March 9, 2013 |
What kind of building do you get when you cross the über-cool, urban minimalism of the Apple stores with the indulgent, diet-busting excess of the Cheesecake Factory restaurants? Would you believe an architectural confection that is as visually sublime as it is intellectually rich? I'll admit that when I first heard that the popular suburban temple of caloric overload was touching down at 15th and Walnut Streets, the news didn't exactly stoke my appetite for good design. I imagined a generic box, done up in flat, lifeless stucco the color of American cheese, elbowing its way onto a corner that has been occupied for the better part of a century by three ordinary, but charming, commercial buildings.
March 6, 2013
Last week and total box office in millions. Weeks Per Rank/Title/Studio Last Week Total Out Location 1. Jack Giant Slayer (W. Bros.) $27.2 $27.2 1 $7,717 2. Identity Thief (Universal) 9.7 107.4 4 3,005 3. 21 and Over (Relativity) 8.8 8.8 1 3,159 4. Snitch (Summit) 7.8 24.5 2 3,094 5. Last Exorcism II (CBS Films) 7.7 7.7 1 2,862 6. Escape Planet Earth (Wein.)
March 5, 2013 |
IT MIGHT COME as a surprise to some Philadelphia-area boxing fans, but Pittsburgh is located in Pennsylvania. So are other towns in the commonwealth that have produced notable fighters who were not born in, or primarily based in, Pennsylvania's most populous city. It's a long-overdue honor, but the Pennsylvania Boxing Hall of Fame finally gets around to enshrining one of the state's all-time greats on May 19, when Charley Burley - who was born in Bessemer, Pa., on Sept. 6, 1917, and was 75 when he died on Oct. 16, 1992, in his longtime hometown of Pittsburgh - heads the 10-member Class of 2013.
February 28, 2013 |
Cherry Hill has lifted a ban that prevented grocery and big-box stores from selling liquor, expanding the field of potential bidders when it auctions a new liquor license next month. The change, approved Monday night by the township council, has drawn protests from liquor-store owners, who say they will be driven out of business by chain supermarkets. "This is basically our whole livelihood," said Rich Brooks, who owns Benash Liquors on Route 38. "This is just an SKU [stock-keeping unit]
February 28, 2013 |
CELEBRITY BOXING PROMOTER Damon Feldman may be heading to a small screen near you, courtesy of a liquor magnate. Reality-TV cameras will follow Feldman as he makes his comeback in the Philly celebrity boxing arena. Feldman is the man who brought the likes of Tonya Harding , Rodney King and Michael Lohan (Lindsay's dad) into the ring to fight for celeb supremacy. Each episode of the currently untitled series will follow Feldman as he puts the fights together and feature a different celebrity boxer.
February 16, 2013 |
Reprinted from Thursday's editions. Safe Haven , the latest film adaptation from romance writer Nicholas Sparks ( Dear John , Message in a Bottle ), opens on a dark, stormy night in Boston. A young woman bursts out of a house, running. She fights her way through the heavy rain, running, always running, as police cars, lights and sirens wailing, follow. The runner is Katie, an elegant, slim, troubled, haunted woman whose distress, fear, and anxiety are palpable.