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July 5, 2005
THE SUPREME Court rules that marijuana is still not legal, so the abuse of the cool drug of the hippie generation comes back to haunt the boomers. They were hopheads, joint freaks, but it was a fun drug in the '60s. So now that their kids are older and cooler, they have graduated to new drugs, Oxycontin, crack, heroin. You name it, they can get it. Forget about a beer and a cigarette, that's not cool. See what you've taught them? Now that we have a positive use for pot, we can't do it because of the abuse of the past.
NEWS
April 12, 1987 | By Ralph Cipriano, Inquirer Staff Writer
They gathered in hot, stuffy rooms and watched with fascination as videotaped tornadoes, in fast-forward fury, leveled farmhouses in places like Wichita Falls, Texas, and Oshkosh, Wis. Most of the spectators were people who work outdoors, as farmers, firefighters, sailors or police officers. They were there during their spare time yesterday, fanning flushed faces in un-air-conditioned rooms in the William J. Green Jr. Federal Building, while they trained for unpaid duty with the U.S. government.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 2, 2010
(Xbox 360) Ruffian Games, Microsoft $59.99 Let's face it, when Crackdown debuted in early 2007, the main draw was getting that Halo 3 beta key contained in the game. What many didn't know when they first played this game of superhero cops vs. various criminal elements of Pacific City was that it offered hours and hours of fun from performing feats such as hopping from rooftop to rooftop and throwing cars around the city as if they were Frisbees. Well, Ruffian Games doesn't need the Halo brand for increased interest this time around; the game easily stands on its own. Crackdown 2 finds its fair city under the plague of a virus that is turning the population into freaks.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 16, 2001 | By Jonathan Storm INQUIRER TELEVISION CRITIC
The lion's share of this season's entertaining new series turn up on Fox, which has finally ditched the marauding lions, killer cows and assorted other deadly home-video trash that used to decorate its prime time. The top five new series: 24 (Fox, Tuesdays, 9 p.m.) Since its unveiling in May, this high-tech spy thriller has rightfully been the buzz of the industry. Each of its 24 episodes covers one hour in a busy day in the life of the country's head counterterrorist. He's supposed to stop the assassination of a presidential candidate.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 20, 1997 | By Tom Moon, INQUIRER MUSIC CRITIC
It was a lot to ask of an audience. On the day its long-awaited third album, Secret Samadhi, hit stores, Live began a sold-out tour on Tuesday with a show largely devoted to Samadhi material. The mysterious chords of the opener, "Unsheathed," set the tone: This wouldn't be an evening of hits. The York, Pa., quartet seemed intent on showing the Tower Theater the breadth of its latest creation, even if most of the audience was hearing the songs for the first time. It followed "Unsheathed" with a new epic called "Rattlesnake," the dramatic "Freaks," and "Turn My Head," a doleful ballad that's sure to be a single.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 25, 1991 | By Marc Schogol, Inquirer Staff Writer
So your mate, roommate, parents, children, boarders and probably even the cat and the dog are going to be glued to the tube Sunday night for the Super Bowl, and you not only couldn't care less about football, but you'll absolutely scream if you hear one more mention of a "blitz" or a "stunt" or a "run and shoot. " Getting away from the game probably means getting out of the house. Renting some videos is out because in all likelihood, the football freaks will commandeer the television with the VCR for the duration.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 24, 2003 | Reviews by Daily News movie critic Gary Thompson, unless noted
GOOD BOY! Nice little movie about a boy (Liam Aiken) and the outer-space terrier who clues him in to secret life of dogs. (PG) B INTOLERABLE CRUELTY. Gold digger (Catherine Zeta-Jones) meets match in divorce lawyer (George Clooney). Some bright moments, but doesn't match level of talent. (R) B- KILL BILL: VOL. I. Killer (Uma Thurman) survives assassination, gets revenge. Two hours of cartoon violence, either cool or dull, depending on your age. (R) CLOST IN TRANSLATION. Has-been star (Bill Murray)
NEWS
March 24, 2000 | By Sara Sherr, For the Daily News
This week, we're gonna party like it's 1994, the year I spent almost all of my spare time at the Khyber, when I used to have love and hope about this thing called indie rock. My more scholarly and old-school friends will tell me that 1994 wasn't so special, but it was my year to be young, foolish and unjaded. This week, Sub Pop is responsible for the lion's share of the worthy shows, since they returned to doing what they do best: releasing quality scuzz rock. Most of the offerings on their current roster are of Nirvana or Mudhoney quality, but unfortunately, we don't live in a Nirvana world anymore.
SPORTS
July 25, 2000 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
His jersey was teal instead of the familiar green and gold, but that did little to disguise Reggie White on his first day as a Carolina Panther. The largest crowd this training camp turned out yesterday in Spartanburg, S. C., to catch a glimpse of the NFL's career sacks leader. Fans crowded against the fence and children chanted, "Reggie! Reggie!" "To see No. 92 out there in our colors, I caught myself looking over there two or three times and saying, 'Wow, there's Reggie White in our uniform,' " quarterback Steve Beuerlein said.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 31, 1991 | By Richard Fuller, Special to The Inquirer
All is darkness. As the black slowly lightens, we see that we're in a cave and that a tiny fire flickers in the distance. We can barely make out figures huddled about the flame. Slowly we move toward the brightness. As we get closer, we see that the figures are prehistoric women and men wearing animal furs. At the sound of a distant howl, they respond as one, leaning closer to the fire. We move in close to a grizzled face, its left eye sealed shut beneath thick scar tissue. At the sound of another animal cry, the good eye seems to blaze, then squint.
