June 6, 2014 |
Despite all its pomp and circumstance, Baz Luhrmann's 2013 movie The Great Gatsby was hardly the most innovative iteration of F. Scott Fitzgerald's 1925 masterpiece. Unlikely as it seems, that honor may well belong to Power (9 p.m. Saturday on Starz), a contemporary crime drama that counts Curtis Jackson, a.k.a. rapper 50 Cent, as one of its executive producers. Created by Courtney Kemp Agboh, the Emmy-nominated writer/producer of The Good Wife , and fueled by a powerful yet understated performance by Omari Hardwick, the series captures the spirit of Fitzgerald's novel while telling a story that's very much of our time.
December 16, 2009 |
Comcast Corp. yesterday launched its "TV Everywhere" service that puts HBO, Starz, and other cable networks online for 8 million to 10 million customers who subscribe to both cable-TV and broadband Internet service. Those subscribers can go to Fancast.com to view Comcast entertainment and news not previously available online. For access, a subscriber submits their Comcast e-mail and password on Fancast.com or Comcast.net. The service makes available most of the same content that a Comcast subscriber gets on their cable-TV service.
June 4, 2001 |
Lisa Ring says she doesn't know anything about the gripping story of 76ers guard Eric Snow, who heroically played in the NBA Eastern Conference finals with a broken ankle. But Snow, or any of his fans, would likely be proud of Lisa Ring's resilience. The 16-year-old member of the Spirit Gymnastics Team broke both her ankles during the floor exercise at a practice session in February 2000. That made her gold medal in the floor exercise yesterday in Level 8 even more special as athletes finished the third and final day of the Keystone State Games competition at the Spirit Training Center in Upper Gwynedd Township.
April 25, 2003 |
Now that it is the biggest player in the cable industry, Comcast Corp. has more clout than ever to demand better prices for the programming it buys. So, how long before those savings get passed along to customers who have been subjected to annual rate hikes of 5 percent or more? "Everything we are doing is to mitigate the cost side so that we can have more stable pricing for our customers and offer more innovative features," Brian L. Roberts, Comcast's president and chief executive officer, said in an interview.
November 8, 2011 |
DR. CONRAD MURRAY , the cardiologist who became Michael Jackson 's personal anesthesiologist and medical yes-man, was convicted yesterday of involuntary manslaughter after less than nine hours of jury deliberation, ending a trial that painted him as a careless caregiver who administered a lethal dose of propofol to the pop star. Members of Michael's family wept quietly after the verdict. Mother Katherine Jackson later told the Associated Press, "I feel better now. " Asked if she was confident in the outcome, she said, "Yes I was. " La Toya Jackson told the AP she was overjoyed.
October 18, 2013 |
What a strange time the 1930s must have been. The world was hurtling toward a cataclysm of unimaginable proportions, yet there was a stunning flowering of the arts, of hope and of new ideas in the West as painters and philosophers, poets, and musicians congregated in New York and London, in Paris and Berlin. That's the world so vividly captured by the brilliant British playwright and screenwriter Stephen Poliakoff ( The Lost Prince ) in Dancing on the Edge , a grand ensemble drama with a stunning cast that includes Chiwetel Ejiofor, Janet Montgomery, Jacqueline Bisset, Anthony Head, John Goodman, Matthew Goode, and Angel Coulby.
July 10, 2014 |
If it looks as if fashion and pop culture have been mooning you as of late, you're right. Beyoncé is sporting a buttock-baring onesie on her "On the Run" tour. Entire bridal parties are flashing their fancy fannies on your Twitter and Facebook feeds. And then there are all the everyday bottoms hightailing it through the city in hot pants just a tad too tiny. Whoa. "We are seeing so many short shorts and shorty shorts and short overalls, too," said Ann Gitter of Knit Wit on Chestnut Street.
March 31, 2011
THE KILLING. 9 p.m. Sunday, AMC. CHAOS. 8 p.m. Friday, CBS3. CAMELOT. 10 p.m. Friday, Starz. SEATTLE HOMICIDE detective Sarah Linden (Mireille Enos) is halfway out the door and on her way to a new life in sunnier climes when a blood-soaked, pink sweater turns up in the city's sprawling Discovery Park. Sarah won't be going anywhere fast and neither will "The Killing," which makes its two-hour premiere Sunday on AMC, home of "Mad Men," "Breaking Bad" and "The Walking Dead.
June 19, 2005 |
You won't see a whole lot of home runs, so the game may lag a bit. But you will hear a repeated thwack of wooden bat on ball and be better able to judge the skill of each batter since none will have a $500 aluminum bat to provide an edge. "It's really neat - we're back to old-fashioned baseball," said Jim Tamburro, a coach of the Protocall Starz, a collegiate summer baseball team that often plays at Hartford Crossing, a ballpark in a Medford, Burlington County. "The wooden bats even out the play.
July 22, 1997 |
The new Comcast-Spectacor all-sports cable channel rescued the Sixers from their lonely PRISM island yesterday. As reported by the Daily News Friday, the Sixers will join the Flyers and Phillies next season on Comcast SportsNet, as the new basic-cable channel will be known. PRISM, a premium channel, had held the Sixers rights through the 1999-2000 season. As of Sept. 30, PRISM and SportsChannel Philadelphia will shut down. More on that later. To follow the progress of cable sports television in the Philadelphia area, fans need a company lineup: Comcast cable owns the Flyers and Sixers.