June 14, 2016
ISSUE | CAMPAIGN 2016 Before Hillary, there was Victoria Hillary Clinton is not the first female candidate for president ("Clinton: 'Milestone,' " Wednesday). That distinction belongs to Victoria Claflin Woodhull (later Martin), a leader of the suffrage movement who was a candidate on the Equal Rights Party ticket in 1872. |J. Schenk, Willingboro, email@example.com
May 29, 2016
Beyond the Bloodhounds (Canvasback /Atlantic ***) "I don't know nothing about Southern belles," Adia Victoria sings on "Stuck in the South. " "But I can tell you something about Southern hell. " The debut album by the 29-year-old native South Carolinian, who's now based in Nashville, doesn't go in for pastoral reveries about dear old Dixie. Instead, the African American guitarist turns them on their heads, chillingly evoking a lynching, for instance, as she sings about "dreaming of swinging from an old palmetto tree.
February 25, 2016 |
After being turned away from last year's Victoria's Secret fashion show, former Phillies pitching ace Cole Hamels and his wife have sued a London-based concierge service they paid to provide them with tickets. In a lawsuit filed Friday in Common Pleas Court, the couple alleges that Cornucopia Events promised them a full VIP package, with perks including tickets to the November show in New York City, a four-night stay in a luxury hotel, a limousine stocked with champagne, and access to exclusive restaurants and "goodie bags.
December 11, 2015 |
VICTORIA LEAVY never left the house without being stylishly dressed, from her signature hat down, all perfectly matched. And, oh, yes, every hair in place. In fact, when Victoria lived in the Saunders House retirement home in Wynnewood, she was without a doubt the best-dressed resident, bar none. "I used to visit her there and make sure she had all she needed to be perfectly dressed," said her daughter, the Rev. Dr. Lorina Marshall Blake. "She was a real cover girl. " Victoria Elizabeth Leavy, a child-care worker, active Baptist churchwoman and a devoted family matriarch, died Monday.
December 6, 2015
Sinatra 100: An All-Star Grammy Concert . Tony Bennett, Lady Gaga, John Legend, and more celebrate Ol' Blue Eyes' centennial. 9 p.m. Sunday on CBS. U2: iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE: Live in Paris . Bono and company had to reschedule their concert due to the recent tragedy in Paris. Expect an even more powerful performance from a bunch of Irish lads who are already known for putting on a great live show. 9 p.m. Monday on HBO. Telenovela . The always-affable Eva Longoria plays a telenovela star who doesn't actually speak Spanish and whose life is just as dramático as her character's.
October 31, 2015 |
You could argue that Victoria, the title character of Sebastian Schipper's bold one-night-in-Berlin drama, displays poor judgment when it comes to the company she keeps, the cars she agrees to climb into. It could also be argued that four-star hotels are more discerning about guests looking for a room without a reservation and that there are probably surveillance cameras in those elevators, too. And wouldn't the Berlin police show a little more skill in cordoning off an apartment building where a couple of fugitives are hiding out?
October 30, 2015 |
To hear him tell it, Victoria director Sebastian Schipper didn't set out to make one of the year's most daring experiments in filmmaking. The romantic thriller is about a shy, solitary young woman (Laia Costa) in Berlin who goes out dancing only to fall for a rebellious, if gentle, local rabble-rouser. Before the first rays of the sun have warmed the city streets, the couple are pinned down in a gunfight after pulling a heist. A thrilling, dynamic story, Victoria is told in real time with a single camera in a single, 138-minute shot.
March 14, 2015 |
'Black Madam" Padge-Victoria Windslowe conceded that her specialty - buttocks enlargement using injected silicone - was illegal and even dangerous in the wrong hands. Her hands were the right ones, Windslowe, 43, boasted. She was "the best, the Michelangelo of buttocks injections. " Windslowe's boast is debatable. A Philadelphia Common Pleas Court jury found her guilty Monday of third-degree murder and aggravated assault in the death of one client and the hospitalization of another.
February 13, 2015 |
VICTORIA EMILY Smalls came to Philadelphia from her native South Carolina in 1964 to attend the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Boule. It was a fateful visit. She met a handsome man named Howard Wells, who escorted her to the sorority's ball. It was, as the saying goes, love at first sight. They were married on June 12, 1965. Victoria left a career as a teacher and activist in Charleston, S.C., where she taught home economics in two high schools and worked with migrant workers, who came to the state in large numbers every year to work in the fields and orchards.
October 18, 2014 |
Victoria Gimmi Burgo, 98, formerly of Westville, died Saturday, Oct. 11, at Victorian Manor, an assisted-living community in Hollywood, Fla. Mrs. Burgo had lived in Westville, Gloucester County, from the 1940s until she moved to the Fort Lauderdale area 14 years ago, her daughter, Annette Kershaw, said. Born in Bari, on the southern Adriatic coast of Italy, she was raised by an aunt after her mother, Vincenza, died when she was 2. Her father, Giuseppe, had moved to South Camden with his two other daughters and in 1923, when Victoria was 7, she made the Atlantic crossing in the care of a ship's captain and joined her father's household.