October 21, 2014 |
THE WORLD has officially gone mad. Last week Cowboys running back Joseph Randle was arrested and charged with misdemeanor theft for allegedly shoplifting a package of men's briefs and a tester bottle of cologne at a shopping mall in Frisco, Texas, a Dallas suburb. Now comes word that MeUndies, which manufactures men's and women's underwear, is partnering with Randle to promote its brand. In addition, the fee Randle receives from MeUndies will help pay off the $29,500 fine imposed by the Cowboys.
July 31, 2014 |
WHEN YOU'RE one of 13 children, who needs friends? Robert Collins had a built-in playground with all those siblings. Maybe there was a problem when more than one had to use the bathroom, but basically all the brothers and sisters got along and enjoyed one another as playmates. Robert was the 10th of the 13 children of Jeannette Collins and Henry Stokes, and grew up in West Philadelphia. A man of many talents and interests, Robert was employed for 25 years by the international real-estate company Tishman Speyer, working in engineering on the Bala Plaza complex in Bala Cynwyd.
February 3, 2014 |
For years, Ford has been building pocket-rocket variations on its Fiesta subcompact for European consumption. Now, finally, in the 2014 model year, North Americans are allowed to buy one, too. It's called the Fiesta ST, and it is a hoot. In fact, I can't remember having this much fun in a car that starts well under $22,000. The ST is essentially a garden variety Fiesta that received a large injection of anabolic steroids in its rear fascia. As a result, it is more muscular and athletic than its sensible-shoe sisters, and advertises that fact with sporty styling cues.
November 25, 2012 |
Maybe it's the cozy wooden chalets, clustered in cobblestone squares and filled with wooden toys that could have been crafted by elves. Or perhaps it's the likelihood of snow. Then again, it could be the abundance of free-flowing Glühwein, served in ceramic mugs decorated with wintry scenes of horse-drawn sleighs and reindeer. Whatever it might be, Germany's Christmas markets have the recipe for holiday cheer patented, bottled, and served up for conspicuous consumption. An evening spent mingling with the rosy-cheeked crowds in its historic cities could convert the most curmudgeonly Scrooge and the greenest of Grinches into a carol-singing, spiced-wine-swilling, stocking-stuffing seasonal junkie.
April 23, 2012
Serena Williams defeated Lesia Tsurenko , 6-3, 6-2, on Sunday to send the United States back into the Fed Cup World Group by clinching a series victory over Ukraine in Kharkiv. Williams' win gave the U.S. an unassailable 3-0 lead. Christina McHale later won, 7-5, 6-3, against 17-year-old Ukrainian Elina Svitolina to secure a sweep of the singles matches. Americans Liezel Huber and Sloane Stephens finished a 5-0 rout with a 6-4, 6-1 doubles win over 19-year-old twins Lyudmyla and Nadiya Kichenok . Rafael Nadal beat Novak Djokovic 6-3, 6-1, to win the Monte Carlo Masters for the eighth straight year.
September 2, 2011
EXCERPTS from the handwritten first draft of Ralph Natale's memoir. * Referring to the 1918 flu pandemic that killed his paternal grandparents: "I write this to show where I came from and to explain also why I turned out to be what I am. My father never knew love or kindness from a mother or father, so how was he to know how to give this to his son? . . . So this made me unfeeling when, as a man, I took men's lives who wanted to take mine, or something that belonged to me or what I believed in at that time, 'La Cosa Nostra.' " * Philadelphia mob boss Angelo Bruno talking about Natale to Gambino crime-family boss Carlo Gambino in the 1960s; the conversation apparently was reconstructed by Natale, a former associate of Bruno: "He has killed without hesitation on my orders before, and has done this without creating a storm with the police.
January 20, 2011 |
More than a month since his deal was reported, Colombian goalkeeper Faryd Mondragon is expected to be one of two newcomers the Union is scheduled to introduce this afternoon at a Center City watering hole. In fact, the announcement has taken so long, the event will take place at Fado Irish Pub (1500 Locust) perhaps because Union brass could use a drink after the diligence required to draw the 39-year-old to Philadelphia. First reported in the German magazine Kicker, the Daily News confirmed rumors on Dec. 13 that Mondragon had agreed to a contract, pending approval from Major League Soccer.
December 1, 2008 |
Oklahoma quarterback Sam Bradford suffered torn ligaments in his non-throwing hand during the Sooners' win against Oklahoma State and is expected to have surgery after the Big Twelve championship game, Sooners coach Bob Stoops said yesterday. Bradford was hurt early in the game, but played with the injury and threw for 370 yards and four touchdowns. Tennessee will introduce former Oakland Raiders coach Lane Kiffin, 33, as its new football coach today. ESPN.com reported that Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin will be joining his son with the Volunteers.
September 3, 2008 |
Listen up, men. It seems some of you are dropping the ball when it comes to your appearance - and you know whom I'm talking about. How many times do you hang out with friends dressed in shorts, T-shirts and baseball caps? Perhaps you go out on dates in the same? It's time you got your act together. Consider this a basic guide to "raising your game" in three areas: grooming, wardrobe and manners. Grooming I don't know what your excuse is, but looking as if you just rolled out of bed isn't a good look for anyone.
October 5, 2007 |
Having been launched into a major career with a number of important prizes and awards in the late 1970s and early '80s, Philadelphia-born concert pianist Peter Orth came home on Wednesday to the Kimmel Center's Perelman Theater with a conquer-the-world program, a vocal hometown reception, and, musically speaking, some very worrisome habits. On the plus side, the Cologne-based Orth has developed into a pianist who can make a simple descending scale in Liszt's Sonata in B minor emerge disarmingly with worlds of meaning, suggesting that he has earned the right to break the respectful distance that young artists keep from the great masterpieces of the piano repertoire.