With less than 24 hours to go until the Sixers and Nets tip off the opening round of the NBA playoffs, it's time to for another mailbag. I've tried to answer as many of your potential questions as I could about Joel Embiid's health, the season that was, and what a matchup with the Nets will look like with my articles over the last few days. Now that those are out of the way, I made time for your actual questions.Now that the playoffs are here, mailbags are going to be a once-a-week activity instead of every other, so if you have questions you want to be answered, feel free to shoot me an email at any time or send a raven with a handwritten note. Whichever works best for you.And now, the questions for this week. I don't think there's a lot the Sixers need to change about their gameplan heading into a playoff series with Brooklyn. It will be aggravating for fans if D'Angelo Russell is given lots of open midrange jumpers (assuming he knocks them down), but it is ultimately a winning … [Read more...] about Mailbag: Will the Sixers change their defensive strategy to stop Nets’ guards?
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Anthony Fenech Detroit Free Press Published 6:00 AM EST Feb 7, 2019 LAKELAND, Fla. — I made it to Detroit Tigers fantasy camp. The experience begins on a wooden barstool at the local Ramada Inn, sitting next to a woman named Lisa Knoll. She can really swing it, campers say. There are campers and former Tigers getting reacquainted with one another. Dave Rozema is talking. I’m sitting next to Ramon Santiago, who is sitting across from Placido Polanco. We are inside the Tiger Town cafeteria, where the Sunday night orientation barbecue is winding down. Earlier, teams and coaches were announced for the 62nd edition of this “once-in-a-lifetime” opportunity, which gives fans a chance to relive their ball-playing dreams on the back fields in Lakeland, Fla., while being coached by former Tigers. For a week, we will dress like big leaguers, play on the same fields and pull similar muscles.We will swing and miss, make errors and face-plant while … [Read more...] about Detroit Tigers fantasy camp about more than reliving glory days
Travis M. Andrews, The Washington Post Published 9:16 am PST, Friday, January 25, 2019 In "The Upside," Bryan Cranston stars as a wealthy but depressed quadriplegic who hires a convict-turned-caregiver (Kevin Hart). Advocates for the disabled say Cranston's role should have been played by a disabled actor. less In "The Upside," Bryan Cranston stars as a wealthy but depressed quadriplegic who hires a convict-turned-caregiver (Kevin Hart). Advocates for the disabled say Cranston's role should have been played by a ... more Photo: David Lee. STX Films Photo: David Lee. STX Films Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 In "The Upside," Bryan Cranston stars as a wealthy but depressed quadriplegic who hires a convict-turned-caregiver (Kevin Hart). Advocates for the disabled say … [Read more...] about Disabled actors say they’re the ‘last civil rights movement’ in Hollywood
Sometimes casting decisions are met with a lot of backlash for the film’s creator and the actor or actress who was cast. The casting of actress Scarlett Johansson as a character from a Japanese manga caused controversy. Actress Angelina Jolie was criticised for being cast to play a historical figure of colour in “A Mighty Heart.” Sometimes movies face backlash because of casting decisions made in the film. Many of these casting controversies typically have to do with whitewashing, when an actor is cast for a historically non-white role, as well as casting cisgender actors for transgender roles. Here are 10 controversial casting decisions that received backlash from audiences. Casting decisions in the live-action adaptation of “Ghost in the Shell” led to accusations of whitewashing. When news broke that Scarlett Johansson would be starring in the live-action film adaptation of Japanese manga “Ghost in the Shell,” many were immediately … [Read more...] about 10 of the most controversial casting decisions in movie history
The huge world of fast fashion means a lot of clothing purchased might not be great quality. To ensure you are buying quality clothing, you can check for “finished” hems and sturdy materials. You can also try pulling at the seams to see if the garment is tightly sewn. There’s nothing worse than spending money on a garment that falls apart after just a few wears. Good quality clothing should see you through more than a single season, and there are a few simple ways to tell if your wardrobe items are well-made or flimsy. Here are some signs that your clothes are durable and built to last. You can’t see through the material. Lightweight materials can be a blessing on a hot day, but sheerness is usually a sign that a piece of clothing will have a short lifespan. This is simply because sheer material is more prone to tearing and contains fewer fibres. And expensive materials such as silk aren’t exempt from this rule – good quality silk … [Read more...] about 12 signs your clothes are built to last