From the earliest days of his appearances in Marvel Comics' 'Tales of Suspense,' Tony Stark has always been modeled after aviator/inventor/industrialist Howard Hughes. With 'Iron Man 3,' Stark assumes a new dimension of Hughes' persona: that of the paranoid shut-in who, in his later years, became notorious for roaming his private floor of the Desert Inn Hotel in Las Vegas, freaking out about invis
While millions will watch I’ll Have Another attempt to complete his improbable run at the Triple Crown at the Belmont Stakes this Saturday, thoroughbred horse racing remains far behind team sports in the psyche of American sports fans.
But that wasn’t always the case.
As is tradition, the Indianapolis 500 is scheduled for the upcoming Memorial Day weekend at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The open wheel car race, often referred to as the ‘greatest spectacle in racing,’ is among the most well known motorsports events in the world. With a rich history of traditions and a prominent place in the nation’s sports psyche, the Indianapolis 500 has inspired several fi
Baseball fans and sportswriters often cast the national pastime in a romantic light that celebrates the emotional connection people have to the game, its heroes and its teams, rather than the competition on the field.