July 15, 2016 |
If you have been to a recent Wizard World Philly or are a fan of VH1's Mob Wives , chances are you are familiar with Marissa Jade. Jade's profile looks to get far bigger in the near future, as a character she helped create for a comic book, "Destiny: Queen of Thieves", has just been green lit for a feature film! In an exclusive interview with Daily News Comics Guy, Jade shared how excited she is about the project, how it came to be and why she feels it will be a huge success.
July 10, 2016
Name: KidsTravel Books.com. What it does: You can browse children's books from all over the world to learn about other cultures, prepare for a trip, read book reviews and author interviews, get family travel tips, and more. What's hot : The depth of global coverage on Kids TravelBooks is unexpected and comprehensive, with books arranged by continent and country. I want to go to the Dominican Republic, but I'm not quite ready to book a flight. I wondered if it had any kids' books on it, clicked the link, and found four books that I could buy that might help me make a decision.
July 7, 2016 |
The line inside the Chester County Book Company numbered more than 100, snaking around the inside of the store, and when Lenny Dykstra arrived at 7:15 Tuesday night, he came in through the back door, and the people parted for him. He sat down at a mahogany table in the middle of the store, and some of the people applauded. Wearing a coral-colored golf shirt, khakis, a beige "U.S. Open 2002" baseball cap, and a graying mustache, he had finished a radio interview in Old City at 5:45, then hopped in the back of a town car to fight traffic to this shopping development in West Chester.
July 6, 2016
"Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone. " That's the title of the 9th (possibly last?) book in the "Outlander" series by Diana Gabaldon, the basis for the hit Starz TV show "Outlander. " Gabaldon explained on Facebook that "It's a very old Celtic custom (known in other parts of Europe, too) that made it to the Appalachians. You always tell the bees when someone is born, dies, comes or goes - because if you don't keep them informed, they'll fly away. " Season 2 on Starz is based on "Dragonfly in Amber," the second book in the series.
July 4, 2016 |
"When they pulled up the rug," Deborah Marchand says, "they found this . " We're admiring a glorious terrazzo floor under the rotunda of the Haddonfield Public Library, where a $2.2 million, 15-month restoration, renovation, and repurposing project is nearly complete. The goal, library board president Marchand adds, was "to take what had been a fairly inflexible space and make it more flexible and open and welcoming. " Haddonfield has done all that and then some: A sneak peek last week left me impressed by how seamlessly the old has been freshened up and blended with the new inside the Monticello-esque landmark at Tanner Street and Haddon Avenue.
June 30, 2016 |
Pat Cleveland is absolutely lovely. But of course she is. Cleveland was one of the world's first supermodels, one of the first African American cover girls in the 1970s, and a favorite of the era's top designers: Bill Blass, Stephen Burrows, and Halston. So yes, at 66, it's not surprising that Cleveland still has a light voice, an easy smile. She appears not to have a care in the world. How does she stay so whimsical and full of joy? She keeps a "no-mad" existence. "You don't get mad. You keep it moving," Cleveland told me from her Willingboro home, her accent unmistakably New York, despite the years she spent living in London, Paris, and Milan.
June 26, 2016 |
Adapted from a recent online discussion. Question: I'll be 38 when I deliver my first child next year, and I'm thrilled about being a mom, but also a little intimidated. My husband and I moved to a new city not long ago, so I'm several hours away from my closest girlfriends, and while I have made new friends, most of them are younger, single, and childless. Do you have any suggestions on how to find other moms who can sympathize with the glories of going through this at an "advanced maternal age"?
June 20, 2016 |
Steven Spielberg's The BFG , which debuted last month at Cannes and comes to theaters July 1, is an appropriately big adaptation of a characteristically strange Roald Dahl story, first published in 1982, about an orphan girl (played by the very-Dahlish sounding Ruby Barnhill) scooped up and taken away in the dead of night by a big friendly giant. The towering BFG takes the diminutive SLG (scared little girl?) clear across England to the land of giants, where she becomes less scared, and he becomes more open to the notions of friendship, feelings, and the benevolent power of the British monarchy.
June 19, 2016
String Theory David Foster Wallace on Tennis Introduction by John Jeremiah Sullivan Library of America. 144 pp. $19.95 Reviewed by Peter Lewis I have a theory. This theory, I suggest, explains the quality of David Foster Wallace's tennis writing, collected in String Theory - its savvy, if not its scintillation, though knowingness may be father to dazzle. My theory is this: anxiety sweat. In high school, Wallace sweated excessively, which, however cooling, is not cool.
June 17, 2016 |
Lewis Becker, 78, of Villanova, a law professor at Villanova University for more than four decades, died Sunday, June 12, of complications from glioblastoma brain cancer at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He had been diagnosed in March, his family said. Professor Becker joined what is now Villanova's Charles Widger School of Law in 1972, rose to professor in 1976, and retired in 2011 as an emeritus professor, although he kept teaching for several more years. "Professor Becker left an indelible mark on the Law School community and the generations of students he educated and inspired," the school said in a tribute on its Facebook page.