March 27, 2014 |
Face it. Beards are everywhere - and we're not talking about a little stubble. More guys are wearing full-out fuzzy beards and mustaches - scruffy and dense like bracken, or elegantly coiffed and pointed like topiary - and the evidence of facial fawning grows. Manhattan's International Beauty Show this month hosted as many bearded models and clipper demonstrations as it did colorists and tall coifs. Cosmetic surgeons such as Ardmore's Rumer Cosmetic Surgery offer facial hair transplants (for $3,000)
July 18, 2011 |
Beset by the prospect of layoffs and struggling to curb classroom assaults, Philadelphia's beleaguered school police are aggrieved over another issue these days: a new dress and grooming code that bans goatees and "soul patches" but permits beards. "This is going to prevent violence in the schools?" asked Michael Lodise, president of the union representing 635 part- and full-time school police. His union filed grievances after Chief Myron Patterson, who took over school police operations last summer on loan from the city, formulated a new code.
September 1, 2006 |
If a tree falls in the forest and nobody's there to hear it, does it make a sound? And if a man shaves off his mustache and nobody notices that it's gone, did he ever really have one? And does he even exist? That's the central question in Emmanuel Carr?re's La Moustache, an intriguing study of identity, marriage and, perhaps, madness. Adapted from his own 1987 novel, Carr?re's keenly observed puzzler begins innocently enough in the apartment of a seemingly happy Parisian couple, Marc and Agn?s (Vincent Lindon and Emmanuelle Devos)
June 17, 1993 |
It was like being transported into the 1890s at Aldan Elementary School on Saturday as the borough celebrated its hundredth. There were a beard and mustache competition, with the participants having grown the facial hair expressly for the occasion, and horse-drawn carriage rides.
April 3, 2001
A second helping of W. Wilson Goode (March 21)? I still have indigestion from the first. This shows how pathetic this city's political and business climate must be to allow a person who cost this city millions (and still counting) to continue to maintain a presence here. By the way, your honor, lose the facial hair. It's as cheesy as your two terms in office were. JOHN SFORZA, Philadelphia
March 16, 2012
THESE stylish Philadelphians of a certain age possess what I call "advanced style. " They exude a long-forgotten sense of class in which men and women dressed more for style than comfort. These seasoned ladies don pearls, dress hats, Chanel bags and kitten heels on their feet. The mature guys are sporting facial hair, classic navy sport coats, vintage eyeglass frames and Belgiumloafers. Their style, like fine wine, just gets better with age. Contact Reuben Harley at BIGRUBE@streetgazing.com , or follow on Twitter @BigRubeHarley.
July 31, 2010 |
Three former prison guards have sued the Delaware County prison, alleging religious, sexual, and racial discrimination after they were fired for not cutting their hair, which they say their religion forbids. Nigel LeBlanc, Eugene Briggs and Zayid Bolds, all of Philadelphia, are followers of the Rastafarian movement, which prohibits cutting hair on the head, including facial hair, according to their lawsuit. They were asked to choose between their jobs and their religion, said Jennifer L. Zegel, attorney for the men. The prison is run by the New Jersey-based Community Education Centers (CEC)
December 19, 1997 |
What's the difference between "Scream" and its wild child "Scream 2"? Four deaths, 12 screams, 29 curse words and five cordless phones. Mr. Showbiz, an entertainment site on the Internet, did an informal survey comparing the two Wes Craven slash pictures and came up with some interesting statistics. While "Scream 2" has more dead bodies than "Scream" (11 to seven), it is more PG in other respects. For example, the second picture has 12 fewer actual screams, 29 fewer naughty words and no sex (compared with one sex scene in the first "Scream")
February 16, 1999 |
While the New York Yankees and Derek Jeter couldn't work out a deal and went before arbitrators yesterday, All-Star second baseman Ray Durham got a $20 million, four-year contract from the Chicago White Sox. Jeter, who appeared in his first All-Star Game last summer, asked a three-man panel for $5 million, which would match Ruben Sierra's 1992 salary with Texas as the second-highest ever awarded in arbitration. The only higher award was the $5.3 million pitcher Jack McDowell got from the Chicago White Sox in 1994 - when he lost his case.
October 8, 2007
RE JENICE Armstong's column "Glamour Takes a Hit": I'd say the advice against dreadlocks was not race-based, but rather based on maintaining appropriate workplace grooming. Law is a field where appearance is important, as a lawyer's demeanor and appearance can influence a jury. Dreadlocks look like matted hair, and appear unkempt. I agree it may seem like a race-based judgment, but if a white lawyer wore dreadlocks and was told they were unacceptable, what would the defense for keeping the hairstyle be in that case?