September 9, 2015 |
FXX's Wednesday-night season premieres offer the weirdest love stories on TV. Yes, they feature people who show their love by having an online forum to mock each other more effectively. Or who try to keep the honeymoon phase of their relationship going by getting wasted and stealing a DVD kiosk. Fantasy-football-themed The League (10 p.m. Wednesday) and (very) cracked romance You're the Worst (10:30 p.m. Wednesday) are those shows. These aren't nice, frothy love stories, but love isn't always nice and frothy.
August 23, 2015 |
Officiant: Pastor Francois Lacroix, Wallingford Presbyterian Church, Wallingford. Venue: Treno Pizza Bar, Westmont, N.J. Food: Treno; Cake: Gift of Carrie L. Salsbery, Cherry Hill. Photography: Tricia Burrough, owner of Lilac Blossom Photography, Collingswood. Flowers: Bridal bouquets and attendant flowers, Maria Anastasia, Allentown; reception centerpieces, Wegmans. Brides' attire: Liz: Roaman's; Denine: Macy's. Music: The Liz and Denine Choir, comprising friends of the couple; DJ Mike from No Macarena, Philadelphia.
May 18, 2015 |
THEIR LOVE story began nearly 40 years ago when Leslie Manas walked into Sassafras Cafe in Old City and "Jean and I met in a mirror's reflection and we've been partners ever since," she said. Jean is Jean Huffenus, a French designer/metalsmith on Jewelers Row whose creations range from tender "Mother and Child: Arms of Love" necklaces to erotica. "Jean's back was to me," Manas said. "He was facing this wall of mirrors. He saw me pass by behind him. He said to his crazy French friend Jean-Claude, 'Oh, I must know her.' " Manas laughed and said, "So I guess you could say our partnership started in bed. " One fruit of that partnership is this weekend's Craft Phila Liberty Bell Fair, an outdoor show of made-in-the-USA handcrafts, art and fashion on 6th to 7th streets between Chestnut and Market.
February 6, 2015 |
Olivier's erotic letters "I woke raging with desire for you," writes the greatest Shakespearean actor of the 20th Century in a scorching, randy, salacious letter to his lover Vivien Leigh . "Oh dear God how I did want you. " Laurence Olivier 's missive is part of a cache of 200 previously unpublished letters between the two lovers that is to be made public. Explicit, anatomical, and yet somehow also poetic, most of the letters, held in the Victoria and Albert Museum archive, can't be printed here.
October 1, 2014 |
* SELFIE . 8 tonight, 6ABC. * MANHATTAN LOVE STORY . 8:30 tonight, 6ABC. * STALKER . 10 p.m. tomorrow, CBS3. THEY SAY YOU never get a second chance to make a first impression, but without mistaken first impressions, most romantic comedies would end in Act 1. That's true in different ways for two new rom-coms premiering tonight on ABC. "Selfie," whose nose-wrinkle of a title almost anticipates the vomit to come,...
September 8, 2014 |
It doesn't take long for Emily Browning to break into song in God Help the Girl . The first scene of Stuart Murdoch's impossibly charming Glasgow tale - of a young woman and the friends she makes and the hearts she breaks - is of Browning's character Eve on the run from a mental health facility. "I look down the barrel of the gun" - that is, straight into the camera - "and I start singing," says the actress. God Help the Girl , opening Friday at the PFS Roxy, declares its intentions immediately.
July 30, 2014 |
* SHARKNADO 2: THE SECOND ONE. 9 p.m. tomorrow, Syfy. BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - Directing the "Sharknado" movies is like fighting off airborne sharks: It helps to be able to think on one's feet. That's been the experience of Anthony C. Ferrante, whose rematch with the "Jaws" of weather systems, "Sharknado 2: The Second One," makes its Syfy debut tomorrow night with many more famous humans than the first. And at least as many sharks. (Keep your eyes peeled for the one from ABC's "Shark Tank.
April 2, 2014 |
This is a love story. It's also a dance story, one that began in Dresden, Germany, in 1994. Its middle is happening here in Philadelphia, now. The lovers are award-winning artists, collaborators onstage and in real life - husband and wife Niki Cousineau and Jorge Cousineau, founders of the dance company Subcircle. Their new ensemble work All this happened, more or less , opens Thursday night at the Performance Garage. The story of their life and work together, its title is the opening line of Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse 5 . The novel's key event is the World War II firebombing of Dresden in which 130,000 people died - bombings Jorge's grandparents survived.
March 26, 2014 |
Attention, Phantom of the Opera lovers: Prepare to fall in love all over again. Cameron Mackintosh has redesigned Andrew Lloyd Webber's classic musical, which for the next month is receiving its North American premiere at the Academy of Music. Actually, remake more accurately describes what he has conceived here. Phantom , now almost 30 years old, needed to catch up with the times, particularly with advances in stagecraft. Accordingly, the sets (now by Paul Brown)