May 23, 2014 |
Q: I've been in a relationship for about four months with a wonderful girl, and we have been intimate. Yesterday she proposed we move in together. That's something I'd like to do, sometime, but I think it's too soon. What's the rule on that - how soon? Mia: I'm going to quote Beyonce, who sings, " 'Cause if you liked it, then you should have put a ring on it. " You haven't put a ring on it and that speaks volumes about what you think of your relationship. If you're not ready to settle down, don't act like you are. Playing house only confuses things.
June 25, 2010 |
When we first meet Omar Razaghi (Omar Metwally), the hapless hero of James Ivory's literate and luminescent - if sometimes lumbering - romantic drama The City of Your Final Destination , he's stuck in a patch of quicksand near his house. Thus begins a movie that feels as if it should have been a masterpiece. As it is, it's flawed, uneven work but deserves careful viewing. The image of quicksand, of course, is a not-too-subtle existential metaphor: Omar, an Iranian American Ph.D.
September 10, 2009
LEAVE IT to Ted Kennedy to distill what's at stake in the debate over health-care reform - an issue that has always been about much more than insurance. "It concerns more than material things," the late senator wrote to President Obama in a letter that was delivered after his death. "What we face is above all a moral issue; at stake are not just the details of policy, but fundamental principles of social justice and the character of our country. " As Obama eloquently addressed a joint session of Congress last night - as well as the American people - there was ample reason to worry about the character of our country.
October 22, 2007 |
Still in his grass-stained and sweat-soaked uniform nearly 30 minutes after the Eagles' galling 19-16 loss to Chicago yesterday, Brian Westbrook sat in his locker with Correll Buckhalter perched to his left and Thomas Tapeh in a chair to his right. The running backs were as befuddled as everybody else. "We were just basically talking about playing better and wondering how we lost that game," Buckhalter said a little later. The Eagles lost their fourth game of the season because, as was the case the previous week against the New York Jets, they could not convert a red-zone appearance into seven points.
September 15, 2006 |
There's a line in the football movie The Replacements that compares losing to being trapped in quicksand. That sentiment is what Washington Township coach Mark Wechter remembers from last year's loss to Cherry Hill East. There was nothing the Minutemen could do to reverse East's momentum. "It was like quicksand; we couldn't get going," said Wechter, who has his team prepared for the Burlco/Olympic League American Division opener for both teams at 7 p.m. tonight at Township.
February 12, 2003 |
Gov. McGreevey's proposed budget calls for sacrifice and deep cuts, and it contains political peril for Democratic and Republican state legislators alike. The Democratic governor isn't running for reelection this year, but all New Jersey legislators are. They are looking at tough campaigns this fall without much good news, and they need to show constituents what they've done for their districts in the last two years. McGreevey's proposed cuts in more than 100 programs, combined with small increases in state aid to public schools, higher college tuition, rescinded rebate checks, and new taxes, don't make for good copy in a campaign brochure.
November 19, 2002
ONCE AGAIN, we see the phenomenon of Republicans like Melissa Brown, who came close to winning an election based on racial ignorance and fear. The GOP has declared this despicable tactic to be the new shape of things to come. God help us. How willing the masses are to be deceived into heading down a wrong path, caught up in the Bushes. Tony Jamal Philadelphia The Republicans sweep on Nov. 5 was an overwhelming affirmation of President Bush and his policies, and a total rejection of the Kennedy, Clinton and Gore triumvirate that has trapped the Democratic machine in political quicksand.
January 10, 2002 |
Local label Track Star records ranges from the rock 'n' roll freakouts of the Holy Fallout to the bittersweet pop stylings of much-buzzed-about newcomer William Ricchini. They're joined by S Process and Deadly (9 tonight at the Khyber, 56 S. 2nd St., 215-238-5888, $6). Rushmore star Jason Schwartzman, the thinking woman's Keanu Reeves, brings Phantom Planet, his own Dogstar, to shoot an MTV video at G Mart (7 p.m. tomorrow, 38 N. 2nd St. 215-923-6980,). The Burning Brides open for Quicksand offshoot Rival Schools, along with Solea and Little League (8 p.m. Saturday, at the Theater of the Living Arts, 334 South St., 215-922-1011, $10 in advance, $11 day of show)
April 23, 2001 |
Oops. You've stepped into quicksand. It's pulling you down. There's nothing for you to grab on to. What should you do? According to "The Worst Case Scenario Survival Handbook," the answer is: Float on your back. Your body is actually more buoyant in quicksand than in water. Then pull your legs up s-l-o-w-l-y and float toward firm ground. You think you don't need to know this, or what to do if an alligator has you in its jaws? Think again. Because "you never know what will happen to you," say David Borgenicht and Joshua Piven, the handbook's authors.
February 17, 2000 |
The fifth-ranked Notre Dame women's basketball team is about to wade into the deep end of the Big East Conference pool with a matchup at No. 8 Rutgers on Saturday. But first, the Irish had to tread carefully through the quicksand defense of Villanova last night at the Pavilion. An 8-0 run at the end of the first half was enough to break open a tight game, and Notre Dame went on to a 70-52 victory. "Actually, I didn't think our defense was horrendous, and they still scored 70 points," Villanova coach Harry Perretta said.