October 10, 2011
THE Daily News Pet of the Week is Rockford (right), a 1-to-2-year-old pitbull mix at the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society. Rockford is cheerful, curious and sweet. He gets along great with other dogs, and would do best in a home with children older than 10. To adopt Rockford, contact PAWS, 100 N. 2nd St., at 215-238-9901. When inquiring, please provide his tag identifier, A14099383-Clinic. A $75 fee includes sterilization, vaccines and microchipping.
January 2, 2004 |
Two strange, wonderful worlds collide when PT Lovekraft (led by Hard Liquor Theater's Carmen Martella), who describe their music as "horror circus synth rock," meet ethereal trip-hoppers Sweetie (9 tonight, the Khyber, 56 S. 2nd St., $8, 215-238-5888, www.thekhyber .com). Phantom Creep Friday is the place to find all rock subgenres ending in "billy," as well as punk and garage. Tonight features the Comiskey Players, Blue Suede Bombers and Los Griswolds (La Tazza, 108 Chestnut St., 215-922-7322, doors open 6:30 tonight, $5, www.phantomcreep friday.
November 5, 2001
I AM AN American woman responding to the letter by Imam Isa Abdulmatin (Oct. 30). He attempts to insult American women, but it fails on points so numerous I could run out of ink. American women are perfectly aware that men are sexually attracted to them. Sweetie, that is the whole idea. Who pretends otherwise? And so what? (Let us skip for a moment Mr. Abdulmatin's characterization of American men as sex-crazed rapists. I will leave it to them to respond to that.) Gloria C. Endres, Philadelphia Why does it always take man to give an opinion of women?
April 29, 1990 |
Robust, broad-boned and radiantly horsey, Jane Campion resembles a jillaroo, which is Australian for "cowgirl. " But even jillaroos get the blues, as Campion could have told you last May at the Cannes Film Festival, where her debut feature, Sweetie, instantly polarized the audience. Midway into the premiere of Campion's imagistic movie about the friction between two sisters, one as reedy and introverted as the other is elephantine and extroverted, half the audience had sped for the doors.
March 18, 2002 |
Nancy Yaros starts by sitting cross-legged on the floor and spreading letters of the alphabet in front of her. Sweetie, a little white Maltese with a mustache, floppy ears, and a cowlick of a tail, trots over, alert and expectant. "OK, Sweetie," Yaros says, "show me W. " Sweetie steps forward in a little waddle-style walk and puts her paw on the "W," tapping it twice. "Good girl!" Yaros says. And on it goes for an hour. Sweetie picks out shapes - "she loves doing shapes" - then colors, playing cards.
April 25, 1990 |
Moody and provocative, Sweetie is a startlingly original film from Australia. It marks the feature debut of New Zealand-born Jane Campion, a director of such tilted vision that her view of ordinary life on Earth is as extraordinary as satellite footage of Venutians at play. Reduced to its plot, Sweetie is the story of two Sydney, Australia, sisters, the introverted, reed-slim Kay (Karen Colston) and the extroverted, elephantine Sweetie (Genevieve Lemon), who may or may not be a mental case.
February 7, 2008
I'll let all the other guys buy those heart-shaped goat cheeses. In my house, a ripe blue mold is the more likely prelude to romance. And few blues are more promising than St. Augur from the Auvergne region of France. This ivory cow's milk triple-creme has a luxuriously spreadable texture, but the full-flavored, parsley-colored veining makes it a sure bet: smoky blue funk without the bite. As a pre-Valentine's test, I left a wedge on the kitchen table one early morning on my way out the door.
March 30, 1988 |
Now, look. Just think how much easier it is to deal with head lice than it used to be. Used to be the preferred treatment was a crew cut for Sweetie. And then all his fellow pupils would make fun of the flat top - and he'd come home, faced streaked with grimy tears and knuckles torn bloody from protecting his dignity. But now your kid probably wants the flat top. Or a mohawk. Or worse. Tell him tough: today the treatment for lice is a shampoo or cream rinse. But watch out as you read on. Your head may start to itch.
December 15, 2000 |
We asked several Philly favorites how they do their holiday shopping and to offer their best tips. Here's what they said: Eagles Pro Bowl cornerback Troy Vincent Who does the shopping? "My wife does, I'd say, 99.3 percent of it. " How do you do it? "Everywhere from on-line to discount stores to last-hour sales. " How much do you spend? "She says $3,000. I say $4,000, so somewhere in between. " What do you want for Christmas? "I have everything I need. I do enjoy getting presents, but I really don't need anything, so I guess I just want peace.
May 20, 1989 |
After all the controversy surrounding Wired, known around these parts as The Laugh and Death of John Belushi, we are bemused. Its Thursday premiere at the 42d Cannes Film Festival left us, shall we say, short-circuited. In the opening scene of the surrealistic hodgepodge, which purports to be based on the best-selling Bob Woodward account of Belushi's March 1982 death, the dead comedian is wheeled into the Los Angeles morgue. There he bolts from the gurney, unzips his body bag and dashes out of the hospital.