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April 28, 1987 | By BEN YAGODA, Daily News Movie Critic
"Class Relations" is a very long, black-and-white adaptation of a Kafka novel called "Amerika. " It is purposely stilted, confusing and alienating. It is in German. If this does not sound like your idea of a fun night at the movies, read no farther: you will not enjoy this film. But if the above description intrigues you, you may wish to investigate "Class Relations," which sometimes resembles a nightmare and sometimes an avant-garde play. It has to do with the experiences in America of a young German named Karl Rossman (Christian Hainsich)
ENTERTAINMENT
December 24, 1992 | Inquirer staff reviews and synopses, compiled by Christopher Cornell
"Tis the day before Christmas, and try as I might, anapestic tetrameter's all I can write. Eddie Murphy is on this week's list of hot vids, plus a vampire-filled comedy aimed at the kids. BOOMERANG 1/2 (1992) (Paramount) 118 minutes. Eddie Murphy, Robin Givens. What was supposed to be a comeback picture in Murphy's faltering career is a raunchy contradiction in terms. Murphy is a womanizer who gets his comeuppance when he falls in love, a move that may broaden his appeal but also banishes his trademark humor, with nothing to replace it. R (profanity, sex, sexual humor)
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June 15, 2012 | By Jonathan Tamari, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Minicamp was over, and the Eagles were free to scatter, to enjoy five weeks of summer before the start of training camp and a hard, grinding season. Only Mike Kafka wasn't quite finished. The backup quarterback, as usual, wanted to throw some more, even after the team wrapped up its last offseason practice Thursday. So wide receivers Chad Hall and McKay Jacobson ran routes while Kafka fired a few more passes. Kafka and Hall have made the extra post-practice reps a regular routine since the two joined the Eagles in 2010, Kafka as a fourth-round draft pick and Hall as an undrafted free agent.
SPORTS
April 8, 2012
If Mike Kafka is indeed the Eagles' backup quarterback, odds are he'll start a few games this season. The message boards have been up in arms over this possibility. Despite a small sample of throws, the third-year quarterback continues to fight the perception that he doesn't have an NFL arm. "It depends on who's saying it. You know what I mean?" Kafka said Friday at the NovaCare Complex. "I don't really look that far into it because there's been plenty of great quarterbacks that couldn't throw the ball through a wall if they wanted to. "There's actually a great quote by Joe Montana.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 1, 1992 | By Steven Rea, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
One day you read in the gossip columns that Steven Soderbergh has just had oral surgery and can't eat or talk because his jaw is wired shut. The next day you're supposed to be on the phone with him, doing an interview. So, Steve, that scene in sex, lies, and videotape where James Spader is camcord-ing Andie MacDowell and she's dredging up her deepest sexual secrets, was that a difficult scene to direct? "Hmmmuurrhhff. Gggrrrmmmpppmmhhh. " And on the set of your new movie, Kafka, is it true that cast members were fined if they used the term Kafkaesque?
NEWS
June 26, 2003 | By Walter F. Naedele INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
It was a day of conflicting recollections in the cat-killings trial. Jennifer Dilts testified in Bucks County Court yesterday that William Casey George told her at a party Oct. 12 that he would soon be in the news because he had attacked several cats. Though later that night he said that he was joking, Dilts testified, he repeatedly showed her and others at the party the knife he said he used. But James Kafka, who said he was a host of the party, testified yesterday that he could not recall telling police last year that George had told him that he had "messed up some cats.
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May 6, 2008 | By Howard Shapiro INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Hedgerow Theatre is celebrating its 85th year on stage in style. Its production of the clever, articulate Kafka in the Hedgerows - written specifically to mark the occasion - is more than a way for the ensemble to shake its own hand. The evening is really a heartfelt homage to the very idea of theater. The birthday play was written with obvious love for the stage by Nagle Jackson (A Hotel on Marvin Gardens), whose plays have come alive before on Hedgerow's stage and whose adaptation of A Christmas Carol is a Hedgerow staple.
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January 4, 2011 | By John Timpane, Inquirer Staff Writer
'If you're going to write plays," says playwright Theresa Rebeck from the Brooklyn home she shares with her husband and two children, "if you know that's your vocation, you don't want to be trivial. " Rebeck has written novels, film scripts, and TV pilots as well as a string of successful dramas, among them Mauritius (2007) and Omnium Gatherum , cowritten with Alexandra Gersten-Vassilaros, for which she was a 2003 Pulitzer finalist. She's funny, often satirical, often wacky - but one thing she can't be accused of is triviality.
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July 5, 2006 | By Tirdad Derakhshani INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Renowned University of Pennsylvania sociologist and cultural theorist Philip Rieff, one of the first intellectuals to explore Sigmund Freud's social and moral impact on Western culture, died Saturday at his home in Philadelphia. Dr. Rieff, 83, died of heart failure, his family said, just months after the first volume of his master work, Sacred Order/Social Order: My Life Among the Deathworks, was published. Born in Chicago, Dr. Rieff took a hiatus from studies at the University of Chicago during World War II to serve in the Army Air Corps.
