August 2, 2015 |
HARVEY CEDARS, N.J. - If California's Venice Beach is known for its drum circles and stoner sunset gatherings, and Florida's Key West for its Mallory Square theatrics, then what is to be said about the sunset ritual in Harvey Cedars? That you can follow the sunset as it moves from right to left over the course of a summer, ending up almost over the bridge by Labor Day? That the wind tends to die down as the beach day settles into evening, and kids on bikes and dogs on leashes become silhouetted at every street end on the bay side?
March 20, 2015 |
It's hard to think of many stories that open with such a monstrously sobering, almost unbearable sense of impending doom as Bloodline , Netflix's latest original production. The series wastes no time telling us that it will be a tragedy, a horrible, deeply affecting story about the destruction of a family, and a compelling lesson in fatalism. Netflix will post all 13 first-season episodes on Friday. An intricately drawn and superbly cast portrait of a family in crisis that evokes Raymond Carver and James Dickey, Bloodline has the feel, the imaginative reach and aesthetic depth and resonance of a novel.
March 20, 2015 |
* BLOODLINE. Today, Netflix. WHEN I TALK to myself, as I too often do these days, it may be to ask: Is this TV voiceover really necessary? It's largely superfluous in Netflix's "Bloodline," a new series from the creators of "Damages," in which a prodigal son returns to his family's resort in the Florida Keys and things don't go so well. Kyle Chandler, who did so much with silences in "Friday Night Lights," retains his spare delivery as John Rayburn, whose efforts to keep his black-sheep brother, Danny (Ben Mendelsohn)
April 29, 2014 |
David Freeman Crispin, 71, of Pilesgrove, who served in the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard and was part of President John F. Kennedy's funeral procession, died at home Tuesday, April 22, of brain cancer. Born May 4, 1942, Mr. Crispin grew up on a farm in South Jersey and attended Woodstown High School. At a canteen dance, he met Bonnie Brown, to whom he was married nearly 50 years, until her death in 2012. After graduating from high school in 1960, he joined the Air Force, motivated by a longstanding interest in serving his country, his daughter, Sherry Munyan, said.
May 4, 2013 |
Lee Heist's phone won't stop ringing. Just about every five minutes, it chimes with calls, from New York, from Philadelphia, from Lancaster County. They're calling with questions about Brenda Heist - Heist's ex-wife, who disappeared from Lititz, Pa., without a trace 11 years ago. After years of futile investigation, Brenda Heist was declared dead in 2009. Lee Heist, who was once a prime suspect in her disappearance, began a new life: He remarried four years ago and lives in a modest ranch house in Norristown with his wife and dogs.
January 23, 2012
AS THE GOP primary shifts to a Mitt/Newt Deep South skirmish in Florida, two questions arise: Can Mitt change? Can Newt maintain? Can Newt, who for so long was all too human, maintain his "New Newt" stance? Can Mitt, the Richie Rich of politics, morph into a more human persona? For example, a Romney recovery could start with announcing during tonight's Tampa debate that he'll release tax returns for the last dozen years. What's the harm? What's there? Are there tons of money to the Mormon Church and concerns over how that plays in the South?
May 22, 2011 |
Last summer, I was living in my own personal hell. Sitting behind a desk, the hours passed in slow motion. I had nothing but time to Google search anything that sounded fascinating or wonderful. What I came across put my life into forward motion for the first time. Perusing many a travel website, I decided on a whim to quit my job and fly off to Florida to visit my best friend and my closest sister. At the airport, freshly unbound from the chains of office drudgery, it occurred to me that I hadn't flown in four years.
August 30, 2007 |
The young man from the Sunshine State had not seen the sun in four days by the time a recent practice had concluded, but Rutgers defensive tackle Eric Foster didn't come north from Homestead, Fla., for the weather. The Football Writers Association first-team all-American came to help resurrect a sad-sack football program after buying into coach Greg Schiano's vision, which at the time seemed like a pipe dream to those familiar with the Scarlet Knights' perennial foibles. Besides, when Foster looks around the locker room, he feels as much at home as is possible for someone about 1,300 miles away.
March 18, 2007 |
Three North Jersey men died Friday while exploring a sunken Navy ship off the Florida Keys. A fourth man, who did not enter the ship, survived. The final two bodies were recovered yesterday from inside the ship, 135 feet down, in difficult missions involving dozens of rescuers. The three men, all advanced certified divers, died trying what is known as a "penetration dive," a risky exploration into the dark passages and compartments of a sunken vessel, said Becky Herrin, spokeswoman for the Monroe County Sheriff's Office.
November 1, 1998 |
When Hurricane Georges swirled through the Caribbean in late September, it left its mark on several tourist-oriented areas, notably Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, and the Florida Keys. With a few exceptions, damage was not widespread to tourist-related properties and attractions. Most of the affected locations were back in business within weeks, and others are expected to recover in time for winter tourists - barring the effects of other storms before the hurricane season ends in December.