March 11, 2010 |
Three young women who have grown up amid violence in the Middle East came thousands of miles to deliver a message that didn't seem foreign to 40 high school girls from Philadelphia. "Hatred is curable if you confront it," said Mai Fried, 21, who is Jewish and lives in Israel. Fried and her companions - both Palestinian - have witnessed a vicious fight for land, but through a group called Creativity for Peace have found friendship with other young women they once viewed as the enemy.
December 15, 2000 |
Christopher Lowell is not his usual exuberant self. He is cordial and chatty, but not exactly bubbling over. The Emmy-winning host of The Christopher Lowell Show, Discovery Channel's highly rated how-to-unlock-your-creativity-and-decorate-your-home program, sits tastefully dressed in black. He sips the frothy cappuccino before him and lights a cigarette. He is tired. Taking a quick drag, he says matter-of-factly, "I've signed 40,000 books in the last three weeks, and the book has gone into its third printing in four weeks.
January 14, 2005 |
When Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Randy Moss caught the touchdown pass that sealed the victory against the Packers in Sunday's NFL playoff game, he pretended to "moon" the Green Bay crowd. But we in Philadelphia were not mortified or offended, as many fans and sports commentators seemed to be. Moss' reception helped the Vikings earn a trip to Philadelphia on Sunday for a divisional playoff game. A loss would mean yet another disappointment for a city that hasn't seen a professional sports championship (besides the winner of Wing Bowl)
March 29, 1987 |
How do I get prospective employers to hire me? I recently graduated with a master's degree in criminal justice. Unfortunately, the search for a decent- paying position has been an uphill battle. I previously worked for county agencies and went back to school to further my education because the pay was poor and advancement possibilities were scarce. I am in my early 20s, and, if given the opportunity, I feel I could perform in a variety of fields. I have not limited my search to the criminal justice field.
July 17, 2011 |
It's a steamy spring afternoon and members of Pig Iron Theatre Company are in a boiler room at the Crane Arts Building's neighboring schoolhouse, kicking up dirt. "This would make a great stage for a performance," Quinn Bauridel, Pig Iron's co-artistic director, says at the foot of a furnace straight out of Dante's Inferno . Pig Iron and Bauridel have worked at the Crane before. The city's headiest avant-garde troupe staged the starkly forensic Isabella in the Crane's Ice Box Project Space on North American Street during the 2007 Live Arts Festival.
March 7, 2008 |
For some artists, touring inevitably becomes a grind. But after 13 years together, the Kennedys still find the road a source of inspiration and fascination. That's why the husband-wife pop-folk duo of Pete and Maura Kennedy have no plans to slow down. "We both come from families that have that in their blood, so we enjoy that part of it," Pete Kennedy says over the phone from a tour stop in Asheville, N.C. "The people we meet at our gigs are sort of an extended family. " Being on the road about 150 days a year certainly hasn't hurt the Kennedys' productivity or creativity.
February 10, 2015 |
Zymir has his heart set on becoming a fashion designer and developing his own brand of "Z" jeans. In fact, he already has made a sketch of them. That's quite ambitious for an 11-year-old, even one as stylish and creative as Zymir. During a recent visit to Philadelphia University's fashion design department, he watched several garments being made and learned the process start to finish. He also got some tips from designer Jay McCarroll, winner of the debut Project Runway competition in 2004.
July 8, 2010
An excerpt from Craig LaBan's online chat: Reader: I am a huge fan of Chima Brazilian Steakhouse. Is there any advantage of trying Fogo De Chao over Chima's? Craig LaBan: I've traditionally preferred Fogo over Chima (which I haven't been back to for a couple of years). I find Fogo's meat to be better. But it's also an ambience choice - the contemporary feel of Chima vs. the refurbished grandeur of a classic Philly space at Fogo. Personally, I'd rather head north to the more authentic, charcoal-grilled flavor of Picanha in the Northeast, though it's a less upscale experience.
June 1, 2008 |
It had been a record week, and the vibe at Urban Outfitters headquarters was high. Adrenaline was palpable in executive offices, in design huddles, and on down to the models in skimpy threads pouting for a Free People Web shoot. It was mid-March, and the retailer of insurgent chic had reported killer profits while other retailers watched shoppers weary of high gas prices go into hiding. You could almost hear towels snap a few days earlier as Wall Street analysts congratulated executives for putting up such good numbers.
May 10, 1987 |
Part of what used to be Thomas Alva Edison's 40-acre laboratory complex is now an A&P supermarket. Only five of the original buildings - in which creativity begat invention and invention sometimes became reality - still stand. But 100 years after Edison created his "invention factory," an inspiring spirit of enterprise still hovers over the well-preserved brick remnants of the laboratory complex, now run as an eight-acre museum by the National Park Service. And especially in this centennial year of the creation of the West Orange laboratory, a visit can still charge up the creative juices of would-be inventors and fill with awe any student of the process of invention.