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April 11, 2014
I'D HEARD that "Noah" was made animal-free - using no real animals - and I was prepared for a big-budget CGI-happy spectacle, which I got. But I wasn't prepared for what Darren Aronofsky's movie turns out to be - a milestone in blockbuster veganism, in mainstreaming the idea of committed nonviolence. The stakes are set in the opening seconds: Among quick clips of the Fall is one of a hand reaching for an apple - except that the apple is beating, like a heart, both visually and audibly.
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March 28, 2014 | BY GARY THOMPSON, Daily News Staff Writer thompsg@phillynews.com, 215-854-5992
"NOAH" director Darren Aronofsky has called his new epic "the least biblical film ever made" and, having seen it, I can tell you that he's full of beans. True, the movie is not woodenly faithful to the traditional story, but it's certainly biblical, padding the brief story of Noah (three dozen paragraphs in Genesis) with borrowings from later passages: from the Old Testament, the story of Abraham and Isaac; from the New Testament, miraculous pregnancies, paraphrasing of questions asked by Jesus of God, ideas from Revelations.
FOOD
November 13, 1994 | By Elaine Tait, INQUIRER FOOD WRITER
Just when we thought he'd turned in his divining rod, Alfred Johnston has discovered yet another waterside location for a restaurant. In his three decades in the business, Johnston has created a dozen fanciful eateries, many of them focused on views of waterfalls, water wheels, ponds, streams and rivers. Some of his better-known former restaurants include the Inn of the Four Falls in Conshohocken; the Jamaica Inn on Kelly Drive; Gulph Mills Inn in Gulph Mills; Manayunk Mining in Manayunk; and Philadelphia 1700 (most recently called the Riverfront)
NEWS
January 27, 1994 | By Paul J. Lim, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
When Alfred Johnston first approached Borough Council members with his idea of building a floating restaurant, they laughed. "Some people thought it was just a pipe dream," said Council President Gerald McTamney. Two years and two months later, it is on the verge of reality. Johnston has completed an agreement with the borough that will allow him to construct a 6,000-square-foot restaurant on a barge on the Schuylkill. The barge is to be tied to the north bank of the river adjacent to the site of an old mill on Washington Street, where he plans to put a parking lot. "I knew that with a little patience, I could get this thing going," said Johnston, 70, who owns a number of restaurants in the area, including the Gulph Mill Inn in West Conshohocken.
NEWS
November 18, 2013 | By Gloria Hochman, For The Inquirer
Same-sex marriage is now legal in 14 states and Washington D.C. An estimated six million children are being raised by gay or lesbian parents. More than twenty million are growing up with a single mother or father. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, the traditional nuclear family - mom, dad, children - accounts for only 20 percent of households. This is the first in an occasional series of stories about the new modern family, one that may be living next door to you. On Sept.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 3, 1992 | By Desmond Ryan, INQUIRER MOVIE CRITIC
Standing in the smoldering rubble of yet another devastating fire, and dealing with people who have suffered often ruinous losses, the beleaguered insurance adjuster who must assess the damage surely is a prime candidate for burnout himself. But in Atom Egoyan's The Adjuster, one very strange film about alienation, Noah Render has the opposite response. For those who have lost everything in fires and who turn to him with their insurance claims, Noah is a figure of solace and salvation.
NEWS
April 14, 1987 | By Miriam Berkley, Special to The Inquirer
"We are all prisoners to the care of Noah," reads a passage from writer Josh Greenfeld's latest book. Greenfeld, an author and screenwriter (he won a best-screenplay Oscar nomination for Harry and Tonto), is undoubtably best known for his books about his brain-damaged son, Noah. In the first two books, A Child Called Noah and A Place for Noah, Greenfeld wrote of the hope and despair endured by him, his wife and their older son, Karl, in coping with Noah. Now, Greenfeld has written a third book, A Client Called Noah, that deals with his son's adolescent years.
NEWS
August 23, 1992 | For The Inquirer / SEAN PATRICK DUFFY
TV's Capt. Noah draws a tattoo on Stacy Donohue's arm as she takes her medication. The captain, diagnosed with asthma as a child, visited Camp Superstuff on Aug. 14. The camp at the Camp Neumann Conference Center was sponsored by American Lung Association for asthmatic children.
NEWS
June 5, 2003 | By Barbara Fleming
"Leave no child behind. " I remember feeling just how generous those words sounded when I first heard our new President speak them. How wonderful that a top government leader finally was articulating an attitude I felt our society had lacked for so long. But then I got an uneasy feeling. I wondered if President Bush had both of my children in mind when he uttered those words. You see, one of my sons, Noah, is multiply handicapped and retarded. Would he be included, too? Noah is 21 years old - chronologically.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 1, 2014 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
A night of slime Robert Downey Jr . turned inspirational speaker at Saturday's Kids' Choice Awards, One Direction and Jennifer Lawrence got top awards, and the traditional green goo bath finally caught up with Mark Wahlberg , thanks to some unlikely slimers - his own three young kids. Downey, after winning best male buttkicker, told the L.A. audience at Nickelodeon's 27th annual awards show, "Remember, when life is kicking your butt, never forget to kick it back right - in the face.
