. No injuries were reported and the hospital was not evacuated. Firefighters found three transformers ablaze in a boiler room on the hospital's campus power plant in the 3000 block of Hospital Drive about 8 p.m., said Asst. Fire Chief Alicia Francis. Pepco...