January 25, 2013 |
Life used to be "like a box of chocolates," according to Forrest Gump. Now it's like a box of bullets. And you do know what you're going to get. Duck and cover, America! Valentine's Day, once a cultural oasis of sentimentality, is the opening date for A Good Day to Die Hard . No, it's not about the amorous demise of Nelson Rockefeller. It's the fifth in the series of Bruce Willis action flicks, full of gunfire and explosions, this time set in Moscow.
February 16, 2012 |
An Upper Darby man shot himself in the head at a Delaware County shooting range on Valentine's Day, authorities said, the second suicide there in six months. According to the Delaware County Office of the Medical Examiner, Isaiah James Jones, 25, shot himself in the bathroom of the Targetmaster Indoor Gun Range in Chadds Ford around 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday. Pennsylvania State Police had not released any information on the incident as of last night. On Aug. 22, police said, a 22-year-old West Chester man killed himself at the gun range.
February 11, 2013 |
On New Year's Day last year, Melinda Ann Hill made a resolution: Become more social with her running. She did that, and with a dash of romance mixed in, by signing up for the Philadelphia Runner's Valentine's Day Singles Fun Run, a three-miler that will take place on - yup - Feb. 14. "It seemed like the perfect opportunity to meet other single runners," said Hill, 41, of Wynnewood. This is the third annual Valentine's event for the Philadelphia Runner, a store with locations in Center City, University City, and Glen Mills.
February 5, 2009 |
LET'S FACE it. Valentine's Day is a holiday with big expectations for big romance, a day when all caution should be thrown to the wind as you put your heart into planning something special for a loved one - if you know what's good for you. Every year brings another stressful buildup to the big day. Despite that, we're betting you always wait until the last minute. By then, restaurants are booked and events sold out. This year, since Valentine's Day falls on a Saturday, the pressure is really on. Always eager to play Cupid, the Daily News has sought out some original, fancy and fun ideas for the lovers' holiday.
March 19, 2011 |
Tiffany Burnhill was mixed up with a bad seed, a former college basketball player whose claim to fame was that he was featured on "America's Most Wanted. " It's unclear if Burnhill knew what she was getting into when she started dating Shaun Warrick, who was accused of randomly shooting two Maryland college students and stabbing a third in 2007. What is clear, police said yesterday, is that Warrick allegedly shot and killed Burnhill, 19, and her cousin, Marcedes Ivery, 21, on Valentine's Day after he flew into a rage over an ongoing spat.
September 13, 2011 |
Question: I was sent home early from a work trip with the flu. I got home around 1 a.m. and texted my boyfriend to let him know. I didn't hear back from him till around noon the next day, when I chatted with him online. He asked if I needed anything, and I said I'd really love sherbet and tissues, but I can manage without. Later, I find out that he's not going to come see me because I don't "need" anything. I realize he's not my mom, but we've been dating two years and all I want is to feel like someone cares enough to take care of me. In his defense, he said he had a meeting that evening, but it turns out he got the day wrong and there was no meeting.
February 12, 2013
DEAR ABBY: Valentine's Day is approaching, and I wanted to write concerning those of us who are single by choice, by circumstance, because of the death of a spouse or following divorce. This holiday was set aside to celebrate love and lovers, but it can be a lonely time for people who find themselves without a significant other. Valentine's Day is so commercialized that one is bombarded by ads for gifts and candy from every angle, which only enforces one's aloneness. The message is subtly sent - but received loud and clear - that an individual without a partner is worthless.
February 12, 2010 |
February's designated Hallmark holiday now has its own cinematic greeting card. Valentine's Day , Garry Marshall's all-star candy sampler, is confected in the mold of Love, Actually, but with more sugar and fewer surprises. As sweets go, it's not dense and complex like a truffle, rather, it's light and modest like a chocolate kiss. It's not art; it's a pick-me-up. The script from Katherine Fugate sprawls as wide as Greater Los Angeles and goes about as deep as, well, a Hallmark card.
January 18, 2013
Q: I'm a senior in college and dating a guy who admits to having fooled around sexually with his guy friends. Nothing serious from what I can tell, but when he was in high school, he participated in some sort of circle ritual. I won't share with you what he did, but I will say it was weird. He also made out with his roommate once or twice. That was a long time ago. He says he's in love with me, and I love him back. My friends say I'm unrealistic to think there could be a future with him. But doesn't true love conquer all?
February 9, 2013 |
Valentine's Day week may find you romancing a loved one with dinner and roses or heading to a bar to blow off steam after your date blew you off. Either way, sorrowfully single or cheerily coupled, you'll be looking for heart-related entertainment. Even those sad-eyed cynics who choose anti-Valentine's soirees have to pay for the mean privilege. If you want flowers, foie gras, and fine wine, look elsewhere. This list is strictly for laughs, looks and noises suitable for romancers wronged and righteous.