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March 26, 2010 | By Steven Rea, Inquirer Movie Critic
'Right now, I'm really trying to do nothing for a while," explains the title character of Noah Baumbach's painfully funny - and sometimes just painful - Greenberg . At 40, with a failed music career and an intimate knowledge of antidepressants, Roger Greenberg (Ben Stiller, in a quietly complicated performance) has fled hometown New York to recover from a breakdown in the comfort of his brother's Los Angeles abode. The brother and his wife and kids are off to Vietnam on vacation, and Greenberg can stay with the German shepherd and the pool.
NEWS
March 4, 2002
THE PERSONAL life of Sharon Reed, the Channel 10 anchor, makes Page 3 of the Daily News. Her relationships with the men she chooses to date are of no interest to me. I think it's pretty low when news reporters, radio personalities and journalists start attacking each other and dragging names in the mud. I would have rather seen Page 3 (or even Page 1) filled with news about the symposium on black concerns that was held at Sharon Baptist Church on Saturday. As a matter of fact, I didn't see any article in your paper about it. Carolyn Hernandez, Philadelphia I watched the Channel 10 news for the past week, and you can see a difference in Steve Levy.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 22, 2011
DEAR ABBY: My best friend, "Zoe," is unable to have children. She tried in vitro four times without success. The doctors told her there's nothing else they can do. Her uterus is not able to carry a child to term. Zoe and her husband have decided to adopt. However, it is very expensive and all of their savings went toward the IVF treatments. Zoe's mom wants to have a benefit to raise money for them. I am against the idea because, in my opinion, benefits are given for something you don't choose (like cancer or a house fire)
SPORTS
December 13, 2007 | By By ANDY FRIEDLANDER For the Daily News
Keyshawn Johnson touched a nerve with Terrell Owens with his comments on ESPN's Sunday Countdown. Johnson, a former No. 1 overall draft choice whose tenure with Dallas ended when the Cowboys signed Owens, said former coach Bill Parcells - Johnson's ESPN co-host - deserves much of the credit for building the team that has reeled off a 12-1 record, and Owens would have to accept that. Owens not only disagreed with that statement, he also took a few shots at Johnson, in part for earlier comments Owens perceived as negative.
NEWS
January 24, 2001
Hacks and tax Mayor Street dedicates a recreation center at Ditman and Rhawn streets, declaring this is the kind of thing that will help prevent the tragedy on Lex Street. Yet he's cutting the recreation budget 10 percent. Is it cheaper to recreate or incarcerate? If he must cut the budget, he should cut some consultants, political hacks and tax dollars for the new stadiums. This would help refurbish decaying recreation centers and hire more staff, which is sorely needed. LOU PETERSON, Philadelphia 'Appalled' is appalling The press writes off claims of liberal bias as rhetoric, but when a Daily News editorial (Jan.
SPORTS
February 15, 2011 | By John Gonzalez, Inquirer Columnist
The following is an excerpt from Monday's weekly Ask Gonzo chat on Philly.com with columnist John Gonzalez. Comment From Chris: Lot of talk today about how the Phillies' pen could be "special. " You buying or selling this? Gonzo: Forget special. If the pen is average, we should all be happy. Comment From Chris: Is Doug Collins as genuine and sincere to media members on a personal basis as he is in his news conferences? Gonzo: That matters to me a lot less than the fact that he's been able to turn the team around.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 18, 2005 | By Carrie Rickey INQUIRER MOVIE CRITIC
Terry Wolfmeyer is throwing a pity party. And though this suburban Detroit homemaker is seething because her husband presumably has abandoned her and their four daughters for his secretary, her vodka-marinated bender makes for a film as riveting as it is implausible. The Upside of Anger stars Joan Allen as Terry, a rabid whippet of a woman whose iceberg eyes would kill if her words hadn't already done the job. Hers is a rip-roaring, out-of-my-way-boys, my-pain-is-greater-than-yours turn the likes of which has not been seen since Bette Davis and Liz Taylor strafed costars during the 1950s.
SPORTS
February 7, 1996 | By Raad Cawthon, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The Indiana Pacers have to be asking themselves just what more they can do. The Pacers, who roll into the Spectrum tonight for a 7:30 game with the 76ers, have won nine of their last 10, 13 of 15 and 24 of 30. They are carrying an enviable record of 31-15 - a .674 winning percentage that ties the Pacers for the fourth-best record in the NBA and puts them on pace to top the franchise-record 52 wins of last season. So the Pacers should be basking in the second half of the season, right?
SPORTS
October 17, 1991 | by Bernard Fernandez, Daily News Sports Writer
The good news for California is that the Bears (5-0) climbed six spots in the Associated Press poll, to No. 7, after last week's 45-7 rout of Oregon. It's the first time since 1968 that Cal has been in the top 10. The bad news is that No. 3 Washington (5-0) blows into Berkeley on Saturday. The Huskies have won their last 10 meetings with the Bears, including a 46-7 blowout in 1990. No wonder Washington is a 15-point favorite in the game, which will be televised in most parts of the country (Channel 6, 3:30 p.m.)
SPORTS
August 13, 2010
ED STEFANSKI said the pity party didn't last very long. After all, this is all a part of it, of professional sports at the highest level. As they said in "The Godfather: Part II," this is the business they have chosen. The jury returned the verdict yesterday. For the crime of hiring Eddie Jordan as coach, the Sixers relieved Stefanski of the club presidency, replacing him with Rod Thorn, his old boss with the New Jersey Nets. Stefanski stays on as general manager and gets to concentrate on scouting and player evaluation and just basketball, which is why he left the mortgage business in the first place, back when.
