November 20, 2015 |
Writer Ta-Nehisi Coates, whose vibrant best-seller, Between the World and Me , was lauded in The Inquirer last month as a work of "uncompromising power" - "part memoir, part jeremiad, and part prose poem" - won the National Book Award for nonfiction Wednesday night at a banquet in New York. Adam Johnson, a winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 2013 for The Orphan Master's Son, his novel about North Korea, won the fiction prize for Fortune Smiles , a collection of short stories.
October 12, 2015 |
The dark and vibrant best-seller Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates is part memoir, part jeremiad, and part prose poem, written to his son Samori about the world in which African Americans live, a world of constant threat to the African American body. Coates reads at the Free Library at 7:30 p.m. Friday. " 'White America' is a syndicate arrayed to protect its exclusive power to dominate and control our bodies," he writes. "Sometimes this power is direct (lynching), and sometimes it is insidious (redlining)
September 24, 2015 |
FINDING movie success by thinking outside the box ( Ang Lee , Kenneth Branagh and Jon Favreau directed films featuring the Hulk, Thor and Iron Man), Marvel's comic-book side has followed suit and enlisted journalist and best-selling author Ta-Nehisi Coates to pen a new series starring Black Panther. The New York Times reported that the yearlong story will be titled "A Nation Under Our Feet" and will have Black Panther fighting off terrorists back in his homeland of Wakanda.
July 13, 2015 |
SEA ISLE CITY, N.J. - Call this summer drama 50 shades of yellow. And then gray. And back to yellow again. In this overpopulated beach town, the summer parking battles are being fought with cans of paint. And a parade of trips to Municipal Court. Hey, the accused are arguing, this is how it's always been done in Sea Isle: You paint the strip of the curb in front of your house yellow to make sure cars don't block your driveway, or maybe even you make it a little longer to save a space.
March 21, 2015 |
Nancy Sloane Coates, 94, of Haverford, whose Community Clothes Charity raised millions of dollars for Philadelphia-area causes, died Thursday, March 12, of congestive heart failure at home. Mrs. Coates was born in New York City in 1920 to the family that founded W. & J. Sloane, an interior decorator and furnishings business. The chain's flagship was at 19th Street and Broadway; its designers decorated the White House and the Breakers hotel in Palm Beach, Fla., during the 1890s. As a young woman, Mrs. Coates was inspired by Florence Nightingale.
December 4, 2014 |
It was fire-engine red - can't-be-missed red - and the fabric was nubby. It was what the beautiful Jackie Kennedy wore in the photo I memorized. I had to have that coat, and so did everyone else. So there we were, legions of suburban women decked out in Jackie knock-offs. Some were even brave enough to add a pillbox hat, a la Jackie. I was not. But how I loved that coat! I wore it everywhere I could through two winters. Still, that first grown-up coat of mine was definitely a far cry from the real thing, as evidenced by the way the lining ripped, the buttons fell off, and that nubby fabric that looked so fabulous grew fuzzy and frayed.
October 15, 2014 |
Darryl L. Coates, 55, an executive who worked to stem the tide of drug abuse and violence among Philadelphia's young people, died Thursday, Oct. 2, of complications from a stroke at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. From 2005 until he became ill in 2012, Mr. Coates was executive director of the Philadelphia Anti-Drug/Anti-Violence Network (PAAN), where he collaborated with city, state, and national officials on intervention strategies. "Darryl led with authority and strength, and served with humility," PAAN said in a statement on its website.
August 29, 2014 |
RUMORS HAD been swirling during recent months, and the Flyers finally confirmed that a trade was happening. After spending the last 16 years on the team's Comcast SportsNet television broadcast crew - with much of that time spent wedged between the players' benches - Steve Coates will be heading back to the radio booth. The Flyers announced in a press release yesterday that "Coatesy" would be trading places with radio color commentator and longtime Flyers defenseman Chris Therien.
August 16, 2014 |
Dino DiMucci removes his weathered fingers from the gray suit coat he's been hand-stitching. He wants to tell a story. It's clear he has the time. The shelves are half-empty in the narrow Newtown, Bucks County, haberdashery where he works. The back has more thread spools than garments. So DiMucci holds his right hand in the air and pinches his middle finger to his palm. This, he says, is how tailors push needles through fabric. For a week as a boy in southern Italy, his hand was tied in that position with a piece of string.
July 25, 2014
D R. CHRIS ANASTASIOU, 56, of South Philadelphia, is an optometrist who owns the Modern Eye optical shops/optometrist offices in University City, on Walnut Street near 34th, and in Center City, 13th and Walnut. A magazine for eye-care professionals recently named Modern Eye one of the top three independent optical retailers. Q: How'd you come up with the idea for Modern Eye? A: I was working as a hired optometrist for a small chain of eyeglass shops. I went in with the owner as a franchise partner and the store was originally called Eyeglass Encounters in University City.