January 19, 1994
THREE READERS ASSAIL LIMBAUGH; ONE SAYS RUSH'S EGO IS 'FLATULENT' Anthony Nevara and Jim McDonnell (Jan. 4 letters) find Rush Limbaugh entertaining. Anthony: Gee, you jumped on John Smith's case awfully quick for calling Rush "fat," but I guess you don't care about Limbaugh's constantly calling the president "fat. " They object whenever somebody gives back to Limbaugh what he's been giving out. Jim: "Talent on loan from God?" Does God make fun of African-Americans? Or what about women?
May 14, 2013 |
TRAFFIC reporter Kacie McDonnell can add another title to her Fox 29 CV: Official Royal Stalker. When Prince Harry hits the Shore tomorrow, McDonnell will be ready to meet her Prince Charming, even taking etiquette lessons on "Good Day Philadelphia" just in case she comes into contact with Harry in segments they're calling "When Harry Meets Kacie. " Although Harry's brother, Prince William , is generally thought of as the heartthrob of the two, McDonnell goes against the grain.
January 27, 2013 |
Have we got our seasons mixed up? Fall is supposed to be when the harvest of fresh TV events appears. But the first few months of 2013 present us with a prodigious crop of new shows and mini-series - as well as the return of several favorites. Might as well jump right in, since the action begins this week. - David Hiltbrand, Inquirer TV writer Spring Arts - Television: The Americans (FX, Wednesdays at 10 p.m., starting Jan. 30). The Cold War is heating up. Keri Russell ( Felicity )
January 8, 2011 |
WHEN THE KING of ultraviolent wrestling suffered severed arteries during a match, he wanted to keep fighting while blood shot from his armpit like a small geyser. "Just wrap it," Nick "F'n" Gage told the people screaming "Call 9-1-1. " Gage, a berserker whose brutal brand of wrestling has made him a legend in the Philadelphia-based Combat Zone Wrestling, has been set on fire, hit with chairs, tables and worse, and has seen his blood spilled all around the world. The only thing that could stop Gage was Gage, also known as Nicholas W. Wilson, the South Jersey native who created the character in 1999.
May 30, 2010 |
No one could accuse Marty Seligman of thinking small. The University of Pennsylvania psychology professor earned the respect of his peers studying the equivalent of depression in dogs, but it is his more recent fascination with the flip side of sadness - how to get life right - that has made this serious man a pop-psych power hitter. At 67, he is using his academic reputation and his formidable sales skills to reform, well, just about everything. His premise: that we've spent too much time trying to fix what's wrong and not nearly enough figuring out how to make more things right.
November 19, 1999 |
A Superior Court jury convicted a former Mount Holly councilman and his friend yesterday of hate crimes for their roles in a racially motivated bar fight two years ago. Robert Byham, 40, of Mount Holly, was convicted of two counts of bias assault and two counts of bias harassment after the jury found he used a racial slur in front of two African American men and then tried to head-butt one and swing at the other after they angrily confronted him....
September 26, 1991 |
Most of these guys had not seen this kind of action for nearly 20 years. Cutting. Spinning. Catching. Throwing. All followed by high fives, shouts of encouragement and lots of rear-end patting in the huddle. On the sideline were adoring fans waving banners and shaking pompoms. And in the sky, floodlights shone on their every move. Take these fellows back in time, and it would be a night on the high school or college gridiron. But for these 30- and 40-something guys, it was Wayne's World: North Wayne, West Wayne and South Wayne playing for the (what else?
March 14, 1991 |
A tale of a rebellious teen and a story of an egocentric director top this week's list of new videos. PUMP UP THE VOLUME (1990) (RCA/Columbia) 105 minutes. Christian Slater, Samantha Mathis, Cheryl Pollak, Mimi Kennedy, Ellen Greene, Scott Paulin. As an alienated teen who takes to the airwaves to express himself, Slater - feral, edgy and vulnerable - holds Pump Up the Volume together. The young actor, who did a mean Jack Nicholson impression as the high school sociopath in Heathers, is the cynosure of this earnest addled-adolescent melodrama - a sort of Talk Radio meets Fast Times at Ridgemont High.
April 30, 1997
Why begrudge the rich and famous a boost to their self-esteem? If helping movers and shakers feel better about themselves helps improve the future of a few kids through mentoring or dresses up Germantown Avenue (if only for a few days) or provides eyeglasses for some youngsters who otherwise can't afford them - it's not too steep a price to pay. And if Philadelphia has been the hub of the universe for a day or two, spotlighted on network TV, raking in big bucks for hospitality industries - then the Presidents' Summit for America's Future was very fine, indeed.
January 30, 1987 |
Four people are on display in two one-person photography shows this weekend. If that sounds impossible, keep reading. There are, of course, the two photographers, Dennis Weeks at the Book Trader Gallery and Jeanne Birdsall at the Print Club. Each has put together a series of figure studies using a single model. As a result, Rebecca Park (Book Trader) and Susan Ward (Print Club) are also on exhibit. Weeks and Birdsall are working in the tradition of thousands of artists over the centuries.