November 8, 2015 |
Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane is refusing to cooperate with a Senate committee examining whether to remove her from office, saying it lacks the authority to decide if she can remain in the position to which she was elected. In a densely worded letter, Kane on Friday rebuffed the panel's request for documents from her office. She said the committee had no jurisdiction. The only legal means to remove an elected official, Kane said, is impeachment, a process that begins in the state House of Representatives.
November 7, 2015 |
Bodytraffic opened Wednesday night at the Prince Theater with an evening of works that celebrate and explore its very medium - dance. This second program in Dance Affiliates' new NextMove series opened with The New 45 , Richard Siegal's work for company co-artistic director Tina Finkelman Berkett and dancer Guzman Rosado. It had the duo dancing - perhaps in a living room - to a series of jazz tunes. The movement in turns, defined by the music, had an improved feel. The choreographed combinations of pirouettes and jumps, or simple play, had many touches of humor.
November 6, 2015 |
When I showed up with my bag of groceries at Wiggins Prep Elementary School in Camden, my plan was to teach these fifth graders how to make a healthy quesadilla. When I mentioned the Mexican fast-food favorite, I got blank stares. "Don't you go to Taco Bell or other take-out Mexican restaurants?" I asked. They all shook their heads no. "Then I am going to introduce you to quesadillas," I said, thinking I was lucky they didn't know the greasy, cheesy, high-fat, panfried ones, to compare with the oven-baked ones we were making with whole-wheat tortillas, lean meat, and apples.
November 1, 2015 |
La Salle's 41-14 thumping of a depleted Father Judge squad might have been just what the Explorers needed Friday on senior night at Plymouth Whitemarsh High. Senior linebacker Kohler Setley, however, kept the victory in perspective. "It's a great team win," he said. "We've had our ups and downs. We lost to Archbishop Wood on a last-second field goal and lost to St. Joe's Prep. But to come out here, put [Judge] down and stay on them early was good. But in two weeks, this will be a completely different team.
October 22, 2015 |
NEW YORK - Saint Joseph's (seventh) and La Salle (ninth) were picked in the middle of the 14-team Atlantic 10 pack by the league's coaches and media covering the league. If, however, you are looking for reasons to be optimistic about the Hawks and Explorers this season, look no further than the preseason first-team all-league team, with SJU's DeAndre' Bembry and La Salle's Jordan Price. One player can change fortunes more in basketball than in any other sport. That two of an almost always solid conference's best reside in the city is cause for hope, as is the shaky history of preseason team prognostications, perfectly exemplified by eventual regular-season champ Davidson's 12th-place tout a year ago. Price is a stone scorer.
October 21, 2015 |
When EgoPo Classic Theater was putting together last year's American Giants Festival, a season comprising three iconic playwrights, artistic director Lane Savadove was acutely aware that something was missing. "We were very conscious of it being a very male, very white season," he said. "I wanted a counterpart. " Thus, American Giants II: The Women, which opened with Lillian Hellman's classic The Children's Hour , running through Sunday. Adrienne Mackey, 33, one of the region's most inventive young theater artists and founder of Swim Pony Performing Arts, is guest director.
October 17, 2015 |
The multipurpose standout and third-year contributor ignites the Explorers with his quickness and savvy on both sides of the ball. Lined up in the backfield or slot, Rinella has made 12 catches for 212 yards and three touchdowns. The 5-foot-9, 190-pound senior, who doubles at cornerback and returns kicks, has carried 15 times for 104 yards. In last Saturday's 27-24 nonleague loss to Archbishop Wood, Rinella helped spark a third-quarter rally with a 25-yard scoring grab. His 18-yard run set up quarterback Chris Ferguson's TD keeper.
October 6, 2015 |
WHETHER IT WAS due to interest in Mars after the recent discovery of water there or because it led the Daily News ' Friday Features section, or maybe because it's just a good movie, "The Martian" won this weekend's battle for the box office. Ridley Scott 's 3-D space epic (just as enjoyable in 2-D) took in a propulsive $55 million over the weekend, according to studio estimates yesterday. The Matt Damon starrer exceeded expectations to nearly rank as the top October debut ever.
October 2, 2015 |
WITH "THE MARTIAN" generating terrific early buzz (see Gary Thompson 's 4-star review and interviews with star Chiwetel Ejiofor and author Andy Weir starting on Page 25), 20th Century Fox is pulling out all the stops to get people into theaters. Part of their campaign landed stars Sebastian Stan and Mackenzie Davis , the film's NASA consultant Dr. Jim "Mr. Mars" Green and retired NASA astronaut Nicole Stott at the Franklin Institute Planetarium on Wednesday for a discussion with chief astronomer Derrick Pitts . We got a little space with the foursome before the event.
September 16, 2015 |
Philadelphia professors Marcella McCoy-Deh and T.M Giggetts knew they wanted to share in a novel the often contradictory and hectic lifestyle of an adjunct professor, but they had no idea it would become The Search for Susu . Set in Philadelphia and in Accra, Ghana, the novel's main character, Dr. Francine Carty, is an adjunct professor with dreams of becoming a tenured educator, but she struggles to subsist on her meager adjunct-professor wages....