| Jul 18, 2013
Five most interesting teams
1. Pirates: They haven't had a winning season since 1992 but might be the best team in the majors right now. They have pitching, defense and enough hitting with Andrew McCutchen, Pedro Alvarez and Starling Marte. Manager Clint...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 6:17 PM
1. Cardinals (2): They entered last week two games behind the Pirates and ended it tied for first place in the NL Central. Played just well enough to sweep the Marlins.
2. Tigers (4): Vaunted lineup was clicking last week — 49 runs in seven...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 9:04 AM
"Captain Phillips" is a Tom Hanks movie. It is also a Paul Greengrass movie, and the cinematic tumult director Greengrass adroitly captures and sustains in the service of a narrative has a way of keeping his stars unmoored — in a good way —...
| Mar 18, 2013
| 7:28 AM
The Hypocrites' cheeky production of W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan's "The Pirates of Penzance," a two-time hit in Chicago and also at the American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge, Mass, has added another regional notch to its belt.
Sean Graney's show...
| Jan 26, 2013
| 3:28 PM
If they hadn't been able to hit a baseball, Paul and Lloyd Waner probably would have made their living in cotton in their hometown, just east of Oklahoma City. But, man, could those guys hit.
Lloyd, known as Little Poison, hit .316 for his career...
| Jan 18, 2012
No. 28 Pirates: 3rd in a series counting down to spring training. Next: Padres.
While it may not be enough to soothe the pain of 19 consecutive losing seasons, Pirates fans at least have someone to blame. That would be Pedro Alvarez, or perhaps Greg...
| Dec 3, 2012
| 2:31 PM
A few innovative theaters have started offering child care somewhere in their building. But for its outrageously enjoyable and inclusive new take on "The Mikado," The Hypocrites upped the ante in a way that would have made old W.S. Gilbert and Arthur...
| Feb 25, 2012
Hollywood loves comeback stories. Will SOPA/PIPA be one of them? The anti-piracy bills that were working their way through Congress with Hollywood's blessing got tanked by a massive online campaign — petitions, website blackouts, even T-shirts. From...
| Aug 10, 2013
| 3:46 PM
With seven weeks left in the season, we're about to round the quarter pole and head for home. Here is some of what I have come to believe:
•The most likely World Series outcome is Tigers over Dodgers in a terrific matchup, with Detroit favored only...
| Aug 11, 2013
The most likely World Series outcome is Tigers over Dodgers in a terrific matchup, with Detroit favored only because it would have home-field advantage.
No team has been better the last couple of months than the Dodgers, who turned things around in...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 1:29 PM
I don't own a crystal ball, but I sometimes pretend I do for professional reasons. This is one of those times, if you will indulge me.
Based on the latest vibrations coming my direction, I expect to see the Twins call a news conference sometime in the...