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March 9, 2012 | By Michael T. Dolan
"Friendship," said Christopher Robin, "is a very comforting thing to have. " It is indeed, though I wonder what might have happened to those beloved friendships in the Hundred Acre Wood if Facebook had infiltrated Christopher Robin's imagination. Instead of a boy and his friends discovering the ups and downs of the world in their unhurried, innocent manner - learning to give, forgive, and just "be" along the way - I'm afraid Pooh Bear et al. would turn into insular creatures stuffed with fluff, but not much else.
TRAVEL
February 18, 2013 | By Paige McClanahan, Washington Post
It was an unassuming spot, and we probably would have walked right past it if we hadn't known what we were looking for: a clump of about five dozen trees perched on the top of a blustery hill. But when we walked up, there was no mistaking it: There before us lay the Enchanted Place, also known as Galleons Lap, a resting ground for childhoods the world over. It's the spot where Christopher Robin, no longer a little boy, and his beloved companion Winnie-the-Pooh came to say their fumbling goodbyes: "Being enchanted, its floor wasn't like the floor of the Forest, gorse and bracken and heather, but close-set grass, quiet and smooth and green.
NEWS
January 11, 1987
I was saddened by Inquirer reviewer Carrie Rickey's Jan. 2 commentary "Animated sex from Disney: Was Lady really a tramp?" It is unfortunate that some people cannot appreciate the power and beauty of the human emotion called "love" and see it as nothing more than a disguise for lust. Saying that a children's animated classic, which Lady and the Tramp is, is nothing more than about the discovery of sex, is perverse. Why has the human capacity to care and love been replaced by a sex-oriented one-track mind?
ENTERTAINMENT
August 7, 1997 | Inquirer staff reviews and synopses, compiled by Christopher Cornell
A droll comedy tops this week's list of new movies on home video. Love and Other Catastrophes (1997) (Fox) 78 minutes. Alice Garner, Frances O'Conner, Matthew Dyktynski. Like many graduate students, Emma-Kate Croghan's feature debut is smart, droll and doesn't always know when to stop talking. A quirky comedy set at Melbourne University. 1 hr. 18 R (discreet sex, profanity, drugs). Evita 1/2 (1996) (Buena Vista) 135 minutes. Madonna, Antonio Banderas, Jonathan Pryce.
NEWS
September 8, 1989 | From Inquirer Wire Services
You may call this place Pooh's corner, strictly unofficially, of course. The little bear that stakes a small claim to the hearts of children, young and old, was born here. The bear, you see, was real. Winnie the Pooh was born near White River in 1914. A veterinarian with a Canadian infantry brigade bought the black bear cub for $20, and the cub sailed to Europe with the troops. When officers ruled that Winnie could not go to the front lines of World War I, the cub was left at the London Zoo. Along came A.A. Milne and his son Christopher Robin.
NEWS
January 22, 1989 | By Denise Breslin Kachin, Special to The Inquirer
The focus will be on fun for kids as dinosaurs, Winnie the Pooh, comedy and song come to Longwood Gardens next month. Kids will be king for the day every Saturday in February as Longwood Gardens holds its 3d Annual Four Fabulous February Fun Days, geared for kids ages 3 to 12. The first Fun Day is scheduled for Feb. 4 with Dinosaur Rock, a sing-along rock opera featuring walking, talking and dancing dinosaur puppets. The life-size puppets premiered at the Smithsonian Institution's Discovery Theater and were designed by Emmy-winning puppeteer Ingrid Crepeau.
NEWS
April 28, 1995 | By Thomas J. Brady, with reports from Inquirer wire services
FIRST DAUGHTER'S ADVICE: ECONOMIZE THOSE ANSWERS At 5, she's way too young to vote. But that didn't stop Caroline Giuliani from telling a certain politician that she'd had enough. "Do nothing," Caroline instructed her father, Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani, as he answered questions about the New York City budget yesterday. "That means end (my remarks)," said Giuliani. "What I think we'd all love. " Caroline was at City Hall for Take Our Daughters to Work Day. She used the occasion to strike a blow for equality - usurping the limelight as her irrepressible brother, Andrew, then 8, did last year during their father's inauguration.
