August 29, 2014 |
GREGG GILLIS, the mix-mashing male artist ironically known as Girl Talk, is usually pegged as a major player in the "EDM" (electronic dance music) camp. "But I've always felt as connected with rock, pop and hip-hop as with electronic, never wanted to pick a side," Gillis shared the other day from home base in Pittsburgh. "And I'm much happier playing at diversified festivals like Made in America than at a straight up EDM festival where people come for the atmosphere and the party and it's easy [for an artist]
September 30, 2012
Flip the calendar. Back. Half a year. Stop at April. Ah, yes, sweet, sweet April, swollen with promise, pregnant with possibility. Sweet, sweet April, when all things seem not only believable but attainable, when spring unlocks the land and delivers to us - baseball. And yes, yes, we know what the poet says: April is the cruelest month. Ignore him. He is a Mets fan. We are the Fightin's and we teeter here on the cusp of another baseball season, and we quiver with anticipation.
June 16, 2012 |
MINNEAPOLIS - There was no use dancing around the subject for Charlie Manuel. The manager had presided over a dominant pitching staff in 2011, and with much of the same personnel returning in 2012, he envisioned something similar. "For our staff to be struggling," Manuel said Thursday, "that's kind of unexpected. " Granted, it was hard to expect the Phillies to post the same numbers as in 2011, when they allowed fewer runs per game than any Phillies team since 1917. But the starting staff had a 5.70 ERA in its previous 24 games entering Thursday.
January 16, 2012 |
MINDFUL THAT HE formerly attended now-closed Cardinal Dougherty High, in the upper regions of Olney, and now can be found at Ss. Neumann-Goretti, in South Philly, La'Quan Coaxum is accustomed to being asked, "What the heck were you thinking?" Know what? Learning the inner workings of the situation will throw you for a loop. First, let us tell you that Coaxum, in his second year at N-G, is a 6-1, 165-pound senior, and that he's serving the basketball team as an increasingly important substitute guard.
March 28, 2011 |
NEWARK, N.J. - The do-gooders won't like this. Not at all. Sanctimonious hoops heads everywhere are no doubt scrambling for the holy water and the wooden stakes and whatever else might help them slay what they perceive as an awful evil that's been visited upon college basketball and the Final Four - again. John Calipari, the most polarizing of coaches, has once more reached the NCAA tournament's penultimate game. Kentucky won the East Regional at the Prudential Center on Sunday, pushing past North Carolina, 76-69.
May 28, 2010 |
Boxers will sometimes take a punch in order to deliver a better one, and baseball players will occasionally stick a hip in front of a breaking pitch to get on base. Football receivers who stray across the middle of the field know that catching a lofted pass will bring a price, and basketball players driving the lane with the game on the line can expect a hard foul. Pain, injury, and danger lurk on the edges of most sports at the highest levels, but hockey is the only one in which the players routinely seek out the peril.
April 4, 2006
State Rep. Mark Cohen is a poster boy for the joys of reading. Unfortunately, the Philadelphia Democrat also is a poster boy for unrepentant legislative spending at taxpayers' expense. Cohen defends billing the state for the $28,200 in books, newspapers and magazines he purchased over the last two years. His reading, he says, makes him a better legislator. Let him be judged, then, by the titles he keeps. Perhaps he needed the Zen of Gambling, a book about sports betting, because his contribution to legalized gambling in Pennsylvania will be to propose a program to address the plague of Buddhist racetrack addicts.
March 31, 2005 |
Francine Prose, her expression usually on the edge of a knowing smile, leans forward in the living room of her book-packed Greenwich Village triplex, a home cheered by the brightly colored cityscapes of her artist husband, Howie Michels. The Radcliffe-educated novelist is suddenly looking more pensive, perhaps a kindness to her interviewer. American literature's finest satirist of professionals with problems - it's about time somebody said so - is reflecting on initial reactions to her canny new novel, A Changed Man (HarperCollins, $24.95)
August 25, 2004
THE EDITORIAL board of the Daily News was quick to join the criticism of the U.S. men's basketball team. The medal round hadn't even begun and already the team had somehow "embarassed" themselves and our country. But your man Carlos Arroyo, poster boy for Puerto Rico, is himself an NBA player for the Utah Jazz, a star in the same league that the board claims highlights stars rather than teamwork. And the picture you printed of Arroyo was taken right after his team's victory over the U.S. What Arroyo was doing was taking both hands and lifting his jersey so he could highlight the words "Puerto Rico" and shove them in the faces of both his opponents and the crowd.
January 20, 2004 |
Equal parts man, woman and Miss Thing, so-called "metrosexuals" (straight men unafraid to ask if their trousers make their butts look big) strode the country, or at least its urban environs, like color-coordinated colossuses last year. So says no less an august body than the American Dialect Society, whose members deemed metrosexual the official word of the year for 2003. For those stuck in spider holes (a term that made the list of old words made new), metrosexuals are described as straight men preoccupied with themselves, fashion and style.