August 5, 2008 |
First, Blair Hedges and a colleague discovered the world's smallest frog. Five years later, in 2001, he reported finding the smallest lizard. Now the Pennsylvania State University biology professor has completed what you might call the tiny trifecta: Under a sun-baked rock on the island of Barbados, he and his wife found a new species of reptile that can coil up comfortably on a quarter. Meet Leptotyphlops carlae. The globe's smallest snake. "It's kind of a weird coincidence," admitted Hedges, who published the results yesterday in the scientific journal Zootaxa.
September 7, 2007 |
David Yow's confrontational noisemaking '90s band The Jesus Lizard have lots to answer for in Pennsylvania. Clockclean Er and Pissed Jeans are proof. Allentown's Pissed Jeans brusquely borrows the Lizard's atonal post-hardcore abrasion as the prime motivation behind its needling recent CD, Hope for Men. North Philly's Clockclean Er has noise and sludgy guitars in spades. But the trio makes that musical morass more melodic while maintaining its angularity and doubling its contentiousness.
June 17, 2007 |
Keith Cromwell scored two goals and added three assists as the Long Island Lizards (3-1) snapped the defending champion Barrage's eight-game regular-season win streak in Major League Lacrosse with a 16-11 victory yesterday. The loss left the Barrage 3-1 and snapped their 10-game win streak, which dated from last season and included a pair of postseason victories. Ryan Boyle led the Barrage with four goals and two assists.
July 21, 2006 |
Justin Smith collected three goals and an assist to lead the Barrage past the Long Island Lizards, 10-8, in a Major League Lacrosse game at Villanova Stadium. The Barrage improved to 8-2, and remain in first place in the MLL Eastern Conference. Long Island fell to 4-6. Trailing by 5-2 in the first half, the Barrage went on a five-goal run before halftime. Bobby Horsey, B.J. Prager, Michael Springer and Greg Peyser scored, and Shaun Lyons contributed a two-point goal for an 8-5 lead.
June 18, 2006 |
The unbeaten Barrage overcame an 8-0 deficit and rallied to defeat the Long Island Lizards, 13-12, yesterday afternoon in a Major League Lacrosse game at the Mitchel Athletic Complex. B.J. Prager's shot with 3 minutes, 22 seconds remaining gave the Barrage a 13-12 lead, their first lead of the game, and proved to be the game-winner. The Lizards (1-4) led by 8-0 after holding the Barrage (5-0) scoreless for the first 17 minutes of the game. But the Barrage went on an 8-1 run, scoring the final three goals - including a Roy Colsey two-pointer - to steal the win.
March 14, 2006 |
They do double-dutch to '80s club hits. They perform twisty, fast-paced jumping, three people to one slender rope. They jump rope while spinning hula hoops, bouncing on pogo balls and executing gymnastic feats. "Don't try these tricks at home," the announcer's voice booms. "These are professionals. " Then they explode onto the gym floor, a tangle of yellow T-shirts, purple-and-teal ropes, and infectious energy - 12 members of the Jersey Jumpers, a precision team of some of the finest jump-ropers around.
November 22, 2005 |
A recent cartoon in the New Yorker shows a fish in the sea and, on the beach, a parade: first, an amphibian, then a dinosaur, then an ape, followed by a Neanderthal and finally a man holding a book. He looks over his shoulder at them and says, "Scram!" Dipping by coincidence into the current controversy over "intelligent design" versus evolution, the Broadway revival of Edward Albee's Seascape, his 1975 Pulitzer Prize-winning play about evolution, necessarily makes a few waves.
June 7, 2004 |
The Barrage came up short in a bid for their first Major League Lacrosse win yesterday, falling to the defending champion Long Island Lizards, 14-12. Long Island goalie Brian Dougherty, a Philadelphia native and Episcopal Academy alum, made 21 saves in front of the crowd of 2,207 at Villanova Stadium. Kevin Finneran was the game MVP with four goals and two assists, while Lizards teammate Chris Massey also scored four goals. Greg Cattrano made 21 saves for the Barrage, who trailed, 9-6, at halftime but outscored the Lizards by 5-3 in the third quarter.
August 2, 2002 |
Before he wore lipstick in the New York Dolls and got "Hot, Hot, Hot" as Buster Poindexter, David Johansen was a blues hound. "When I was 10, I bought a Lightnin' Hopkins record and I played to it death," said the chameleonic entertainer, 52, who will play this weekend at the Tin Angel in his latest incarnation: David Johansen and the Harry Smiths. "When I was 14, they had this 'hoot night' at the Jewish Community Center. I used to do my [version of] 'House of the Rising Sun.' " In 1971, the Staten Island, N.Y., native cofounded the Dolls, the glamour queens whose fabulously stylized hard rock would shape the punk and hair-metal explosions, and whose repertoire included Sonny Boy Williamson's "Don't Start Me Talking.
January 22, 2002 |
Ever since a Delaware man was eaten by his Nile monitor lizards last week, there's been a mad nationwide rush to buy the feisty, dangerous animals, breeders say. That, says reptile lover and salesman Tim Curran, is proof that humans are more stupid than the forked-tongued creatures. "Human nature, I just don't get," said Curran, owner of Radical Reptiles, a Northeast Philadelphia shop that he says is the only all-reptile store in the city. "There's nothing smart about buying Nile monitors.