NEWS
January 27, 1989 | By Barbara Beck, Daily News Staff Writer
The nice thing about A.A. Milne's children's books ("Winnie-the-Pooh" and "The House at Pooh Corner") is that they have their own sort of realism. Who can't recognize his friends in the characters of Christopher Robin's toys? Remember when you took your own Kanga, tucked it under your arm for protection and headed to your room for the night? How many times have you stood on top of a bridge and tried to play Pooh sticks, and then discussed with a friend the true inventor of this special game.
NEWS
December 12, 1993 | By Sandy Bauers, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
One of the sweetest moments in Winnie-the-Pooh is when Christopher Robin & Co. go on an expedition to find the North Pole, but no one in the group knows what it looks like. They decide it must be sticking in the ground somewhere. Sure enough, when Roo falls into a stream and everyone rushes to save him, it is Pooh who yanks a stick from the ground, reaches across the water with it and, in the ensuing hubbub, is declared both hero and discoverer of the North Pole. The unabridged recording of A.A. Milne's Pooh stories and the 44 verses from When We Were Very Young is my best bet for a holiday gift for a young child.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 25, 2009 | By Monica Peters FOR THE INQUIRER
On Sunday, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts will present Storytelling with Queen Nur. Beginning at 2 p.m., Queen Nur, will entertain kids and adults with African oral tradition. The free event engages the audience in interactive exercises. Participants will learn to tell stories from a familiar experience emphasizing story elements, presentation skills, and story enhancement techniques, including song, rhythms, and dance. Queen Nur, known for her highly energetic, creative, and expressive storytelling style, has performed at the Kennedy Center in Washington, Equity Theater on Broadway, the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesboro, and other venues.
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TRAVEL
February 18, 2013 | By Paige McClanahan, Washington Post
It was an unassuming spot, and we probably would have walked right past it if we hadn't known what we were looking for: a clump of about five dozen trees perched on the top of a blustery hill. But when we walked up, there was no mistaking it: There before us lay the Enchanted Place, also known as Galleons Lap, a resting ground for childhoods the world over. It's the spot where Christopher Robin, no longer a little boy, and his beloved companion Winnie-the-Pooh came to say their fumbling goodbyes: "Being enchanted, its floor wasn't like the floor of the Forest, gorse and bracken and heather, but close-set grass, quiet and smooth and green.
NEWS
March 9, 2012 | By Michael T. Dolan
"Friendship," said Christopher Robin, "is a very comforting thing to have. " It is indeed, though I wonder what might have happened to those beloved friendships in the Hundred Acre Wood if Facebook had infiltrated Christopher Robin's imagination. Instead of a boy and his friends discovering the ups and downs of the world in their unhurried, innocent manner - learning to give, forgive, and just "be" along the way - I'm afraid Pooh Bear et al. would turn into insular creatures stuffed with fluff, but not much else.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 15, 2011 | By ROGER MOORE, The Orlando Sentinel
"Winnie the Pooh," Disney's latest film revival of A.A. Milne's "willy, nilly, silly old bear," is longer on charm than it is on laughs. Or length. But it's a treat for children making their first trek to the multiplex and for parents and grandparents with fond memories of the "Hundred Acre Wood. " This "Pooh" is a musical homage to the 1960s Pooh short films, adding new songs (by "Book of Mormon" composer Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez) and a lovely revival of the "Winnie the Pooh" title tune, winsomely sung by Zooey Deschanel.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 25, 2009 | By Monica Peters FOR THE INQUIRER
On Sunday, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts will present Storytelling with Queen Nur. Beginning at 2 p.m., Queen Nur, will entertain kids and adults with African oral tradition. The free event engages the audience in interactive exercises. Participants will learn to tell stories from a familiar experience emphasizing story elements, presentation skills, and story enhancement techniques, including song, rhythms, and dance. Queen Nur, known for her highly energetic, creative, and expressive storytelling style, has performed at the Kennedy Center in Washington, Equity Theater on Broadway, the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesboro, and other venues.
