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Will voters and falling prices derail fracking?

Will voters and falling prices derail fracking?

Key stable energy: Don't limit supply by placing artificial constraints on production.

December 17, 2014 6:30 pmLoading…
Ex-Cat Foles will sit again Saturday

Ex-Cat Foles will sit again Saturday

PHILADELPHIA — Former Arizona Wildcat Nick Foles has not been cleared to return after missing six weeks with a broken left collarbone, so Mark Sanchez will continue to start at quarterback Saturday when the Eagles play the Washington Redskins.

December 16, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Dinosaur discovery

Dinosaur discovery

Team members at Drexel University scan and catalog skeleton sections of Dreadnoughtus schrani. Dreadnoughtus, which means “fearing nothing,” was discovered in Argentina by paleontologist Kenneth Lacovara.

September 04, 2014 2:44 pm
Philadelphia row home fire may have begun in couch

Philadelphia row home fire may have begun in couch

A distraught woman, a relative of a child killed in the early Saturday fire, cries out at the fire scene in Philadelphia.

July 05, 2014 2:03 pm
Pennsylvania Weather

Pennsylvania Weather

Liana Rivera, 6, jumps up and down in the spray of a fire hydrant to cool off on a hot Tuesday in Philadelphia.

July 03, 2014 3:32 pm

Masters: Mickelson says he 'played well' but misjudged too many shots

AUGUSTA, Ga. — If there was one word to describe Phil Mickelson’s opening round Thursday in the Masters, it probably was “misjudgment.”

April 10, 2014 8:06 pm
'Like Father...' 6 year olds switched at birth

'Like Father...' 6 year olds switched at birth

If you’ve seen Hirokazu Koreeda’s films — “Nobody Knows,” “Still Life,” “I Wish” — then just the announcement that a new one, “Like Father, Like Son,” has arrived is all you need to know.

February 20, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
'The Past' probes messy lives full of desire

'The Past' probes messy lives full of desire

“The Past,” from Asghar Farhadi, director of “A Separation,” is a film about people clinging to memories, to their relationships, even after they’ve turned sour, expired, exploded in misery and miscommunication.

February 13, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Why such a nasty winter?

Why such a nasty winter?

Linemen Shawn Cochran, left, and C.J. Sclafani repair lines that came down in Blue Bell, Pa. Pennsylvania’s utility regulator said Thursday that 451,000 customers were still without power after a crippling ice storm.

February 06, 2014 3:48 pm
Review: The Broken Circle Breakdown

Review: The Broken Circle Breakdown

There’s a lot to be said for the way Felix van Groeningen, writer and director of “The Broken Circle Breakdown,” slices and dices his narrative, chopping the romance between a hipster Flemish singer and banjoist and the tattoo artist he meets, then marries, into time-hopping chunks.

December 12, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

1950s pinup queen narrates colorful tale

She was a frisky ‘50s pinup whose black bangs, blue eyes, and ability to beam out an it’s-all-in-good-fun smile while posing in dominatrix gear made her a lust object then, and a pop culture icon now.

December 12, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Review: 'Great Expectations' a new take on a classic

Review: 'Great Expectations' a new take on a classic

The reason “Great Expectations” is adapted so repeatedly for film and TV is the sheer opulence of Charles Dickens’ yarn. It’s an epic coming-of-age story, with elements of fairy tale, mystery and twisted romance.

December 12, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

McCoy plows through snow, Detroit

Philadelphia’s LeSean McCoy ran for a club-record 217 yards and had touchdown runs of 57 and 40 yards to lead the Eagles in a blizzard on Sunday. “It was tough, to be honest,” McCoy said.

December 08, 2013 4:30 pm
Scientists seek a newer, cheaper solar panel

Scientists seek a newer, cheaper solar panel

A Penn-Drexel team, including scientists Andrew M. Rappe, left, Ilya Grinberg, Peter Davies and Jonathan E. Spanier, created a new ceramic material to process solar energy.

November 25, 2013 12:02 pmLoading…
Review: 'Darlings' a dark tale of the Beats' beginnings

Review: 'Darlings' a dark tale of the Beats' beginnings

Before “Howl,” before the Beats, Allen Ginsberg was just another Jewish kid from Paterson, N.J. Well, another Jewish kid from Paterson with a crazy mother, a poet father, a love of Walt Whitman, and a scholarship to Columbia University.

