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April 30, 1992 | By Mary Anne Janco, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
It was a day of romance complete with handsome male models, racy love stories and lush desserts. Just the perfect setting for those who fancy those steamy romance novels with those eyebrow-raising covers. You know, the ones with titles like Passion's Slave and Savage Thunder and eye-catching covers of bare-chested, brawny heroes with scantily clad maidens in their arms. It was the brainstorm of Darlene Atta to transform the Lenni Fire Company hall in Middletown into a romance readers' haven on Saturday.
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February 4, 1990 | By Susan Caba, Donna Shaw and Robert J. Terry, Inquirer Staff Writers
From the start, Bryan Edwards and Myla Friedman didn't belong together. She was born in New York City, one of her father's four children. She was raised by her father, an insurance executive, and stepmother in a comfortable home not far from Princeton. She graduated from a private high school. Her friends say she was shy and seemed too busy to socialize. He was born in Philadelphia, also one of four children, and lived at different times with different family members.
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September 28, 1999
I remember when I was a little boy, and then a young man, what it was like to feel totally connected to the idea of America, not just to the fact of its existence but also to its aspirations, to what it meant. And we knew, whether we were critical or not, that America meant that in society with all its problems, and in its commerce with all its sins, and in its government with all its blunders, America could be, with appropriate effort and consistency, the finest and most excellent answer to the question, "How can people live together and honor freedom and justice and opportunity?"
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September 25, 1987 | By BEN YAGODA, Daily News Movie Critic
"A Man in Love," a drama starring Peter Coyote and Greta Scacchi. Written and directed by Diane Kurys. Running time: 108 minutes. A Cinecom release. At the Ritz Five. It's always a bad sign when a movie's minor characters interest you more than its leads. Such is the case with "A Man in Love," the new trilingual love story from the French director Diane Kurys ("Peppermint Soda," "Molotov Cocktail," "A Man in Love"). Long after we've concluded that actors Steve Elliott and Jane Steiner (played by Peter Coyote and Greta Scacchi)
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September 21, 1989 | By Tom Halligan, Special to The Inquirer
More than 50 years later, they remain the standard. Aficionados say their names with relish and reverence. Duesenberg. Cord. Auburn. Those fast, sleek, luxurious, technically advanced touring cars of the late 1920s and the 1930s are the epitome of the American love affair with the automobile, the classics of classic cars. That affair was renewed last Sunday at the Franklin Mint on Route 1 in Middletown Township, as Duesenbergs, Cords and Auburns were the centerpieces of the mint's third annual antique automobile festival.
NEWS
March 25, 1988 | By William B. Collins, Inquirer Theater Critic
Two conspicuously unconventional productions opened on Broadway this week, giving a sluggish theater season a dose of adrenalin. The Gospel at Colonus, which opened last night at the Lunt-Fontanne Theater, is a celebrated mixture of gospel music and Greek tragedy that has already traveled the international circuit. Philadelphia saw it at the American Music Theater Festival in 1985. M. Butterfly, which opened Sunday at the Eugene O'Neill, is David Henry Hwang's play about an improbable man-to-man love affair, starring John Lithgow and staged brilliantly by John Dexter.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 14, 2013
EVEN BEFORE the head in the box arrived, I was feeling a little worn down by TV's love affair with crazed killers. OK, so it wasn't an actual head. But mounted on a Styrofoam stand, the bewigged and slightly cartoonish mask of Edgar Allan Poe, sent to promote Fox's "The Following," was an unpleasant reminder of the episode I'd recently screened in which a man wearing just such a Poe mask had set another man on fire. The next day, there would be genuine horror on all our TV screens, as reports began to come in about a shooting massacre at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn.
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September 8, 1997 | By Donald Kaul
I suppose I shouldn't have been surprised at the reaction to Princess Diana's death - long lines of mourners in cities throughout the world, heads of state fighting back tears as they expressed condolences, television anchors summoned from their vacations to authenticate the significance of the event. I had, after all, spent the previous two weeks in Wales and England and she had been on the front page of the English papers every day I was there. Every move she made, it seems, was newsworthy to the Brits.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 21, 1994 | By Carrie Rickey, INQUIRER MOVIE CRITIC
Can an aging sports stud whose anchorbabe fiancee is bigger than Oprah find true happiness with a wannabe singer engaged to marry a billionaire? Can a classic 1939 romance remade in 1957 and parodied to the point of tribute in a 1993 comedy find an audience in 1994? Stranger things have happened. In the '30s, Love Affair starred Irene Dunne and Charles Boyer as the star- crossed lovers on a transatlantic crossing. In the '50s, the remake boasted Deborah Kerr and Cary Grant.
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April 29, 1987 | By Carrie Rickey, Inquirer Movie Critic
Roberto Rossellini's 1961 film Vanina Vanini, now having its local premiere, is the bridge between the director's overheated romances and his later, undercooked, "teaching films" coolly exploring the lives of Louis XIV and the Medicis. Freely adapted from Stendhal's epic essay Love and his story Italian Chronicles, the schizophrenic Vanina Vanini palpitates with melodramatic passions that are frequently interrupted by clipped, ideological monologues. As a result, its hot-blooded characters have a recurring case of political shivers.
