November 29, 2012 |
Brian Lipstein, 28, of Manayunk, is CEO of Henry A. Davidsen Master Tailors & Image Consultants, which he founded in 2006. From a shop on 17th Street near Spruce, the Penn graduate creates a custom-tailored look that fits the image a client wants to project. Clients have included Flyers coach Peter Laviolette, former Eagle Ron Jaworski and radio/TV personality Danny Bonaduce. Q: How did you come up with the idea for the company? A: I started selling high-end custom suits for $2,500.
November 2, 2012 |
YOU WANT TO focus on the little signs of progress - on the lights flickering back to life, the bulldozers pushing piles of sand, the subways and trains carrying commuters once again. But the pure horror that Hurricane Sandy visited upon the Northeast earlier this week still finds ways to take your breath away. The Daily News on Thursday hovered in a helicopter above Seaside Heights, where jagged pieces of the Casino Pier pointed toward the surf and the twisted remains of a roller coaster that plummeted into the water.
December 10, 2011 |
Some audience members said they were in shock and awe after Compagnie Marie Chouinard's opening-night performance Thursday of Rite of Spring at the Annenberg Center, as the Montreal company began its first visit to Philadelphia in 17 years. But after seeing Chouinard's Rite in Phoenix in 1996 and longing to see it again all these years, I was just in shock. It was so unlike the original, my favorite of many Rites I've seen. Company agent Paul Tanguay said audiences at a planned appearance in Shanghai in October will see the original, with the white- and tan-colored leotards and Rober Racine's 12-minute prelude, Sound Signatures . But we get a bargain-basement version, without the Racine or the costumes.
November 7, 2011 |
He loves soccer. Can't get enough of it. So when Jarrod Skole was told in 2006, at age 10, that he had cancer, his first question was "Will I still be able to play soccer?" Now a freshman at Lenape High School in Medford, handsome, friendly, and blessed with a wry sense of humor, Jarrod doesn't remember everything about that strange night when everything changed. But the last few years have left an indelible mark, changing his family and leading Jarrod and his father to write a first-of-its-kind book.
August 24, 2011 |
VIENNA, Austria - Iran has allowed a top U.N. atomic inspector access to a site where it is developing advanced centrifuges that can be used to make nuclear fuel and to arm warheads, diplomats told the Associated Press on Tuesday. The diplomats said Deputy Director-General Herman Nackaerts of the International Atomic Energy Agency also was allowed to tour Iran's heavy-water production plant for the first time. Heavy-water reactors - like the research unit Iran is building - produce plutonium, which, along with enriched uranium, can be used for the fissile core of nuclear warheads.
January 10, 2011 |
IT WAS A terrible time of anger and rage in America. There was harsh rhetoric blaring from a newer form of political media - talk radio - and a hard-fought election in which Congress turned sharply to the right. Then an alienated young man committed an act of unspeakable violence. Hardworking federal employees died, and so did young children. The president of the United States sought to change the national conversation. "Let us let our own children know that we will stand against the forces of fear," the young commander-in-chief told a grieving nation.
June 13, 2010 |
'In this season of discontent, it will be women who can transform the national rage and demoralization into hope. " Sounds like a potential campaign slogan for Meg Whitman, the newly anointed Republican gubernatorial candidate in California. Or Carly Fiorina, now the Golden State's GOP Senate candidate. Or Nikki Haley, who won the most votes in South Carolina's Republican primary for governor. Actually, it's a line from a column written for this page by Patricia Ireland, president of the National Organization for Women.
September 24, 2009 |
In Germany these days, one sees swastikas only in history books, museums, and the movies. The public display of the Nazi symbol is banned in any form, for the good reason that unspeakable crimes were committed under it there. I know laws are different in this regard in the United States, for the good reason that the Constitution protects freedom of speech. Still, as a German in America for the past summer of conservative discontent, I couldn't help but find it bizarre to see swastikas on protesters' posters next to the face of the U.S. president - a man who, because of the color of his skin, would have been a certain victim of the Nazis' murderous ideology.
March 16, 2009 |
Group Motion's 40th Anniversary show at the Painted Bride last weekend - a low-key event called "Shadow and Light" - bookended three modest dances with lovely receptions that gave longtime fans a chance to celebrate and reminisce about the company's impact on the dance scene in the South Street community and in its current location in West Philly's Community Education Center. Group Motion's roster has changed over time, but it usually has a few senior dancers who offer continuity with German expressionist dance, with which the company has never completely cut the cord.