November 21, 2013 12:00 am
Redskins vs. Eagles

Redskins vs. Eagles

Ex-Wildcat QB Nick Foles of the Philadelphia Eagles takes off on a 14-yard run in the first quarter against the Washington Redskins on Sunday, He threw for 298 yards and scored on a 4-yard run. He has thrown 16 TD passes this season.

November 21, 2013 12:00 am
'The Summit' doesn't quite make it to the top

'The Summit' doesn't quite make it to the top

K2, the second-highest mountain on Earth, and the mountain with the second-highest fatality rate, is the looming, mysterious star of the breathtaking but problematic documentary “The Summit.”

October 31, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
The two-wheeled key to her freedom

The two-wheeled key to her freedom

Wadjda, the title character of Haifaa al-Mansour’s charming first feature, is an entrepreneurial 10-year-old in Riyadh — a girl who wears scruffy Converse sneakers and jeans under her long black robe, sells homemade bracelets and mix tapes to make extra money, constantly runs afoul of the he…

October 17, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

In 'Populaire,' the lady loves to tap

A French bonbon of little consequence but lots of style, “Populaire” — a midcentury-modern lark about a secretary, her typewriter, and her demanding boss — occupies some fantasy realm where colors are more vivid than in real life, the clothes snazzier, the characters more carefree. Even when…

October 17, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

The woman's place was in the kitchen

Foodie alert: Get thee to “Haute Cuisine,” a gastronomic must-see based on the true story of the woman who served as personal chef to French president François Mitterrand. Stuffed salmon between cabbage layers, anyone? Foie gras with apple ginger chutney and cocoa nibs tuile? A nice choux p…

October 17, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Heartbreaking 'Short Term 12' has heart

Heartbreaking 'Short Term 12' has heart

Now and then, a kid makes a run for it.

September 12, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Entrepreneurs use rats to find tasty ingredients

Entrepreneurs use rats to find tasty ingredients

A rat tastes a liquid, causing lights to come on. The rat must decide which lever to push: sweet or sour, and then gets a reward.

August 31, 2013 3:07 pm

81 members of Congress see ground for compromise

Here are words I don't often get to type: There is good news from Washington. Last Thursday, about 70 members of Congress braved brutal heat to stand in the shadow of the Capitol and pledge their allegiance to work together amid a climate of hyper-partisanship.

July 25, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Penn State board OKs up to $60M to settle Sandusky victims' claims

PHILADELPHIA - The governing board of Pennsylvania State University has authorized the payment of up to $60 million to settle claims by the sexual-abuse victims of former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, a trustee said Thursday.

July 19, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Let's draw line between officials' private, public lives

There might be more at stake in the race for comptroller of New York City than the future of former Gov. Eliot Spitzer. This could be a final referendum on the sex scandal as we know it, and a reboot on the level of intrusion into the private lives of public servants.

July 18, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Med shortages quietly imperil care across US

PHILADELPHIA - Rationing medical care is denounced as immoral in the United States, yet it goes on daily in hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, ambulances and pharmacies.

July 07, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Intense 'Dirty Wars' will make you ask: What price security?

Intense 'Dirty Wars' will make you ask: What price security?

Does the Bill of Rights apply to all Americans, or only those the government deems worthy?

June 27, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
'Shadow Dancer" awash with many levels of deceit

'Shadow Dancer" awash with many levels of deceit

A knotted drama of terrorism and double agentry set in Belfast in the early 1990s, "Shadow Dancer" boasts a fiercely focused performance from Andrea Riseborough as Collette McVeigh, a Northern Ireland IRA member arrested after an aborted bombing in a London Underground station.

June 27, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

'We Steal Secrets' is a cyberthriller, sure - but with WikiLeaks' real-world impact

A real-life cyberthriller with real-life consequences, Alex Gibney's "We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks" is a riveting and revelatory documentary that plays out on the ground in Melbourne, London, Baghdad, Stockholm, Reykjavík, and Washington - and everywhere in the thrumming realms o…

June 23, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
U.S. Open: Can't-miss Horschel shares lead

U.S. Open: Can't-miss Horschel shares lead

Billy Horschel shot a 67 to move to 1 under after Friday, when nearly half the field failed to finish the second round because of darkness.

June 15, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
U.S. Open: Tired Mickelson on form

U.S. Open: Tired Mickelson on form

Phil Mickelson returned from his daughter's eighth-grade graduation about 3 1/2 hours before his tee time Thursday.

