June 16, 2016 |
Kaitlin Olson , who has become a household name thanks to It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia , said during the Los Angeles press event for Finding Dory that she will be starring in another TV series this fall. "I am doing a television show in the fall called The Mick for Fox," Olson told Daily News Comics Guy Jerome Maida . "I'm very excited about it and it just got picked up. " "It's about a woman named Mickey who's kind of a piece of work," she laughed. " Olson made it clear she will still be doing the show that has become almost as synonymous with the city as cheesesteaks and Rocky Balboa.
June 12, 2016 |
Sunny's Omelet Makes 2 servings 2 teaspoons olive oil 4 ounces baby spinach 4 ounces of white mushrooms, sliced Sprig of fresh or pinch of dried thyme (optional) 4 large eggs 2 teaspoons butter 1. Preheat a 10-inch nonstick sauté pan over medium heat for 2-3 minutes. 2. When the pan is hot, add oil to the pan and swirl to coat the bottom. 3. Add the mushrooms and thyme (if using) to the pan and sauté for 3-5 minutes. 4. If you used a sprig of fresh thyme, remove it and discard, add the spinach to the pan with the mushrooms, and add a pinch of salt and a pinch of pepper (optional)
January 4, 2016 |
The Bachelor Ben Higgins takes the lead on ABC's best game show. 8 p.m. Monday on ABC. New Girl The sweet, aging ensemble sitcom returns for an interesting season in which star Zooey Deschanel takes a maternity break and is replaced by Megan Fox. Yes, Megan Fox. This means a whole new Tuesday lineup for Fox. Brooklyn 99 starts at 8:30 p.m., Grandfathered moves to 9, and The Grinder moves to 9:30. New Girl is on at 8 p.m. Tuesday on Fox. Killing Fields Barry Levinson and Tom Fontana (Homicide: Life on the Street)
January 4, 2016 |
After the grim foreign-policy news from the Mideast in 2015, can we hope for anything better in the new year? That would be a relief, after a year in which ISIS thrived amid the Mideast chaos and civil wars that flooded Europe with one million refugees, half of them from Syria. So is there any reason to expect things to improve in 2016? After all, in December the world's major powers agreed on a framework plan for ending the Syrian civil war, right? And the Iraqi army (retrained, yet again, by U.S. officers)
November 23, 2015 |
How should the United States respond to Islamic State attacks in Paris? The response from the Republican presidential candidates has been to whip up hysteria over Syrian refugees and hostility toward all Muslims - with rhetoric so repulsive that it shames the country. Ben Carson likened refugees to "rabid dogs," while Donald Trump said he would "absolutely" create a database to track Muslims inside the country. Much easier to play the demagogue than to present a detailed plan. To her credit, Hillary Clinton did just that in a speech to the Council on Foreign Relations on Thursday.
October 5, 2015 |
Bonnie Berch and John Landis moved to Philadelphia from Oakland, Calif., in 2007, so he could join the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania's School of Design, where he is now chairman of the Department of City and Regional Planning. The couple bought a 160-year-old German farmhouse in the middle of Chestnut Hill that had lots of history but not enough sunlight for the two West Coast transplants. "We were happy to find the house in Chestnut Hill, but found there was no place to sit and read or eat in natural light," said Berch, a native Californian.
August 10, 2015 |
Ten years ago last week, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia served notice it was going to be a very funny show about very terrible people. The audience was not yet large when the show established that premise, in the first episode, "The Gang Gets Racist," which premiered on Aug. 4, 2005, on FX. Last year, however, with a two-season renewal, It's Always Sunny became the longest-running live-action comedy on cable. It's tied for second of all time with My Three Sons . ( Sunny 's 11th season will premiere next year on FX's sister channel, FXX.)
June 8, 2015 |
Ever since key Iraqi and Syrian cities fell to ISIS last month, the administration has been scrambling to adjust its tactics. Rather than revamp a failed strategy, U.S. officials now appear ready to rely (at least tacitly) on Iran to help roll back the jihadis. This is especially true in Iraq, where Iranian-backed Shiite militias have proven more effective in fighting ISIS than the Iraqi army has. Previously wary of these Shiite militias - lest they inflame sectarian tensions and push more Sunni Iraqis into the ISIS camp - U.S. officials have now dropped objections to their playing a major role.
May 29, 2015 |
After ISIS captured the key Iraqi city of Ramadi last week, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter blamed the stunning loss on "a failure of the Iraqi forces to fight. " Allied air strikes were "effective," he said, but the Iraqis lacked the will to confront ISIS. That careless TV sound bite sums up why the administration's efforts to degrade and defeat ISIS are stalling. You'd never know from Carter's complaint that U.S. tactical and strategic errors, including an ineffective air campaign, contributed mightily to the debacle.
May 16, 2015 |
Anyone who wants to understand how ISIS can be rolled back needs to heed the message of two Sunni Arabs who visited Washington this week. I'm not referring to the Saudi crown prince and his deputy, who came to seek assurances from President Obama that he's not cozying up to Tehran. (When it comes to ousting ISIS, the Saudis are as much a part of the problem as they are part of the solution.) Rather, I'm referring to two prominent Iraqi politicians who came to warn that ISIS can't be defeated unless Washington helps Iraqi Sunnis who want to drive the jihadis out. One of the visitors was Rafe al-Issawi, an urbane, English-speaking physician who was once Iraq's respected finance minister.