May 4, 2015
ISSUE | CLINTON Euphoria vote I would like a recent letter writer, or anyone else, to please let me know what Hillary Clinton has done to make her the most qualified presidential contender ("Clinton critics," April 27). As first lady, her health-care program didn't work out. As a senator from New York - where my cat could be elected if running on the Democratic ticket - she didn't pass one piece of significant legislation. And as secretary of state, with the Russian reset, Iran nukes, and more, well, how's that working out?
May 30, 2013 |
The stock market is considered a leading economic indicator, and, boy, has it been leading all year long. The Standard & Poor's 500 index, which is often used as a proxy for the U.S. equity market, is up 16 percent since Dec. 31. Investors on Tuesday seemed to shake off last week's wariness over just when Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke will pull back on the central bank's monetary stimulus - wariness that contributed to the...
April 26, 2013 |
This is the seventh in a series on healthy cooking classes at St. Martin De Porres School in North Philadelphia. The girls were so thrilled to see chicken thighs and drumsticks that they temporarily lost their minds. "Are we making fried chicken?" Hope Wescott asked breathlessly. "Sorry," I said. "Not in a class about healthy cooking. " In truth, I did test a version of oven-baked "fried" chicken - dipping it in yogurt and rolling it in smashed corn flakes - and it wasn't bad. But, honestly, it wasn't nearly as good as true fried chicken.
November 8, 2012 |
Barack Obama has always said it was never about him. It was about us. And in the end, it was. Forget all of the polarization and backbiting. The voter suppression and racist dog whistles. The obsession with polls and the divisive parsing of our nation. On Tuesday, it was our turn. And we used our single most powerful weapon. The vote. Four years ago, I could hardly type the words to express my euphoria when the nation resoundingly placed its future in the hands of its first African American president.
April 23, 2012
MARCH YOUR Penguins back home, Pittsburgh, and from your series loss to Philadelphia, take this lesson: Flightless birds shouldn't puck with the Flyers. From Claude Giroux's first goal just 32 seconds into the game to Brayden Schenn's final tally just seconds from the end, the orange and black clicked like clockwork on Sunday, even if the old ultraviolence seen earlier in the series was lacking. Flyers fans at the Wells Fargo Center worked like a well-oiled machine, too - pulsing in unison, chanting as one and blowing their lids when the team finally secured the opening round of the Eastern Conference in Game 6. "I am awesome!"
November 22, 2011 |
The finish line of a marathon is a place of undisguised emotion, with all pretense worn away by 26.2 pounding miles. Euphoria for some may never be matched. Exhaustion for others is deep and profound. Marathons can kill - one person died in the marathon and another during the half marathon. But for those who finish - 10,213 runners completed Sunday's Philadelphia Marathon and 9,413 the Half Marathon - the accomplishment will be long remembered. I spent seven hours at the finish line Sunday, watching, interviewing, and taking pictures along with staff photographer Sarah Glover.
September 10, 2011 |
ENRIQUE IGLESIAS is finalizing production of three to four new tracks that will be part of a repackaged edition of his hit album, "Euphoria," set for release in November. One of those songs, "I Like How It Feels," featuring Pitbull, will be released to radio in two weeks. The fresh collaboration, produced by RedOne, stems from the close relationship established between Pitbull and Iglesias, who invited Pitbull to be part of the North American leg of his "Euphoria" tour, which kicks off Sept.
May 2, 2011 |
The 61-year-old mother of a bond trader killed during the attacks at the World Trade Center said she feared she would go to her grave before Osama bin Laden did. "Justice really has been served," said Judith Reiss of Yardley. "There's a special place waiting in hell for this man. " Reiss said she and her husband, Gary, whose 23-year-old son, Joshua, died on 9/11, feared that the mission to kill bin Laden had fallen off the front burner. "We're joyous," said Gary Reiss.
February 9, 2011 |
Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell is writing a weekly sports column for the Daily News from a fan's perspective. His column appears Wednesdays. PITCHERS AND catchers report in 4 days. That's truly a magical phrase. For the entire country it means the baseball season is just around the corner, but for those of us in cold-weather climates it means a whole lot more. For us, it means hope - hope that we will finally emerge from weeks and weeks of harsh cold, ice and snow.
June 9, 2009 |
Under a full moon and before a full house at the Susquehanna Bank Center on Sunday night, Phish did what jam bands ultimately do: They jammed. And jammed. Front man Trey Anastasio repeatedly found a groove and fingered fluid guitar solo after solo, to the rapturous delight of the crowd, most dancing in that form of writhing free body expression associated with hippies, Woodstock and the Grateful Dead. In their first area appearance since their 2004 hiatus, the veteran Vermont four-piece squeezed out 23 songs over three-plus hours.