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ENTERTAINMENT
September 1, 2006 | By David Hiltbrand INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
We don't ask much of sports movies. We'll put up with all manner of arrant nonsense as long as they deliver that formulaic moment of redemption in the end. But even graded on the steepest of jock curves, Crossover is a vast disappointment. It's You Got Served with backboards. Tech (Anthony Mackie) and Cruise (Wesley Jonathan) are lifelong friends who team up to take on Platinum, Detroit's reigning kings of streetball. Streetball is a form of razzle-dazzle basketball, where apparently palming and carrying the ball are legal.
NEWS
February 16, 2014 | By Al Haas, For The Inquirer
Chevrolet's big eight-passenger crossover, the Traverse, enters its sixth year for 2014, having received some exterior styling tweaks, interior enhancements, and new technology just last year, all designed to make a great vehicle even better. Prices for 2014 begin at $30,795 for the base LS model with front-wheel drive, and run as high as $43,255 for the LTZ with all-wheel drive. Arguably one of the best of its class, the Traverse is an eight-passenger large crossover with lots of room for the family and their stuff.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 22, 2003 | By David Patrick Stearns INQUIRER MUSIC CRITIC
Operatic tenors are taught to do many things while in conservatory, but interacting harmoniously with one another is not among them. Even the famous Three Tenors made millions of dollars singing at - rather than with - each other. No surprise, then, that when groomed-for-stardom tenors Salvatore Licitra and Marcelo ?lvarez met in the recording studio recently, the acts of preparation were described by Licitra as follows: "It was simple: Each of us wore a helmet. I carried a Kalashnikov.
SPORTS
July 21, 1994 | by Steve Weiser, Special to the Daily News
This past week, DC Comics started its big summer crossover. This year's major crossover is called Zero Hour. Many of DC's stories have a problem with their time line. Zero Hour should straighten out all the problems and set all of the superheroes in the DC universe right. Any mistakes or errors that took place happened, but everything should be straightened out. All the major DC books will have a Zero Book. This in most cases will be an explanation of the heroes' origin.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 1, 2001 | By Rashod D. Ollison INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
It's a blustery evening in Manhattan and, inside Arista Records' West 57th Street headquarters, six men in baggy pants and cornrows are chilling in a mahogany-paneled conference room, laughing, talking, reviewing the day's itinerary. An insistent bass line pounds through the room's sound system, and rapid-fire rap lyrics cut through the air. Run-D.M.C.'s boisterous entourage is getting ready to call it a day. Joseph "Run" Simmons, decked out in a silver denim suit and a black wide-brimmed hat, announces to no one in particular that he's leaving in five minutes.
NEWS
March 5, 1990 | By William B. Collins, Inquirer Theater Critic
The conventional wisdom is that there is a theater audience and there is a dance audience and there is a music audience and they exist in separate, compartmentalized worlds of taste. In this view, people who enjoy Hamlet are different from those who like Giselle, and neither set of consumers goes out with each other or with the crowd that grooves on Philip Glass. If you're a Drama Guild subscriber, the Pennsylvania Ballet can forget about you because you've budgeted yourself for theater, thus locking yourself into legitimate theater and out of dance.
SPORTS
October 10, 1996 | By Adam Gusdorff, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Coaches in the Suburban One National Conference often point to the crossover games as pivotal points of the season. Division championships have been won and lost based on those games. This season, however, they have had little impact on the Patriot and Colonial Division standings. The top four teams in the Patriot - Neshaminy, North Penn, Pennsbury and Council Rock - have lost only one of 24 crossover games. The Colonial leader, Abington, was unbeaten before losing consecutive games to Council Rock, Neshaminy and Pennsbury.
NEWS
May 11, 1990 | By R. RICHARD BANKS
August Wilson's play The Piano Lesson recently opened on Broadway to rave reviews and won Wilson his second Pulitzer Prize for drama. His play Fences won the Pulitzer in 1987. Only two playwrights, Eugene O'Neil and Robert Sherwood, have won more Pulitzers for drama than Wilson, who has been hailed as a new force in American theater. Yet the character of the praise heaped upon Wilson reveals a skewed understanding of American art and, even deeper, of American culture and history.
NEWS
July 26, 1987 | By John Ward, Special to The Inquirer
The Pennsbury supervisors have come up with a traffic-flow plan for a small retail and office complex on Pond's Edge Drive. At a meeting Monday, the board ordered the excavation of a portion of the drive's median strip to allow the paving of a crossover allowing access to the rear of Briarcliffe Marketing, the yet-unfinished office and retail headquarters of a locally owned company that sells handmade American craft items. Briarcliffe owner Joan Fyk of Kennett Township said trucks need access to the rear entrance so they can enter the warehouse without crossing the front parking lot. In a 2-0 vote, with one member abstaining, the board agreed that the township road crew should remove four trees from the median strip and excavate the median at the crossover point.
NEWS
September 14, 2014 | By Al Haas, For The Inquirer
Since all-wheel-drive crossover SUVs have become so popular in snow-prone places such as Philadelphia, I thought an AWD crossover variation on the Annual Inquirer Cheap Car Survey might be of service. As it turns out, you don't have to spend half of the gross national product of Uganda to get home in a snowstorm. I found five perfectly serviceable AWD crossovers for less than $22,500. Indeed, three of them are less than $21,500. These entry-level compact crossovers are base models with decent standard equipment litanies and reasonable room for folks and cargo.
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NEWS
February 1, 2016 | By Al Haas, For The Inquirer
The Buick Envision isn't among the biggest, sexiest automotive actors making their East Coast debuts at the Philadelphia Auto Show, which plays through next Sunday at the Convention Center. But its arrival is historic. When it hits showrooms this summer, this compact crossover will become the first Chinese-made vehicle brought into the U.S. market by a domestic automaker. Good-looking and luxurious, it should boost Buick sales - down 2 percent in 2015 - by giving it an entry in the absolutely molten market for compact crossovers.
