April 16, 2015 |
Last winter, it seemed that no one cared much about Gizmo, a 10-year-old cat who was found, emaciated and freezing, by Philadelphia's Animal Care and Control Team. But, last week - after nearly a year of attention, care, and treatment with hyperthyroid medication by a Wayne cat rescue called the Grannie Project - it was a different story. Thousands of people voted for Gizmo in Tournament of Tails, a March Madness-style competition for shelter animals, with a $5,000 prize at stake.
May 4, 2014 |
Everyone's done it. Yes, what you're thinking, too. But every regular theatergoer has seen (or will see) I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change . Lyricist Joe DiPietro and musician Jimmy Roberts' 1996 battle-of-the-sexes musical comedy ran Off-Broadway for more than a decade and has been staged across the country. Few companies I've seen have staged it with the same charm and comic aplomb as the production now running at the Walnut Street Theatre's Independence Studio on 3. DiPietro's book pokes evenhanded, light fun at the courtship habits of two couples: Man 1 (Christopher Sutton)
December 13, 2013 |
In Cairo, new love for the military. Trudy Rubin, A23.
December 13, 2013 |
CAIRO - Nearly three years ago, in the heyday of the Arab Spring, Tahrir Square was adorned with banners of youths killed by security forces. Hawkers sold T-shirts imprinted with their faces. Those banners are long gone, and this year vendors are selling T-shirts emblazoned with the face of Gen. Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, the army leader who oversaw the July ouster of Egypt's first elected president, the Muslim Brotherhood's Mohamed Morsi. Sisi's mien is on posters and fancy chocolates, and - in a Photoshopped pic on the Internet - has even been strategically imprinted on a pair of men's briefs.
July 18, 2013 |
Question: I just finished high school and am going off to college this fall, and my father just retired from a long career in the Marines. I recently got a boyfriend, and we have become very serious (marriage has come up). He and his mother had a falling-out, and his father was abusive and is out of the picture. He has been staying with his sister, but they are now not getting along. I am working on it but not getting very far. My parents also don't completely approve of him. He always has me pick him up at a general location, and my parents find it "extremely bothersome" that he doesn't have us pick him up at his house.
May 10, 2013 |
The series so far: New Leash on Life has been working with 12 inmates since late October, teaching them to train six dogs, rescued from shelters. The men have almost completed their life-skills courses, preparing for employment after their release. Nearly all the inmates and their dogs have developed strong emotional bonds, but some of the men have failed to change their way of thinking. On Christmas Eve, Ike and Mike got into a serious fight. After weeks of preparation, the dogs are about to take the AKC Canine Good Citizen Test.
May 7, 2013
ARIES (March 21-April 19). You're on a mission to find a good fit. Mutual benefits are the only benefits that interest you. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You'll never know exactly what the other person thinks and feels. It is likely that what is displayed is only the tip of the iceberg. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Your playfulness knows no bounds today. You'll see most of your interactions as opportunities to spread warmth and silliness. CANCER (June 22-July 22). You'll get some odd questions today, and you'll feel perfectly comfortable expressing who you are. LEO (July 23-Aug.
February 6, 2013 |
Adapted from a recent online discussion. Question: Four months ago, my mother died unexpectedly and suddenly at 53. She had been ill (with my dad as caretaker) but was expected to make a full recovery. Two months later, my dad was going out on "dates" with a few women - bike rides and coffee. He acknowledged it was too early but was asked and wanted to get out of the house. I was supportive. Now he has started to call a couple by their first names, and the dates are less casual.
December 21, 2012 |
HOLLYWOOD'S MOST popular delusion is the story of romantic destiny, the couple buffeted by fate until they meet on top of the Empire State building, or whatever. The implication: happily ever after, true and perfect love. Have you noticed you never actually see these people living together? You never see, for instance, Meg Ryan, a few years down the road, telling Tom Hanks that he's once again left his socks in the middle of the den, then screaming at him because he's watching the Seahawks game and hasn't actually heard a thing that she's said, which leads to him spending the night on the pull-out couch - sleepless, indeed.
December 30, 2011
SUNDAY IS New Year's Day, so we asked advice columnists Steve and Mia to offer resolutions to improve readers' romantic prospects in 2012. Steve: Avoid romance with anyone who has more problems than you do. Mia: Date outside your comfort zone. If you're doing the same thing with the same kind of people and it's not working, try a different social or ethnic circle. Steve: Never date a co-worker. If things go bad - and they usually do - you mess up your social life and your work life, too. Mia: Get online!