• Is Pandora on the block? - 02/11/2016 04:10 PM PST

    ( Anonymous )
    Snapp Shots: Pros' gridiron great but doomed to decline

    Today, the NFL bestrides the world like a Colossus, and all the other sports walk under its legs and peep out. But, ironically, the very thing that has made it so popular -- the violence -- is the same thing that threatens to destroy it. The NFL is rearranging the deck chairs on this sinking ship by passing new rules that dictate when and how players can hit each other, but the truth is that there's nothing they can do to stem the inevitable. 
    ( T. Charles Erickson )
    Review: 'Satchmo' goes behind Louis Armstrong's happy facade

    The solo show 'Satchmo' by Terry Teachout depicts jazz legend Louis Armstrong reflecting on his bittersweet life and music; it plays at American Conservatory Theater through Feb. 7