November 15, 2013 |
Romance, comedy, drama, action - Michael Ealy has played it all during his eclectic career in film ( Barbershop , Underworld: Awakening , Think Like a Man ) and on TV ( Sleeper Cell , The Good Wife , Common Law ). But he never thought his greatest acting challenge would be as a robot. Then again, Dorian, his character on Fox's buzzed-about new series Almost Human , has some unusual dimensions for an automaton. Almost Human is a futuristic (2047, to be exact)
April 11, 2013 |
Beirut-born Michael Penniman - Mika to you - might not seem the dream of teen lasses and sorority girls. He's high-pitched, slight-of-build, and makes exuberant music that's an au courant, hit-making encapsulation of all things Glam Rock and fussily British (Sparks, Elton). Yet, there he was - all snug-fitting tux and tight curls - thrilling an all-ages crowd of gals and the boys who love them during a sold-out show at Union Transfer Monday in what was billed as an "intimate evening with . . . " What that meant was that his usually crowded stage and busy arrangements were stripped down to just Mika trilling theatrically and hammering piano, with instrumentalist/vocalists along for the bumpy ride.
December 26, 2012 |
Billy's hand in hers. It's what Jill Jones remembers best about her big brother, a half-century after they went to play outside their Vineland home - and he disappeared. On that chilly morning of Dec. 17, 1962, William Ebenezer Jones wore a blue-gray snowsuit, a matching hat, and tan high-tops with yellow laces. He had blue eyes, big ears, and a vaccination scar shaped like a giraffe on his upper left arm. He loved dogs and was three months away from his fourth birthday. When Billy didn't return to the house at 302 Taylor Ave. that he shared with his parents and two younger siblings, hundreds of police, firefighters, National Guard troops, and volunteers searched for days on foot, by boat and by air. The missing boy became a national news story and stunned the city in Cumberland County.
November 5, 2012
The Daily News Pet of the Week is Dassan, a 6-year-old Siamese mix at the Pennsylvania SPCA. Dassan is a friendly and laid-back lap cat who purrs the instant he's picked up. You'll fall in love when he looks at you with those big baby blues. He is neutered and up-to-date on vaccines. His adoption fee is $50. Everyone who adopts a cat in November from the PSPCA will also receive a 15-pound box of cat litter. For more information about Dassan, stop by the PSPCA, 350 E. Erie Ave., call 215-426-6300 or visit pspca.org.
October 14, 2012 |
Sixty-seven years did not blot out the searing memories of the Battle of Okinawa for World War II infantryman Montraville "Monte" Lybrand. He held his hand to his quivering chin, bowed his head, and whispered, "You always remember the ones that didn't make it. " With blue eyes welling up, he waited for composure. "I was with them for such a short period of time," he finally managed to say. "We were buddies. " Over the decades, Lybrand, of Drexel Hill, rarely spoke of his experience in one of the war's bloodiest episodes, dispensing his fighting past only in "little bits and pieces," said his oldest daughter, Kathleen Murtaugh.
July 28, 2012 |
The television show Game of Thrones has nothing on William Shakespeare's own game of thrones, King John . As if there weren't excitement enough in watching Europe's monarchs and royal mothers jockey for power while the Vatican pulls their strings, the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival ups the ante with a production based on the play's "original practice. " This means the company went about the show the way it's presumed its original performers would have. PSF handed its performers a script crisply edited by Patrick Mulcahy and Erin Hurley, gave them four days of rehearsal, told them to find their own costumes, figure out the lighting, make do with whatever set happened to be available (its craggy cliffs belong to The Tempest )
July 3, 2012
Question: What causes the iris of the eye to change color? For most of my life, my iris color in each eye was dark brown. When I was in my 50s, the color began to lighten. I'm now 62, and the iris color is hazel, a mix of brown and green. Also, my father's eyes slowly changed from hazel to pale blue by the time he was in his 70s. Answer: The color of our eyes is based on the number and color of pigment granules (melanin) in our iris. These granules range in color from nearly colorless to dark brown.
May 25, 2012 |
THIS COLUMN was originally intended to be a mild defense of the dad who stuck his baby boy in a washing machine in Camden, but then I found out he wasn't the kid's dad and I kept picturing my daughter stuck in a spin cycle, soapy tears stinging her pretty blue eyes. It sort of evolved into something more complicated after that. I do "dumb" things with my boys all the time — 100 feet in the air on a zip line in Mexico, where safety was lost in translation, or in my basement where we hunt crickets with the Red Ryder BB gun (yes, with goggles)
December 21, 2011 |
It's only Kyleigh Cheyenne Stich's first Christmas, but whatever gifts the years to come place under her tree, it's unlikely any will come close to 2011. Eleven-month-old Kyleigh, of Levittown, got the best present a little girl could hope for: Her dad. Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Stich Jr. was one of 15 National Guard airmen flown home Tuesday in time for the holidays. Members of the 108th Security Forces Squadron stationed in Iraq since July, the airmen were reunited with their families at the Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in two separate arrivals.