July 22, 2016 |
Police on Wednesday charged a 32-year-old East Stenton man with risking a catastrophe, endangering the welfare of children, and drug offenses after he was allegedly found with homemade dynamite in a minivan with kids Tuesday night. Derek McKinney of the 7400 block of Gilbert Street was taken into custody after officers on patrol about 9:30 p.m. saw a white Toyota double-parked on Champlost Avenue near 20th Street in East Germantown, then smelled a heavy odor of marijuana. The smell led them to a white Dodge Caravan minivan parked next to the Toyota, police said.
July 21, 2016
Police discovered two sticks of homemade dynamite during an investigation of a double-parked minivan Tuesday night in the city's East Germantown section. About 9:40 p.m., police checking a double-parked white Chevrolet minivan at 20th Street and Champlost Avenue noticed the smell of marijuana and found a 31-year-old man inside along with two very young children, said Chief Inspector Scott Small. In plain view inside the car were what appeared to be two sticks of dynamite, Small said.
May 28, 2016
Good and candid and funny. Maria Bamford is one of stand-up's most original voices, figuratively - she has spent her career dissecting her bipolar disorder and depression onstage - and literally, as in, she's really good at making funny voices. That dichotomy is what makes her Netflix show so great. She's so candid about her issues, but she's able to make them feel so relatable and warmly hilarious. The semiautobiographical show, created by South Park alum Pam Brady and Arrested Development creator Mitchell Hurwitz, takes some getting used to. There are jumps in time and tone, and Bamford often breaks the fourth wall (in one scene, she gets advice from fellow comedian Patton Oswalt about the show they're acting in)
May 7, 2015 |
NICK BARRUCCI runs Dynamite Entertainment, one of the world's largest and most respected comic-book companies. He has attracted top talent and compelling licensed and original material. He just launched "Swords of Sorrow," the biggest, most ambitious crossover of iconic female characters ever, told mostly by female creators, led by superstar scribe Gail Simone. But all that is not what has Nick Barrucci the most excited as Wizard Philly Con begins. It's that the spotlight of the pop-culture world is shining once again in his back yard.
October 12, 2014 |
'A Play, a Pint and a Pie" is not your father's dinner theater. The Tiny Dynamite company's version offers: a drink, a slice of pizza, and a professional production of an hour-long play, with a new show each week. This week's is A Number by major British playwright Caryl Churchill, and it is not to be missed. A Number is about human cloning. Churchill imagines, and asks us to imagine, that if it's difficult as an adult to discover you have a twin, how unimaginably difficult it would be to discover you were one of "a number.
October 8, 2014 |
AFTER NEARLY 20 years, James Bond is returning to comics. Dynamite Entertainment, of Mount Laurel, N.J., has announced perhaps the biggest deal in its history, landing the worldwide rights to publish comic books, digital comics and graphic novels starring Ian Fleming 's Secret Agent 007. As part of the deal, Dynamite plans to create a series of brand-new adventures about the little-known early years of Bond's career, in addition to bringing...
July 31, 2014 |
THE GODFATHER of Soul. Mr. Dynamite. Soul Brother No. 1. And who can forget . . . The Hardest Working Man in Show Business. If you're of a certain age, you know immediately who we're talking about - James Brown - and are likely intrigued by the flavorful biography of this complicated man, "Get on Up," which hard-core Brown admirers-turned-movie producers Brian Grazer and Mick Jagger have brought to the screen. Yeah, that Mick Jagger. But a lot of water has passed under the dam. Brown's gospel/soul-scorched first hit "Please, Please, Please" came out in 1956, when music radio was still divided (like most of the country)
October 16, 2012 |
WHEN CATHERINE Elizabeth Russell Minnis was a non-teaching assistant at University City High School, she earned the nickname "Grandma Dynamite. " It's not hard to imagine how she got that appelation. Catherine was a ball of energy when it came to doing something she enjoyed - like helping others. Her dedication to be of use to everyone who needed her special love and devotion was the keystone of her life and her reason for being. Catherine Minnis, whose musical talents were prized by churches in the city and suburbs that called on her to play the organ and piano for the choirs that she often organized, a community and political activist and a devoted family matriarch, died on Wednesday.
August 19, 2012 |
The worst day, as screenwriter Eleanor Bergstein remembers it, was when Vestron executives brought in movie producer Aaron Russo to advise how to salvage Dirty Dancing . "Burn the negative and collect the insurance money," he reportedly suggested. Had the execs heeded Russo's advice, the indie movie - released 25 years ago this week - would not have gone on to earn an Oscar, $214 million, and the fervent love of generations of moviegoers. The story behind Dirty Dancing is much like that of Bergstein's heroine, Baby (Jennifer Grey)
June 23, 2012 |
Lawyers call a judge's speech to a deadlocked jury a "dynamite charge," the workingman's nickname for a bid to blast through an impasse. On Wednesday, the 12th day of jury deliberations in the 13th week of the child-endangerment and sex-abuse trial of two Archdiocese of Philadelphia priests, the dynamite sticks came out. It just wasn't clear who might get hurt. Common Pleas Court Judge M. Teresa Sarmina's directive could dislodge a verdict in the landmark trial of a Catholic Church supervisor.