February 5, 2007
ROBERT Maranto's op-ed about Sen. John Kerry is asinine, and the quotation he attributed to Sen. Robert Byrd is completely false. To think that Mr. Maranto is shaping the minds of young people gives one considerable pause. Sen. Kerry has dedicated his life to public service. He served in the military. He saved the lives of fellow soldiers. And, for many years, he has represented the people of Massachusetts in the Senate, where his ideas and knowledge have helped to make this nation a better place for all Americans.
October 6, 2004 |
Larry Bowa said the Phillies deceived him. Bowa, fired Saturday after nearly four seasons as Phillies manager, said in an interview with WCAU-TV (Channel 10) yesterday that he believes the Phillies had made up their minds to fire him before the season started, if they failed to make the postseason. "No matter who was available, who was unavailable, who had good years, who had bad years, I think they made a decision that if they don't get to the playoffs, they are going to make a change," Bowa said.
June 20, 2007
I'M WRITING to commend Christine Flowers on her excellent op-ed commentary on the ruthless and horrid Jeffrey Marsalis. Ms. Flowers speaks clearly on one of two urgent issues that I address with my social-work clients and students repeatedly: Going to the home or hotel room of a man you have just met for a drink and promised "conversation" is both dangerous and stupid. The second issue is: Sexual intimacy other than intercourse is still sex. It too offers health risks. As for the awful Marsalis, may he rot in jail for a very long time.
July 5, 2013
INDEPENDENCE Mall was awash with red, white and blue yesterday, and covered with patriots. The one I wound up passing time with was a 65-year-old Philadelphia virgin who is the first announced 2016 presidential candidate. An independent, Ed O'Donnell plans to run under the Patriot Party banner, which sparks a conversation about being a patriot: What it meant then and what it has come to mean today. "Patriotism" has been captured (some say held hostage) by the political right, while it is minimalized (some say abandoned)
May 30, 2012 |
The Springsteen character can get away with it. "You ain't a beauty but hey you're alright," he tells Mary in "Thunder Road. " Revelatory and appreciative cheers have erupted in bedrooms and arenas for decades. Alas, there's no such magic in the night of a Neil LaBute play. When Greg, a third-shift security guard in LaBute's play reasons to be pretty, now in previews at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre, describes his girlfriend's face as "regular" but adds that he "wouldn't trade her for a million bucks," there's a special kind of LaBute hell to pay. Hold on to your armrests, patrons.
March 8, 2000 |
We kiss in the kitchen at 6:30 p.m., take off our coats and begin to debrief about the day. Ever attentive, Ed asks how my mammogram went. How considerate of him to remember. How foolish of him to ask. You can't tell someone how astonishing it is to snorkel under the Caribbean and meet parrot fish - you have to fly her to St. John, lend her a mask and show her where the painted fish with crimson lips and Maybelline-blue eyes hide under coral. You can't tell someone how delicious guacamole is - you have to ripen an avocado, smoosh it with a fork, add garlic and scoop it up with a crisp baby carrot.
February 6, 1996 |
CO-ED CALL GIRL. 9 TONIGHT ON CHANNEL 3. CBS' telemovie "Co-Ed Call Girl" is the sort of thing that gives TV titillation a bad name. The movie, "suggested by actual incidents," stars Tori Spelling as a repressed and self-conscious college student who gains confidence, and a glamorous new wardrobe, by accepting a job at an escort service - only to have the job turn sour, and her life and freedom become threatened, as things get less attractive and...
March 9, 2009
I WANT to express my sincere gratitude to Christine Flowers for the things she wrote in her op-ed on Police Commissioner Ramsey concerning the state of the city. I'm a recently retired police officer who served for 31 years, and I can't remember a lawyer who had the courage to publicly express their opinions truthfully the way you did. I wish I'd met you during my career because it most certainly would have changed my opinion of lawyers. It's truly refreshing to see there are people in the judicial system who aren't the typical liberal I encountered throughout my years on the force.
March 14, 1998 |
I have always had a love affair with the movies. I remember my mom and dad taking us and some of the neighborhood kids to the Saturday matinee on rainy days. There I was, second row, Sound of Music, imagining I was Maria in the mountains of Austria, singing and falling in love with Captain Von Trapp. In my adult life, this passion for the movies continues. Even after my husband and I had two babies within a year and a half, I wanted to get to the movies more than ever. For me, it was like a mini-vacation or like traveling to another country.
February 11, 1990 |
Heather Moriarty, a sophomore at Archbishop Wood High School for Girls, was sitting in the back of the school's auditorium when she raised her hand to ask a question. "What are the guys going to wear as uniforms?" asked Moriarty, 15, crisp in her Kelly-green sweater and anklets and green-and-white plaid skirt. The crowd of about 750 freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors erupted in applause. "If we have to wear uniforms, then the guys have to wear uniforms," Moriarty said after the assembly.