May 14, 2015 |
Tyrique Glasgow stood on the corner of Taney and Tasker Streets, a few squares of South Philadelphia pavement outside the May Flower Chinese restaurant - a 15-foot stretch of concrete and asphalt that was once his world. A world he had been willing to die for. A world he had been willing to kill for. A world he had gone to war for. From that vantage point, Glasgow scanned the surrounding corners of Grays Ferry and counted off six others like the one where he stood: Six corners in a space not quite the size of a football field, ruled by crews of young men who see little for themselves but the lure of easy money and the threat of early death.
April 18, 2014 |
SCARLETT JOHANSSON, heard but not seen in 'Her," is mostly unheard but thoroughly seen in "Under the Skin. " She plays an alien in human form, prowling Glasgow, Scotland, for men, luring them back to her lair, where they wade into an inky black pool, a kind of eerie fish tank/womb where the imprisoned men float helplessly, looking at each other with faces of confused horror. Advance buzz has focused on the fact that alien predator Johansson does a few nude scenes, and that makes "Under the Skin" sound like B-movie sci-fi (remember "Species?
July 14, 2013 |
THIS RAIN has totally harshed our summer buzz. It delayed two Phillies games in the same week and postponed last night's. It made hog slop of the U.S. Open. It washed out the annual Baltimore Avenue Dollar Stroll in University City, leaving diners and revelers high and dry. And so many mosquitoes have started families in my puddled back yard, I get bitten everywhere but my gums when I let the dog out. How do folks in ever-wet climates put up with this crap? "We just get on with it," said "Mr. Paul, no last names, please," who answered the phone at the Palm Tree, a London watering hole described as a "proper East End boozer" on the Guardian 's top-10 list of city pubs.
July 13, 2013 |
The rain held off. The temperature was warm but comfortable, the music breezy and familiar, as the Mann Center kicked off the second year of the Skyline Stage series Wednesday night, with two of indie rock's most beloved bands, Belle & Sebastian and Yo La Tengo. Glasgow's Belle & Sebastian haven't released an album since 2010's Write About Love . (They have a collection of B-sides and remixes coming next month.) This lack of new material meant they would "traipse through the Belle & Sebastian back-catalogue," as leader Stuart Murdoch said.
August 11, 2012 |
Even after more than a century of achievement, one fact succinctly summarizes Real Madrid's status in soccer. Ten of its players, the most from any club, competed for three nations in last month's semifinals of the European championships. Five of them helped Spain defend its title. Those players - including Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo, Spain's Iker Casillas, and Germany's Mesut Ozil - will face Scottish champion Glasgow Celtic at Lincoln Financial Field on Saturday night. The exhibition is the end of a four-game tour of the United States.
July 30, 2012 |
Delran native and Rutgers graduate Carli Lloyd has scored twice in the U.S. women's soccer team's first two games - both victories that already advanced the Americans into the quarterfinal round. Here are her thoughts on the first days in London. As it stands right now we are headed to the quarterfinals but we still have some business to finish. We need to beat North Korea so we can be placed first in our group. I have been having the time of my life playing these past two games.
April 17, 2012 |
Iron Man may soon be covered in lead paint. Walt Disney, the company not the ghost, said Monday that it will co-produce its next "Iron Man" movie with a Chinese partner in Hollywood's latest effort to forge closer ties with China's fast-growing film industry and billion potential filmgoers. "Iron Man 3," starring Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow and Don Cheadle, will begin filming this year, Disney and DMG Entertainment said. Disney said DMG will jointly produce the movie in China but gave no indication what parts might be filmed in this country.
August 22, 2011 |
EVEN SCOTTISH zombies read the Daily News . A People's Paper newspaper box is one of the Philadelphia props in "World War Z," the Brad Pitt zombie thriller that is now filming in Glasgow, Scotland. "World War Z" is based on a book set in Philadelphia that centers on a zombie apocalypse. The movie was considering shooting here, which also helped fuel the rumor that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are buying a house in, and/or moving to, Blue Bell that we told you about in June.
June 15, 2011 |
Don't expect staggering, flesh-eating, virus-revived corpses to add millions of dollars to Philadelphia's economy this summer. Blame uncertainties about state tax credits for filmmakers, says the head of the Greater Philadelphia Film Office. World War Z , about the aftermath of a zombie Armageddon, is set in Philadelphia, but star Brad Pitt will be shooting his action scenes in Glasgow, Scotland, in August. This week, crews reportedly began preliminary work there, prepping for fake storefronts and planning for importing U.S. cars.
December 16, 2007 |
Because the city is home to numerous bands and live-concert venues, Time magazine called it "Europe's secret capital of music. " It boasts hip new restaurants, a thriving arts scene, stunning Victorian architecture, and enough rollicking pubs and clubs to satisfy party-hungry appetites. Oh, yeah, and the men like to dress up in skirts. Kilt-wearing blokes notwithstanding, Glasgow is a must-see destination. A onetime haven for shipbuilders and textile workers, this town of 600,000 has blossomed into a stylish city that even a hipster could love.