October 17, 1986 |
Be careful out there this weekend. The full moon will be out, and things may get a little, well, odd. Police department records show that crime increases during a full moon. Hospitals document more births. Bartenders say their customers act strangely. "It's weird," says John Sigal, vetern bartender at Dirty Frank's in Center City. "There's a change in people. It's no joke. " Although they admit statistics suggest a connection, experts say the full moon doesn't cause strange behavior.
March 6, 1988 |
Once each month, when the moon rounds its edges into a perfect sphere and a shadow of a rabbit appears on its glistening surface as a sign of the Buddha's presence, all of Sri Lanka takes the day off. Poya Day, or Day of the Full Moon, is observed as a sacred national holiday here. Banks and offices close, bars and hotels may not serve alcohol, cinemas and casinos shut down, and soap operas and Western television shows are supplanted by religious programming that features shrill songs and orange- robed monks.
January 3, 1999 |
To do this right, you must consult the stars. True, even without the proper alignment, Jambiani beach will be exotic and primitive and utterly relaxing. But it won't have the special spell of enchantment that lingers so clearly in my memory, tempting me so often to check the astronomical charts and set out again for Zanzibar. You must be sure to arrange your voyage so as to have a full moon. And it must be a full moon that rises at sunset. And it must be a full moon that rises at sunset on Friday.
September 1, 2012 |
The moon won't be blue tonight. Or sad. Even if you sing the Rodgers & Hart song, "Blue Moon. " It's just another full moon, due to rise at 7:17 in Philadelphia, except for a statistical quirk: August already had one, on the 2d. These days, that gets it called a "blue moon" - because of a 1946 goof in Sky & Telescope Magazine. Until then, nobody used "blue moon" to mean "No. 2 full moon in 1 month. " The term was used, at least as far back as the 1930s by the Maine Farmers Almanac, in a much more complicated way. It referred to the third full moon when four fell in a single season.
February 13, 1987 |
Today, folks, as an extra added attraction, we have a Friday the 13th that comes complete with a full moon. How's that for a double whammy? A double whammy is what it may be to some folks, but not to Michael Grossman, a psychic from South Philadelphia. "This shouldn't be a bad day at all," said Grossman. "In numerology, the 1 and 3 of the date add to four, a number that represents the common person who shares equally and who is equal in importance to all other persons.
April 4, 2015 |
ARIES (March 21-April 19) (*****) Admirers come out of the woodwork tonight and tomorrow. You might be feeling the sexy-hotfull-moon energy of this weekend. Excitement depends on unpredictability. Don't be surprised at how fast you decide on a special someone. Intensity builds all weekend long. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) (*****) Mars in your sign makes you far more sexual than you are aware. Others pick up your vibrations, and come toward you as if there is no tomorrow. Be polite as you disengage each person who has an immediate desire to be with you. You will find Sunday exquisitely exciting with options.
March 28, 2013
ARIES (March 21-April 19). Ask for help today whether or not you think you need it. Those most likely to say yes: Taurus and Virgo. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Would you rather have bagfuls of trinkets and heaps of treats, or one big, important trophy? How you spend your day today will answer that question. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). The full moon in your fellow air sign brings a swirl of social activity. Today's fresh set of circumstances could have you momentarily stunned tonight.
March 29, 1991 |
Dancers - wearing enormous feather packs and glittering headpieces - singers, comedians and novelty acts are all part of a flashy new show. "Golden Girl Follies" will debut Tuesday at the Crystal Palace Ballroom, on Route 1 in Glen Mills. All the entertainers are beyond the age of 50. The show, which reportedly is in the grand old tradition of the Follies, the Scandals and the Vanities, will continue through Aug. 4. Performances will be at 1 p.m. Tuesdays, 1 and 7 p.m. Wednesdays, 1 p.m. Thursdays, 1 and 7 p.m. Saturdays and 5 p.m. Sundays.
May 24, 1987 |
Exit 0, the new Steve Earle LP, got its title from a mile-marker at the New Mexico-Arizona line. Earle, whose first album, Guitar Town, was a critical and commercial success in 1986, notes that shortly after he wrote "Nowhere Road," the new album's first song, he and his band were on their way to California and "ran across this sign in the middle of the night. There was a full moon, and you know how the full moon lights up every rock in the desert. " "So all of a sudden we came across this place called Exit 0," he said.
February 12, 2010 |
To be sure, there are grisly decapitations in Universal's remake of its classic horror title, The Wolfman - the tooth-and-talon handiwork of the beast that rages under a full moon. But thanks to the projectionist at a promotional preview screening at United Artists Riverview the other night, Benicio Del Toro, Anthony Hopkins, and Emily Blunt spent the first 10 minutes of this fog-shrouded dud with their heads cut off, too. And later on, in the midst of some high drama on the moors, the film slipped out of frame again, chopping the entire cast off mid-forehead.