January 8, 2013
I'VE HAD many adventures with my 11-year-old daughter, Eve. When she was 1, I clutched my wallet in horror as she uttered the words "Da-da" and "Boom-ingdales" in the same sentence. When she was 2, she talked me into using her pink feather phone to converse with her imaginary boyfriend, Poo Poo. When she was 4, I videotaped her "Lifestyles of the Not Quite Famous" tour while 1-year-old Little Solomon yelled, "Superman!" No matter how weird the situation, no matter how endless the talking, my experiences with my baby girl were always enjoyable.
January 7, 2013 |
Some read about it in the newspaper. Some found out online. Several came because their mothers nudged them. But nearly every man with an application in his hand at the Cherry Hill Health & Racquet Club on Saturday afternoon was sure of one thing: He had the wits, charisma, and dashing good looks to win a wife on reality TV. About two dozen had answered the casting call - one of several being held across the country - for the ninth season of ABC's...
August 3, 2012 |
NEW YORK - European leaders on Thursday gamely promised to keep tackling the continent's debt crisis. But the markets wanted much more. Stocks sank across the United States and Europe, the euro fell against the dollar, and investors dumped bonds issued by the governments of Spain and Italy. Investors had been expecting more immediate action from the European Central Bank and were disappointed by the plan's lack of details, especially considering the ECB president's pledge last week to do "whatever it takes" to keep the euro intact.
August 18, 2011 |
FRENCH ACTOR Gerard Depardieu took a one-hour flight from Paris to Dublin Tuesday night and turned it into a three-hour flight because he needed to go to the bathroom. At his seat. Fliers know a plane can't take off if there's a leak in the cabin. France's Europe-1 radio aired an interview with a passenger identified only as Daniele , who said that Depardieu appeared drunk and announced in French, "I need to piss, I need to piss. " Daniele said that when the cabin crew told him to remain seated during takeoff, "he stood up and did it [urinated]
July 13, 2011 |
Once upon a time, before the days of Forever 21, Abercrombie & Fitch, and Urban Outfitters, Express was the mall destination for the suburban chic. What Gen Xer didn't have a pair of slim-fitting, flare-legged Editor Pants? Somehow over time, though, Express lost its edge, and the clothes - once a perfect fit for the wardrobes of young professionals - got smaller and smaller and looked cheaper and cheaper. I stopped shopping there. But I predict a comeback. Earlier this month - just in time for the store's debut of transition and early-fall apparel - Express opened the first of its revamped flagship stores in King of Prussia.
September 10, 2010
R.W. "Bob" Loveless, 81, who made some of the world's most coveted sporting cutlery by refining knife design to high art, has died. Mr. Loveless died Sept. 2 of lung cancer at his longtime home in Riverside, Calif., said his friend Jack Lucarelli. "He is pretty much the Picasso of the knife world and the father of 20th-century knife-making," said John Denton, an authority on Loveless knives. "His design is what made him famous. " To many hunters, collectors, and fellow bladesmen, Mr. Loveless crafted the best handmade knives in the modern world.
April 22, 2004 |
"Everyone loves a Jewish Girl" T-shirts, Ghettopoly board game, Jesus Dress Up! magnets - what have they got in common? All have been sold by Urban Outfitters, the funky Philadelphia-based company that has built a multimillion-dollar empire catering to the counterculture with its antiestablishment vibe. Like Abercrombie & Fitch, Urban Outfitters prides itself on its irreverent products for young, hip customers. But what's edgy to some people, is over the edge to others. Since last fall, the company has angered Jews, Catholics, African Americans and young voters with its cheeky T-shirts and toys.
April 15, 2004 |
Some say he dazzled, others say he fizzled. But nearly everyone agrees that during his Tuesday night news conference, President Bush managed to mesmerize America with his tie. His cobalt tie with white diamonds offered viewers a "Lucy in the Sky With . . . " sort of hallucinatory experience. Because of the tight pattern, the tie seemed to buzz and vibrate. Television cameras "get confused" when the lines of an image are too close together, said Joanne Calabria, communications director for KYW-TV (Channel 3)
May 28, 2002 |
OK, ABERCROMBIE. OK, Fitch. We thought you were classy guys. Much too classy for us. But now you've done it. Selling thong underwear for little girls with such words as "eye candy" and "wink wink" on it. The American Family Association of Tupelo, Miss., which we think is as nutty in one direction as A&F appears to be in the other, has protested. The group says it has been told the underwear has been pulled. The company says that's not true. In fact, Abercrombie & Fitch, based in New Albany, Ohio, defended the underwear, designed for girls age 10 and older.
June 3, 1998 |
investing Merrill Lynch to pay $400M to Orange County Merrill Lynch & Co. agreed yesterday to pay Orange County $400 million to settle allegations that bad advice from the Wall Street firm contributed to dramatic investment losses and pushed the county into bankruptcy in 1994. The county had sued the nation's biggest securities firm for $2 billion, accusing it of steering former Treasurer Robert L. Citron into making risky investments in violation of state law. The case had been scheduled for trial in September.