November 5, 2013
THIS IS Monday. Please don't eat meat. I said "please. " If you wanna or you're gonna, I won't take a bite out of you. My favorite legislative body, Philadelphia City Council, unanimously passed a resolution encouraging all within its reach to start each week with a Meatless Monday. (Had it been a Republican idea, it probably would have died, but Republicans aren't often earth- or animal-friendly, as I'll show.) The resolution was pushed by the Humane League, an animal-advocacy group, but its main thrust is that Meatless Monday is good for people . "Meatless" doesn't sound so hard.
November 1, 2013
DANNY ALVAREZ is the fisherman; he's fishing for votes. He's the Republican candidate for district attorney. Captain Ahab had a better chance of bagging Moby Dick than Alvarez has of unseating Democratic incumbent Seth Williams. Unlike Ahab, drowned when pulled under the waves by the white whale, Alvarez will survive to fish another day. (See Clout, Page 10.) Tuesday the voters get their say, but for many months Alvarez has been having his say with voters, such as Wednesday in the Norman Blumberg Apartments in Sharswood, a few blocks north of Girard College.
October 18, 2013 |
J.C. Chandor has only two films under his belt, but already the North Jersey-born writer/director, 39, has staked out his territory. He makes involving, experiential movies about imperiled men who rise to action when the bottom falls out. His rookie effort, Margin Call (2011), focused on Wall Street risk managers who learn that the mortgage-backed securities they sell are toxic and will bring down their firm within the next trading cycle. In his sophomore film, All Is Lost , a pleasure sailor (Robert Redford)
September 23, 2013 |
On a dark night in the middle of a wide marsh near Tuckerton, N.J., a team of Rutgers University researchers lowered a net over the railing of an old wooden bridge. Then they turned off their flashlights and waited. Below, in Little Sheepshead Creek, the incoming tide was washing hundreds of tiny fish larvae into the net. By now - 24 years after these weekly surveys began - Rutgers ichthyologist Ken Able is seeing the unmistakable effects of warming oceans and climate change.
September 5, 2013 |
IT'S COME to this: Penn State has issued a T-shirt commemorating its 23-17 season-opening win over Syracuse. We all know the Nits are doing whatever they can to boost a program that was hit hard by the Jerry Sandusky scandal. But selling a T-shirt (for $17.95, by the way) for beating a team that went 8-5 last season is a bit much. Even if it did take place at an NFL stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. The Nits have won 23 of the last 26 meetings with the Orange. And, at one point, won 16 in a row (from 1971 to 1986)
July 26, 2013 |
Grilling fish and seafood can be intimidating. Many of us either overcook the fish or undercook the fish or can't get the fish off the grill in one piece. We try special seafood grill baskets and every spatula in our kitchens, to little effect. We end up sacrificing more fillets and shellfish to the flames than we have eaten for dinner. So we reached out to a handful of experts, including Katherine Alford, vice president of the test kitchen at Food Network Magazine; Barton Seaver, chef and author of Where There's Smoke and For Cod and Country ; Jason Smith, chef and owner of 18 Seaboard in Raleigh, N.C.; and Gene Briggs, chef at Osso Restaurant & Lounge, in Charlotte, N.C. All have their own techniques, and trial and error will determine the best approach.
July 22, 2013 |
OCEAN CITY, N.J. - A fire, two World Wars, women's lib, a barge accident, and a half-dozen storms threatened to destroy it, but the venerable Ocean City Fishing Club and its fabled pier have stood against the odds, surviving to celebrate the club's 100th anniversary this summer. "It really is a remarkable tradition when you think about it," said Paul H. Keuerleber, 70, of Hatboro and Ocean City, president of the oldest continuously operating fishing club in the nation. The club limits its membership to 190 anglers and only in 2002 began to allow women to join.
July 15, 2013 |
One in an occasional series on attempts to solve a medical mystery. Forty years ago, his wife mistakenly assumed his weekly fishing trips would taper off after the wedding. Then, perhaps after the children came. But throughout his career as a research chemist, through raising three children and supporting his wife's chemistry career, he'd kept up his passion for the hobby. So she had no doubt when he retired last year how he would be spending his days. She was at an out-of-town conference when she received his call.
July 12, 2013
Here is an excerpt from Craig LaBan's online chat of Tuesday, July 9: Craig LaBan: I got a chance to do some great cooking projects in the last two weeks, including some grilled whole Jersey black sea bass - expertly cleaned at the fish counter of Wegmans in Cherry Hill, then roasted on my grill. I love that it was a Jersey black bass - and Wegmans does a better job than almost any supermarket featuring local fish. They had a whole ice bank to choose from a weekend ago - bass, snapper, flounder, bluefish, even tuna.
July 12, 2013 |
On her first day in the federal pen, but looking like she just stepped off a tennis court, Piper (Taylor Schilling of Argo ) is greeted by one of her ugly-makeover cellmates. "Look at you, Blondie," says Nicky (Natasha Lyonne). "What did you do?" "Aren't you not supposed to ask that question? I read that you're not supposed to ask that," says Piper. "You read that? What, did you study for prison?" Well, yeah! Maybe Martha Stewart's Guide to Stacking Time . The point is, Piper is a little out of her element.