April 15, 2016 |
As he approaches, the former N.W.A. member is still as cool as ice. As part of the legendary hip-hop group, Ice Cube burst onto the national scene in the early 1990s rapping about his unique perspective on life. Now, even though he's a big-time mainstream actor, he's still not shying away from controversy. As Cube has been making the rounds promoting Barbershop: The Next Cut , he has been holding forth on everything from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's oft-repeated 1996 remark about "super predators," which he says is an offensive label, to America's current fascination with GOP front-runner Donald Trump.
April 15, 2016 |
Irene Maguire Muehlbronner, 86, of Blue Bell, a skater who, with her husband and partner, Walter Muehlbronner, gave an early lift to the art of ice dancing in America, died Sunday, April 10, at Normandy Farms Estates. The cause of death was congestive heart failure. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., Mrs. Muehlbronner first showed an interest in skating at age 8. She was a singles skater when she met Walter Muehlbronner at the Brooklyn Skating Club, she told the Broad Street Review in February 2014.
April 14, 2016 |
On an April night in 1973, a kid from Roxborough stood in front of the Spectrum and listened to a muffled roar explode through its walls. He did not go in. Could not go in, really. Hell, they couldn't even watch it on TV. They were Roxborough kids, the sons of machinists, of factory foremen, of Marine Corps vets who returned from Korea and spent the rest of their lives cobbling together a living on the ground floor of the industrial complex that enabled such entanglements. Funny how it works: You risk your life to protect the capital, you manufacture the material to construct the building, and then you stand outside and listen to the crowd.
April 2, 2016
ISSUE | CUBA Make friends with diplomacy, not might Former Cuban President Fidel Castro's apoplectic condemnation this week of President Obama's speech to the Cuban people sounds like the response of a tired, old revolutionary afraid of maintaining his legacy. It also underscores the importance of Obama's historic two-day trip to Havana last week. Like President Richard Nixon's visit to China, it required political courage, which is something lacking in most of our representatives these days.
March 13, 2016
Original Big Island Shave Ice Co. Parks at Blue Dragon Restaurant & Spa, 61-3616 Kawaihae Rd. 808-895-6069. obisic.com. Hours: The Original Big Island Shave Ice Co. food truck operates primarily in Kawaihae. Hours of operation are 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and 1:30-5:30 p.m. Sunday. Price: An average shave ice costs $4 to $5. Special flavors such as Halo Halo, Kona Coffee, and Trini-Chantilly cost $5 to $6.
March 5, 2016 |
Stash Serafin was born in 1953, two months premature and weighing less than three pounds. His lungs had collapsed, and his chances for survival were slim. Doctors at Chestnut Hill Hospital put him in an incubator filled with pure oxygen. It saved his life, but he suffered the fate of thousands of other premature infants at the time. The oxygen burned his eyes, blinding him for life. But on a Saturday night in 1968, blindness did not stop the teenager from finding his life's passion: figure skating.
February 24, 2016
Rothman Ice Rink at Dilworth Park The long: Winter lasts forever. But the ice-skating season is too short. Six more days to haul Junior to City Hall, lace him into rigid, bladed booties, and set him loose on Dilworth Park's temporary patch of frozen water. The short: Last day to skate: Sunday. The demo: Wearers of size 9T shoes on up. The scene: Never as crowded as you might expect, Dilworth Park's well-Zamboni'd mini- rink employs friendly monitors who make sure its midday and after-school skaters keep safety first in mind.
February 19, 2016 |
Two hours before the tipoff, Temple's students were lined up on Montgomery Avenue from 15th Street down the block all the way to Broad. They had their rollouts and fatheads and their top-grade fervor. Their number one target looked down at the ground, and kept looking down, as Villanova lined up for the national anthem right in front of the student section. No, they weren't going to faze Jalen Brunson, certainly not that woman in the second row who kept yelling "Traitor!" every time Brunson dropped a jump shot.
February 12, 2016
Cheese or ice cream? Why not both? Can't decide between a cheese course and dessert for your Valentine's Day dinner? Here's a compromise. Weckerly's Ice Cream and Birchrun Hills Farm collaborated on limited-edition ice-cream sandwiches that are sweet, savory, and even a little funky. We liked the Fat Cat's Creamsicle: ice cream made with semi-soft Fat Cat cheese spread and blood orange balsamic marmalade, between two olive-oil shortbread cookies. - Samantha Melamed Fat Cat's Creamsicle ice cream sandwich, $4.99 each, available till Feb. 14 at Di Bruno Bros., 1730 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, 215-665-9220.
February 1, 2016 |
Thousands of people flocked Saturday to Mount Holly, scouring the area for parking spots and then joining a downtown throng to soak up colorful sights and sunshine just one week after a major storm barreled through the area. They came to see sculptors create masterpieces from ice that was bound up in 300-pound blocks, not swirling about and wreaking havoc. Oh yes, they came, too, for the spicy hot chili that was being served up as the annual Fire & Ice Festival unfolded on a three-block stretch in the business district.