June 29, 2012 |
OH BOY, here we go again. The former Drexel University student with a penchant for Olympic pole-vaulting tales and romantic horseback rides on the beach — yes, Jocelyn Kirsch — was arrested this month in California for shoplifting and other crimes, law-enforcement authorities said Thursday. What could have possibly led to her alleged relapse? A handbag, label unknown, police said. Kirsch's June 17 felony arrest at a Walnut Creek mall also violates her federal probation, and she again may have to face a federal judge and possibly go back to jail.
February 16, 2012 |
Question: Any advice on how to keep bouncing back when life keeps sending bad news your way? I feel like that ambush scene in Bonnie and Clyde when the cops keep shooting way after Bonnie and Clyde have probably died. My father died of ALS in July, my mother has ovarian cancer and her chemo isn't working, our dog is 15 and on his last legs (no pun intended), and my freelance business is in the tank due to the recession. I'm talking with a therapist each week but still feel swallowed up by the never-ending crap tsunami.
November 17, 2011 |
NEW YORK - Start spreading the news: The musical based on the film Newsies is striking a path to Broadway. Disney Theatrical Productions said Tuesday that the show would begin a limited run at the Nederlander Theatre in March. It had a critically acclaimed debut in September at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, N.J. "It just plays like a great, classic musical with this wonderful choreography," said Thomas Schumacher, president of Disney Theatrical Productions, the theatrical-production arm of the Walt Disney Co. "It's fun. " The new musical is based on the true story of child newspaper sellers in turn-of-the-century New York who go on strike.
October 1, 2010
GIMME FIVE Philadelphia native Arthur Penn died this week, leaving a body of work that moved fluidly between the monumental and the quirky. 1. "Bonnie and Clyde. " (1967) 2. "The Miracle Worker. " (1962) 3. "Alice's Restaurant. " (1969) 4. "Night Moves. " (1975) 5. "Little Big Man. " (1970)
September 30, 2010 |
Arthur Penn, the Philadelphia-born director whose rhapsodically violent portrait of Depression-era outlaws Bonnie Parker and Clyde Darrow - 1967's Bonnie and Clyde - stands as one of the pivotal American movies of the 20th century, died late Tuesday, of congestive heart failure, one day after his 88th birthday. Although he directed only 13 features - and stopped altogether in the mid-1990s - Mr. Penn, who came to filmmaking after pioneering stints in theater and live television, is responsible for some of the most iconic screen images of the 1960s and 1970s.
August 8, 2010
Stories By David Means Faber and Faber. 164 pp. $23 Reviewed by David L. Ulin If you're looking for a key to The Spot , David Means' fourth collection of short fiction, you need go no further than the title story. In it, Means gives us a looping narrative, or a series of overlapping story lines, at the center of which is a gaping emptiness. It's too matter-of-fact to be despair. Hope, when it exists at all, is an illusion, a bit of wish fulfillment or maybe just a trick of the light.
June 13, 2010 |
ATLANTIC CITY - They were staying at the Plaza, a posh, 14-story condominium complex with a pool and cabana abutting the Boardwalk at South Plaza Place. He lived on the sixth floor. She would come and go, sometimes staying for up to three days, said Carlos Battista, who works in the valet-parking garage there. "They were quiet," Battista said last week. "But there was something about them. . . . You knew there was trouble. " Big trouble, it appears. Battista, who works the night shift at the garage, unwittingly played a role in the apprehension of Craig Arno and Jessica Kisby, charged last week in the carjacking-killing of casino patron Martin Caballero on May 21. Arno, 44, and Kisby, 24, have been portrayed by some in law enforcement as a lowlife Bonnie and Clyde, based on a violent, weeklong rampage that authorities say included murder, kidnapping, carjacking, arson, robbery, and shoplifting.
April 20, 2010 |
Volcano a show stopper That pesky Eyjafjallaj?kull volcano - its eruption grounded, like, two-thirds of Europe's air traffic, and now it's also messing up the entertainment world. Last weekend, the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, Calif., lost acts such as The Cribs, Bad Lieutenant and Frightened Rabbit to the ash clouds. The Tribeca Film Festival in Manhattan, which begins Wednesday, might suffer, too, with some stars and filmmakers stuck in Europe. Some say NYC could lose as much as $250 mil. Whitney Houston took matters into her own hands.
November 15, 2008 |
Honor student, star athlete, scholarship student at the University of Pennsylvania, Edward K. Anderton graduated in 2005 with a degree in economics, an immediate $65,000-a-year job, a new girlfriend and a bright future. That future was past yesterday as Anderton was sentenced to four years in prison for an identity-theft scam with ex-girlfriend Jocelyn Kirsch that betrayed friends, neighbors and coworkers to fund what the judge called "a lavish lifestyle. " For a year the pair - popularly dubbed "Bonnie and Clyde" - traveled internationally on about $116,000 from about 50 victims whose financial information they stole.
November 15, 2008 |
Maybe it was her fake boobs, or violet-colored contact lenses, or her bodacious, bikini-clad body. Whatever the allure, Edward Anderton seemed to have lost his head when he met Jocelyn Kirsch, his ex-lover. Yesterday, he lost his freedom, too. Anderton, 25, the brainy half of the identity-theft duo known as "Bonnie and Clyde," was sentenced to four years in federal prison without chance of parole. At the sentencing, Anderton stood before the judge and accepted responsibility and expressed remorse for a year-long crime spree in which he and Kirsch stole more than $119,000 to fund a lavish, jet-setting lifestyle.