September 8, 2002 |
Warning to all Philadelphians: Stealth art is coming your way. It might even be among us now, disguised as advertising billboards, lurking in bus shelters, printed on paper coffee cups. You might not recognize it when you see it. In fact, if you're zipping along local expressways, which are clotted with billboards, you might not see it at all. At least not immediately. Theory holds that after repeated exposures to stealth art in its various manifestations, you'll eventually realize that it's embedded in your consciousness.
December 6, 2015 |
Honda HR-V vs. Mazda CX-3 vs. Kia Soul vs. Buick Encore: Small crossover four-way, part two. This week: 2016 Mazda CX-3 Grand Touring AWD. Price: $29,790 as tested (including $550 for Mazda mobile start, and $100 each for door-sill trim plates and rear bumper guard). A bare-bones front-wheel-drive model can be had for $19,960. Marketer's pitch: "What if more adventures started from the driver's seat?" Conventional wisdom: Edmunds.com liked the "excellent fuel economy; sporty handling; quiet speed; attractive, high-quality interior with appealing features," but not the "snug rear seat; humble cargo capacity.
January 2, 2002 |
In the city where too much fills cabs, boutiques, ballparks, there's a new surplus: too many things to save from shrines erected for September's dead. How to preserve globbed candle wax, trampled blooms And the e-mails, thousands: I / might Can't / always / Please / Everything will / Don't stacked on servers. They'll be saved. So will the coffee cups, cracks and seams grayed by concrete, ash And the window blind, looped around a churchyard tree, frail slats bent, thrust around each other like a ruined helix, strands no longer passing light or information Deborah Burnham (dburnham@sas.
September 25, 2012 |
It's National Coffee Week and several retailers are giving away free cups. Participating East Coast McDonald's locations - 5,000 in all, says a company rep - will be pouring free small cups each day through Saturday of Premium Roast Coffee. To find a location, go to www.mcdonalds.com , click "locations" and punch in a town or zip code. To see the ad for the offer, scroll below the map, find the store, and click "Restaurant Homepage. " Participating 7-Eleven stores will be dispensing large free 20-ounce cups from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. Friday, Sept.
December 17, 1986 |
A Pennsylvania chemistry teacher who says that industry standards for lead content on the rims of ceramic mugs are "asinine" has stirred a tempest in a coffee mug by asserting that coffee cups distributed by the American Lung Association are potentially dangerous to children. But spokesmen for the nonprofit association and Mattel Inc., the U.S. distributor for the Korean-made mugs handed out by the lung association, said yesterday that independent tests show the lead and cadmium levels in the mugs "meet all standards of the Food and Drug Administration and voluntary standards of the industry.
December 2, 1992 |
Who is that strange man in her apartment? Her Brother? An ex-husband? A colleague from work who has arranged to pick her up en route to a conference? Fans of Taster's Choice TV commercials want to know. But they will have to wait until January to find out . . . At least they hope they'll find out in January. That's when a new 45-second commercial for Nestle's Taster's Choice instant coffee is scheduled to appear. These mini-soap opera commercials have attracted so large a following that sales of Taster's Choice (both regular and decaffeinated)
August 30, 1994 |
TOLEDO BURGER KING SUED OVER SPILLED COFFEE A woman who said she suffered serious burns when a cup of Burger King coffee spilled on her body has sued the fast-food restaurant chain for $65,000. The legal action came almost two years after the alleged incident and just over a week after a New Mexico jury awarded almost $3 million to a woman in a similar case involving McDonald's. Mary Lou Trammel of Holland, Ohio, says she bought four cups of coffee at a Burger King drive-through window on Aug. 30, 1992.
June 19, 1987 |
DION & BELMONTS: GROWNUPS IN LOVE Dion DiMucci and the Belmonts, who are giving two sold-out reunion concerts at Radio City Music Hall this weekend, went back to the old neighborhood the other day. Nobody recognized the 50s pop star until he starting singing one of his old hits, "The Wanderer. " "Man, he looks great now," said Dave Greco, a counterman at Mike's Deli in the Belmont section of the Bronx. "I'm glad he's out of that junkie thing. " DiMucci, who's 48 now and lives in Miami, kicked a heroin habit.
April 17, 1989 |
Adolph Green, Betty Comden and, between them, Green's wife, the actress Phyllis Newman, were sitting in the row directly in front of me in the Music Box Theatre. An unexpected and unparalleled opportunity, I naively reasoned, to see a new Broadway musical through the eyes of people who made Broadway musicals. What is more, Green and Comden are involved in the writing of another Cy Coleman show, not yet on the boards, titled "The Ziegfeld Follies Presents Will Rogers. " The pit band struck up the peppy overture to Coleman's newest, "Welcome to the Club.
December 18, 1997 |
It's a corner that never sleeps. Never. A corner where no one ever watches the clock. Ever. When the rest of the city, most of it anyway, is dead to the world, 9th and Passyunk comes to life. Some say it's the busiest corner in the city. Who's to argue? With two around-the-clock steak shops, a clam house that doesn't close until 4 or 5 a.m., and a 20-hour newsstand, there's non-stop night life. Throw in a guy who's been selling Christmas trees 24 hours a day, and . . . well you get the picture.