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ENTERTAINMENT
September 1, 2011
GEORGES Perrier looks like he needs a hug. We're sitting at a table in Le Bec-Fin's grand dining room, gilded as ever, underneath those familiar, ornate chandeliers. We're drinking lukewarm mineral water as Perrier smokes what he calls a "cheap" cigar and fidgets with two pill bottles of prescription medicine. Outside, it's a gloomy, rainy afternoon in advance of Hurricane Irene. Inside, things aren't much sunnier. "I'm 67 years old," Perrier says. "Next year I might be dead. I am not the future.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 22, 2011
DEAR ABBY: My best friend, "Zoe," is unable to have children. She tried in vitro four times without success. The doctors told her there's nothing else they can do. Her uterus is not able to carry a child to term. Zoe and her husband have decided to adopt. However, it is very expensive and all of their savings went toward the IVF treatments. Zoe's mom wants to have a benefit to raise money for them. I am against the idea because, in my opinion, benefits are given for something you don't choose (like cancer or a house fire)
NEWS
June 13, 2011
ICOULDN'T go another day without thanking Brian King for his June 2 letter. I too was very disappointed with Marc Lamont Hill's column. In fact, all his columns are nothing but self-serving and "nobody knows the troubles I've seen" kind. Mr. King's letter only touched the surface of what the Irish went through. But the Irish didn't hold all-day pity parties when they were being treated unfairly. They kept on keeping on. When JFK (an Irish Catholic) became president, the Irish didn't expect all kinds of favors.
SPORTS
February 15, 2011 | By John Gonzalez, Inquirer Columnist
The following is an excerpt from Monday's weekly Ask Gonzo chat on Philly.com with columnist John Gonzalez. Comment From Chris: Lot of talk today about how the Phillies' pen could be "special. " You buying or selling this? Gonzo: Forget special. If the pen is average, we should all be happy. Comment From Chris: Is Doug Collins as genuine and sincere to media members on a personal basis as he is in his news conferences? Gonzo: That matters to me a lot less than the fact that he's been able to turn the team around.
SPORTS
August 13, 2010
ED STEFANSKI said the pity party didn't last very long. After all, this is all a part of it, of professional sports at the highest level. As they said in "The Godfather: Part II," this is the business they have chosen. The jury returned the verdict yesterday. For the crime of hiring Eddie Jordan as coach, the Sixers relieved Stefanski of the club presidency, replacing him with Rod Thorn, his old boss with the New Jersey Nets. Stefanski stays on as general manager and gets to concentrate on scouting and player evaluation and just basketball, which is why he left the mortgage business in the first place, back when.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 26, 2010 | By Steven Rea, Inquirer Movie Critic
'Right now, I'm really trying to do nothing for a while," explains the title character of Noah Baumbach's painfully funny - and sometimes just painful - Greenberg . At 40, with a failed music career and an intimate knowledge of antidepressants, Roger Greenberg (Ben Stiller, in a quietly complicated performance) has fled hometown New York to recover from a breakdown in the comfort of his brother's Los Angeles abode. The brother and his wife and kids are off to Vietnam on vacation, and Greenberg can stay with the German shepherd and the pool.
SPORTS
December 13, 2007 | By By ANDY FRIEDLANDER For the Daily News
Keyshawn Johnson touched a nerve with Terrell Owens with his comments on ESPN's Sunday Countdown. Johnson, a former No. 1 overall draft choice whose tenure with Dallas ended when the Cowboys signed Owens, said former coach Bill Parcells - Johnson's ESPN co-host - deserves much of the credit for building the team that has reeled off a 12-1 record, and Owens would have to accept that. Owens not only disagreed with that statement, he also took a few shots at Johnson, in part for earlier comments Owens perceived as negative.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 18, 2005 | By Carrie Rickey INQUIRER MOVIE CRITIC
Terry Wolfmeyer is throwing a pity party. And though this suburban Detroit homemaker is seething because her husband presumably has abandoned her and their four daughters for his secretary, her vodka-marinated bender makes for a film as riveting as it is implausible. The Upside of Anger stars Joan Allen as Terry, a rabid whippet of a woman whose iceberg eyes would kill if her words hadn't already done the job. Hers is a rip-roaring, out-of-my-way-boys, my-pain-is-greater-than-yours turn the likes of which has not been seen since Bette Davis and Liz Taylor strafed costars during the 1950s.
NEWS
March 4, 2002
THE PERSONAL life of Sharon Reed, the Channel 10 anchor, makes Page 3 of the Daily News. Her relationships with the men she chooses to date are of no interest to me. I think it's pretty low when news reporters, radio personalities and journalists start attacking each other and dragging names in the mud. I would have rather seen Page 3 (or even Page 1) filled with news about the symposium on black concerns that was held at Sharon Baptist Church on Saturday. As a matter of fact, I didn't see any article in your paper about it. Carolyn Hernandez, Philadelphia I watched the Channel 10 news for the past week, and you can see a difference in Steve Levy.
NEWS
May 7, 2001 | Michelle Malkin
Here are some of the racial epithets I've been called: Chink. Gook. Jap. Nigger. Slant eyes. Dog-eater. Those are just the printable ones. I'm an American of Filipino descent, but have been mistaken for everything from native Hawaiian to Caribbean. I've been blamed for the Vietnam War, attacked for stealing jobs and told countless times to "go back home" - which usually means Bangkok or Beijing or some other exotic locale I've only seen on a map. My parents taught me early on not to dwell on racial ignorance.
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