May 4, 2016 |
No artist can stay a child of her hometown forever. Philadelphia-born Santigold - who started life here as Santi White, singer of local ska-pop band Stiffed, and duet partner to rapper GZA and nu-soul songstress Res - became an internationalist, a singer-composer touching on a melange of funk, dub, reggae, ragga, punk, Africana, New Wave, hip-hop, house, electronica, and noise, often in one go. With three eclectic albums to her name (each four...
August 8, 2014 |
THINK IT SOUNDS fishy that largemouth bass swim in the Delaware River? Well, forget it. They do, and they're getting baited, bagged and tossed back. For the first time, the Bassmaster Elite Series is being held in Philadelphia, and yesterday's late-afternoon launch at Penn's Landing was anything but floundering. For the next three days, pro anglers and bass fishermen will have spectators and fishing fanatics hooked as the Elite pros troll the river to compete for a prize at the end of a four-day excursion.
December 5, 2012
DEAR ABBY: When I was an adolescent, my father molested me. It took me 20 years to finally confide this secret to my mother. Afterward it felt as if a huge weight had been lifted from my shoulders. That feeling lasted about two minutes. That's how long it took for her to get on the phone and spread the news to everyone she could think of. This was two years ago and, after repeatedly asking her to stop, she continues to tell. Two days ago, I caught her spilling the beans to an acquaintance she hadn't spoken to in more than a decade.
December 28, 2011
WHILE WATCHING my favorite news channel, I listened as the anchor stated something about an old tradition regarding the first sailor off the ship greeting a loved one with a kiss. Well, what I saw next sickened me to the point where I almost threw my shoe at the television screen. How could this network air such filth - two women kissing? This was not news, it was an abomination. My son witnessed this filth and Lord knows how many other children saw it. There are a lot of people who are not down with this Adam and Steve or Jill and Jane mess.
June 5, 2010 |
Dear Amy: I'm a third-year college student in a serious relationship. My boyfriend is wonderful, but certain things that he does bother me. I was taught to tell someone when you don't like what they are doing, and I find myself doing that a lot with him. He wasn't raised that way. He was raised to keep his mouth shut and deal with it. When I tell him about things he does that bother me, he gets extremely upset and thinks I hate him and am...
July 29, 2006 |
With a fierce windmill motion, the Baltimore attacker unleashed a shot at Brian Dougherty that looked like a pellet, but the Barrage goalie picked the ball cleanly with his glove. Apparently, the terrific save wasn't enough for Dougherty, who stalked the shooter for a few yards, pointing and jabbering at him. He was talking the talk after walking the walk. Who knows what Dougherty was yammering about, because he prefers to keep much of his trash-talking private. After all, his mother might find it upsetting.
February 16, 2005
I WOULD LIKE to thank Bill Belichick on his first derogatory remarks in print being against Freddie Mitchell. I have been an Eagles fan for 29 years, and I never disliked an Eagle as much as I do Freddie Mitchell. He has contributed nothing to this city as long as he has been here. With all the mouth he has, you would think he would find a way to back it up, but he is just another big-mouth bust. The faster he is out of green and white the better. Brian White Philadelphia
January 28, 2005
AS I WAS watching "Daily News Live" the other night, I saw first-hand how pompous Temple basketball coach John Chaney is. Host Michael Barkan asked Chaney why he went off on a tangent at his awards ceremony about President Bush and the war in Iraq. Barkan was told by the loud one to not interupt him, then did the same thing by interupting Barkan several times. Chaney said he was upset about our president because nearly 1,400 Americans have been killed along with many innocent Iraqis.
October 15, 2004 |
THE DAY after dueling lawsuits dealing with the alleged extortion of Bill O'Reilly and wild Bill's phone sex fantasies involving his associate producer, O'Reilly appeared on "Live With Regis and Kelly" to promote his new children's book, "The O'Reilly Factor for Kids. " O'Reilly told Reege and Ripa he'd been repeatedly threatened with lawsuits and bodily harm over the past few years (and that was just from his guests). He also said he knew that by filing his lawsuit, he could perhaps ruin his career.
June 14, 2002
HAVE WORDS ever tripped off your tongue without clearance from your brain? Have you ever experienced the bitter aftertaste of foot-in-mouth? It happens to the best of us, even at the Daily News. So, welcome to Daily News Regrets, an occasional feature where we humbly recall the times we should have kept our big mouth shut. This week's Regret dates back to April 8, 1959. "Unhappy," a wife and mother, wrote to "Dear Penny," the Daily News advice columnist, for marital guidance.