June 16, 2016 |
The only thing as predictable as America's gun violence, including mass shootings, is America's political rapid reaction, especially in an election year - calling for legal measures to save us from America's gun violence. If that sounds annoyingly repetitive, it's because it's like everything to do with this issue. The Orlando nightclub shootings early Sunday set off yet another national debate on guns, offering politicians at all levels yet another platform for themselves. So, no surprise, Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Katie McGinty is calling out her Republican opponent, Sen. Pat Toomey, to do more to fight gun violence.
May 11, 2016 |
Death is essential for Pinkwash, the West Philly punk outfit. In 2009, vocalist and guitarist Joey Doubek lost his mother to cancer; years later, he's still dealing with grief in the form of music. On Friday, Pinkwash , which has received accolades from Pitchfork , NPR , and the Washington Post , will release its first full-length LP, Collective Sigh . It's the culmination of many things: Loss, self-reflection, and doubt. Doubek and drummer Ashley Arnwine first met in the Washington DIY music scene, where they collaborated in bands such as Mass Movement of the Moth and Ingrid . After a few years, Ingrid ended, and they went their separate ways.
March 22, 2016 |
With 30 seconds to go and Villanova's second-round hurdle in the NCAA tournament successfully cleared on Sunday, senior guard Ryan Arcidiacono walked off the Barclays Center court to the bench and was caught in an extended hug by his coach, Jay Wright, who thumped him on the back several times. "I just told him, 'This is your team. You're why we're here,' " Wright said. "He's one of the best. I think you can really say he's one of the best of all time. " Arcidiacono played his usual quietly spectacular game in the Wildcats' 87-68 victory over Iowa, a win that carried them into the Sweet 16 for the first time since their Final Four team of 2009 did it. Sunday's performance also ended a run of three straight crashes in the second round as a No. 1 or No. 2 seed in 2010, 2014 and 2015.
March 18, 2014 |
BAYAMON, Puerto Rico - The ring announcer said, "The winner by majority decision," and held his breath for what seemed to be an eternity. It may have been the longest second-and-a-half in the 26-year history of the Coliseo de Ruben Rodriguez. The 10,152 fans waited in silence along with their new hero, Danny Garcia. "And still - " Jimmy Lennon Jr. shouted, sending the arena into a frenzy. The fighter from Juniata Park strapped on his light-welterweight title belts. Garcia was still champion.
May 29, 2013 |
OCEAN CITY, N.J. - On a scale of 1 to 10, Diane Wieland is rating Memorial Day weekend 2013 along the southern stretch of the Jersey Shore a solid 8. And that's a pretty good number for a tourist region that seven months ago was reeling from the devastation wrought by Hurricane Sandy - and that a mere seven days ago was still holding its collective breath wondering whether visitors would return. "I think a lot of people in Cape May County were waiting to exhale. . . . We just didn't know what was going to happen," said Wieland, who, as director of the county's Tourism Department, is in charge of tracking the region's lucrative vacation industry.
January 5, 2013 |
Nittany Nation could finally exhale Friday after receiving word that Penn State coach Bill O'Brien had ended his brief flirtation with returning to the NFL as a head coach and announced he would be back on the Beaver Stadium sideline in 2013. Neither O'Brien nor his agent, Joe Linta, responded to requests for comment. In an interview Friday with Steve Jones, the radio voice of Penn State football, O'Brien, a former offensive coordinator with the New England Patriots, said NFL teams, which he did not identify, "reached out" to his representative.
October 31, 2012 |
9:49 p.m. Gov. Corbett said he plans to tour parts Pennsylvania damaged by Sandy but didn't say where or when. He said more than a million people in the state still lacked power and three hospitals in eastern Pennsylvania were relying on generators. Five deaths so far have been blamed on the storm. Overall, he said, even with the storm still zigzagging across the state, the recovery has gone faster than expected. "We are breathing somewhat a sigh of relief. I'll be breathing a bigger sigh of relief when power is back on. " - Amy Worden 7:53 p.m. Gov. Christie tonight said fresh water is precious and should be used primarily for drinking and food preparation and not other things.
September 14, 2012 |
It is these two letters - U and N - that make the whole difference. The legal challenges against the euro bailout fund were "predominantly founded," said Andreas Vosskuhle, chief justice of the German Federal Constitutional Court, on Wednesday. Then, within a second, he corrected himself: The challenges were "predominantly unfounded . " With that, Germany became the last country to ratify the contract creating the European Stability Mechanism. The court's decision provoked huge relief for German Chancellor Angela Merkel, other European countries, and, to a degree Wednesday, the financial markets.
March 15, 2012 |
Question: A good friend of mine is living with a guy, "Adam," whom I can't stand, to the point where I try to avoid hanging out with her when he's there. My husband and other mutual friends feel the same. It's not just that he's a jerk; we can see he's totally controlling of her as well. She seems to sense that he rubs people the wrong way, and asks me from time to time, "What do you think of Adam? You can be honest. " Or asking what my husband thinks of him, in the same way. I usually flub my way through it because I feel terrible telling her I don't like him at all, but I can't lie. Should I be brutally honest with her?
August 28, 2011
By Ann Packer Knopf. 225 pp. $24.95 Reviewed by Susan Balée All summer I've been reading new fiction for an omnibus review to be published this fall. All summer I've been meeting characters with quirks (saints, savants, and jerks), exotic settings (from India to the South of France), poetry slumming as prose, narratives with verve, but nothing - until now - that really struck a nerve. Ann Packer's Swim Back to Me reminded me of why I fell in love with literature in the first place.