July 20, 2016 |
You couldn't pay Chris Salazar to go out on a North Philadelphia roof Monday in the 90-degree heat. But he would do it free. Salazar, an executive for a New Jersey roof-coating manufacturer, and about two dozen other volunteers scaled 32-foot ladders Monday to apply reflective layers of acrylic to the roofs of 20 rowhouses, capping a major energy retrofit on the 1200 block of West Seltzer Street. Most of the volunteers were attending the four-day International Roof Coatings Conference, which opened Monday at the Sonesta Hotel Philadelphia.
March 7, 2016 |
THE NO. 1 COMPLAINT of pet owners is shedding, sometimes aptly referred to as "blowing coat. " And while you can reduce the risk of a "fur-nado" with regular brushing and other basic strategies, there's no magic solution to put an end to the hair flying around your home as dogs start to shed their winter coats and new hair comes in. The dirty little secret about dogs is that they all shed, but some more than others. Double-coated dogs - such as Alaskan malamutes, chow chows, Shetland sheepdogs and Siberian huskies - are the most obvious.
February 13, 2016 |
Tailgating and parking-lot culture are big parts of the Bruce Springsteen Experience. But that was an easier prospect when he stopped by Citizens Bank Park in 2012, and the summer sun was still shining. Now, we're in the dark days of February, and the idea of standing outside sipping a beer and chatting it up with your fellow Springsteen fan is considerably less appealing than when it was 75 degrees and sunny. Eagles fans may know what they're doing when it comes to hanging in a freezing-cold parking lot before a show, but not all Springsteen fans may be as in the know.
February 7, 2016
Traditionally, it's the women who are fashion adventurers. They are the ones to experiment with pleats in places they've never been folded before. They wear pastels in the winter, and their skirt length varies from day to day. But when a dude is ready to get his dandy on, watch out! The trendlet These days, men are looking smart in bold sports coats at artsy offices, at swank bars, and on first dates. Where do they come from? Early blazers, known as tailcoats or lounge jackets, had a snazzy cachet.
January 31, 2016
In addition to a manager, Boyds employs these people to handle different aspects of tailoring garments. Title Number Master tailor/fitter . . . 4 Master tailor . . . 2 Fitter/tailor . . . 2 Tailor . . . 3 Shirtmaker . . . 2 Pants tailor . . . 2 Pants finisher . . . 1 Coat finisher . . . 3 Women's tailor/fitter . . . 1 Women's tailor . . . 1 Women's fitter . . . 1 Sleeves/buttonholes . . . 2 ...
January 16, 2016 |
For coat retailers, it's worse than a winter of discontent. It's one of deep discounts. The unseasonably warm weather and zero snow have left piles of unsold winter merchandise on stores' floors. While no one has tracked the overall losses, retail analysts say it's easily in the hundreds of millions of dollars for the year's last quarter, causing havoc at stores from Macy's to Burlington Coat Factory. All that red ink is a boon for consumers, though. This month, several retailers resorted to deep discounting of coats, which typically doesn't occur until February or March.
December 6, 2015
Sinatra 100: An All-Star Grammy Concert . Tony Bennett, Lady Gaga, John Legend, and more celebrate Ol' Blue Eyes' centennial. 9 p.m. Sunday on CBS. U2: iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE: Live in Paris . Bono and company had to reschedule their concert due to the recent tragedy in Paris. Expect an even more powerful performance from a bunch of Irish lads who are already known for putting on a great live show. 9 p.m. Monday on HBO. Telenovela . The always-affable Eva Longoria plays a telenovela star who doesn't actually speak Spanish and whose life is just as dramático as her character's.
November 30, 2015 |
Manhattan doormen are famous for being completely discreet and non-judgmental. Somebody just needs to tell mine that. My doorman is totally judgmental. He's the most opinionated man I've ever met, and he never holds fire. He's a macho Dominican man who can throw drag-queen levels of shade. And I love him. You know how everyone needs that friend who tells it to you straight? He's mine. My girlfriends don't tell me the truth - they flatter me and build me up, and I love that about them.
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)