Arms shot into the air in jubilation inside the Forum restaurant the moment the Red Sox clinched the World Series, and the site where one of the Boston Marathon bombs exploded in April was transformed.
In 2005, Stockton, California, unveiled a gleaming new arena and ballpark on its riverfront, part of a $145 million plan to draw people downtown. The city east of San Francisco, a shipping hub for wine and almonds, is now negotiating with creditors to stave off bankruptcy.
The 19-year-old suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings was treated for wounds from police gunfire as the FBI acknowledged it was alerted two years ago to concerns his older brother was turning to Islamist extremism.
Like a grisly car accident, it’s hard to avoid staring when a great actor gives a lousy performance in a horrible movie. One recent example is Michael Caine in “Harry Brown,” where the two-time Oscar winner impersonates Charles Bronson ’s vigilante from “Death Wish.”
Ben Kalmen, the former hotshot car dealer played by Michael Douglas in “ Solitary Man ,” is divorced, about to turn 60 and desperate to make a personal and professional comeback. The only thing stopping him is his brash womanizing and unchecked ego.