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May 7, 2015 | BY REGINA MEDINA, Daily News Staff Writer medinar@phillynews.com, 215-854-5985
LAUREN FERRETT, a recent arrival to Philadelphia, has grown accustomed to seeing drivers make U-turns right in front of her. But when the Bella Vista resident drove south on Columbus Boulevard about 6:05 last night, she could not believe her eyes. A SEPTA bus made a left turn at Dickinson Street, but continued into a U-turn and ended on the train tracks that run down the middle of the boulevard - directly in front of an idle freight train. "I realized [the driver] wasn't making a U-turn onto the road but onto the train tracks, and the driver got stuck there," she said.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 31, 2015 | By Howard Gensler
TATTLE interviewed Angelina Jolie a few years ago when she was promoting the movie "Salt," and we were surprised by how normal she was - friendly, engaged, humble, interesting - when not being hounded by paparazzi. Granted, she's an actress, so she could have been merely acting all those things (which is still preferable to the behavior of some of her contemporaries), but for someone who's had so much drama reported about her life (not including her legitimate health-scare drama)
ENTERTAINMENT
January 22, 2015 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
The trauma that made her What's a little Oscar snub when you've been on Friends ? Jennifer Aniston is hitting the P.R. road hard to show she hasn't shattered like so much cheap glass after being denied an Oscar nod for her role in Cake . Aniston, 45, reminds us all she's still terribly handsome, wealthy, and famous. But she also is opening up, revealing some of the gooey emotions that goop about behind the gorgeous hairdo. Take mommy dearest. "She was critical.
NEWS
January 11, 2015 | By A.D. Amorosi, For The Inquirer
When comedian Patton Oswalt, this generation's Jonathan Winters, hits the Tower tonight, he'll unleash a new set of absurdist tales. Oswalt, 45, best known as the voice of Remy in the Disney film Ratatouille and as the narrator of ABC's The Goldbergs , along with acting roles in The Kings of Queens and Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. , comes through Philly with the pedigree of a seasoned author. His second memoir, Silver Screen Fiend: Learning About Life from an Addiction to Film , was published this week, following up his 2011 best-seller Zombie Spaceship Wasteland . Oswalt treats comedy and authorship with equal respect.
NEWS
December 24, 2014 | By Helen Ubinas, Daily News Columnist
I HAD THE Mutter Museum all wrong. And I'd bet a jar of human skin - which is apparently stored somewhere inside the museum and smells like Romano cheese - that I'm not alone. Ever since I moved to Philadelphia, the museum has always been a place that people have insisted was a must-see as they gleefully ticked off a long list of macabre displays: a two-headed baby floating in formaldehyde, the corpse of a woman called the "Soap Lady," diseased kidneys and livers and any number of anatomical medical oddities to make you go ewww . Gee, I thought, where do I sign up?
ENTERTAINMENT
October 8, 2014 | By Ellen Gray
* TOWN OF THE LIVING DEAD. 10 tonight, Syfy. * AMERICAN HORROR STORY: FREAK SHOW. 10 p.m. tomorrow, FX.   FOR A TV critic who doesn't live for Halloween horror, October's tough. FX's "American Horror Story" returns tomorrow, with its fourth edition, the creepy - and star-studded - "Freak Show. " AMC's "The Walking Dead" starts Season 5 on Sunday. ABC Family celebrates Halloween for 13 nights, Syfy for a full 31. AMC has Fearfest, the Disney Channel Monstober (though that doesn't scare me - much)
NEWS
August 8, 2014 | By Steve and Mia
Q: IN MY mind, I'm the biggest sex freak, but you would never know it to look at me. I'm very conservative and buttoned up. I'm in my 40s and my hormones are all over the place. I feel sexually revved up more than ever. My husband has no idea of the kind of XXX fantasies I have. He's a very nice man, but I've never opened up because I know he would be shocked to know of my interest in swinging and S&M. That brings me to why I'm writing. I want to share this side of me with him but don't where to start.
NEWS
July 1, 2014 | BY WILLIAM BENDER & MORGAN ZALOT, Daily News Staff Writers benderw@phillynews.com, 215-854-5255
IT SOUNDED like a shotgun blast and was equally deadly - an entire ton of rolled-up metal plummeting from the front of a Rita's Water Ice onto the sidewalk of Girard Avenue. Wynter Larkin was 3 years old. If she had been standing anywhere else in the world at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, even a couple of feet away, she might still be smiling as brightly as in the photo that was circulating yesterday. Instead, Larkin was crushed by the 2,000-pound security gate after it somehow became dislodged from the building in Brewerytown.
SPORTS
August 16, 2013 | BY FRANK SERAVALLI, Daily News Staff Writer seravaf@phillynews.com
C LAUDE GIROUX was on the golf course yesterday in Ottawa with teammate Jason Akeson, taking a break from offseason training, when one swing changed his entire summer. "It was just a freak thing," Giroux told the Daily News. "I was taking a swing and my club hit a little behind the ball. The shaft of the club shattered, but my hand kept going on the swing and the shattered part went right into my finger. " He said blood was everywhere. Akeson shuttled Giroux immediately to Ottawa Civic Hospital, where the Flyers captain had surgery on his right index finger.
NEWS
July 21, 2013 | By David Hiltbrand, Inquirer TV Critic
It's that time of year again when everyone reacts with dismay to the inequities of the Emmy nominations. Your TV favorite didn't get any recognition? Welcome to the world's least exclusive club. Out of the medium's 25 most popular shows this year, exactly two, The Big Bang Theory and Modern Family , got any meaningful nominations. But I think the reason people get so exercised about the arbitrariness of the selections is that they don't understand how the process works. The common misconception is that an informed panel of industry experts makes the evaluations after careful consideration.
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