September 3, 2014
AS A Daily News subscriber, I am glad that Chris Brennan's article "For the Record, publisher is sorry" addressed the Philadelphia Public Record 's changing response to widespread criticism of its use of anti-Asian slurs. I am disappointed that Mr. Brennan did not take the opportunity to educate my fellow readers about the historical roots of such slurs. Since the 1980s, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights has documented the stereotype of the Asian perpetual foreigner as being the cause of numerous hate crimes perpetrated against Asian Pacific Islanders (APIs)
June 27, 2014
THE PERCEPTION some racing fans have of drivers' wives is they live in McMansions, buy expensive clothes, drive luxury cars and travel to races in private planes. Krissie Newman insists this perception isn't entirely true. "Some [wives] are glamorous, but most of us are ordinary people," she said during a recent interview. Krissie and her husband, Ryan Newman, have two young daughters. Ryan drives the No. 31 Chevrolet for Richard Childress Racing. Krissie grew up in North Jersey.
June 11, 2014 |
It used to be that everybody wanted to be a director; now it turns out that everybody actually wants to be a playwright. This week, Barrymore-winning actor James Ijames, 33, will see the opening of his new play, The Most Spectacularly Lamentable Trial of Miz Martha Washington , in a production by Flashpoint Theatre Company at the Off Broad Street Theatre. And while his play is running here, he'll be down in Baltimore performing in a play written by another actor, West Philly's Colman Domingo, whose Wild With Happy is at Center Stage.
February 7, 2014 |
PHILADELPHIA Often highly skilled and high-achieving, Asian immigrants are frequently portrayed as America's "model minorities" - cliched as hardworking greengrocers or math-whiz entrepreneurs. But a new report on Asian Americans in Philadelphia released Wednesday challenges the stereotypes with a complex portrait of a community comprising more than two dozen countries of origin, and mixed levels of comfort and attainment. Disaggregating Asians by their ethnicities, the report finds pockets of poverty, gaps in education, trouble securing affordable housing, and other critical needs.
November 17, 2013 |
Dancer/choreographer Amanda Miller keeps refining her choreographic chops, researching new work with a small group of dancers and theater artists that includes her partner, videographer Tobin Rothlein, and, in this case, Kristin Kest, a sci-fi illustrator turned dramaturg. The company, approaching its 10th year and now called simply Miller Rothlein, opened Forbidden Creature Virgin Whore Thursday evening at the White Space at Crane Arts Old School, where they have been in residence.
April 10, 2013 |
A few years back, Joe DiPietro and Jimmy Roberts' I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change! and its many spores - all containing sketches and songs organized around a central theme (relationships, menopause, religion) - proliferated like an invasive species. Thankfully, the show that launched them all, Off-Broadway's second-longest running, closed in 2008 after 12 years. Here's hoping Montgomery Theater's production represents its final throes. It's not that there's anything glaringly wrong with this production.
March 23, 2013 |
Dancers swirled to an ever-faster drumbeat. "Condom Man" tumbled into a skit. "Slutty Girl" sat on a guy's lap, while "Snob" turned up her nose. The humor on display Thursday morning at Rowan University, at a "summit" of hundreds of high school students from across Gloucester County had a serious purpose. It was intended to empower them to deal with issues that can vex people their age: bullying, homophobia, HIV, peer pressure. "I want them to realize they're not the only ones dealing with it," said Renee Richardson, 50, an art teacher at West Deptford High School who brought 28 of her students.
February 2, 2013 |
Wrestlers might not always have the best reputation. "The outside perception of wrestlers is more the knuckle-dragger, not the brightest guy," Shawnee coach Thomas Mann said. "Usually, they're thinking that we're not playing with a full deck, either. " That reputation aside, Shawnee's Austin Wetterau is one of the school's most accomplished students. Wetterau, a senior 170-pounder, is 15th in his class with a 3.91 grade point average and is taking four honors-level classes, including two Advanced Placement courses.
June 8, 2012 |
Stereotypes seen in cartoon A cartoon drawn by Rob Tornoe in Sunday's Sports section depicted Phillies pitcher Cliff Lee doing housework while a black/brown player with the word "Offense" written on his T-shirt slept on a couch. The Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists submits that this cartoon is racially insensitive. African American and Latino men are often stereotyped as being lazy and not wanting to work hard. The cartoon may suggest to readers that male athletes of color are lazy.