March 17, 1987
"Showing how near we are to Holocaust" by Richard Cohen (Op-ed Page, March 1) was a prime example of exactly that. While admitting that John Demjanjuk may indeed be a victim of mistaken identity, Mr. Cohen proceeded to defame an entire ethnic group. He does this by repeatedly referring to Mr. Demjanjuk by his nationality. When Cohen's bigoted article was printed by both The Inquirer and the Washington Post on their Op-ed Pages, its prejudice was given a measure of acceptability.
August 28, 1995 |
Ed and Libby Klitsch have a reason to remember the John Wanamaker store in Center City: They met there. Her first job out of college was laying out advertisements in the art department. He worked in the men's department.
January 24, 1992 |
Theatre Hyland's production of Torch Song Trilogy is a case of a fledgling theater's ambitions exceeding its capabilities. The theater, dedicated to presenting works with gay themes, has staged several in the last two years, but it is not yet ready for Harvey Fierstein's long, three-act play about the romantic and emotional life of a New York homosexual. The strenuous and sustained demands of the work exceed the grasp of the Theatre Hyland performers and the limited experience of Russell Lee Dersch, the company's executive director and director of this production.
April 6, 2004 |
His friends called him "Mr. P. " The Pope called him a friend. Governors and mayors phoned him for advice. When Ed Piszek died recently at the age of 87, he left a legacy touching so many people that it is hard to believe he found the time to do so much. The legend is well known: Young man sells crab cakes in a taproom and along with a partner creates an empire of frozen fish based in Philadelphia. Along the way, he does enough good in the world to fill four lifetimes, cover two continents, boost the career of a cardinal who become a pope, and - in a real accomplishment for a kid from Philadelphia - actually assisted in the fall of a repressive government.
July 25, 1997 |
Adults who look at what's served up in Good Burger will no doubt demand "Where's the beef?" But the kids will wolf it down. The road to Hollywood is cratered with bombs dropped by skit comedians trying to make it from satirical television to the big screen. Good Burger attempts something that's rarer - inflating a sketch to the length of a feature comedy. If the result is as predictable in content as a Big Mac, it yields passable entertainment whose humor is shrewdly and consistently pitched at the preteen target audience.
July 23, 2004 |
NEARLY EVERY page of the Daily News belongs to the writers, photographers, artists and editors of the paper. Nearly every page - except two: The letters page and the op-ed page. Those pages essentially belong to you, the readers. There you get to express your thoughts, opinions, feelings and insights. You get to tell us where we got something right, something wrong, or where we can take something and shove it. Giving people a platform where they can reach half-a-million readers is one of the essential services this newspaper provides.
July 15, 2010
THANKS TO Bill Conlin for a great article about the Phillies' Jamie Moyer. His 260-plus wins and 4,000 innings pitched speak for themselves, as does the quality of his character. When you take into account his age and that he's spent so much of his career in hitter-friendly ballparks, I believe he is definitely a future Hall of Famer. He does need to pitch more than 700 more complete games to tie Cy Young's mark of 749, but who's counting? Tom O'Neill, Philadelphia Sex ed is always good The state legislature has disappointed me on sex education.
March 30, 2007
RE PATTY-PAT Kozlowski's op-ed "Bruno & Me": As a two-time Dalmatian owner, I know the joy and frustration she went through. The unconditional love she received from something as simple as a pat on the head or laying on the floor and rubbing his belly. My first dog's rear legs failed her one day at the same age, and I was forced to put her to sleep. As pet lovers know, it is one of the hardest things we are asked to do in life. Patty, thank you for sharing your story with the public.
March 13, 2009
MR. PHIL Goldsmith (op-ed, "Death & taxes), if you're worried about people calling you cold and heartless, you're far worse off than your ridiculous statement says you are. You want to charge dead people for dying? My wife died two years ago, and I'm still paying off the price of the funeral, and she was cremated. Where do you suppose the extra money will come from? And to think you are a former managing director. I hope you weren't in charge of anything bigger than the toilets.