March 19, 2013 |
WHYY has awarded Terry Gross of Fresh Air with its 12th annual Lifelong Earning Award. At the May 2 gala at WHYY, NPR's Scott Simon will chat with Terry. Oz the Great and Powerful led weekend box office again, earning $42.2 mil, outdistancing Halle Berry's The Call, at $17.1 mils. Lil Wayne remains in Cedars-Sinai Hospital in L.A. after multiple seizures last week. More tax liens for O.J. Simpson. State and local, his bill's now at $580,000.
December 26, 2012 |
IT WAS fascinating to listen to the passion of Winthrop coach Pat Kelsey last week. He wondered, after the Sandy Hook school shootings, why we, as a country, can't find the wisdom to craft a solution to what has become an epidemic. He was speaking as a father of young children. He could have been speaking for all of us. What was especially impressive about Kelsey is that in our politically correct environment, he had something to lose. Yet, he chose to speak from the heart, anyway.
May 16, 2012 |
They look like they could be brothers, a couple of 6-foot-4 towheads with high cheekbones and, on this afternoon, big country smiles. Hunter Pence and Jake Diekman went through a whirlwind of emotions on Tuesday afternoon. Pence drew boos for a costly error, his second defensive misadventure of this homestand, then cranked the game-winning home run in the 10th inning. The homer - which for added delight came at the expense of old pal Brett Myers - earned a victory for Diekman in the young lefthander's major-league debut.
May 12, 2012
Howard Stern is in such a good mood, he got all touchy-feely with Today host Matt Lauer Thursday on live TV, jumping into Matt's lap and gifting him with a big wet smooch. Stern, 58, later said he's dead serious about his new job as a judge on America's Got Talent, which returns Monday. Stern, who reportedly pockets $15 mil a year for the gig, joins Sharon Osbourne and Howie Mandel at the judge's table. "You know I love playing God," Stern told the crowd at a recent New York audition.
March 16, 2012 |
It's not just about the story, it's also about the way you tell it. The French playwright Edmond Rostand gave us the story of Cyrano de Bergerac 115 years ago, and he told it in French rhyme - this great tale of unrequited passion, beauty, and ugliness, and the virtues and dangers of being larger than life. The play itself, about a cocky, eloquent swordsman whose Renaissance-man flair competes with his ungainly nose, sprawls, beginning in a theater, eventually moving to a theater of war, and finishing in a convent 15 years later.
February 28, 2012 |
I have an opinion on gun laws. And I am, apparently, middle-aged. I vote, and I believe a dog can be friends with a duck. Rick Santorum is provocative, and I liked the movie The Help , though I avoided the book. Welcome to a week in the virtuosic world of Marty Moss-Coane, the juxtapositionally acrobatic host of Radio Times . And that's a week with a Monday rebroadcast, and Friday off. In truth, though Moss-Coane writes upward of 10 intros for her guests each week, she herself probably needs no introduction: The intelligent, even-handed occupier of Radio Times ' mid-morning slot on WHYY-FM (90.9)
February 5, 2012 |
For our first Christmas after retirement, we chose to do something different. As a pastor, my previous 39 Christmas Eves had been spent leading worship. As happy as that experience was, the thought of being free was also exciting. So on the morning of Dec. 24, my wife, Hope, and I left the quiet central Pennsylvania town of Gratz (population 662) and drove to New York City. At lunch before seeing War Horse at Lincoln Center, Hope whispered that Hoda Kotb was at the next table.
December 13, 2011 |
IN CASE you didn't do well in geography, Albuquerque, N.M., is a little more than 5,000 feet above sea level. How that might impact a football player during a game, Temple coach Steve Addazio has no clue. Addazio's Owls will play Wyoming there on Saturday in the New Mexico Bowl. "What's going to happen?" Addazio said yesterday. "I'm going to get off the plane and start gasping for air. I'm not sure. But I don't worry about it. I can't change it. "You buckle your chinstraps up, come off the ball and rock and roll . . . "They'll get to experience a whole different venue.
November 11, 2011
Q: My spouse has been entangled with a "just a friend" of the opposite sex for years without the knowledge of either of their partners. My spouse doesn't understand my zero tolerance for any interaction with this person when not in my presence. And they both insist her man can't be told about the relationship. Am I wrong? Wouldn't clean, fresh air be a lot better for all four of us? Steve: Her guy could get all Biz Markie and sing, "You, you got what I need, but you say he's just a friend . . . " Other than that, I can't think of any good that could come from telling her man. Mia: Don't believe this "just a friend" crap.
October 31, 2011 |
Throughout the season's first six weeks, Brent Celek reached over, slapped the snooze button on the sounding alarm and fell back to sleep. Once a cornerstone of the Eagles offense, Celek had appeared to fall out of favor and his production continued to sag. The tight end woke up Sunday night, erased those ringing doldrums and returned to form as a cog in the Eagles offense. In the 34-7 rout of the visiting Dallas Cowboys, Celek hauled in seven passes for 94 yards and set the tone for the rushing game with several key blocks.