NEWS
March 9, 1991 | By Steven Rea, Inquirer Staff Writer
Something's out of whack in Closet Land, an intense two-person drama about political oppression, torture and censorship that looks more like a Calvin Klein Obsession ad than an impassioned treatise for human rights. Written and directed by Temple film school alumna Radha Bharadwaj, the entire thing takes place in a jaunty-angled, checkerboard-floored room dominated by towering Greek columns. At any moment, you expect some moody model with severe hair to wander across the colorless scape, murmuring angst-ridden non sequiturs.
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February 13, 2015 | By Wendy Rosenfield, For The Inquirer
Since the 1969 premiere of Steven Berkoff's adaptation of The Metamorphosis , Gregor Samsa - you know, he woke from troubled dreams, found himself transformed into an insect in his bed - has had some impressive interpreters. Tim Roth, Roman Polanski, and Mikhail Baryshnikov all scuttled about the stage as the unfortunate traveling salesman-turned-bug in Franz Kafka's novella. Mount Airy's Quintessence Theatre Group sends Gregor through yet another transformation: This time, he is played by Kristen Bailey, a woman.
SPORTS
January 26, 2013 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
The news of Mike Kafka's signing a futures contract with the New England Patriots on Thursday makes this a good time to revisit the Eagles' 2010 draft class - and specifically the fourth round. That's when Kafka went. He was one of four fourth-round picks for the Eagles. A fourth-round pick in the NFL has value - but not significant value. There's rougly a 10 percent chance of finding a starter in that round. Of course, based on those odds, the Eagles had a realistic statistical chance of finding a starter in that round.
SPORTS
September 2, 2012 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Throughout the last month, Eagles coach Andy Reid often cited a desire for roster competition. Almost every job seemed for the taking, when taking Reid's comments with a literal interpretation. The Eagles trimmed their roster to the league-mandated 53 players on Friday, and the decisions were an ode to the organization's missive. Quarterback Trent Edwards, who was out of football last season and barely took any snaps early in training camp, made the roster as the No. 3 quarterback.
SPORTS
August 29, 2012 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer
MIKE KAFKA was cleared to take snaps at Monday's Eagles practice, but he ended up taking only a few. To the media group scrutinizing every twist of the backup-quarterback drama (we need matching "CSI: NovaCare" windbreakers), this was a curious development. The purpose of the practice was to prepare the second- and third-stringers to play Thursday in the preseason finale against the Jets. Clearly, Kafka was not part of that preparation. The feeling coming out of the weekend had been that Kafka would play against the Jets, that in order to make roster decisions, the coaches wanted to get a better grasp of his talents than they got in that preseason opener against the Steelers when he threw a terrible interception and broke his nonthrowing hand, taking him out of the QB rotation.
SPORTS
August 29, 2012 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
With each question the answers became more evasive. Mike Kafka does not know what his future holds. And when you don't, "One day at a time" - the quarterback's stock response - is the only way you can approach an uncertain time. Kafka was cleared Monday to receive snaps from under center for the first time since he fractured a bone in his left, non-throwing, hand Aug. 9. But he has not been cleared to play in the Eagles' preseason finale against the New York Jets on Thursday.
SPORTS
August 12, 2012 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
BETHLEHEM, Pa. - The competition for the Eagles' backup quarterback job became even more intriguing on Saturday when it was revealed that Mike Kafka has a fractured left hand and will be limited for about three weeks. The injury is to his nonthrowing hand, so Kafka will be able to participate in some drills but will not be able to take snaps. The development was announced two days after the Eagles' 24-23 win over the Steelers in Thursday's preseason opener, during which rookie Nick Foles appeared to outperform Kafka.
SPORTS
July 31, 2012 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
BETHLEHEM, Pa. - There is no mystery backup quarterback. The Eagles don't have a card in their back pocket that they're waiting to play. Mike Kafka is the No. 2 to starter Michael Vick. And while coach Andy Reid and offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg insist that there is still a competition for that spot, Kafka will open the season as the backup barring some unforeseen event. "There's competition there," Mornhinweg said Monday at training camp. "We'll see. Mike Kafka's had an excellent camp up to date.
SPORTS
July 27, 2012
BETHLEHEM — The man who likely will be a broken clavicle or torn rib cartilage away from the Eagles' starting quarterback job this season dropped back, set himself in the pocket, and heaved a deep pass downfield into a soft summer breeze for wide receiver Ron Johnson. But the throw, like too many of Mike Kafka's long passes, came up short. Rookie cornerback Brandon Boykin, who trailed Johnson by a step when the ball left Kafka's hand, turned around and snagged the underthrown ball for an easy interception.
NEWS
June 15, 2012 | By Jonathan Tamari, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Minicamp was over, and the Eagles were free to scatter, to enjoy five weeks of summer before the start of training camp and a hard, grinding season. Only Mike Kafka wasn't quite finished. The backup quarterback, as usual, wanted to throw some more, even after the team wrapped up its last offseason practice Thursday. So wide receivers Chad Hall and McKay Jacobson ran routes while Kafka fired a few more passes. Kafka and Hall have made the extra post-practice reps a regular routine since the two joined the Eagles in 2010, Kafka as a fourth-round draft pick and Hall as an undrafted free agent.
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