November 10, 2012
Ultimate feminist Larry Eichel gives a fairly good, comprehensive review of Backwards in High Heels , with the exception of his opening remarks, in which he asserts that author Thomas J. Carty overestimates Faith Whittlesey when he compares her to Hillary Clinton, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Nancy Pelosi. What Eichel does not acknowledge - and what makes Carty's assertion reasonable and Whittlesey's rise to prominence the more remarkable - is the fact that she did not have a powerful or wealthy husband standing behind her as did Clinton, Roosevelt, and Pelosi.
October 8, 2012
John Rovick, 93, the beloved host of a children's show in Los Angeles throughout the 1950s and '60s, died Saturday in Boise, Idaho, after a brief illness, his former station, KTTV-TV, told the Associated Press. For nearly two decades, Mr. Rovick appeared on the daily Cartoon Time show that earned him an Emmy Award for outstanding children's program. It was so popular that KTTV said it added another Rovick show, Sheriff John's Lunch Brigade , that stayed on the air until 1970.
August 28, 2012 |
If Batman, Thor, and the Avengers have proved anything artistic while raking in box office billions, it's that Hollywood actors can get away with cartoonish acting when playing comic-book characters. Not so on the stage, where even comic thrillers demand credible villainy. Which makes it such a delight that Robert Smythe - who for more than two decades infused humanity into the puppets he created at Mum Puppettheatre - imparts immense gravity and complexity to the murderous lead character in Hedgerow's production of Ira Levin's 1978 thriller, Deathtrap . Here, Smythe plays struggling playwright Sidney Bruhl.
June 8, 2012 |
Stereotypes seen in cartoon A cartoon drawn by Rob Tornoe in Sunday's Sports section depicted Phillies pitcher Cliff Lee doing housework while a black/brown player with the word "Offense" written on his T-shirt slept on a couch. The Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists submits that this cartoon is racially insensitive. African American and Latino men are often stereotyped as being lazy and not wanting to work hard. The cartoon may suggest to readers that male athletes of color are lazy.
April 5, 2012
Cartoons by Tony Auth
April 1, 2012 |
Today marks the end of my employment as staff editorial cartoonist for The Philadelphia Inquirer. It has been a joyful and happy ride. The Inquirer has been my home since my weeklong job interview in 1971, where my task was to attend editorial board meetings, take positions, argue my point of view, win some arguments, and lose others. In short, for a week I did everything a political cartoonist does at a newspaper - except draw cartoons. I lost most of those arguments, but won the job. John S. Knight had recently purchased the paper and was determined to make it a major metropolitan daily.
March 27, 2012
MAYOR Nutter: I think it wrong for you to say that we cannot feed the homeless. If it is a crime and my mother can go to jail for not feeding me, who are you to say that we are not allowed to feed the homeless? As a 9-year-old child, I feel that this is a bad decision for you to make as the leader of our great city. Who are you to tell us that we cannot feed those who need help? I will continue to feed anyone who needs help because I was taught that it would be the right thing to do. Brianna Grace Smith Philadelphia GOPeeves Rick Santorum is an undercover agent of the Democratic party covertly embedded with the intention of coercing the Republicans into nominating a candidate who will be defeated by Barack Obama.
March 16, 2012
PULITZER-PRIZE winning cartoonist Signe Wilkinson is getting a bigger pen. Starting April 8, Signe's lacerating wit will now also appear in a new cartoon in the Sunday Inquirer . Plus, in addition to her daily cartoons for the Daily News , she'll also be appearing in the Inquirer on Tuesdays and Thursdays . . . and on a revamped philly.com page as well. This change is in keeping with Philadelphia Media Network's emphasis on providing quality, original content to as many of our readers and users as possible.
March 9, 2012
Art Museums & Institutions African American Heritage Museum 661 Jackson Rd., Newtonville, NJ; 609-704-5495. www.aahmsnj.org . Tue.-Fri. 10 am-3 pm. Barnes Foundation 300 North Latchs La., Merion Station; 610-667-0290. www.barnesfoundation.org . $15 (reservations required), free for active duty military families 5/30-9/5. Thu.-Sun. 9:30 am-5 pm. Brandywine River Museum Rte. 1 & Rte. 100, Chadds Ford; 610-388-2700. www.brandywinemuseum.org . Brandywine Heritage Galleries.