July 21, 2012 |
Here's a foolproof recipe for understanding: Take two African American big-city education majors from Temple, combine them with two white small-town education majors from Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa, toss them all together in a dorm, blend their disparate teaching experiences, and bake for about, oh, four weeks. What you get is an invaluable appreciation for cultural diversity. That's what students who have interned at the Simpson-Temple Cultural Exchange Program have learned.
January 9, 2012 |
WOODCHOPPERTOWN, Pa. - Up here in the wooded hills of Berks County, boys are more likely to go hunting after school than play street hockey, as they might do in Essington or Secane. If they take in a ball game, it's more likely the Reading Phillies than the Philadelphia Phillies. And when they eat a big sandwich, they call it a sub, not a hoagie. They make it on a doughy soft roll, not an Italian hard roll. Culturally, rural Woodchoppertown is a world apart from the dense, twin-house neighborhoods of eastern Delaware County down by Philadelphia International Airport.
February 15, 2011
IN 1996, the African-American United Fund completed the first project on the Avenue of the Arts on North Broad. The project then created new jobs and marked the beginning of the development of Avenue of the Arts, bounded by Washington to Glenwood south to north and 12th Street to 10th east to west. Since 1996, other public and private projects have emerged on the north side. The expansion of the Convention Center, completion of Freedom Theatre, the Blue Horizon and, of course, the many developments at Temple.
November 1, 2007 |
He has gone to great lengths to shake off his once dour image, but a trip to Springfield is a step too far for British Prime Minister Gordon Brown. Brown says he has no plans to follow predecessor Tony Blair in making a cameo appearance on Fox network's The Simpsons. Yeardley Smith, who provides the voice for the show's Lisa Simpson - the gifted sister of delinquent Bart - has said she believed Brown should be invited to appear. Blair recorded a voice-over for The Simpsons in 2003, starring in an episode in which the Simpson family visited Britain.
June 5, 2007 |
Greater Philadelphia has long had one of the most vigorous cultural scenes in the country. That cultural tradition adds to the region's vitality and allure. It fosters creativity, sparks a rich dialogue, expands the intellectual horizons of the community, and attracts people from out of town who want to share the Philadelphia experience. And, once the azaleas start to bloom, the arts, particularly the performing arts, go outdoors. The list of outdoor summer entertainment opportunities is long, starting with the granddaddy of them all, the Mann Center for the Performing Arts, now entering its fourth decade of providing people with the best in a wide variety of performance genres.
May 13, 2007 |
By week's end, the media swarm had left Cherry Hill. Birdsong punctuated the morning calm on streets such as Mimosa Drive and Tampa Avenue, where young men alleged to be the architects of a terrorist plot had until recently lived. Everyday life resumed. But among the people who shop, work or reside in this increasingly diverse and particularly suburban suburb, last week was a too-close-to-home reminder of the post-9/11 world. A world where things may not be what they seem. A precarious world where the person who drove you to the airport or fixed your roof could be a terrorist, and where a guy who works at Circuit City is a hero.
July 24, 2005 |
The Pennsauken Alliance for the Performing Arts has provided many shows over the years and this year is putting on a show with a contemporary feel to it: the musical Grease from Friday to Aug. 6. According to its Web site, www.papashows.org, the alliance's mission is to present programs that "celebrate the cultural diversity of our community, providing an opportunity for civic involvement for young and old alike while educating our students in the many aspects of the performing arts.
December 24, 2004
Merry Christmas. There, we said it. Let's do it again, by God: Merry Christmas. Tomorrow is the day when Western Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus of Nazareth, whom they revere as their Redeemer and part of the divine Holy Trinity. So the Editorial Board, without apology or fear of government reprisal, offers that heartfelt salutation to all among us for whom Dec. 25 is a sacred day. What's more, those good wishes go out also to many folks who are Christian only perfunctorily, or not at all, but still celebrate the day. You see, in American culture, Christmas does double duty.
October 21, 2003 |
'YOU TALKIN' to me?" What else could Robert De Niro say when his doctor told him he had prostate cancer. Fortunately, De Niro's prognosis is good. "Doctors say the condition was detected at an early stage because of regular checkups," his publicist said in a statement yesterday. "Because of the early detection and his excellent physical condition, doctors project a full recovery. " De Niro will next be seen in theaters in "Godsend," a thriller about cloning. Travis Bickle to Fimmel Calvin Klein underwear model Travis Fimmel says at first, he didn't want the lead role in the WB's "Tarzan.
October 22, 2002 |
During a typical women's volleyball practice at Temple University five years ago, coach Bob Bertucci would ask players if they understood his explanation of a drill before they tried it. Two players - one from Bulgaria, the other from Albania - nodded their heads. "Good," Bertucci said. "Let's get to work. " It turned into one of his more frustrating experiences. Players did not follow his instructions, even though he explained them repeatedly, then asked constantly if they had understood.