January 15, 2016
"Absolute truth is a very rare and dangerous commodity in the context of professional journalism. " - Hunter S. Thompson By Jared Feldschreiber There has been much undeserved ridicule heaped upon Sean Penn over the past decade. Most recently, Rush Limbaugh deemed Penn's seven-hour interview and feature story in Rolling Stone with drug lord Joaquín Archivaldo Guzmán Loera - better known as "El Chapo" - as merely "two idiots who were meant for each other.
December 4, 2015 |
PLANNING holiday baking? Then you're probably all too aware that many people (family members?) are ditching eggs for various reasons. For some it's allergies, for some the massive cholesterol, for others the massive cruelty, for still others the government/industry dirty tricks to squelch egg-free competition. And let's not forget the increased costs from bird flu, or the fact that a surprising number of folks just don't like the taste of eggs. Yet, eggless baking options have been less than perfect, with different substitutions for different functions.
October 24, 2015 |
Way back in another time (1987 to be exact), Barry Levinson directed Robin Williams in Good Morning, Vietnam , in which a famous comedian does his trademark shtick in the midst of a far-off conflagration - bullets flying, convoys exploding all around. It was a star vehicle built just right for Williams. Everything worked: the manic monologues, the soulful 1960s soundtrack, the stick-it-to-the-man mentality, and a character humanized by the war, by the wartorn. Cut to 2015, and Levinson's directing credit is affixed to Rock the Kasbah , in which a famous comic actor does his trademark shtick in the midst of a far-off conflagration - bullets flying, convoys exploding all around.
December 9, 2013 |
I've always been addicted to garage sales and flea markets, but it turns out they were gateway drugs. Now I'm hooked on auctions. We begin a year ago, when I noticed there was an antiques auction in my neighborhood and I stopped by. I'm no antiques expert, but I like old things. Like me. So I walked into the auction, took a seat, and watched as the auctioneer showed slides of great furniture. Most of it was from the Philadelphia area, circa 1800s. People made bids by raising white cards, and when the bidding stopped, the prices weren't high at all. Surprise ending, right?
September 21, 2011 |
AS SPORTS TEAMS GO, the Eagles are known to reporters as being the organization that complains the most about coverage and threatens to block access, or otherwise intimidate press outlets. The newest example of this could be the team's most brazen and apparently sucessful campaign of intimidation thus far. Sources say that the Eagles front office approached Comcast SportsNet and said that the team didn't want John Gonzalez covering the team in any fashion. Gonzalez, who left the Inquirer for CSNPhilly.com over the summer, hasn't said a word about the team on the website, or posted about the Eagles on Twitter, where his musings have included football games such as Temple/Penn State coverage.
July 10, 2011 |
Sports columnist John Gonzalez is on vacation Sunday. Starting Monday, his work can be found exclusively on www.philly.com .
June 29, 2011 |
John Gonzalez's online chat with readers will be Wednesday at noon on philly.com.
June 21, 2011 |
The following is an excerpt from Ask Gonzo, a weekly chat on Philly.com with columnist John Gonzalez There's nothing like a good old-fashioned beef, even if methods employed aren't exactly traditional. It would be better if the ongoing argument between LeSean McCoy and the New York Giants unfolded in person or on the field, but that will happen soon enough. In the interim, a public Twitter spat - which has since spilled over into the mainstream media - will do just fine.
March 22, 2011 |
Excerpts from the weekly Ask Gonzo chat on Philly.com with columnist John Gonzalez: Big, breaking news coming from the Phils: With Chase Utley on the mend, the Fightin's have altered their (food) roster and brought in Tastykakes. This season at Citizen's Bank Park, you'll be able to buy Butterscotch Krimpets, chocolate cupcakes, sugar-free snacks and, my favorite, Kandy Kakes. It's a mind-blowing move. I think we can all agree that if Utley were healthy, this wouldn't have happened.