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July 2, 1989 | By PETER BINZEN
The St. Louis Art Museum is open six days a week and last year attracted 650,000 visitors. It's one of the most heavily used museums in America. Attendance is free - and yet, crows director James Burke, "We're in terrific financial shape. " How does St. Louis do it? Not with mirrors but a tax. The city's art museum, zoo, botanical gardens, history museum and science museum are tax supported. All are located in St. Louis and have free admission. But it isn't just city residents whose real estate taxes support them.
NEWS
August 10, 2006
AFTER READING "Inside the Culture of Grief" (Aug. 8), I was distraught and devastated. The vivid pictures showing a 15-year-old lying in his coffin were heartbreaking. I was so disturbed by the images that after reading the story I followed up by going online to hear how writer Simone Weichselbaum "got the story. " I believe Simone's intentions are good, but just because everyone has a different way of coping doesn't mean anyone should make light of their suffering. Maybe this article really touched home for me as my 13-year-old stepson was killed in an accident in July 2005.
NEWS
February 26, 2012
David Woods is a Philadelphia writer When the body of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar is brought before the Romans, does the bard have them say, "Who dunnit?" No, he has Mark Antony deliver the eloquent "Friends, Romans, Countrymen" speech. And the Roman poet Horace showed his lyrical skill with: "Pick today's fruits, not relying on the future in the slightest. " Carpe Diem . He did not, you will note, say, "Have a nice day. " In both cases, the writers knew a simple truth: that language matters.
NEWS
February 18, 1986
Apparently Alice-Leone Moats ("In the U.S., English is the language," Op- ed Page Feb. 11) does not know the definition of the word culture as it pertains to a society. The definition of culture suggested over 100 years ago by Edward Tyler "is that complex whole which includes knowledge, beliefs, art, morals, law, custom and any other capabilities and habits acquired by man as a member of society. " There are physical items, food, clothing, houses, tools, which can be seen, touched and handled.
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June 6, 1993 | Inquirer photographs by Gerald S. Williams
A wealth of African culture was presented yesterday at the African Marketplace, which was held at the Afro-American Historical and Cultural Museum. Radio personality Georgie Woods was on hand to mark his 40th year in broadcasting.
NEWS
May 2, 2003
Those who would advocate banning of guns use the hackneyed argument that they are a product "designed to take a life. " Fact is, less than one one-hundreth of 1 percent of all guns are ever fired with the intent of injuring another. Yet these same people openly champion abortion, which has only one, nearly 100 percent successful purpose: to destroy a human life. I suggest all anti-gun, anti-personal-responsibility liberals review their own destructive culture of death before attempting to impose their amoralistic views on decent society.
NEWS
June 27, 1990 | Special to The Inquirer / TAMMY McGINLEY
The Rankokus Indian Reservation in Westampton Township offered a day of dance performances June 16. Local dancers were featured as well as the Chinanteco and Nahuatl Indian Dance Group of Mexico, which gave its first performance outside that country.
NEWS
February 17, 1991 | By Michelle Rizzo, Special to The Inquirer
It may have been the ultimate field trip: 11 Morrisville sixth graders realized some common childhood fantasies - and got credit for them. They got to go back in history, rough it in the wilderness, live in a different culture and be a part of the circus. At the Morrisville school board meeting Wednesday, Assistant Superintendent Betsy Fineburg described a cooperative program between Morrisville and the Princeton Day School in Princeton that took place last week. "Sharing Our World," a weeklong program offered by the Princeton school, features a unique concept in hands-on learning, Fineburg said.
NEWS
January 2, 2005 | By Les T. Csorba
"Character is dead. Attempts to revive it will yield little. " - James Davison Hunter Has character died? Has its time truly passed? When James Hunter, author of the provocative book The Death of Character, issued his postmortem in 2000, some dismissed it as academic hyperbole. As someone more hopeful for renewal, I, too, thought my friend was perhaps, a tad alarmist. Now, I am not so sure. In recent weeks, we have witnessed NBA superstars brawling with fans; another suspended for yelling a sexual vulgarity at a female fan; the possibility that Barry Bonds, and perhaps up to 50 percent of major-leaguers juiced themselves with steroids; a media icon resigning under a cloud of distrust; and more revelations of Enron fraud.
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September 21, 2016 | By A.D. Amorosi, For The Inquirer
Idris Goodwin reaches back to the roots of hip-hop - and his own roots as a kid growing up in a growing hip-hop culture - for his play How We Got On . After an open dress rehearsal Wednesday at the Azuka Theatre at the Drake, it gets its full-on world premiere Saturday with a four-actor cast directed by Raelle Myrick-Hodges. The play started as a burst of writing almost a decade ago. "It was 2007," Goodwin says, "and I began to draw from the well of my experience: growing up in Michigan and Illinois, writing and recording rap music.
