April 4, 2016 |
I really miss the Big Store. In 2016, nearly everyone's wardrobe includes considerable sports merchandise - baseball hats, golf shirts, team jackets, throwback jerseys. At college and professional events, it sometimes seems, most fans are dressed in the home team's colors, wearing their allegiance not just on their sleeves but all over. On Wednesday, when Villanova students assembled at a sendoff for their Final Four basketball team, so many were dressed in blue-and-white team gear that it looked as if the campus bookstore had been looted.
June 25, 2015 |
Comcast Spectacor CEO Dave Scott says he had a moment of clarity at a dinner with Allentown's Brooks brothers in September. Jim and Rob Brooks, owners of the Lehigh Valley Phantoms minor-league hockey team and operators of the just-opened PPL Center, had contracted with Comcast Spectacor for ticketing, arena management services, and food concessions at the new multipurpose venue - a triple play, to borrow a phrase from the cable industry. Why not market those related Comcast Spectacor services together under one brand, Scott wondered, instead of separately as Ovations food services, Paciolan ticketing, and Global Spectrum venue management?
May 29, 2015 |
Barbara Edwards dialed her great-aunt's number Wednesday morning, and then put the phone down in puzzlement. The line was busy. Voleta McNair-Wiley, 91, almost always picked up. She lived alone in a three-story rowhouse in North Philadelphia. She didn't get out much on her own anymore, depending on calls and visits from friends and family. Later that day, Edwards got a call from her sister. There had been a fire, she said. Firefighters were dispatched to McNair-Wiley's house at 2625 W. Thompson St. at 6:50 a.m. and arrived two minutes later to find the home near the end of the block engulfed in heavy smoke, said Fire Chief Clifford Gilliam.
January 26, 2015 |
The old Jacob Reed's Sons store on Chestnut Street, now a CVS, is justly admired for its palazzo-style facade and arts-and-craft mosaic, created by architect William L. Price in 1905. But this baby's got back, too. The rear facade on Sansom Street is a minor-key version of the front, featuring a monumental stained-glass window that would be at home in a grand church. Nowadays, we're lucky if our downtown buildings present one good face to the world. You certainly don't want to look at their backs - often so cluttered with loading docks, garage doors, ventilation units, and Dumpsters.
November 12, 2013
D AVID BRUSSIN, 38, of Berwyn, is co-founder and CEO of Monetate, an e-commerce company in Conshohocken that he started with co-founder and chairman David Bookspan in January 2008. The company, which opened an office in London in June, helps online marketers leverage big data to create more personalized and engaging online customer experiences. Monetate hopes to employ more than 225 people by year end. Q: How did you come up with the idea for Monetate? A: As the Internet evolved, there was excitement about how digital would change marketing.
March 28, 2012
Frans Nielsen scored twice and the New York Islanders won in Pittsburgh for the first time in more than four years with a 5-2 victory Tuesday night over the Penguins. Michael Grabner, David Ullstrom, and Kyle Okposo also scored, and Josh Bailey had three assists to help the Islanders end Pittsburgh's 10-game home winning streak with ease. Okposo, Ullstrom and Nielsen scored within a six-minute span of the second period to break things open. Meanwhile, James Neal scored twice for the Penguins and Tyler Kennedy added a goal, but Marc-Andre Fleury gave up five goals on 18 shots before being replaced in the third by Brad Thiessen.
September 13, 2011 |
ONCE YOU'VE GONE to prison, made porn films and been on "Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew ," collaborating with Damon Feldman seems a logical career trajectory. Amy Fisher , who went to prison for shooting her boyfriend's wife in the face long before she launched her porn career, will be dancing at the Oasis Gentlemen's Club (5200 Essington) from Thursday to Saturday. On Friday she will be taking boxing lessons from Feldman in preparation for an upcoming match she's fighting out of town.
September 12, 2008 |
The screen reads "CIA Headquarters, Langley, Virginia," and the footfalls of spooks in suits resound on the soundtrack - heels clicking down the gleaming corridors like tap dancers in slow motion, or ice cubes in a glass of Scotch. And so begins the Coen brothers' ricocheting spy spoof/sex farce/midlife crisis comedy, Burn After Reading . And speaking of Scotch: Osborne Cox, a veteran analyst on Langley's Balkans desk, has just been told to retire. He's a drunk, his higher-ups say. At which point John Malkovich, in his rumpled Brooks Brothers - and in high dudgeon, playing this bow-tied CIA guy, Cox - goes ballistic.
April 15, 2003 |
Business casual really can confuse a guy. Over the years, many men - bless their fashion-challenged hearts - went from donning crisp, buttoned-down suits to ambling around the office in frayed, khaki messes. It took some time, but retailers are finally coming to the rescue. Their fashion prescription: bombarding men with fashionable options for the casual workplace. Stores such as Brooks Brothers, Today's Man and Men's Wearhouse have expanded their inventories to include shirts in shades of salmon, lemon yellow, and sage; no-iron khakis; slacks with expandable waistbands; and textured pinstripe and herringbone suits.
April 10, 2003 |
Women around the country are getting up early to have coffee with him in his jammies, err, cammies. In chatrooms, men praise him as a "straight shooter" and "a no-B.S. type of guy. " For many on the home front, his briefings are must-see events, even though they're shown on cable at 7 a.m. It's not just that Army Brig. Gen. Vincent Brooks, 44, whose father was managing director of Philadelphia in the mid-'80s, is telegenic. It's that confidence seeps from his every pore.