Kyrie Irving, the point guard for the Boston Celtics, is a dazzling basketball player, one of the best in the world. On this, there is very little debate — and certainly not from me, a lifelong Celtics fan. His ability to creatively dribble the basketball is so singular that The Boston Globe found last year that video game makers had trouble duplicating it. He can handle the ball, but can he act? Irving is about to have a very different skill tested for a mass audience: He is the star of the coming feature film and branding vehicle, “Uncle Drew,” based on a series of viral commercials that Pepsi developed in 2012 and that Irving wrote and directed. He plays a virtually unrecognizable senior citizen who used to be a street basketball legend. Tiffany Haddish, Nick Kroll and Lil Rel Howery also star, along with other basketball luminaries like Shaquille O’Neal, Reggie Miller and Chris Webber. The film is due June 29. Irving, a West Orange, New Jersey, native, is … [Read more...] about Kyrie Irving doesn’t know if the Earth is round or flat. He does want to discuss it.
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The brain surgeon walked out of the operating room, made eye contact with me and motioned for our family to huddle in a more quiet hallway.We all remember hearing him say the words "primary brain tumor."The operating team had quickly frozen a sliver of my husband’s brain and delivered it on a slide for the waiting pathologists to analyze.It had been two months since my husband, Grady, collapsed from a seizure on our living room floor. In those months, doctors speculated it could be complications from the flu or encephalitis. Now, a look through the microscope revealed the cells at the root of the mystery and a diagnosis we didn’t want to contemplate: Cancer.In those first moments after the biopsy, the doctors couldn’t tell us everything just yet. We would need to wait another few days for the full pathology report.Part 1: Wife chronicles husband's cancer journey »That analysis gave a name to our monster: anaplastic astrocytoma.This type of tumor is aggressive. It … [Read more...] about Brain cancer: Words no one wants to hear
Sections Skip to content Skip to site index A Word With The comic, who’s back with a special about her family happiness, is relieved she’s no longer “tied to such a negative person,” a.k.a. Louis C.K. Tig Notaro says there’s a reason Louis C.K. had supporters: “It’s fame and power that people are blinded by.” Credit Graham Walzer for The New York Times Supported by ByCara Buckley May 18, 2018 The name of Tig Notaro’s new Netflix comedy special, “Happy to Be Here,” could be taken as sarcasm given her ups and downs over the last year. Ms. Notaro made headlines last fall for swinging hard at her most famous champion, Louis C.K., in an episode of her lauded Amazon series, “One Mississippi.” It featured a male boss masturbating in front of a female underling, the very act that Louis C.K., an executive producer of the show, would end up being accused of and admitting to. Then in … [Read more...] about Tig Notaro Doesn’t Want to Hear About Disgraced Men Coming Back
Let’s say that Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts caves in to public pressure and invites Sammy Sosa back to Wrigley Field. There’s no doubt that 40,000 fans will give the former slugger the kind of reception you’d expect Jesus to get at his Second Coming, with the same cheers and tears but with more spontaneous healings. To those prone to that type of Sammy worship, a question: What will you be cheering for? Will it be the 545 home runs he hit as a Cub, many of them fueled by something other than natural strength and excellent eyesight?Will it be his lovable personality, the one that people only noticed because he was hitting all those artificially produced home runs? Will it be to forgive him for fooling you? Will it be to forgive yourself for falling for such a phony? Or will it be to forgive him for refusing to ask for forgiveness for using performance-enhancing drugs? What will you be cheering for? Here’s the answer: You’ll be cheering for drugs. You’ll … [Read more...] about If you want to cheer for Sammy Sosa at Wrigley, you want to cheer for a lie
With Breanne Deppisch and Joanie Greve. THE BIG IDEA: Get ready for Macron-mania. Donald Trump was the first president since Calvin Coolidge, a century ago, not to welcome a foreign leader for a state visit during his first year in office. Fifteen months into his presidency, Trump is finally rolling out the red carpet for French President Emmanuel Macron. The country’s tricolor flag is flying all over downtown, and three days of events are planned in the capital city. After Macron lands this afternoon, the presidents and their wives will take a helicopter to Mount Vernon, George Washington’s home, for a sunset dinner on the terrace overlooking the Potomac. Trump and Macron will meet one-on-one tomorrow morning in the Oval Office. Vice President Pence will host a lunch for Macron at the State Department, and he will tour Arlington National Cemetery. The state dinner is Tuesday evening. “In a break with tradition, Trump invited no Democratic members of Congress or … [Read more...] about The Daily 202: Macron wants to be Trump’s buddy. Can it last? Five flash points to watch.
