August 14, 2016 |
The Soul will seek redemption against the Jacksonville Sharks on Sunday in the Arena Football League American Conference championship at 6 p.m. at the PPL Center in Allentown, Pa. Last year in the conference championship, the Sharks (8-9, 1-0 playoffs) defeated the Soul, 61-56, knocking them out of the playoffs. "They're a good football team," Soul coach Clint Dolezel said of the Sharks. "Let's be real honest about that. " The Sharks, with first-year coach Bob Landsee at the helm, are fresh off last weekend's 69-68 win over Orlando.
August 14, 2016
Never Before Noon By Joanne McLaughlin Eternal. 340 pp. $14.95 Reviewed by Katherine Ramsland Your parents, whom you despise, decide to end their lives. Oh, and they also disclose that they're vampires. But they're not altogether sure whether you're "like them. " Those are the stakes in Joanne McLaughlin's new novel, one of the "new romance" novels in the vampire genre. By "new romance," I mean the post- Fifty Shades kind that includes regular bouts of heated sex, not the kind that arises from emotional need.
August 9, 2016 |
The Soul, who entered the playoffs as the top seeds in the American Conference, rolled to a 63-41 victory over the fourth-seeded Tampa Bay Storm in the first round of the Arena Football League playoffs Sunday night at the PPL Center in Allentown. The Soul (14-3) will host the Jacksonville Sharks in the conference final next Sunday at 6 p.m. in Allentown. Quarterback Dan Raudabaugh completed 22 of 33 passes for 224 yards and eight touchdowns for the winners. The last time the two teams met, the Soul eked out a 56-51 win on July 16 in Tampa.
August 7, 2016 |
First round of the Arena Football League playoffs, Sunday at 6 p.m., PPL Center, Allentown, Pa. TV: ESPN2 Radio: 97.5 FM Records: Soul, 13-3; Storm, 2-14 Previous meetings: The Soul have beaten the Storm twice this season. The last time, in Week 16, the Soul won, 56-51. About the Soul: The Soul ended the regular season last week with a 67-59 victory over the Orlando Predators to clinch home field advantage through next week's American Conference championship game.
July 29, 2016 |
IT WAS A CHANCE meeting at a college party that led to the birth of Brooklyn neo-soul duo Lion Babe. Since releasing their first collaboration, 2012's "Treat Me Like Fire, " singer Jillian Hervey and producer Lucas Goodman have been creating genre-fusing music and growing an eclectic fan base. Lion Babe (the name stems from Hervey's voluminous mane and Goodman's zodiac sign, Leo) has kept the momentum going with tracks like "Jump Hi, " featuring Childish Gambino, which masterfully samples Nina Simone, as well as " Wonder Woman" and "Jungle Lady.
July 29, 2016 |
Tamron Hall runs across the lawn of the Independence Mall, becoming a bright orange streak as she greets a group of screaming fans for selfies during her brief break. While doing an interview, she often stops in midsentence to wave back at pedestrians screaming her name. The cohost of the Today show and host of MSNBC Live with Tamron Hall and Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall has her hands full covering this year's Democratic National Convention. But she can think of no better place to be than where, she says, she got her soul: Philadelphia.
July 11, 2016 |
ALLENTOWN - Blue-and-black boa around his neck and plastic pigskin hat covering his eyes, Mike Hollenbach leaned over the 5-yard line. "Let's hit these guys hard today," Hollenbach bellowed as Soul players warmed up in front of him. "We're going to play hard today. " Walking the sideline, Ron Jaworski laughed as he shook Hollenbach's hand. "Keep the noise down, my brother," joked Jaworski, the former Eagles quarterback and Soul owner. Hollenbach knows the Soul's owners, players, and coaches.
July 2, 2016 |
Ambivalence is the order of the day when it comes to Todd Solondz's films: You're never sure whether you're supposed to love or hate his characters. Sometimes it seems the indie writer-director loathes his creations. From the awkward square peg in 1995's Welcome to the Dollhouse to the man-child in 2011's Dark Horse , Solondz gives us complicated, misunderstood misfits who often behave badly. If the antiheroes are hard to take, Solondz's supporting players - compulsive liars, narcissists, and child molesters - are simply damnable.
June 21, 2016 |
There are many things that People's Light and Theatre's world premiere, The Harassment of Iris Malloy , by Zak Berkman, is not. It is not a Mamet-style tale of a woman cooking up a scheme to entrap a senator because women can be just as ruthless as men. It is not the story of a privileged man taking advantage of an underprivileged woman. It is not easy the same way life-changing decisions made in real time are not easy. Whenever it seems that Berkman has written himself into a much-used corner, somehow, he finds another door.
June 13, 2016 |
TRENTON - The Soul comfortably beat the L.A. Kiss, 73-37, in a game Saturday that was only technically at home. Because of the Democratic National Convention next month, the Soul were forced to vacate their home at the Wells Fargo Center and move to the Sun National Bank Center in Trenton to host the Kiss, owned in part by Gene Simmons and the band Kiss. L.A. struggled to keep up with the Soul's fast-paced attack. "We were a little sluggish early on," Soul coach Clint Dolezel said.