June 14, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Two awkward types find each other in 'Sightseers'

Two awkward types find each other in 'Sightseers'

Every couple make compromises: From the dinner menu to the number of children they'll have, love is about negotiation.

June 13, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Faith-healing couple held after 2nd son dies without medical treatment

Faith-healing couple held after 2nd son dies without medical treatment

Catherine and Herbert Schaible are members of the First Century Gospel Church, a congregation that shuns medical care. Two of their children have died of bacterial pneumonia.

June 09, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Faith-healing couple held after 2nd son dies without medical treatment

Faith-healing couple held after 2nd son dies without medical treatment

PHILADELPHIA - Herbert and Catherine Schaible's faith in the laws of God put them on a collision course with the laws of man when their 8-month-old son, Brandon, fell ill in April.

June 09, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Simple inquiry the premise of 'Stories We Tell,' an eloquent documentary

Simple inquiry the premise of 'Stories We Tell,' an eloquent documentary

Truth is a tricky thing. Memories can falter, secrets are clung to, and there is more than one way to see an event, interpret its meaning. Wallace Stevens had 13 ways of looking at a blackbird. Rashomon's priest and woodcutter famously offered differing accounts of a woman's attack. Hey, eve…

June 06, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Sonar images yield possible new clue to Earhart's plane

PHILADELPHIA - "It's exciting. It's frustrating. It's maddening," declares a Delaware group about tantalizing sonar images of what could be Amelia Earhart's plane.

June 01, 2013 12:00 am Related Loading…
Along Eastern Seaboard, rising sea no myth

Along Eastern Seaboard, rising sea no myth

These homes in the town of Fortescue, along the low-lying Delaware Bay shore, were destroyed by superstorm Sandy.

May 20, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Along Eastern Seaboard, rising sea no myth

Along Eastern Seaboard, rising sea no myth

PHILADELPHIA - The night Meghan Wren got stranded by floodwaters and had to sleep in her car, she knew it was time for a reckoning.

May 20, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Spirited lark 'Angels Share' keeps you rooting to end

Spirited lark 'Angels Share' keeps you rooting to end

You'll have to wait until it ends to see whether crime pays in Ken Loach's spirited caper "The Angels' Share." But it's a testament to the veteran British filmmaker's wily ways - and to his strong social (and socialist) conscience - that you'll find yourself rooting for his band of underclas…

May 16, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

'The Big Wedding': Unhappily ever after

"Marriage is like a phone call late at night," Robert De Niro says, in dulcet voice-over mode, at the outset of "The Big Wedding." "First comes the ring, and then you wake up."

April 28, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Acting adds much to coming-of-age film

Acting adds much to coming-of-age film

Elle Fanning is scary. Scarily good.

April 04, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
The Loft to screen all Oscar-nominated shorts

The Loft to screen all Oscar-nominated shorts

Is the whole animated shorts world suddenly all about 'toons without words?

February 14, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
All right, all right - hold your horses

All right, all right - hold your horses

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February 08, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
'Jason Statham steals this film

'Jason Statham steals this film

It would be great, one day, to see Jason Statham try his hand at a romance, or slapstick farce. He wouldn't have to change what he does - if he could, which seems doubtful. Somehow, the counterintuitive casting of the taciturn British action star - shaved dome, sinewy, snarling his lines as …

January 25, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Exposure to chemicals poses daily risk for consumers

PHILADELPHIA - In testimony before a Senate subcommittee, Ken Cook spoke passionately about 10 Americans who were found to have more than 200 synthetic chemicals in their blood.

January 20, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Oscar contender 'Sister' is an absolute must-see

Oscar contender 'Sister' is an absolute must-see

A ski-lift gondola, rumbling up the side of a Swiss mountain, is the means by which Simon (Kacey Mottet Klein), the 12-year-old boy at the center of Ursula Meier's dark fairy tale of a film, "Sister," gets to work.

January 10, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Around the nation

Around the nation

A band, appropriately using a Volkswagen Beetle, performs a tribute to Beatles music during the 113th annual Mummers Parade in Philadelphia.

January 02, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Higher education in US No. 1 for these Chinese students

Higher education in US No. 1 for these Chinese students

At China's High School Attached to Capital Normal University in Beijing, students take advanced-placement courses taught by American and Canadian teachers.

December 23, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Higher education in US No. 1 for these Chinese students

Higher education in US No. 1 for these Chinese students

BEIJING - Teachers at a new high school here, like teachers the world over, like to boast about all the colleges that have accepted their students.

December 23, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

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