August 31, 2016 |
Full list of Barrymore nominations "Some years you're up, some years you're down. Everybody has a turn at the spotlight," Erin Reilly, Theatre Philadelphia board president, said Monday at the Barrymore Awards nomination announcement. Indeed, the 2016 nominations for excellence in Philadelphia theater showed little preference for genre, audience, or house size: The five top nominated shows (winners will be announced Oct. 24 at the Merriam Theater) are about as diverse as theater can be. Topping the nominees was The Invisible Hand , a 2012 play by Ayad Akhtar about an American Citibank executive held for ransom in Pakistan.
August 30, 2016 |
The 2016 Barrymore Award nominations for excellence in Philadelphia theater, announced Monday morning by Theatre Philadelphia, showed little preference for genre, audience, or the size of the theater: The five top nominated shows — with the winners to be presented Oct. 24 at the Merriam Theater — are about as diverse as theater can be. The Invisible Hand, a 2012 play by Ayad Akhtar about an American Citibank executive held for...
August 20, 2016 |
HARRISBURG - Gov. Wolf on Thursday nominated a former top state prosecutor to serve as attorney general and replace the convicted Kathleen G. Kane, a move that would end the fleeting tenure of Bruce L. Castor Jr. Wolf said his nominee, Bruce Beemer, a Democrat, had the support of Republican and Democratic legislative leaders. Beemer's nomination must be confirmed by the GOP-controlled Senate, a vote that is not expected before the end of the month. "Bruce Beemer has a depth of experience," Wolf said in a statement.
August 1, 2016 |
As a former federal judge whose nomination sailed through a politically divided Senate, Tim Lewis has taken up the cause of Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland with fervor. Lewis, a partner at the Center City law firm of Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis L.L.P., and a former judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in Philadelphia, has traveled the country, written op-eds, and testified on Capitol Hill making the argument that the Senate is obligated to hold hearings on Garland's stalled nomination.
July 31, 2016 |
If Alice Paul, the New Jersey suffragist who led the fight to get women the vote, had witnessed Hillary Clinton's becoming the first female presidential candidate of a major party, she likely would have celebrated briefly and then gone back to work. That's according to the women who have studied Paul and run the Alice Paul Institute in Mount Laurel. "She would say, 'Now we need to keep working,' " Terri O'Connell, a spokeswoman for the organization, said Friday, a day after watching history being made with fellow feminists and activists in Center City.
July 30, 2016 |
Hillary Clinton offered a confident vision Thursday night of a nation "stronger together" and capable of overcoming the forces of division to build a future with greater opportunity for all Americans despite pressing problems. "Bonds of trust and respect are fraying," Clinton said as she formally accepted the Democratic nomination for president. "It truly is up to us: We have to decide whether we're going to work together so we can all rise together. " For Clinton, who made history as the first woman nominated by a major political party in the United States, the speech represented a high-profile chance to forge an emotional connection with the public, something she has by her own admission struggled to do in a long political career.
July 29, 2016
ISSUE | CAMPAIGN 2016 This historic moment is for everyone It has been suggested that the Democratic Party should maybe tone down this first-woman-presidential-candidate talk because it might turn off male voters ("Hillary Clinton's historic moment," Wednesday). What a slap in the face to us male voters. As the son of a fantastic mother, husband to a phenomenal wife, father to three wonderful adult daughters, and grandfather of two beautiful granddaughters, I could not be prouder to live in a time when a national political party nominated a woman to be president.
July 28, 2016 |
Hillary Clinton on Tuesday became the first woman nominated for the U.S. presidency by a major political party, her moment in history sealed by thunderous cheers from exuberant Democrats gathered in Philadelphia. The vote by delegates came on the second day of a Democratic National Convention that threatened to again become a test of party unity. But just after Clinton reached the 2,382 ballots she needed to win the nomination, her onetime rival took a symbolic yet significant step to end the discord.
July 21, 2016
By Frederick Lawrence Judge Merrick Garland has set a record he never sought and one of which no one, certainly not the U.S. Senate, should be proud. July 19 marks 125 days since President Obama nominated Garland to the Supreme Court to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia. The nomination passes the record for delay that the Senate set a century ago with the nomination of Louis D. Brandeis to the court. One hundred years ago, with a world in turmoil as a great war raged in Europe, a cultural and political battle unfolded in the U.S. Senate.
July 15, 2016 |
We're happy, OK? Two Emmy nominations, for costumes (so deserved, Terry Dresbach!) and for production design (good on, Jon Gary Steele!) for "Outlander" Season 2 on Starz. But even with seven positions instead of five for Best Drama Series, "Outlander" was still shut out in that category when the 2016 Emmy nominations were announced today. As were stars Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan and Tobias Menzies. (Insert Gaelic expletives here.) It's not about snubs, which would imply some deliberate thought.