NEWS
October 2, 2009 | By Carolyn Davis INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Madonna: Better dead than wed It wouldn't be October - make that it wouldn't be all eternity - if the world didn't stop to take in, really take in, what Madonna said Wednesday night during her appearance on Late Show With David Letterman. The true top kahuna of late-night television asked the single-name star if she might ever marry again. "I think I'd rather get run over by a train," her Madonna-ness replied. Yow, she was a guest on fire, calling her eight-year marriage to director Guy Ritchie "the Bush years" and confessing she had smoked a joint before an earlier appearance on the Letterman show - though she hadn't inhaled.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 7, 1997 | Inquirer staff reviews and synopses, compiled by Christopher Cornell
A droll comedy tops this week's list of new movies on home video. Love and Other Catastrophes (1997) (Fox) 78 minutes. Alice Garner, Frances O'Conner, Matthew Dyktynski. Like many graduate students, Emma-Kate Croghan's feature debut is smart, droll and doesn't always know when to stop talking. A quirky comedy set at Melbourne University. 1 hr. 18 R (discreet sex, profanity, drugs). Evita 1/2 (1996) (Buena Vista) 135 minutes. Madonna, Antonio Banderas, Jonathan Pryce.
NEWS
April 28, 1995 | By Thomas J. Brady, with reports from Inquirer wire services
FIRST DAUGHTER'S ADVICE: ECONOMIZE THOSE ANSWERS At 5, she's way too young to vote. But that didn't stop Caroline Giuliani from telling a certain politician that she'd had enough. "Do nothing," Caroline instructed her father, Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani, as he answered questions about the New York City budget yesterday. "That means end (my remarks)," said Giuliani. "What I think we'd all love. " Caroline was at City Hall for Take Our Daughters to Work Day. She used the occasion to strike a blow for equality - usurping the limelight as her irrepressible brother, Andrew, then 8, did last year during their father's inauguration.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 30, 1994 | By Penny Jeannechild, FOR THE INQUIRER
The Nutcracker isn't the only tale in the toys-that-come-alive-as-humans- sleep category. The Velveteen Rabbit, the story of a stuffed being whom love makes whole, takes place, in part, during some nighttime revelry. The Philadelphia-based Mum Puppettheatre, often on international tour, is home at its new 49-seat Manayunk studio for five final performances of the bunny-and-his-boy tale, at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. today and Saturday. There's an additional show at 4 on New Year's Eve. Using every sort of home-grown and exotic puppet under the sun - Indonesian rod puppets, for instance - plus masked actors, the Mums stay, well, mum. Silent, quiet, nonverbal.
NEWS
December 12, 1993 | By Sandy Bauers, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
One of the sweetest moments in Winnie-the-Pooh is when Christopher Robin & Co. go on an expedition to find the North Pole, but no one in the group knows what it looks like. They decide it must be sticking in the ground somewhere. Sure enough, when Roo falls into a stream and everyone rushes to save him, it is Pooh who yanks a stick from the ground, reaches across the water with it and, in the ensuing hubbub, is declared both hero and discoverer of the North Pole. The unabridged recording of A.A. Milne's Pooh stories and the 44 verses from When We Were Very Young is my best bet for a holiday gift for a young child.
NEWS
June 18, 1992 | By Cheryl Squadrito, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
It's a bird. It's a plane. No, it's a bat. Finally - Batman Returns. The long-awaited, much-publicized sequel to the Tim Burton blockbuster opens tomorrow, but some people will be able to see it tonight. Two area theaters will present advanced showings of the movie. AMC Granite Run 8 and AMC Marple 10 each will preview Batman Returns tonight, but seats are limited. The Granite Run 8 will have 360 seats available, the Marple 10 only 165. Tickets are $6. Once again playing the moody Caped Crusader is Michael Keaton, with Danny DeVito portraying the Penguin and Michelle Pfeiffer as Catwoman.
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