NEWS
January 18, 2016 | By Scott Sturgis, For The Inquirer
2016 Hyundai Tucson Eco FWD: A bare-bones Hyundai? I expected a long week. Price: $25,170 as tested; only carpeted floor mats for a $125 option. Marketer's pitch: "Its new design redefines the compact SUV. " Conventional wisdom: Edmunds.com liked the "peppy and fuel-efficient turbocharged engine; adult-friendly backseat; advanced safety and infotainment features; refined ride," but not the "lackluster engine in SE trim; certain desirable items...
NEWS
December 21, 2015 | By Scott Sturgis, For The Inquirer
Honda HR-V vs. Mazda CX-3 vs. Kia Soul vs. Buick Encore: Small-crossover four-way. This week, the grand finale: 2015 Buick Encore AWD Premium Group. Price: $32,395 as tested (including $495 for audio system with navigation. More on that later.) A basic front-wheel drive could be had for as low as $24,065. Marketer's pitch: "Perfectly sized to suit your next adventure. " Conventional wisdom: Edmunds.com liked the "quiet interior; good fuel economy; long list of tech and safety features," but not the "tepid performance; small size limits interior room and cargo space.
NEWS
December 14, 2015 | By Scott Sturgis, For The Inquirer
Honda HR-V vs. Mazda CX-3 vs. Kia Soul vs. Buick Encore: Small-crossover four-way. This week: 2015 Kia Soul! Price: $26,715 as tested (more about options later). The trim-level price started at $20,700, and a base model can be had for as low as $15,690. Marketer's pitch: "Totally transformed. " Conventional wisdom: What's a little box like this doing in a comparison of small crossovers? Reality: A worthy adversary. Crossover? OK, OK, so whether the Soul is technically a crossover may be debatable.
NEWS
November 29, 2015 | By Scott Sturgis, For The Inquirer
Honda HR-V vs. Mazda CX-3 vs. Kia Soul vs. Buick Encore: Small crossover four-way. This week: 2016 Honda HR-V AWD EX-L Navi Price: $26,720 as tested. No options. A base front-wheel-drive model starts at $19,115. Marketer's pitch: "One HR-V fits all. " Conventional wisdom: Edmunds.com likes the "roomy interior and seating; versatile cargo loading thanks to unique rear seat; high fuel economy; excellent outward visibility," but not the "underwhelming acceleration; touchscreen interface can be frustrating to use and lacks full Android integration.
NEWS
September 20, 2015 | By Al Haas, For The Inquirer
Since I initiated the annual Inquirer Cheap Car Survey in 1986, it has, predictably enough, been a roundup of inexpensive little sedans and hatchbacks. But given our nation's burgeoning love affair with crossovers in general and small ones in particular, I've decided to deviate from the protocol this time and see what I could uncover in the SUV bargain basement. I figured that if I found vehicles that could combine good fuel economy, the utility of a hatchback, and the weather-defying blessings of all-wheel-drive at an affordable price, women would stop me in the street and kiss the hem of my garment.
NEWS
July 27, 2015 | By Al Haas, For The Inquirer
Hyundai says the epidermis of its redesigned 2016 Tucson compact crossover is a continuation of the "Fluidic Sculpture 2.0" design theme that debuted with the South Korean automaker's 2015 Genesis sedan. As evocative of Renaissance art as it might sound, Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 isn't really quite on par with Michelangelo's daubs on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. But the sporty sculpting it imparts to the new, third-generation Tucson does make for a particularly good-looking crossover SUV. At a recent regional press introduction for the markedly improved Tucson, I suggested to Dave Zuchkowski, the burly president and CEO of Hyundai Motor America, that the designers who coin terms like this and use all sorts of bizarre verbs and adjectives to describe their work really do speak another language.
NEWS
June 28, 2015 | By Al Haas, For The Inquirer
Lincoln, like Cadillac, has been taking steps recently to make its machinery a more relevant member of the luxury segment. Certainly, the efforts to bump up the sales of products from the newly named Lincoln Motor Co. won't be hurt by the latest J.D. Power initial quality study. That influential report has Lincoln in the top 10 - and ahead of Lexus. The healthy sales of the MKC, Lincoln's new-for-2015 compact crossover, haven't hurt, either. Indeed, the MKC is a principal reason for Lincoln's recent sales increases, said Sam Locricchio, the automaker's product spokesman.
NEWS
May 17, 2015 | By Molly Eichel, Inquirer Staff Writer
There is a fascinating story buried in Iverson , a biographical documentary of the 76ers great. Director Zatella Beatty does her best to tease it out of her subject. But her greenness at the helm shows, as she relies heavily on a cloying score, obvious imagery, and a simplistic structure. The film, which premiered at last year's Tribeca Film Festival, starts with Allen Iverson's hardscrabble youth in the projects of Newport News, Va., hitting on his controversial 1993 arrest after a bowling alley brawl (which leads to a cameo by current NBC10 reporter Monique Braxton)
NEWS
December 29, 2014 | By Al Haas, For The Inquirer
The words bold and premium have attained prominent places in autodom's marketing mantra. Wherever you turn, there's an emphasis on bold exteriors and premium interiors. At the moment, Toyota is running a big ad campaign that extols the bold persona of the new Camry. Nissan is underscoring for car writers the more premium nature of the new Murano crossover's cabin. Not to be outdone, Kia keyed on both qualities when it showed its redesigned 2016 Sorento crossover at a recent press introduction.
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