‘Derek DelGaudio’s In & Of Itself,’ directed by Frank Oz, aims to change the way people see themselves and others
The creators of “Derek DelGaudio’s In & Of Itself” hope the filmed version of their buzzy one-man show helps viewers see the world — and themselves — differently. Directed by Frank Oz, the movie explores how using labels to define people corrupts the way someone looks at their own and other people’s identities. But both DelGaudio and Oz say the film, out Friday on Hulu, must be experienced, not described. “We try to not give people anything going into it because it sets an expectation regardless,” DelGaudio told the Daily News. “There’s nothing we can say that would give a proper context other...
New York Daily News
Mac Engel: Once just another failed Baylor head coach, he’s now the savior of Tennessee
Had someone had told you in 2002 that Baylor coach Kevin Steele would go on to become the head coach of the Tennessee Volunteers two decades later, you would have been better off putting down $25,000 that TCU would win a Rose Bowl. Kevin Steele, one of the least successful head coaches at a school that for decades had the market on least successful coaches, is now the interim head coach of an SEC team that is one of the few to have won a national title in the modern era of college football. After what essentially amounts to Tennessee deliberately finding NCAA violations to fire head coach Jere...
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Commentary: What does unity mean? Joe Biden is demanding something that's as elusive as it is unnecessary
The theme of Joe Biden’s inaugural address was that we must bring America together as a prerequisite to defeat the COVID-19 pandemic, revive the economy, confront climate change, move toward racial justice and accomplish so many other big things. “This is our historic moment of crisis and challenge,” said Biden. “And unity is the path forward.” Unity is indeed a calming notion, especially after a rapid mob of thousands stormed the Capitol, and as millions more subscribe to the notion that the election was stolen, that the news media is made up of enemies of the people and that we’re effectivel...
New York Daily News
Steph Curry, James Wiseman lead Warriors in 121-99 win over Spurs
Dressed in navy blue with dashes of orange and gold Wednesday night, the Golden State Warriors wearing their Oakland-inspired uniforms looked more like the dominant team that closed out Oracle Arena with five-straight Finals runs than the one rebuilding since the move to San Francisco. In Golden State’s 121-99 win over the San Antonio Spurs at Chase Center, guard Stephen Curry led a thrilling offensive performance complete with made 3-pointers, crisp ball movement and rim-rocking dunks. Curry and rookie center James Wiseman (20 points on 8-for-11 shooting, six rebounds and four assists) connec...
The Mercury News
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton to President Biden: I'll see you in court, frequently
AUSTIN, Texas — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, who famously used the power of his office to support fellow Republican Donald Trump and thwart the policies of his Democratic predecessor, vowed Wednesday to vigorously oppose an hours-old Biden administration he labeled as lawless. While President Joe Biden was laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Paxton tweeted a message congratulating the new president, saying: "On Inauguration Day, I wish our country the best." But Paxton immediately shifted tone, accusing Biden of preparing to embark on a spree of illegal activity. "I promi...
Pistons blow 17-point fourth-quarter lead vs. Hawks, lose in overtime, 123-115
The Detroit Pistons were cruising to their second blowout victory in three games. They led the Atlanta Hawks by 17 points midway through the fourth quarter, after leading by double digits for most of the second half. Then, the Pistons collapsed. The Hawks forced overtime by outscoring Detroit 24-7, tying the game at 106 after Trae Young found a cutting Clint Capela for an open dunk. The momentum didn't come back to the Pistons in overtime, as the Hawks scored 17 more points in the extra period, completing the comeback win, 123-115. Jerami Grant topped 20 points for the 13th consecutive game, f...
Detroit Free Press
After pause, Georgia Tech lowers boom on No. 20 Clemson
The last time that Georgia Tech took the court before Wednesday, the Yellow Jackets swamped Wake Forest in a game that gave hope to the idea that they had any remaining vestiges of their season-opening losses to Georgia State and Mercer. Seventeen nights later, having returned to McCamish Pavilion after four games postponed by COVID-19 protocols, Tech looked much like that same team. Before a scattered assembly of Tech students and fans, the Jackets took apart No. 20 Clemson, outplaying and outhustling the Tigers in an 83-65 win. Playing unselfishly and with feistiness, Tech set season highs f...
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
How did the Hornets defense suddenly get so good? A strategy rarely used by NBA teams.
That the Charlotte Hornets play lots of zone defense this season? No huge surprise. The shocker is they play zone nearly twice as much as any other NBA team. They use this tactic to hover around the top-10 in defensive efficiency. The Hornets have been solid defensively in a 6-8 start. They are currently 11th in points allowed per opponent possession, at 1.053, and that’s virtually a tie with Milwaukee and Indiana for ninth-best. By coach James Borrego’s description, when the Hornets avoid cheap transition baskets off turnovers, they’re one of the five best defenses in the NBA. Some of that su...
The Charlotte Observer
Joe Simpson: Don Sutton ‘is going to be sorely missed’
Don Sutton was an All-Star pitcher when Joe Simpson broke in with the Los Angeles Dodgers as a rookie outfielder. And Sutton was in his fourth season as a Braves announcer when Simpson came to Atlanta to join the team’s broadcast booth. In both cases, Simpson said Wednesday, Sutton made it a point to help the new guy. “He was always willing to show me the ropes or point me in the right direction, that sort of thing,” Simpson said. “He was a good influence on me throughout my baseball time.” Do you know a nurse who deserves special recognition? Simpson learned of the death of his former teammat...
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Jay Ambrose: Biden's splendid inauguration
It was a thing of beauty: a light blue, shining sky, a magnificent hymn, a powerful benediction, poetry, patriotic music and a speech in which President Joseph Biden called first and foremost for national unity, mentioning along the way such things as love, liberty, honor and truth. Can he help provide this unity? We don’t know yet, but his inauguration was a signal of hope and it’s impossible to imagine a more vivid contrast to the revolting riot 14 days earlier. Both were at the Capitol, the governmental center of this country, bringing to mind a line from the great writer of verse William B...
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