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Spring Television: Get Cozy — There’s Lots To Watch

Spring Television: Get Cozy — There’s Lots To Watch

January 27, 2015


Filed under Television

By David Hiltbrand The Philadelphia Inquirer (TNS) We’ve entered the most recalcitrant part of the calendar. The nights are long. The windshields are frosty. Football is (almost) over, and baseball season seems like a distant dream. At least TV is stepping up to keep us entertained. Between br...

15 New Films You’ll Want To See This December

15 New Films You’ll Want To See This December

December 2, 2014


Filed under Movies

By Steven Rea The Philadelphia Inquirer (TNS) Nazis! Ghouls! Orcs! Kim Jong-un! Creepy hunters with sexist leers! What would the holiday movie season be without them? It’s the rush to the finish line, and the start of serious campaigning for awards season kudos, as 15-odd titles make their way to ...

On Movies: John DuPont, wrestling, tragedy

On Movies: John DuPont, wrestling, tragedy

November 18, 2014


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By Steven Rea The Philadelphia Inquirer (TNS) “Foxcatcher” is director Bennett Miller’s chilling evocation of the real-life story of John Eleuthère du Pont, the Newtown Square, Pa., multimillionaire who operated a wrestling training center at his Foxcatcher Farm in the 1990s and who, on a J...

College team in a race to save gas

College team in a race to save gas

May 1, 2014


Filed under Outdoors

By Tom Avril The Philadelphia Inquirer (MCT) PHILADELPHIA — Its top speed is 35 m.p.h. It has less horsepower than a lawn mower. Nevertheless, the bright-red, fiberglass-paneled contraption in a Swarthmore College basement is very much a race car — in a race to use as little energy as possible. Th...

With JFK’s death, Television came of Age

With JFK’s death, Television came of Age

November 21, 2013


Filed under Television

By David Hiltbrand The Philadelphia Inquirer (MCT) The assassination of President John F. Kennedy was a watershed event for television as much as it was for the nation, providing the medium with an epiphany of its potential. “This was a coming of age for TV,” said Ron Simon, curator at New York’s Paley...

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