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ENTERTAINMENT
April 2, 2015 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Trevor Noah's baptism by fire How's that saying go? "There's no such thing as bad publicity"? Just ask Trevor Noah , 31, who has made headlines after raising the ire of the irate, less than 24 hours after Comedy Central announced that he was to replace Jon Stewart as the host of faux-news/meta-news show The Daily Show . A slew of commentators, pundits, fans, busybodies, and layabouts have taken to the blogosphere to complain about...
ENTERTAINMENT
April 2, 2015 | By Howard Gensler
IN AN INDUSTRY that preaches the importance of social media over ratings or ad sales to demonstrate star power, one would think that Comedy Central, in making the most important hire in its history, would somehow remember to check its hire's Twitter feed. Whether you think new "Daily Show" host Trevor Noah is an anti-Semite, a misogynist, a self-hating biracial man, a mocker of fat women or just painfully unfunny, based on a series of tweets pulled from his Twitter account, it's difficult to think that Comedy Central seriously vetted the South African comedian.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 1, 2015 | By Molly Eichel, Inquirer Staff Writer
Since Jon Stewart announced in February that he would depart The Daily Show anchor chair, names of possible successors to take over Comedy Central's keystone show had been bandied about. Who would be the new voice of fake news? Yesterday, Comedy Central announced that Trevor Noah - a 31-year-old South African stand-up comic who has contributed to The Daily Show a scant three times since his December debut - would be the newest name in late-night. And a collective " Huh?
ENTERTAINMENT
April 1, 2015 | By Howard Gensler
NO ONE can accuse Comedy Central of making the safe, obvious choice. The network has tapped Trevor Noah to replace Jon Stewart as host of the "The Daily Show," and if you have Noah idea who he is, you're not alone. Trevor, a 31-year-old comedian from South Africa, has contributed to "The Daily Show" a handful of times during the past year, and is the son of a black South African mother and a white European father. Noah has an international presence and hosted a late-night talk show in South Africa, "Tonight With Trevor Noah.
TRAVEL
August 4, 2014 | By Wendy A. Horwitz, For The Inquirer
GASPÉ PENINSULA, New Brunswick - I am coaxing my 1999 Toyota along a road in a pelting rainstorm. Logging trucks career by, coating the windshield with water. A construction detour off Canadian Route 2N has us in country that would be idyllic if we could see it. My 12-year-old daughter Anne's iPod is on the fritz; my 15-year-old son, Noah, announces that our printed-out directions have west and east reversed. My lower back screams, "Stop and stretch"; my better judgment whispers, "What were you thinking, taking the kids solo on a 2,500-mile round trip to the Gaspé Peninsula?"
NEWS
April 11, 2014
I'D HEARD that "Noah" was made animal-free - using no real animals - and I was prepared for a big-budget CGI-happy spectacle, which I got. But I wasn't prepared for what Darren Aronofsky's movie turns out to be - a milestone in blockbuster veganism, in mainstreaming the idea of committed nonviolence. The stakes are set in the opening seconds: Among quick clips of the Fall is one of a hand reaching for an apple - except that the apple is beating, like a heart, both visually and audibly.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 1, 2014 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
A night of slime Robert Downey Jr . turned inspirational speaker at Saturday's Kids' Choice Awards, One Direction and Jennifer Lawrence got top awards, and the traditional green goo bath finally caught up with Mark Wahlberg , thanks to some unlikely slimers - his own three young kids. Downey, after winning best male buttkicker, told the L.A. audience at Nickelodeon's 27th annual awards show, "Remember, when life is kicking your butt, never forget to kick it back right - in the face.
NEWS
March 28, 2014 | BY GARY THOMPSON, Daily News Staff Writer thompsg@phillynews.com, 215-854-5992
"NOAH" director Darren Aronofsky has called his new epic "the least biblical film ever made" and, having seen it, I can tell you that he's full of beans. True, the movie is not woodenly faithful to the traditional story, but it's certainly biblical, padding the brief story of Noah (three dozen paragraphs in Genesis) with borrowings from later passages: from the Old Testament, the story of Abraham and Isaac; from the New Testament, miraculous pregnancies, paraphrasing of questions asked by Jesus of God, ideas from Revelations.
NEWS
March 21, 2014 | By Howard Gensler
RUSSELL CROWE   went to meet the pope, but the pope said "No-ah. " Crowe and the makers of the big-budget film about the animal ark-ivist attended Pope Francis ' general audience yesterday but didn't get what they most wanted: a photo-op. Maybe Crowe will have better luck if he accompanies the Philadelphia delegation later this month. Crowe had lobbied hard for a papal thumbs-up for his film "Noah," and the ensuing publicity a Francis blessing would bring. The film has been banned in much of the Muslim world because of its depiction of the prophet Noah, while U.S. conservatives have complained the film takes liberties with the biblical account of the flood.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 11, 2014 | By Howard Gensler
FOR A MOVIE based on a book written thousands of years ago, "Noah" is sure stirring up a fair amount of modern-day controversy. Before anyone had even seen Darren Aronofsky 's retelling of the Biblical tale, with a slightly tweaked story ark, certain Christian groups were upset that the movie wasn't literal enough in its rendering of the very old man and the sea. Now, three Arab countries have banned "Noah" on religious grounds because Islam...
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