Bad Behavior Caused a Lack of Referees. Covid Made It Worse.

The 13-year-old players in Cincinnati were pulling their opponents’ jerseys throughout the entire game. Rhiana Garcia raised her flag repeatedly, making a foul signal. But one coach had trouble with his assignment that October night in 2020. His insults to Rhiana, who was 14 at the time, intensified throughout the match; She said she accused …

‘Bad Guys’ Review: Grinning Up To The Bank

a old joke among animation lovers That the difference between Pixar and DreamWorks is a matter of conceptual vision: Pixar movies tend to be wildly original achievements of creativity and imagination, while DreamWorks movies are often about anthropomorphic animals grinning at them doing pretty standard human things. There’s even a popular term for the sarcastic, …

Diego Maradona: Football’s Brilliant Tortured Bad Boy

MARADONABoy. Vaccine. God.by Guillem Balague “Gods don’t retire,” Eduardo Galeano once said of Diego Maradona, “no matter how human they are.” Desperate Maradona thought of doing just that. Traveling on a world tour with Argentine club Boca Juniors and collapsing under the pressure of becoming a sudden star, he was only 20 years old when …

Even Margo Jefferson Gets Stuck in Bad Suspense Sometimes

What was the last great book you read? Han Kang’s 2014 historical novel “Human Acts” and Osip Mandelstam’s 1925 memoir “The Noise of Time”. Can a great book be poorly written? What other criteria can overcome bad writing? While narration and vision are exciting, language can be cumbersome or overdone. And artfully constructed pompous language …

March Madness: Villanova Above Michigan Despite Bad Shooting

SAN ANTONIO — With a six-point lead in a game that felt closer with eight minutes to go, Villanova was patient and precise. Players jammed the ball in and around the Michigan defenders, waiting for the ideal scoring opportunity. Finally, Villanova’s veteran guard in a red shirt, Caleb Daniels, caught the ball in the paint …

Hollywood Is Betting Big On A Bad Entrepreneur

“I’m not a bad person,” says Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg (Jesse Eisenberg) at the end of his 2010 movie “The Social Network,” which describes the cultural backlash to young tech billionaires. Zuckerberg’s thoughtful lawyer (Rashida Jones), an invented character who largely serves to judge Zuckerberg’s personality, reassures him that he doesn’t think he’s an asshole: …

William P. Barr’s Good Donald Trump and Bad Donald Trump

“A Curse Becomes Something” begins with a fond memory of Barr’s childhood spent in a conservative family in the liberal enclave surrounding Columbia University in New York City. His mother was Catholic and his father was Jewish (although he later converted to Catholicism), and Barr gives a fine description of his primary education at the …

How Bad Is the Western Drought? Worst in 12 Centuries, Study Finds

ALBUQUERQUE — Scientists said Monday that the mega-drought in the Southwest America has become so severe that it’s now the driest twenty years in at least 1200 years in the region, and climate change is largely responsible. The drought, which began in 2000, has reduced water supplies, devastated farmers and ranchers, and helped fuel forest …

Road Salt Works. But It’s Also Bad For The Environment.

Road salt also erodes vehicles and bridges, causing $5 billion in annual repairs in the United States, according to an estimate by the Environmental Protection Agency. The AAA recommends that drivers wash and clean their vehicles regularly during the winter months to help offset the effects of road salt and limit driving when salt and …

Road Salt Works. But It’s Also Bad For The Environment.

Road salt also erodes vehicles and bridges, causing $5 billion in annual repairs in the United States, according to an estimate by the Environmental Protection Agency. The AAA recommends that drivers wash and clean their vehicles regularly during the winter months to help offset the effects of road salt and limit driving when salt and …