March 12, 2016 |
EgoPo Classic Theater, celebrating female playwrights this season, offers The Women , a 1936 play by Clare Boothe Luce. The work is staggering, a 19-actress production with nary a man in sight. EgoPo was quite smart to choose this rich and complex play. The production, at the Latvian Society through March 20, both modernizes the play's themes and maintains some accents of the period that Luce so boldly defied. Act 1 is book-ended by two vivid scenes: the opening, in which a woman on what appears to be a massive white bed wakes, terrified, to blood stains at her groin; and the close, in which the protagonist's daughter screams at the news that her mother and father are divorcing.
March 12, 2016 |
Accidental drug deaths among whites, women, and people ages 35 to 44 are much higher and rising far faster in Pennsylvania than nationally, according to a detailed analysis released Thursday that covers more than three decades. The examination by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh goes well beyond the already worrisome data showing that the state's overdose fatality rates have exceeded the national average by more than 50 percent in recent years. Between 1979 and 2014, for example, U.S. death rates rose sixfold, data from the National Center for Health Statistics show.
March 11, 2016 |
Composer, player, and singer Toshi Reagon has done it all in her time. It started with her parents. Cordell Reagon and Bernice Johnson Reagon were original members of the Freedom Singers, and Bernice Johnson Reagon later founded Sweet Honey in the Rock. They raised their daughter amid a mash-up of socially conscious folk and gospel. Toshi Reagon's early albums, such as 1990's Justice and 1997's Kindness , showed an allegiance to blues and soul. From there, she has moved through American musical idioms with ease and ardor.
March 10, 2016 |
PRINCETON, N.J. - The Princeton women's basketball team has lost seven Ivy League games in the last seven seasons. Penn won its second Ivy title in three seasons Wednesday night at Jadwin Gym, beating the Tigers, 62-60, in a game the Quakers led from late in the first quarter until the final two minutes. Penn gave up the lead for exactly 15 seconds, got it back on a three-point play from Anna Ross, the most skilled player on the court, and held it to the wire. "As I just told my players, you don't get these opportunities too many times in sports to celebrate something like this," Penn coach Mike McLaughlin said.
March 9, 2016 |
THE QUESTION is answered before it's fully asked. "Grande iced coffee, with two pumps of white mocha. " Michelle Nwokedi can order Sydney Stipanovich's favorite Starbucks drink as easily as she can hit her for a layup from the high post. "Nailed it!" Stipanovich said. Sometimes, you wonder whether Nerlens Noel could order Jahlil Okafor iced tea. The story is enticingly parallel: Local team acquires two elite, teenaged post players. There, the plot diverges. One pair quickly expand their skills and develop a selfless chemistry that their experienced coach exploits into an attack unprecedented in league history.
March 8, 2016 |
Courtney Williams scored 20 of her 22 points in the second half, Shalethia Stringfield finished with 20 points and a career-high 13 rebounds and No. 20 South Florida beat sixth-seeded Temple 64-46, setting up a rematch of last season's American Athletic Conference championship game with No. 1 Connecticut. USF (23-8), which will play the Huskies (31-0) on Monday night, closed out Temple on a 33-9 run in Uncasville, Conn. Temple opened the second half on an 11-2 run for a 37-31 lead, but South Florida ended the quarter on a 14-2 run, with 13 points combined from Williams and Stringfield, for a 45-39 lead.
March 8, 2016
SOUTH FLORIDA 64, TEMPLE 46 Courtney Williams scored 22 points and the third-seeded Owls could not hold a six-point third-quarter lead in the American Athletic Conference semifinal in Uncasville, Conn. Tanaya Atkinson scored 17 points for Temple (20-11). Erica Covile added nine points and nine rebounds. Shaleth Stringfield had 20 points and 13 rebounds and Alisia Jenkins added 12 points and 15 rebounds as second-seeded and 20th-ranked Bulls (23-8) outboarded the Owls by 47-35.
March 8, 2016 |
Elizabeth Zack, a humble woman with a "why not?" attitude, calls it "just a nugget of an idea. " Yet she and the growing group she founded last summer already are refining that bit of ore into a renewable source of charity gold. Through collective giving, the fledgling 100 Women Philadelphia aims to become a transformative philanthropic force for an ever-changing array of social-advocacy nonprofits chosen by its members. Its decade-old parent association, 100+ Women Who Care, has given millions of dollars to charities through at least 100 branches nationwide and abroad, with more taking root.
March 6, 2016 |
Penn's women clung to a share of the Ivy League lead on Friday night, holding off Dartmouth, 65-60, at the Palestra. All five Quakers starters finished in double figures, with Michelle Nwokedi leading the way with 17 points and 10 rebounds followed by Lauren Whitlach with 14 points. Penn improved to 22-4 overall and 11-1 in league play; Dartmouth fell to 12-17 and 7-6. Both Nwokedi and Sydney Stipanovich (10 points, 10 rebounds) recorded double-doubles in the same game for the first time this season.
March 5, 2016
ISSUE | S. JERSEY WOMEN Norcross listens New Jersey, especially South Jersey, has some of the most capable, educated, qualified, and committed women in the region. It is our job and responsibility to ensure that they, especially young women who are entering the workforce, are provided with equal access, equal pay, and a seat at the table. U.S. Rep. Donald Norcross (D., N.J.) has asked for the involvement of women, young and not so young, making sure that our points of view are expressed.