January 27, 2014 |
When a student at Dudley Elementary School in Camden asked Gov. Christie on Thursday what his favorite movie was, you might have guessed where things were headed. " The Godfather ," Christie replied. "There are a lot of life lessons in there. " This was perhaps fitting, since the Republican governor stands accused of running his administration like a mob family, scattering a trail of (figuratively) whacked enemies across New Jersey. Christie's predicament shines a light on the dark art of political retribution.
January 17, 2014 |
Joe Sindoni was 0-4 lifetime against Delsea's Victor Defrance, dating back to elementary school. Sindoni's Clearview wrestling team lost twice to bitter division rival Delsea last season. And one of those matches, as Sindoni tells it, came down to his bout with Defrance. "I felt like I blew the match for us last year - I lost a close bout, 7-6, and we lost the match and the conference," Sindoni said. Sindoni and his teammates entered Wednesday's match bent on redemption - and received it in convincing fashion.
December 11, 2013 |
HARRISBURG The typical victim is female and over 18. A sexually explicit photograph or video of her surfaces on the Internet without her consent - and can get picked up by websites that actively solicit such images. It's been dubbed "revenge porn," because oftentimes it is a former partner or spouse who posts the image out of spite or anger over a breakup. A growing number of states, including Pennsylvania, are crafting legislation to make it a crime to do so. "It was surprising to me how much this goes on and how little many of us hear about it," said Sen. Judy Schwank (D., Berks)
June 10, 2013
By Jeffrey Goldberg Revenge is a dish best served cold. Except when it's best served hot. A few months ago, Susan Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and now President Obama's choice to be the next national security adviser, saw her chance to become secretary of state dissipate, as Senate Republicans excoriated her for, as they saw it, misleading the public about the attacks on the American diplomatic mission in Benghazi. Rice was forced to withdraw, and John Kerry was awarded the job. Now Rice will be, in effect, Kerry's supervisor.
June 5, 2013 |
Lauren Weisberger knew one thing for sure when she graduated from college: She wanted to write. "I love writing," she says by phone from the back of a New York City cab. And write she did! Within four years of acquiring a bachelor's degree in English from Cornell University, she published The Devil Wears Prada , a best-seller that became the basis of a major movie with Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway. Wonder what ever happened to Andy Sachs, the protagonist of that tale? For those who have spent the last decade itching for more Prada , the wait is over - a sequel, Revenge Wears Prada: The Devil Returns , arrives in bookstores Tuesday.
May 9, 2013 |
No. 25 in a series of 25 SETUP: The 1966-67 Philadelphia 76ers were honored in 1980 as the NBA's greatest team. They went 68-13, setting the NBA record for wins, and won the NBA championship by beating Boston in five games in the Eastern Conference finals and the San Francisco Warriors in six games in the Finals. By the end of the 1965-66 season, the 76ers were fed up with the Boston Celtics. After losing to the men in green 2 straight years, after hearing Johnny Most's effusive fingernails-on-the-blackboard voice recounting John Havlicek's 1965, Game 7 theft countless times, and having the smell of Red Auerbach's victory cigars linger throughout the offseason, the Sixers took action.
April 19, 2013
THIS [the Boston Marathon bombing] makes me sick. Aren't we tired of these reprehensible people? Someone has hurt us again. Our country has been attacked again. Even if it proves to be a single person or a group of people attacking us in remembrance of other violent attacks, they must be dealt with and punished immediately. We are too politically correct in the way we handle these terrorists. I say they must be tortured to find out the truth of who they are, who they work for and what will come next.
March 11, 2013
DEAR ABBY: During the first year of our marriage, my husband cheated on me with women from his past as well as new encounters. When I confronted him, he promised to stop. He would then call and email these women, and tell them I was checking up on him and he'd contact them later. This has gone on for years. He swears he's no longer cheating, and we have sought counseling - which I stopped because the counselor and I agreed that my husband didn't think he had a problem. I have considered revenge cheating, but it goes against my morals.
March 8, 2013 |
ATTEMPTS to impart a cool European tone to an American-style revenge saga pays slim dividends in the erratic "Dead Man Down. " It's the work of Niels Arden Oplev, director of the original "Girl with the Dragon Tattoo," and he seems to be going for something like Nick Refn's critically acclaimed "Drive" - becalmed lead performances, a slow-burn narrative puncuated by spasms of outrageous violence, a thwarted romance in the middle of it. ...
February 27, 2013 |
JVR had dreamed of his return, but his nightmare was coming true. James van Riemsdyk sat in the penalty box midway through the third period. He had held and he had hooked and he had drawn two minor penalties, and the Flyers had just cut his Maple Leafs' lead in half - into the first power play. He envisioned maybe winning the game himself; something dashing, down the left boards, late, giving the Flyers get a whiff of what they wasted. Instead, thanks to him, the Flyers whittled the lead to one. Worse, he had another 2 minutes to watch, and to wither.