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A few years back, right around Christmas, I got a surprise in the mail that was anything but a gift: a speeding ticket from a town right outside Washington in Montgomery County, Md. My crime: going 38 m.p.h. in a 30 m.p.h. zone.
'Foolishness can happen in the woods," Chris Pine, as the handsome Prince, sings to Emily Blunt, as the Baker's Wife who has just planted an adulterous kiss on said preening royal in Into the Woods.
The Alan Turing brought beautifully to life by Benedict Cumberbatch in The Imitation Game is all contradiction: self-aware and confident, bumbling and socially inept; sensitive and searching yet aloof and arrogant; a marathon runner who finds himself gasping for nervous breath in conversation; a genius at mathematics who can count his friends on the digits of one hand.
'With your big eyes and your big lies . . . ," Lana Del Rey purrs over the end titles of Tim Burton's Big Eyes.
Mike Sielski: Drafted in the first round with the 26th overall pick in May, he has played just 74 snaps.
Mike Jensen: For a time at the Pavilion, the holiday spirit took some interesting turns.
Bill Davis should not get a pass for the Eagles' December meltdown.
The 113th Congress went the way of the dodo - literally. The lawmakers of the 2013-14 legislative session finally put themselves out of their misery, but not before Harry Reid's Senate passed one final piece of legislation marking "the centennial of the passenger pigeon extinction."
Borrower wants protection against default on student loan.
Dick Jerardi: The rivalry game is one of the rare regular-season games that fans can get excited about.
What's new El Poquito, a family-friendly Mexican cantina, has emerged on the site of the former Chestnut 7 at 8201 Germantown Ave.
Helena Bonham Carter, 48, is back on the market. The Shakespearean marvel and her partner, fantasy auteur Tim Burton, 56, have split up after 13 years.
Question: My wife is an amazing woman. She is beautiful and smart and a great mother. She also has a temper and does not take any slight - intended or not - lightly. She was, I guess, an alpha girl growing up.
Over the years, Manayunk designer Paula Hian has had her fair share of fits, starts, and fashion drama. For example, Hian swears the belted plastic raincoat she developed in a Paris factory in 2005 was copied by at least two well-known designers who shared a manufacturing facility with her.
Bob Ford: The Eagles' destiny was set by events in March, May and November.
'With your big eyes and your big lies . . . ," Lana Del Rey purrs over the end titles of Tim Burton's Big Eyes.
The Alan Turing brought beautifully to life by Benedict Cumberbatch in The Imitation Game is all contradiction: self-aware and confident, bumbling and socially inept; sensitive and searching yet aloof and arrogant; a marathon runner who finds himself gasping for nervous breath in conversation; a genius at mathematics who can count his friends on the digits of one hand.
'Foolishness can happen in the woods," Chris Pine, as the handsome Prince, sings to Emily Blunt, as the Baker's Wife who has just planted an adulterous kiss on said preening royal in Into the Woods.
A few years back, right around Christmas, I got a surprise in the mail that was anything but a gift: a speeding ticket from a town right outside Washington in Montgomery County, Md. My crime: going 38 m.p.h. in a 30 m.p.h. zone.
Remember when former basketballer and professional strange person Dennis Rodman traveled to North Korea on what he called a goodwill tour-plus-basketball-diplomacy effort? Remember when he said North Korea's leader, Kim Jong Un, was his bosom pal? Wonder how that whole thing is working out for the Rod-Man, what with the brouhaha over The Interview and the Sony hack.
Adapted from a recent online discussion. Question: My daughter and wife (daughter's stepmom) both work in the same creative field. While Wife's career has been bumpy as of late, Daughter's has really excelled. She was recently nominated for a few awards for her work. I know Wife feels insecure about her professional accomplishments.
The handsome woolen topcoat my father wore to Mass on Christmas was gray - his favorite color - and flecked with tiny white threads.
Trudy Rubin's Worldview column does not appear today.
Bill Davis should not get a pass for the Eagles' December meltdown.
Mike Sielski: Drafted in the first round with the 26th overall pick in May, he has played just 74 snaps.
Borrower wants protection against default on student loan.
The 113th Congress went the way of the dodo - literally. The lawmakers of the 2013-14 legislative session finally put themselves out of their misery, but not before Harry Reid's Senate passed one final piece of legislation marking "the centennial of the passenger pigeon extinction."
Mike Jensen: For a time at the Pavilion, the holiday spirit took some interesting turns.
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