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Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Insider: Colts' Frank Reich doesn't want to hear about rebuilding The Indianapolis Colts are rebuilding their roster with draft picks, but coach Frank Reich has every intention of winning now. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Subscribe Today Log In Subscribed, but don't have a login? Activate your digital access. Stephen Holder, [email protected] Published 12:48 a.m. ET April 1, 2018 CLOSE Reich discusses his stance on playing aggressive. Stephen Holder CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN COMMENT EMAIL MORE ORLANDO – Feel free describe the Colts’ current status however you … [Read more...] about Insider: Colts’ Frank Reich doesn’t want to hear about rebuilding
For Chris Christie, the final question on a potential 2016 bid is: "Do I want to do it?" The New Jersey governor has said he'll decide whether to join the already-crowded field of candidates vying for the Republican nomination this month as New Jersey wraps up its legislative session. But he's still weighing what is in his heart. "I go through all the different factors that I need to consider. And when I'm done, I check that off and I move to the next factor. And the factor I'm down to now, John, is do I want to do it? Do I want to do it? In my heart, is this something that I really, absolutely want to do?" he told "Face the Nation" host John Dickerson. Christie spoke with Dickerson from New Hampshire, where he had participated in a roundtable discussion with residents to talk about drug rehabilitation. Despite the growing movement to legalize one drug, marijuana, Christie pledged that he would reverse course on the federal government's permissiveness towards states that have done … [Read more...] about Christie’s last question on 2016: “Do I want to do it?”
Silverdocs Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email Enlarge this image Marketa Irglova and Glen Hansard in The Swell Season, which opened the Silverdocs festival Monday night. Silverdocs hide caption toggle caption Silverdocs Marketa Irglova and Glen Hansard in The Swell Season, which opened the Silverdocs festival Monday night. Silverdocs Consider the discontented viewer. We live in this hypothetical person's golden age, when the complaints he used to share with patient friends can now be shared with the entire online world, and they may even make their way to the eyeballs of the creators of the entertainment he's so angry about. Unsatisfying season finale? Terrible third act of a movie? Too much lens flare? Tweet, tweet, tweet! I'm convinced that we have so many methods of conveying resistance that they feed resistance itself, and while we resist bad performances and continuity errors and tragic hair, what we often resist the most in enjoying works of … [Read more...] about How Documentaries Tell Stories We Don’t Want To Hear
I was on a Delta flight yesterday, and they ran the old in-flight safety video. It was funny, once; now it's ordinary. We're so easily bored. Today they've released a new one Rad, it is. Rad indeed. Embedding YouTube at the top of the post borks the blog for some reason, so it's at the bottom. BTW, from the comments it appears that the man with the DEVO hat is, indeed, a member of DEVO. And of course that's the real ALF. CAB WARS Uber under siege, that’s the story this month. Uber seems to get under the skin of some writers and thinkers who want a tightly regulated cab market, perhaps because such a thing previously spawned wise-cracking cabbies who were also compassionate and brave, wore a cap, and reminded you of the way Bugs Bunny talked. I can’t see any other reason to get attached to the current model. You can understand the drivers’ position, as the Times story lays out: Peter Ashlock drove a cab in San Francisco for 10 years in the … [Read more...] about Airline makes a safety video people want to see