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June 23, 1986 | By William B. Collins, Inquirer Theater Critic
The hate sessions that George Orwell invented for enemies of the state in 1984 are a standard feature of theatrical gatherings. The object is always The Critics. When the collective attention turned to critics at the recent biennial meeting of nonprofit theaters at Smith College, the atmosphere crackled with hate. Delegates thundered denunciations of critics in general and some in particular. Critics, they complained, cover resident theaters on a production-by- production basis instead of taking the long view.
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May 21, 2010
Steven Rea offers short takes, outtakes, information and interviews on films. @ ArtsWatch: Peter Dobrin tells you who's making news, noise and splash in the Philadelphia arts world and beyond.
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August 17, 2016 | By Emily Babay, STAFF WRITER
Three men were wounded, two critically, in a pair of daylight shootings that happened less than an hour apart in Philadelphia on Monday morning. Two men were listed in critical condition at Einstein Medical Center after a shooting near Mole and Wingohocking Streets, on the border of Logan and Nicetown, about 10:25 a.m. Monday, police said. A 31-year-old man was shot five times, suffering wounds to his chest, leg and arm. Another man in his early 30s was shot twice in his stomach.
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A 21-year-old man was able to walk into a Frankford hospital Saturday night after being shot numerous times, police said. The victim, whose identity was not released, was listed in critical condition at Aria Health's Torresdale campus. Police said they responded to Aria Health's Frankford campus around 9:30 p.m. after the victim walked into the hospital seeking treatment for his wounds. He was later transferred to the Torresdale campus. Authorities said the shooting took place on the 1500 block of Wakeling Street, just around the corner from Aria Health's Frankford campus.
NEWS
August 14, 2016
A 32-year-old man was in critical condition after being shot in the groin while riding a motorcycle Friday night in West Philadelphia, police said. The shooting happened just after 10 p.m. at 59th Street and Cobbs Creek Parkway. The victim was taken by police to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. No arrests were reported, police said. - Robert Moran  
BUSINESS
August 13, 2016 | Jonathan Tannenwald, Staff Writer
When the word went out Wednesday that NBC Sports Group chairman Mark Lazarus was to hold a conference call with reporters about Olympics TV viewership, observers of NBC and Comcast suspected he had something to say. He sure did. "This will be our most economically successful Games in history," Lazarus proclaimed. He announced that NBC had sold $30 million of additional advertising since the Olympics began - on top of the already record-breaking $1.2 billion total before the flame was lit in Rio de Janeiro.
NEWS
August 12, 2016 | By Emily Babay, Staff Writer
An 8-year-old boy was in critical condition after nearly drowning while swimming in a backyard pool in Camden County. Emergency crews were called to a home on Scenic View Drive in Winslow Township shortly before 5 p.m. Tuesday for a report of a child in distress in a swimming pool, police said. The child was taken to Kennedy University Hospital in Washington Township and later transferred to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Police said the incident remains under investigation.
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August 11, 2016 | By Robert Moran, Staff Writer
A 6-year-old girl playing in front of her house was critically wounded when gunfire erupted Tuesday night in the city's East Germantown section, police said. Police on Wednesday said the gunman was believed to have been firing at another man on the street, though investigators were continuing to sort out precisely what happened and search for the shooter. Just before 7 p.m. Tuesday, police were called to the 6300 block of Woodstock Street, where they found the girl on the sidewalk next to the steps of her home, said Chief Inspector Scott Small.
NEWS
August 9, 2016
A man remains in critical but stable condition following a hit-and-run crash Saturday night in the Eastwick section of Southwest Philadelphia. The victim, whom authorities have not yet been able to identify, was walking in the middle of northbound Island Avenue near Glenmore Street when a dark-colored SUV hit him around 10:50 p.m., police said. The striking vehicle fled the scene and continued north on Island Avenue toward Cobbs Creek Parkway, according to police. The victim was taken to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, where he was being treated for head and body trauma.
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August 9, 2016 | By Stephanie Farr, Staff Writer
Ten people were shot, two fatally, in five hours from Saturday night to Sunday morning in Philadelphia and the assailant in each case remains on the run, according to police. The bloodshed began at 10:38 p.m. in West Philadelphia and did not stop until 3:47 a.m. in Old City. Around 12:11 a.m., a 29-year-old man was shot all over his body on the 3400 block of Braddock Street in Kensington, police said. He was pronounced dead at that scene at 12:22 a.m. His identity has not yet been released pending family notification.
NEWS
August 8, 2016 | By Julie Shaw, Staff Writer
One man was in critical condition after he was stabbed multiple times in North Philadelphia early Saturday and another was in stable condition after being shot Friday night in Kensington, police said. The 30-year-old man was stabbed six times in the back while outside on the 2800 block of North Bonsall Street about 12:35 a.m. Saturday. He was taken by medics to Temple University Hospital on North Broad Street. No weapon was recovered at the scene. Separately, a 17-year-old boy was in stable condition after he was shot once in his right ankle about 10 p.m. Friday while outside on the 2900 block of Rosehill Street, police said.
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