August 7, 2015
THE U.S. ATTORNEY'S Office in Philly recently made itself a laughingstock with its relentless pursuit of the utterly irrelevant Joey Merlino for the outrageous criminal outrage of having a scotch and a cigar with a guy he knew 30 years ago. The Chaka Fattah indictment is somewhat less amusing, however. That this is purely a political vendetta cannot be doubted. The velvet glove came off for all to see when Sen. Menendez was indicted - another guy who was "being investigated" for years but then suddenly was indicted when the president's Iran deal was about to be finalized and it became clear Menendez would be the loudest Democratic vote against it. There are Democrats who are concerned about national security, but they now seem rather muted in their criticism over the prospect of a nuclear Iran 10 years from now. I wonder why that happened, don't you?
May 11, 2015
* REVENGE. 10 p.m. Sunday, 6ABC. The conspiracy-driven soap ends what we now know to be its final season with an episode titled "Two Graves," a reference to the saying, "Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves," and, perhaps, to something more concrete. So, maybe two boxes of tissues? * THE GOOD WIFE. 9 p.m. Sunday, CBS3. Alicia (Julianna Margulies, below) takes on a topical case in the season finale, inspired by a Guardian expose in February of a secret police facility in Chicago.
April 17, 2015 |
IN THEIR THREE games last year, Cleveland was the baby and the Soul was the diaper. Each time, the Soul had a late lead against its division rival and each time, the Gladiators strutted off with the win. Those losses lingered like a trash bin filled with rotting seafood. "A lot of times last year, we fell short and our record [9-9] reflected that," defensive lineman Bryan Robinson said. "This year, we're trying to stay on ourselves about going the extra mile, doing the extra work.
February 8, 2015 |
A sold-out Wells Fargo Center will be occupied Saturday mostly by Villanova fans who presumably would like nothing better than to see their team gain a measure of revenge for the 20-point defeat Georgetown handed to the then-No. 4 Wildcats on Jan. 19 at the Verizon Center. Villanova coach Jay Wright, however, isn't into the revenge-as-motivation deal. He would rather see the now-No. 7 Wildcats (20-2 overall, 7-2 Big East) put together a complete game at both ends of the court when they take on the 24th-ranked Hoyas (15-7, 7-4)
January 12, 2015 |
A second-half run sent the No. 22-ranked Princeton women to an 83-54 victory Saturday over visiting Penn in their Ivy League opener at Jadwin Gym. The win was revenge for the Tigers (17-0 overall), who lost the league title to Penn in the final game of the regular season last year. Blake Dietrick scored 22 points, including the 1,000th of her career, for Princeton. Kara Bonenberger finished with a season-high 21 points and a team-best seven rebounds for the Quakers (7-5). Massachusetts 65, St. Joseph's 47 - With just eight players in uniform because of injuries, the Hawks dropped their first Atlantic 10 Conference home game, falling to the Minutewomen (7-8, 1-2 A-10)
August 22, 2014 |
THE LAST TIME La Salle High entered a football season with a title other than "defending Catholic League champions" preceding its name was the start of the 2008 campaign, which sparked the first of five consecutive PCL crowns for the Explorers (Roman Catholic beat St. Joseph's Prep in 2007). Of course, after St. Joseph's Prep unseated La Salle last season, the Explorers are once again title-less. However, revenge isn't their focus, at least not yet. "With our schedule, that's the last thing on our minds right now," La Salle coach Drew Gordon said.
August 10, 2014 |
Vladimir Putin is mad and has vowed revenge. Will it include a cybercrime wave directed at the West? And if yes, has it already begun? Some minds are connecting two prominent news stories of the last week. Maybe it's paranoia. Maybe it's silliness. And maybe it's an understandable question. Even if there's no direct link, in a bigger, elusive way, hacking is a vital part of Russia's effort to learn what it wants and thwart what it doesn't. Like most other countries. The first story broke Tuesday, when Hold Security of Milwaukee announced it had found records of an enormous theft.
July 30, 2014 |
BACK IN April 2008, Kenneth Wiggins, 19, stole more than $1,000 from Qentin Salmond during a dice game in Germantown. Three days later, Salmond, his brother Bernard and their friend Jamil Baynes got revenge on Wiggins in broad daylight. Just before 1 p.m., as Wiggins left Skyline Restaurant on Chew Avenue near Chelten, Qentin Salmond, disguised in a Muslim woman's outfit, and Baynes, wielding a handgun, approached from behind and shoved him to the ground. Baynes then opened fire, fatally shooting Wiggins in the chest.
July 17, 2014 |
WILMINGTON – Griffin Stanton-Ameisen is not a great Hamlet. And that's a very good thing for Delaware Shakespeare Festival's fantastic production of Shakespeare's tragedy. A great Hamlet would involve the director or actor trying to put a distinctive stamp (jester, drug addict), attribute (incestuous, impotent), or interpretation (Oedipal, political, feminist, whatever) on the role. Usually this attempt would include a celebrity (Ian McKellen, Jude Law, David Tennant). Stanton-Ameisen uses clear intonation and vivid body language to paint a haunting, natural, valid response to a father's sudden death, a mother's hasty marriage to a far inferior suitor, and a supernatural mandate to take revenge on a usurper of the throne.
July 12, 2014 |
A Nic Cage revenge opera. That tells you pretty much everything you need to know about Rage . It means that at several intimidating points, Cage will bark out his lines at the top of his lungs. He is, after all, the big screen's Big Screamer. His roar is so forceful, it flattens the ears of whoever is the recipient. It means there will be more blood than at a Red Cross drive. And it means there will be moments of anguish as Cage silently contemplates his sins. Or maybe he's thinking about his career.