February 4, 2014 |
Timothy Perper, 74, of Bella Vista, a writer and independent researcher on human courtship, died of cardiac arrest Tuesday, Jan. 21, at his home. As a biology professor at Rutgers University in the 1970s, Dr. Perper became fascinated by how couples meet and then decide whether they are attracted to each other. He obtained a grant from the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation to study conversations in bars. His 1985 book, Sex Signals: The Biology of Love , was described in the New York Times as "lively and provocative.
September 2, 2013 |
The Economic Opportunity Act approved by New Jersey lawmakers was designed to give tax breaks to a broad range of businesses, including companies outside urban areas and small businesses that create as few as 10 jobs. The 82-page bill, passed last month by the Senate, also contains a provision that lawmakers acknowledge targets a specific company: Subaru. The car manufacturer, which has its U.S. headquarters in Cherry Hill, is expanding and has been on the hunt for a new location, possibly at Philadelphia's Navy Yard.
October 31, 2012
DEAR ABBY : There is a man at work I'm very attracted to. He seems to be equally attracted to me. The problem is, he has shown me two pictures of his privates that he has on his cellphone. When he did it, it wasn't completely out of context of our conversation and our interest in each other. We do not have a physical relationship (yet), but I'm considering it. How weird is it that he has these pictures on his phone? - Got an Eyeful in Illinois DEAR GOT AN EYEFUL : That must have been some conversation!
June 4, 2012
The Cost of Hope A Memoir By Amanda Bennett Random House. 240 pp. $26 Reviewed by Rachel Hadas Like many memoirs, Amanda Bennett's The Cost of Hope braids several narrative strands together. For starters, there is an unusual and piquant courtship story. Bennett and Terence Foley, a charming, impulsive, and mysterious character, meet in 1983 in the city then still known as Peking. Bennett's a journalist; Foley is not quite who he claims to be. Bennett is winningly frank to admit that the couple' s relationship is tempestuous from the start, but their connection, however stormy, proves strong and enduring.
March 9, 2012 |
THE EARLY leader for the Worst Title of the Year award is surely "Salmon Fishing in Yemen. " The words seem designed to alienate as many viewers as possible, while pandering to the world's smallest subset of hobbyists. (Remember the bird-watching comedy "The Big Year?" Of course you don't.) There is another audience for the movie, of course, and it's anyone who finds Emily Blunt adorable, which is everyone. "Fishing" features Blunt in "Young Victoria" mode, in a decidedly old-fashioned romance that replaces modern-day vulgarity with the decorum of formal courtship.
October 3, 2011
MOVE OVER, Judge Willis Berry. While you have served ably as the poster boy for merit selection of judges - by running a real-estate business out of your chambers, for which you were suspended for four months, and petitioned by the Bar Association to step down - there's a new poster boy. Actually, the new poster features a duo: Democratic Party treasurer Frank Oliver and Democratic Party chair Bob Brady. According to a recent Inquirer report, the dynamic duo invited 27 judges who are running for retention to a breakfast meeting, and told the candidates that party support would cost them $10,000 each.
September 3, 2010
DEAR ABBY: I have been married to my second husband, "Greg," for 3 1/2 years. Before we married, Greg took me out on dates, we had wonderful conversations and a satisfying sex life. Now I spend every weekend cleaning, and when I clean the upstairs, Greg goes downstairs. If I clean downstairs, he goes upstairs. He says he loves me, but it seems we have become more like roommates than husband and wife. Greg buys big-ticket items (big-screen TV and a computer, for example) without telling me. In fact, he never discusses anything with me. Do you think he married me only to cook and clean for him?
December 17, 2009 |
In the notoriously sleazy world of modern movies, marriage and manners are making a comeback. Edward and Bella, still only necking in "Twilight," have done about a billion dollars worldwide, providing a template for movies like "Ode," in which young lovers consummate their feelings with poetry. Older lovers are not to be left out - "Julie and Julia" offered a rare portrait of a durable, happy marriage. Love, respect, romance, partnership, teamwork - "Young Victoria" gives you all that in one package, with a monarchy thrown in. Emily Blunt stars as a teenage Princess Victoria of Kent, next in line in 1837 to the throne of her childless, ailing uncle King William (Jim Broadbent)
April 2, 2009 |
The Italian museum's director pulled out a stack of letters and, one by one, laid them atop his desk at the Institute and Museum of the History of Science in Florence. It was late 2007 and appeals were pouring in from museums in China, Korea, Germany, New York, Chicago, and a host of cities around the globe, though the International Year of Astronomy was still more than a year away. "Tutti vogliono il mio telescopio," Paolo Galluzzi said. "Everyone wants my telescope," the only remaining functional telescope made by Galileo Galilei, whom Albert Einstein called "the father of modern physics - indeed, of modern science altogether.
June 10, 2005 |
A wistful twist on Rear Window from Brazilian writer-director Marcos Bernstein, The Other Side of the Street is about a divorced 65-year-old who believes she has witnessed a murder, and then sets out to prove it - by tumbling into a tricky courtship with the man she thinks is the perp. Fernanda Montenegro stars as Regina, a grandmother who lives in a Rio de Janeiro high-rise with her old mutt and her mundane rituals. One night, scanning the building across the way with binoculars, she sees an older man give an apparently lethal injection to his wife.