| Jan 21, 2015
| 6:53 PM
Who would have thought that the humble lute, that kindest and most gentle of stringed instruments, would dare tread on the gnarly landscape of acoustic rock? Grammy-nominated lutenist Ronn McFarlane, that's who, and he's out to prove it with his...
| Jan 22, 2015
| 6:50 AM
For most writers, publishing a first novel is a professional milestone unlikely to be matched by anything that came before. Not so with the multifaceted Miranda July, whose debut novel, "The First Bad Man," is just one more highlight of a career that...
| Jan 10, 2015
THE PLAYER Broadly speaking, games today are becoming easier to play. New formats, such as mobile and downloadable titles, are […]...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 5:45 PM
PASADENA, Calif. — Running off at the typewriter …
Believe me, I get it that Florida State is not well-liked and the nation's sports fans gleefully celebrated about the Seminoles getting pummeled by Oregon in the Rose Bowl, but the piling...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 6:20 AM
The Choice (and remember, death is not an option): Jay Cutler or Brandon Marshall?
As the Bears search for a new general manager and coach at the same places all the popular kids shop -- so far that luckily hasn’t included Saskatchewan -- the...
| Dec 9, 2014
| 2:42 PM
Poor Cam Newton. Poor Cam Newton's fantasy football owners.
Newton had his best game of the season against the New Orleans Saints (226 yards and 3 touchdowns passing, 83 yards and a touchdown rushing) and then on Tuesday afternoon, he suffers two back...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 1:23 PM
Sportsmanship is for football players. Psychological warfare is for fantasy football players.
Don't get me wrong, you want to win your league's championship without resorting to underhanded tactics like, I don't know, asking to borrow your rival's...
| Dec 13, 2014
| 2:51 PM
Have you noticed?
Late in this NFL season, a sophomoric sense of humor seems to be creeping into the staid, conservative league. Consider:
•The fun began with St. Louis Coach Jeff Fisher last Sunday during the coin toss preceding the Rams' game...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 12:57 PM
DeMarco Murray broke his hand. Aaron Rodgers broke your heart. And the worst part is, the carnage probably isn't over.
I'm talking about something I like to call the "Playoffcalypse," fantasy football's annual playoff acolypse," where up is down and...
| Dec 5, 2014
Ho, Ho, Ho(dor)! It's the time of year for geek-friendly holiday shopping. Whether you're shopping for fans of “Game of Thrones,” “Star […]...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 3:04 PM
This is it. Championship week. Congratulations if you've made it this far in your fantasy football playoffs.
My condolences if you fell short. A lot of fantasy coachces who looked like sure bets heading into Week 15 found themselves on the outside...