February 14, 2013
I N HONOR of Valentine's Day, we asked Steve and Mia to share excerpts from their favorite columns: Q: My husband lately has been spending all his free time preparing for his fantasy-baseball draft. I didn't expect the honeymoon to last forever, but I refuse to be a sports widow at age 28. STEVE: As the philosopher Sparky Anderson once said, "There are two things that every man thinks he can do better than every other man: make love to a woman and manage a baseball team.
December 14, 2012 |
Jay H. Lipson, 92, of Garnet Valley, a real estate broker and appraiser in the Philadelphia region for a half-century, died of cancer Sunday, Dec. 9, at his home. Mr. Lipson was a self-employed Realtor for many years. In 1950, he opened his first real estate office in West Philadelphia, often showing homes on nights and weekends. His second office was in Upper Darby. He earned certification in real estate appraisal and became one of the area's first to pursue that specialty, his family said.
November 16, 2012
NEW YORK - The man charged with killing 6-year-old Etan Patz in 1979 made a false confession and will plead not guilty in a case that catalyzed the missing-children's movement, his attorney said Thursday. Pedro Hernandez is mentally ill and his admission is "not reliable," his lawyer, Harvey Fishbein, said after Hernandez made a brief court appearance. "The really sad part of this case is that it . . . will not tell the city what happened to Etan Patz," Fishbein said. Eurozone faces first recession in 3 years LONDON - After two straight quarters of falling output, the 17-country eurozone has fallen back into recession for the first time in three years.
November 13, 2012 |
Skyfall , the 23d James Bond film, hauled in a franchise-record of $87.8 million in its first weekend at U.S. theaters. We at "Sideshow" know it's because Daniel Craig is the most dashing Bond in the history of Bonds. Please, Hollywood, don't let him go! Or, let him go and send him to stay in Philadelphia. Either way . . . Pretty good for a smock Follow the yellow brick road: Judy Garland 's blue pinafore from The Wizard of Oz nabbed $480,000 at Julien's auction of Hollywood memorabilia over the weekend, $441,600 more than Julie Andrews' Sound of Music dress fetched.
September 22, 2012 |
The newly reopened Bucks County Playhouse is already planning a world premiere, and a high-level one, too: a production based on Stephen King's novel Misery , which the playhouse will produce along with two big backers, Warner Bros. and Castle Rock Entertainment. The playhouse, in New Hope, named no cast in an announcement of the premiere Thursday, but listed a creative team that is mostly Broadway-based. It's not unusual for the 50-plus professional stages in metropolitan Philadelphia to stage world premieres - about a fourth of all plays performed here are being done for the first time.
September 21, 2012 |
The newly reopened Bucks County Playhouse is already planning a world premiere, and a high-level one, too: a production based on Stephen King's novel Misery , which the playhouse will produce along with two big backers, Warner Brothers and Castle Rock Entertainment. The playhouse, in New Hope, named no cast in an announcement of the premiere Thursday, but it listed a creative team that is mostly Broadway-based. It's not unusual for the 50-plus professional stages in metropolitan Philadelphia to stage world premieres - about a fourth of all plays performed here are being done for the first time.
September 10, 2012 |
I'm concerned that hoarding is getting a bad name. And I blame cable. I say this because I'm not a fan of clutter, but there are definitely things I save, even though I could end up on A&E. Once again, it's not my fault. Even my faults are not my fault. Yes, that's the kind of grade-A attitude that got me divorced twice. Don't try it at home. In our culture, we get a mixed message about saving. It used to be that saving was a good thing. You saved time, you saved money, and you saved yourself for marriage.
August 5, 2012
Joan Stein, 59, a Tony-winning theater and television producer who helped to launch several long-running L.A. stage productions, including Love Letters , Forever Plaid and Steve Martin's Picasso at the Lapin Agile , died Friday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. A Hollywood resident, she had been diagnosed four weeks ago with a rare type of cancer affecting the appendix, said her husband, Ted Weiant. In 1999, Ms. Stein won a Tony Award as one of the producers of the Broadway play Side Man , a drama set in the postwar jazz world.
July 18, 2012 |
It seems the only good conservative president is either a dead conservative president or one so far removed from office that his political influence is limited. That's the conclusion that can be drawn from the recent media lovefest surrounding George H.W. Bush and, before him, Ronald Reagan. The sentimental treatment of Bush began a few months back with endearing references to the former president's ... socks. The paeans reached their culmination last month on his 88th birthday.
June 24, 2012 |
BELLEFONTE, Pa. - The clearest portrait of Jerry Sandusky to emerge during the trial that ended Friday night with his conviction may have been the one hardly anybody saw. It was lunchtime Monday, the defense was beginning to present its case, and the proceedings had broken for lunch. The jury had been led out of the courtroom. The attorneys were gone. All but a handful of the roughly 180 spectators and reporters had departed. That's when a few stragglers still in the courthouse annex, watching the closed-circuit TV feed from the courtroom, noticed a curious scene.