January 16, 2000 |
What to make of Angelina Jolie? She is at once a breath of fresh air and thoroughly exhausting. Forget the usual niceties of hotel-suite interviews. For an audience with the 24-year-old actress of the famously bee-stung (but indisputably natural) lips, you are beckoned into the bedroom, where you unexpectedly find yourself inhabiting the mattress with Jolie herself. Sprawled across the bed, her lanky frame is swaddled in a black, calf-length leather greatcoat with matching pants.
November 12, 2003
It's that time of year when the weather changes, holidays and a new year approach, and life sometimes goes to warp speed. Community Voices would like to know, as December approaches, have you found ways to simplify your life? What do you do to get through this busy time in your children's lives, or at work, or with family during the holidays? Please share with us! Send an essay of 300 to 500 words by Nov. 28 to South Jersey Voices, The Inquirer, 53 Haddonfield Rd., Suite 300, Cherry Hill, N.J. 08002.
June 10, 2010
ARIES (March 21-April 19). What's good for your mind is also good for your soul. You'll get organized and structure your activities. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You'll be asked to go places and do things. Even though you aren't that into it, it's still important that you honor your commitments. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). The more you learn about your heroes, the less heroic they seem. It's easy to be judgmental, but you can never fully understand another person's journey. CANCER (June 22-July 22)
March 1, 1998 |
Tommy Haas, with his baseball cap on backward and his mouth running full speed, kicked off his Advanta Championships semifinal match against Pete Sampras last night by taking a 3-0 lead over the top-ranked player in the world. Haas, a 19-year-old from Germany who has done his apprentice work at Nick Bollettieri's school in Florida and who has acquired a deep Florida tan, was moving at warp speed. Sampras was barely moving. This state of affairs lasted about as long as it took Sampras to loosen up his serving arm, crank up his forehand, and lasso a balky backhand.
March 24, 1990 |
Georgia Tech got to celebrate twice last night, which happened to be two times more than coach Bobby Cremins figured his basketball squad probably deserved to. "I'm sitting here wondering how we won," Cremins said, following the Yellow Jackets' pulsating 81-80 overtime victory over Michigan State in the semifinals of the NCAA's Southeast Regional at the Superdome. "This is absolutely wild. I felt that we were outplayed. But this is an amazing team. I feel very fortunate. But I've felt that way a lot this season.
July 26, 1993 |
There has been a startling change in the socioeconomic profile of the high- speed driver on Chicago-area expressways. This was disclosed in a recent study released by Dr. I.M. Kookie, the noted authority on lots of stuff. The title of the study is: "Today's Hot-Rodding, Lane-Hopping Idiot and Why He/She Drives Like a Goof. " Because of the imposing length of the scholarly work, I asked Dr. Kookie for an interview so he could summarize his findings. Here is our conversation: Q: Dr. Kookie, how has the expressway hot rodder changed over the years?
April 22, 1989 |
The 76ers suffered through one of the inevitable losses on the schedule last night, dropping a 100-91 game to the Detroit Pistons. The Pistons used a big third quarter to take control of the game and increase their record to 36-4 in The Palace of Auburn Hills, where they have now won 20 straight games. With a win here tomorrow against Atlanta in the final game of the regular season, Detroit would finish with a league-high 63 wins. Last night's game completed a five-game season series between the clubs in which the Pistons went undefeated.
February 26, 2012 |
"If any player ever asks me about playing in Philadelphia, what I thought it was and what it actually is, it's completely different. I've never had anyone yell at me. " - Doc Halladay, The Inquirer, Feb. 22, 2012 In the dead of winter, circa 2002, in South Philadelphia, a stretch limo, windows darkened, purrs down Broad Street and slows to a crawl where a majestic new ballpark is rising and where...
October 26, 1991 |
In a tone somewhere between amusement and amazement at how it all turned out, Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry liked to talk about "special" effects in the early days of the TV series. He could literally shed some light on the subject. Take the shot where the Enterprise would head out at warp speed - the kind of moment that today's high-tech wizards can bring off with a razzle-dazzle flair that gives audiences vertigo. "What we did when we needed that shot," recalled Roddenberry, who died of a heart attack Thursday at the age of 70, "was get a wide piece of black paper and put lights behind it. Then we just went and punched some holes in it and shot at different speeds.
April 25, 1998 |
It was everything the Penn Relays should be, but seldom is. Two of the planet's best milers, Michigan's Kevin Sullivan and Arkansas' Seneca Lassiter, found themselves shoulder to shoulder heading into the final turn of the closing 1,600-meter leg of yesterday afternoon's Distance Medley Relay championship at sun-drenched Franklin Field. Familiar rivals trying to outkick each other to the finish line. The anchors from Georgetown and Brown (Brown?) were right there with them, but everyone knew it was down to two. And second place wasn't an option for either.