June 29, 2015 |
* NURSE JACKIE . 9 p.m. Sunday, Showtime. Is there another show that's nailed the frustration of loving an addict more than this one? Sunday's series finale, "I Say a Little Prayer," isn't likely to find Jackie Peyton (Edie Falco) living happily ever after. Is it too much to hope, though, that she'll at some point be living one day at a time? * HUMANS . 9 p.m. Sunday, AMC. In this British-American adaptation of a Swedish sci-fi series about a future that includes humanoid robots, William Hurt stars as an aging engineer who's clinging to his outdated "synth.
June 24, 2015 |
All of Pete Rose's impressive entries in baseball's record books - the National League hits mark he set as a Phillie, the major-league standard that came during his second stint with the Reds - may ultimately mean nothing now that the contents of another record book have been made public. ESPN's Outside the Lines reported Monday that a ledger confiscated in 1989 during the raid on a Rose associate's Ohio home confirmed that baseball's all-time hits leader had done what he had long denied - bet on Cincinnati Reds games while he was still playing for them.
May 15, 2015 |
BALTIMORE - There are two distinct ways to evaluate American Pharoah's Kentucky Derby win: 1) The colt was all out to win, had to use every bit of his energy and won't be able to recover in time to be at his best in tomorrow's Preakness at Pimlico, or 2) The colt, giving up valuable racing experience and fitness after missing 2 months of training time, was still able to run past two very good horses in the stretch and is now so fit, he is about to explode. I am very strongly in favor of No. 2. I went to Kentucky knowing American Pharoah was the most talented horse in the race.
May 7, 2015 |
AS African-Americans who advocate for students and parents in our communities, we find the notion that billionaire hedge-fund managers who live on the Main Line should decide who will be our next mayor and determine the shape of public education in our city troubling, to say the least. The three partners of the Susquehanna International Group - Joel Greenberg, Jeff Yass and Arthur Dantchik - poured $6 million into the failed gubernatorial bid of Anthony Hardy Williams and now are spending more millions to make him mayor.
May 6, 2015 |
The DIY streaming-video apps Meerkat and Periscope have generated lots of buzz in tech and entertainment land the last few weeks, for reasons good and bad. Jimmy Fallon and Ellen DeGeneres have invited fans to watch backstage shenanigans using those services, all sent and received on mobile phones. On Monday, Comcast joined these game-changers with a make-'n'-send-your-own video variation called Share, announced at the INTX 2015 Internet and cable-trade expo in Chicago. What's different about this "Designed in Philadelphia" technology?
April 3, 2015
Speaking directly about the topic for the first time since gambling-related tweets appeared on his Twitter account last week, Miami pitcher Jarred Cosart denied ever betting on baseball. "I never have, never will bet on baseball," Cosart said Wednesday. Tweets that appeared on Cosart's account discussed gambling advice received from a gambling expert. They did not appear to involve baseball bets. Cosart briefly addressed the situation last week, stating he was cooperating with Major League Baseball's investigation.
March 28, 2015 |
With opening day on the horizon and the Wrigley Field bleachers resembling an erector set, some denizens of the most famous seats in sports are wondering if life will ever be the same. The bleacher season ticket holders are temporarily without a home, and some blame the Cubs for catering to a younger crowd that drinks more and pays more attention to its smartphones than the game. "It's all about the party," veteran bleacherite Linda Eisenberg said. The Wrigley bleachers have been gutted this offseason to add lucrative patio sections, two jumbo-sized video boards and advertising signage as part of the Ricketts family's $575 million renovation plan.
March 27, 2015 |
IN THE HEART of lower North Philadelphia, amid weeded lots, graffitied walls and mammoth abandoned warehouses, Tim Patton is betting on a renaissance. Patton and business partner Christina Burris last year opened Saint Benjamin Brewing Co. inside an old warehouse on 5th Street near Cecil B. Moore Avenue. By the end of the year, they plan to open a brewpub there, anticipating that new development - and the young, hip residents who often come with it - will seep east from Temple University, north from Northern Liberties and west from Fishtown.
March 24, 2015 |
The big fuss over the free iPhone video-streaming service Meerkat radiated from the yearly South by Southwest (SXSW) music-film-tech festival in Austin as the event sped toward closing this weekend. Meerkat, backed by DreamIt Ventures of Philadelphia, "dominates" SXSW, said online news source Mashable. It's "the next Snapchat," said Bloomberg News. It's "turning live video into a big deal again," said the tech website TheVerge.com. Everyone in Austin is "Meerkatting," added USA Today.
March 20, 2015 |
CALGARY, Alberta - For most, the biggest item on the Flyers' wish list this summer is a stud left winger to skate alongside Claude Giroux and Jake Voracek. Ron Hextall joked last week no one was going to wave a magic wand and say, "OK, here's a 25-year-old Brett Hull, thank you very much. " No, that will not happen. But what if the Flyers already have a suitable first-line left winger who can bury goals from the feathery passes off the sticks of the team's two stars? His name is Michael Raffl.