January 13, 2015 |
The deep freeze that gripped much of the nation last week and snarled travel, shut schools, filled homeless shelters, and led some zoos to bring penguins inside was just perfect for Holly the German giant bunny, who lives at the Elmwood Park Zoo in Norristown. "When it's like this, she really likes to go outside," Sam Navarino, the zoo's education manager, said Sunday at the first Breakfast With the Animals program this year. The theme, not surprisingly, was "Creature Comforts," with Navarino explaining why some zoo animals love the bone-freezing weather.
September 12, 2014 |
Q: Me and this girl have been seeing each for about a month, and out of the blue one day she announces that she's a furry. She brought out this cat costume with ears and a tail she likes to wear to this dance party she goes to. She even answers the phone when I call by saying "meow. " I thought it was sort of cute in the beginning, but she's a grown woman with a kid. She's in this stuff deep. We've talked about it but she keeps on telling me that this stuff she's into has nothing do with sex. Is she going to want me to do it to her in that get up?
June 23, 2014 |
Beverly Sendrow Tarnopol, 77, of Mount Laurel, owner with her husband, Sheldon, of the former Philadelphia and Lower Merion retailer Tarnopol Furs, died Thursday, June 19, at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, after a fall. Mrs. Tarnopol, known as Buni, was born in Philadelphia and graduated from Overbrook High School in 1954. A son, Neil, said that Sheldon Tarnopol's grandfather Max began the business, first in Russia, then in New York City. Between the early 1900s and the 1950s, Tarnopol Furs was at 16th and Diamond Streets in North Philadelphia, before moving in 1956 to the City Line Shopping Center in Philadelphia.
November 23, 2013 |
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. Weeks after Pennsylvania State University's search for a new president suffered a setback, a verbal battle over the process erupted Thursday at a committee meeting of the board of trustees. Trustee Anthony Lubrano said the board should allow all 32 trustees to meet with and interview the final three candidates. Only 12 trustees now serve on the search committee; he and other trustees who have criticized the board's leadership were excluded. "It's a valid concern when you say to 18 members of the board, 'Here's a person.
October 4, 2013 |
WITH A heavy heart, Aasim Campbell took a knee near midfield with his Samuel Fels High teammates after leading them to a 35-16 victory last night at Charles Martin Memorial Field. Head coach Bill Harrigan then spoke succinctly about exorcising last week's late-game demons and finishing off a game against Horace Furness. Harrigan then presented the game ball to Campbell. "There is overcoming adversity," Harrigan said, "and then there is overcoming adversity. " Campbell's father, Benjamin Campbell, was shot and killed on Tuesday, Aasim said.
May 31, 2013 |
THOMAS: You might say this play is about . . . beware of what you wish for. VANDA: Because she might come walking in the door. And so she does. In David Ives' brilliant play "Venus in Fur," being given a dazzling production by the Philadelphia Theatre Company, Thomas, a playwright who has been auditioning terrible actresses all day long, is still wishing for one who can convincingly play the role of Vanda. And in stumbles an actress named, of all things, Vanda, who, mysteriously, already knows the script by heart and who, hilariously, has a bag full of thrift-store costumes to suit the part.
May 21, 2013 |
Many human relationships - on the street, in the office, in the bedroom, on the stage - boil down to simple sadomasochism. That dynamic is ably explored in David Ives' superbly aware play Venus in Fur , presented by the Philadelphia Theatre Company through June 23. Previews begin Friday at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre. Venus in Fur , in which Fur is singular, takes off from (but isn't really based on) a famous/notorious 1870 erotic novel, Venus in Furs , in which Furs is plural, by Austrian writer Leopold von Sacher-Masoch.
April 24, 2013 |
ANTONIO HARRIS lives on South Ringgold Street, little more than a mile from Citizens Bank Park, and his favorite sport is baseball. So, maybe he can tell some stories about brushes with famous Phillies. Securing an autograph from Ryan Howard. Being tossed a batting-practice ball by Roy Halladay. Dancing on top of the dugout with the Phillie Phanatic. Um, not quite. "My favorite team is the Yankees," Harris said. Yankees?! Seriously?! Should we end this story now?!
February 8, 2013 |
I THINK IT WAS the homeless woman wearing a tattered floor-length mink that convinced me that Philly is a big fur town. I see them everywhere. Flared sables with shawl collars walking down Market. Fox cuffs and trim waiting for the train. Fitted Texas raccoons headed to lunch and dinner. Jersey black muskrats off to the theater. Both men and women. Don't get nervous. I'm not going to go all PETA on you - in fact, the opposite: fur put food on my table, clothes on my back. It helped pay for college.
February 1, 2013 |
YUSEF ROSS has a cousin who once played basketball for Horace Furness High, and the thought of representing that same school made him feel pretty special once he decided to enroll. "Then I get here and I find out they don't have basketball anymore," he said, laughing. What's a guy to do? Go with the flow. "Now," Ross said, "I'm playing with one of my other cousins. I was looking forward to going against him, but this way's cool, too. " Stick with us. It's wacky . . . Furness dropped its varsity program after the 2010-11 season and its hoopsters now play for Southern as part of a cooperative sponsorship.