NEWS
September 4, 2016
A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis By J.D. Vance HarperCollins. 272 pp. $27.99 Reviewed by Dan Simpson J .D. Vance came from a family from Jackson, Ky., where the men worked in the coal mines until there weren't any. Then he moved to Middletown, Ohio, to jobs at Armco Kawasaki Steel, until that went away. Vance got out, serving as a Marine in Iraq and then attending Ohio State University and then Yale Law School before ending up at a Silicon Valley investment firm near San Francisco.
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July 29, 2016 | By Sofiya Ballin, Staff Writer
IT WAS A CHANCE meeting at a college party that led to the birth of Brooklyn neo-soul duo Lion Babe. Since releasing their first collaboration, 2012's "Treat Me Like Fire, " singer Jillian Hervey and producer Lucas Goodman have been creating genre-fusing music and growing an eclectic fan base. Lion Babe (the name stems from Hervey's voluminous mane and Goodman's zodiac sign, Leo) has kept the momentum going with tracks like "Jump Hi, " featuring Childish Gambino, which masterfully samples Nina Simone, as well as " Wonder Woman" and "Jungle Lady.
NEWS
July 22, 2016 | By Steven Rea and Ellen Gray
As Hollywood and the rest of America mourn Garry Marshall's passing, our movie critic Steven Rea and TV critic Ellen Gray weigh in on why he mattered -- right up to the end. On the big screen: Julia Roberts, Beaches, Anne Hathaway By Steven Rea, Movie Critic It's a safe bet that Julia Roberts would have become Julia Roberts, beaming movie star glamorpuss, even if Garry Marshall hadn't come along to direct her in 1990's smash...
NEWS
July 22, 2016
REGARDING SOLOMON JONES' column about Melania Trump's alleged plagiarism ("Whites have long stolen, benefited from black culture"): Solomon Jones, are you nuts? What in the world are you thinking? Are we trying to start a race war or trying to keep peace? I swear, you writers only want to keep tension in and around our city. You associate plagiarism with slavery, huh? I don't even think one (plagiarism) existed when the other (slavery) was even around. It was 51 words out of 1,500, and you call that clear proof of plagiarism.
NEWS
July 21, 2016
VIDEO EVIDENCE clearly indicated that a portion of Melania Trump's speech to the Republican National Convention was copied from a passage of Michelle Obama's 2008 speech to the Democratic National Convention. The plagiarism, we can forgive. After all, the stolen passages dealt with the principles of keeping one's word, working hard and dreaming big. Such words are laudable, whether Democrats or Republicans utter them. But once the plagiarism was proved, Donald Trump's campaign manager, Paul Manafort, arrogantly told us that it was "beyond absurd" to believe that Melania Trump would steal Obama's words.
NEWS
July 19, 2016
ISSUE | TERRORISM IN FRANCE Rooted in cultural bias While there is no way to accept the horror and barbarism of the Bastille Day assault in Nice, France, there is more than sufficient evidence to help us understand the conditions that nurture violence ("Attack kills 80 in France," Friday). Migration from North Africa to France was a key component of post-World War II France. The government sought workers for factories across the country. Migrant men were kept in segregated housing built by companies that enjoyed the patronage of Gaullist politicians.
NEWS
July 14, 2016
ISSUE | SHOOTINGS It is who we are - like it or not I disagree with President Obama's statement, and Sunday's headline, "Not who we are. " It's exactly who we are. We live in a country that is becoming more racially divided, where black men are killed at a Minnesota traffic stop for a broken taillight or selling CDs in front of a Louisiana convenience store. That is who we are because it is happening. It is who we are when the presumptive Republican presidential nominee is a misogynous, narcissistic bully who draws big crowds.
TRAVEL
July 10, 2016
Name: KidsTravel Books.com. What it does: You can browse children's books from all over the world to learn about other cultures, prepare for a trip, read book reviews and author interviews, get family travel tips, and more. What's hot : The depth of global coverage on Kids TravelBooks is unexpected and comprehensive, with books arranged by continent and country. I want to go to the Dominican Republic, but I'm not quite ready to book a flight. I wondered if it had any kids' books on it, clicked the link, and found four books that I could buy that might help me make a decision.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 9, 2016 | By Carolyn Hax, Advice Columnist
Question: I am secure in the fact that I don't want kids, and at 35 and very single, I have learned how to be alone without feeling lonely. I date when I want to, but don't make that my focus. I've been successful at work and recently expanded my hobbies by starting my own website and creating a community of people around that. In short, I usually know what I need to do to fix feelings that don't feel good. However, I can't get past this feeling of sadness of losing friends. At this point, all of my friends have different priorities.
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