October 29, 2014 |
LAST SEASON, all Villanova's basketball team did was something no other Villanova team had ever done. The Wildcats went 28-3. The only problem was, that was the regular season. Then came the postseason, where they lost their opening game in the Big East Tournament as the top seed and their second game in the NCAA Tournament as a No. 2. And these days, what you do or don't do in March is what most folks tend to remember most. Now, the Wildcats return four starters and are the overwhelming pick to win the conference again.
October 10, 2014 |
ANSEL ELGORT is having a year. He broke onto the scene in "Carrie," co-starred with Shailene Woodley in both "Divergent" and "The Fault in Our Stars," and now is part of the ensemble cast of Jason Reitman's "Men, Women and Children. " In the film, about how the reliance on tweeting, messaging and Internet porn affects the lives of a group of suburbanites, Elgort plays an unhappy high-school football star who gives up the game and starts a relationship with a classmate (Kaitlyn Dever)
August 8, 2014 |
HUMAN NATURE is a vocal quartet consisting of four white young men from suburban Sydney, Australia, whose stock-in-trade is the Motown Records canon of the 1960s and '70s. As such, it's easy to dismiss the unit, which tonight begins a two-weekend run at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa. After all, how could these guys do justice to music made by African-Americans before, in some cases, they were even born? If you agree with those sentiments, we suggest you take it up with Smokey Robinson - yes, that Smokey Robinson, the one who wrote and sang some of the most enduring songs in pop-music history.
June 13, 2014
MOST stand-up comics mine such topics as relationships and parenthood for laughs. But Colin Quinn has much bigger fish to fry. In 2010, Quinn, 55, debuted "Long Story Short," his hit one-man Broadway show that took a jaundiced - but hilarious - look at world history. Now, he's journeying through the past again with "Unconstitutional," which Philadelphia Theatre Company is presenting today through July 6 at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre. In case the title doesn't tip you off, "Unconstitutional" is a humorous examination of the four-page document - conjured here in Philly, in 1787 - that sets forth how America is to be governed.
April 9, 2014 |
Samantha Sorid's award-winning science project taught her a lesson about human nature. Including her own. "If you put your mind to it, you can do anything," says Sorid, 14, who is in eighth grade at Harrington Middle School in Mount Laurel. Her findings about her fellow humans were less uplifting. About those, more in a moment. Let's just say that we the people do the right thing less often than we'd like to believe. Titled "Money or Morality," Sorid's project took first place for her age group in the human-behavior category of the Coriell Institute Science Fair.
July 8, 2013
The Humans A Novel By Matt Haig Simon & Schuster. 256 pp. $25. Reviewed by Glenn C. Altschuler On Vonnadoria, there are no comforting delusions, no religion, no love, hate, passion, or remorse, no names, no husbands or wives, no death. Reason reigns, and every action originates in a logical motive. Vonnadorians can travel great distances, rearrange their biological ingredients, renew and replenish them. They understand that if the rate of mathematical advancement of Earthlings "exceeds their psychological maturity, then action needs to be taken.
March 22, 2013 |
HE BEGAN the week with a dissertation about human nature and wrapped up Thursday talking about Mars. The hair is still unnervingly black and that face that has both charmed and repelled seems little changed, but there are times when 66-year-old Mike Krzyzewski acts his age - such as when a reporter from a relatively new website called Sportsonearth.com stated his affiliation before asking a question at the news conference at the Wells Fargo Center....
November 7, 2012 |
DESPITE popular belief, sometimes "There's no place like the road. " At least that's what the 76ers are hoping as Wednesday they'll begin a mini-road trip with three games in 4 days. It begins in New Orleans and continues in Boston on Friday and Toronto on Saturday. Perhaps getting away will rid the team and the coaches of the memories of two blowout losses to the New York Knicks. But getting away can't cure all woes; the Sixers must do some of that themselves. First and foremost, they must do a better job of putting the ball in the basket, as they've shot only 37.2 percent (93-for-250)
November 6, 2012 |
NEW ORLEANS - Andy Reid has never been this close to the edge, not in all of his time coaching the Eagles. He has been 3-4 before, and had quarterback issues before, and been without some obvious answers on defense before - but this is different. We all know it is different. Which leads to a question: Can there be a must-win game in the first week of November in the National Football League? Most years, this is an amateur's question. We all have watched enough professional football to know that, as long as you don't completely shoot your way out of the thing before Thanksgiving, you still have a chance.
June 4, 2012 |
Steve Blake of the Los Angeles Lakers missed what would have been the winning shot in a critical game. His wife got death threats. Singer John Legend's fiancee, Chrissy Teigen, criticized singer Chris Brown's performance on an awards show. She got death threats. Clint Eastwood's daughter Francesca publicly destroyed a $100,000 purse as a piece of performance art. She got death threats. A conservative teenage activist from North Carolina posted a video supporting her state's constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage.