November 7, 2015 |
Miss You Already is Beaches for the 21st century, although this Drew Barrymore-Toni Collette tearjerker is far less likely to become a touchstone of chick flickdom, and there is no "Wind Beneath My Wings" to soar up the charts. R.E.M.'s "Losing My Religion," which Miss You Already's stars wail together in a giddy burst of '90s nostalgia, will have to do. Barrymore's Jess, an American who grew up in London, and Collette's Milly have been best friends since school days, bonding over boys and music and Wuthering Heights.
October 26, 2015 |
It's not news, but women are nearly invisible in architecture. Even though my job primarily involves talking to architects, there are weeks when I don't get to interview a single woman in the field. That's partly because only a quarter of the designers at architecture firms are women. Their membership in the American Institute of Architects - which holds its convention in Philadelphia in May - hovers at a depressing 15 percent. It isn't surprising, then, that the few buildings created by women also fly under the radar.
September 14, 2015 |
It's hard to miss Stephen Stahl when he strolls down New Hope's Main Street. Ocean-blue shirt, blinding-white pants. Flip flops clacking beneath his feet, black shades resting atop his trimmed white hair. And, on Friday, quarters in his pockets. With wings on his back. "I'm going on a flight!" he joked to a friend driving by as they pointed at the feathery appendage strapped around his shoulders. Then he turned and chuckled: "People think I'm coming out of a gay bar or something.
August 16, 2015 |
CLEAR LAKE, Iowa - Even as the FBI reviews the private email server Hillary Rodham Clinton used as secretary of state, the Democratic presidential candidate on Friday characterized GOP congressional inquiries into the matter as "the same old partisan games we've seen so many times before. " "I've just provided my server to the Justice Department," Clinton told a crowd of 2,100 Democrats here during an annual fund-raiser known as "Wing Ding. " But, she said defiantly, "I won't get down in the mud with" Republicans or "play politics with national security," referring to GOP investigations into the 2012 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
August 13, 2015
WITH KATHLEEN Kane today expected to start a public defense against criminal charges threatening her career, the political waters she's sinking in are bobbing with names of possible successors. It's looking like a bipartisan, multicandidate flotilla. That's because Kane's route to rehab is akin to Captain Ahab's course: Thar she blows, but with what success? Kane scheduled a meet-the-press in Harrisburg this afternoon to read a statement, take questions and, presumably, reassert her intent to stay in office.
July 25, 2015 |
Hoping to dissuade the Historical Commission earlier this month from landmarking Fishtown's beloved St. Laurentius church, parish attorney Michael V. Phillips reeled off a litany of reasons that its preservation was doomed to fail. The 19th-century building is no longer a working church. Its brownstone facade requires expensive repairs. If the Polish Catholic church received city protection, he predicted darkly, "it would just end up sitting empty. " There it was, the killer argument.
May 22, 2015 |
THE FLYERS signed free-agent right wing Aaron Palushaj to a one-year deal yesterday, with the hope that he can parlay a successful season in the world's second-best league into to a full-time NHL depth position. According to a source, Palushaj's deal is a two-way (NHL/AHL) contract that will pay him $575,000 in the NHL and $225,000 in the AHL. Palushaj, 25, is an American who spent the last season playing in Russia's KHL, scoring 21 points in 53 games. A precipitous drop in the Russian ruble last December halved the value of most contracts, making guaranteed American money a lot more attractive to players, especially those who hail from North America.
May 10, 2015 |
AFTER A WEEK of contemplation, Mike Babcock wants to see what's on the open market. And despite their interest in keeping Babcock on as head coach, the Detroit Red Wings will give him that opportunity. The Red Wings granted Babcock permission to speak to interested parties beginning at noon yesterday, the team announced. His negotiation window with interested parties will extend through May 25. Babcock, 52, is hockey's most sought-after free agent this summer - including players.
May 10, 2015 |
The Detroit Red Wings granted permission Friday for teams to talk to their highly coveted coach, Mike Babcock. A long line has started forming, and it stretches from Philadelphia to Edmonton. The Flyers, Toronto, Buffalo, New Jersey, and San Jose have coaching vacancies. Edmonton has an interim coach, and many other teams, such as Pittsburgh, Boston, and St. Louis, may get involved if they can lure Babcock. Babcock, 52, whose contract with the Red Wings expires June 30, is considered the No. 1 choice in a lot of cities.
May 6, 2015 |
Imagine being given another human being as your 11th birthday present, as happens to Sarah, the heroine of Sue Monk Kidd's 2014 best-seller, The Invention of Wings . Kidd's fact-based story is about the lives of famed early 19th-century Quaker abolitionist Sarah Grimké and the person she was gifted, her maidservant Handful, an 11-year-old born into slavery. The novel vividly brings to life an era when such an event seemed normal; when slavery was considered natural, even righteous.