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March 8, 2016 | By Karen Heller, For The Inquirer
Nancy Davis Reagan, 94, the powerful and devoted wife of President Ronald Reagan, principal caregiver during his decadelong twilight with Alzheimer's disease, and the primary architect of his legacy, died Sunday morning at her home in the Bel-Air section of Los Angeles. The cause was congestive heart failure. She will be buried at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, Calif., next to her husband, who died on June 5, 2004. Mrs. Reagan is widely viewed, by admirers and detractors alike, as one of the most powerful first ladies in history.
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January 18, 2016 | Dan DeLuca, Staff Writer
David Bowie's death last week played out like the final, showstopping performance of a career full of unpredictable star turns. His last mournful, mysterious album, Blackstar , was released to unanimous praise on his 69th birthday, Jan. 8. Two days later, he was gone. That sudden surprise - planet Earth was blue, and there was nothing we could do - focused attention in a spectacular demonstration of the connective power of music and the Internet. Facebook logged 100 million interactions in 12 hours after Bowie's passing.
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December 28, 2015 | By Clark DeLeon
'If we had met in high school," Jim Cole was saying a few days after he and his wife, Ellen, celebrated their 36th wedding anniversary on Dec. 15, "she wouldn't have given me a second look. " "I wouldn't have," Ellen confirmed matter-of-factly. In the social caste system comfortably in place at Northeast Philadelphia High School in the mid-1960s, a drop-dead gorgeous Jewish American in-crowd goddess like the former Ellen Blum would have been as approachable to a fast-talking Irish Catholic disciplinary transfer student from Father Judge High School like Jim Cole as Princess Leia would have been to a Wookiee.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 12, 2015 | By Toby Zinman, For The Inquirer
'Lights Rise on Grace" begins with a meet-cute: Grace (Bi Jean Ngo), a 16-year-old high school girl who is shy and socially inept - apparently, from what we're told, because she is Chinese - meets Large ( Ashton Carter), an African American boy, also in her high school. Their sweet meeting turns into many, which turn into a love affair, violently disapproved of by both the black and the Chinese communities. Romeo and Juliet are invoked. One day, Large fails to meet Grace; she feels abandoned and betrayed, and it will turn out he's in prison, apparently for beating his brother into a wheelchair.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 24, 2015 | By David R. Stampone, For The Inquirer
The Lianne La Havas/Philly audience lovefest was in full swing Sunday after 11 songs at Theatre of Living Arts. The guitar-wielding British singer-songwriter pronounced the affair "a lovely way to kick off the tour!" The ascendant soul/pop/jazz/what-have-you La Havas, 26, fronted her tight six-piece band to support her acclaimed second album, Blood , released in July. She had just knocked out the crowd with an ebullient performance of that disc's "Midnight," a song cowritten and produced by Jamaica's Stephen "Di Genius" McGregor that La Havas recorded in Kingston during a recent roots-exploring trip to the island with her Jamaican mother.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 19, 2015 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Foxx 'n' Holmes: True love! Katie Holmes and Jamie Foxx are conducting the most soulful, fulfilling, maddening, epochal, ballistic - indeed, nukyuler - love affair since Marc Anthony clapped hands on Cleopatra . It began in the summer of '13, when they danced the night away at a Hamptons charity do. Foxx 'n' Holmes? You jest! Katie Holmes and Jamie Foxx are simply pals. Yes, they are very good friends. But like all cross-gender celeb friends, the mere expression of their friendship has led gossipers - those spiritual hunchbacks who hide in the shadows and plot ugly plots - to make absurd claims.
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September 4, 2014 | BY ELL LEVI, levie@phillynews.com, 215-854-5926
IT ALL STARTED with the smoky eye. I didn't know how to create the look and I wanted to, so badly, that I watched countless how-to videos on YouTube until I got it right. That year, I used all my holiday gift money to buy a new collection of makeup. My love affair with beauty products had begun. I'm a graphic designer by profession, with degrees in that and in fine arts. I view makeup as an art, too. Contouring, blending, choosing the right eye shadow and lipstick to enhance natural features - it's really like drawing on your face.
SPORTS
February 19, 2014 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
NEWS ITEM: Former 76ers coach Larry Brown said Sunday that he was "sick" that he wouldn't be able to attend Allen Iverson's jersey-retirement ceremony on March 1. "I know a lot of people think we banged heads and stuff like that," Brown said, "but I know God put me here to coach him. "   Are you there, Larry? It's Me, God. First things first: I'm sorry that you and your Southern Methodist team lost to Temple on Sunday. Tough one. I actually watched the game from beginning to end. That's one of the perks of being all-powerful and all-knowing.
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January 31, 2014 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Rihanna does hot selfies Why does Rihanna post so many - sooo many! - photos on Instagram (she has 11 million followers) showing her in various states of undress? "I think [people] think I'm drunk all the time. I think they think I am always partying, that my house is probably a party all the time with tons of people and tons of music and no clothes. I think that's what they think," Rihanna tells USA Today. Um, that was our theory. No, says R, she's not about partying or nudie exhibitionism or drunken orgies.
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July 29, 2013 | By Paul Nussbaum, Inquirer Staff Writer
Is America's love affair with the car over? Or just less torrid? Some key indicators - such as vehicle use, driver's license registration, and public-transit ridership - suggest that the 100-year-old Auto Age is waning. Economics, urbanization, technology, and environmental concerns are changing the way Americans travel, and young people are leading the shift, transportation experts say. Young people are getting driver's licenses later or not at all. They take the train or bus or bike to work, or telecommute.
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