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March 28, 2008 | By Marc Stier
I've learned many lessons about the difficulties, possibilities, and importance of communication between the races in the United States after living in Philadelphia's racially integrated Mount Airy neighborhood for 10 years and leading its community organization for three years. Living next door to people of another race doesn't, necessarily, make for social interaction. Given our increasingly private lives, even living next door to someone of the same race doesn't ensure it. But interaction is easier in Mount Airy.
NEWS
June 22, 2004 | By Martha Matysik
Whether schools should visit retailers for class trips ("Brand-name field trips: A total sellout," editorial, May 27) has brought about much debate. Some would say that the businesses have purely selfish financial motives in inviting the young visitors. I think this is a misconception. As a former trainer of a major home-center retailer, I had the privilege of facilitating many school trips. The trips were an opportunity for the store's employees to interact and give something back to the community, pure and simple.
NEWS
June 28, 2009
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SPORTS
April 7, 2011
HERE'S HOPING an NHL goaltender's innocent interaction with a fan does not get blown out of proportion by the politically correct police. Or, at the very least, let's hope it was an innocent interaction. An unnamed Canadiens fan, yapping to the visiting Blackhawks during Tuesday's game, reportedly made a $5 bet with reserve goaltender Marty Turco that the Blackhawks wouldn't score after Montreal went up, 1-0. When Patrick Kane lit the lamp for Chicago a few minutes later, the fan had to pay up. "I slipped it through the glass.
NEWS
July 25, 1988 | By Tom Moon, Inquirer Popular-Music Critic
It might have been a nonstop night of hits. "Sir Duke. " "Superstition. " "I Just Called to Say I Love You. " "Part Time Lover. " Certainly Stevie Wonder, whose consistent talent as a tunesmith has recently been eclipsed in the public eye by Prince and others, could have coasted with a perfunctory, loving-look-back trip through his catalogue Saturday at the outdoor grandstand of Bally's Grand Hotel Casino. A greatest-hits revue would have suited the capacity crowd of 4,000, who braved rain-soaked bleacher seats and a blustering ocean breeze - and then had to wait nearly 40 minutes for the concert to begin.
NEWS
November 3, 1994 | By Laura Genao, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
In the 11th and 12th centuries, Christians, Jews and Muslims gathered in the medieval castles of Spain to hear songs and stories of saints, martyrs and citizens. On Saturday night, the medieval ensemble Altramar hopes to capture that feeling of unity by bringing music from the Spanish Golden Age to the Trinity Episcopal Church in Swarthmore. "There was a lot of cultural interaction taking place between the years 1000 and about 1220," said Chris Smith of the Bloomington, Ind., ensemble.
NEWS
September 30, 2010 | By GARY THOMPSON, thompsg@phillynews.com 215-854-5992
In the opening few minutes of "The Social Network," all you see are two college kids yakking, and it's the most enthralling movie sequence of the year. On the surface, it's a testy conversation between a dweeby Harvard undergrad and the college girlfriend who's about to dump him. The two squabble and apologize, parry and thrust, attack and withdraw. The combatants often stop mid-argument to parse the precise meaning of the words in play - they want to gauge the sincerity, the intent, the possible permutations of the remarks they make.
NEWS
August 2, 2000 | By Susan Weidener, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
The man who developed the Great Valley Corporate Center says that if people want to talk about contributions to suburban sprawl, they should look at "the government's wishes. " "The Great Valley Corporate Center was zoned for that use," said Willard Rouse 3d, chairman of Liberty Property Trust. "We implemented the government's wishes. "There is this hypothesis that the development community has created sprawl, but 80 [percent] or 85 percent has occurred under the zoning the townships have placed on the land.
NEWS
June 2, 2004 | By Tirdad Derakhshani INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Joy in the world! We're talking immeasurable, infinite, bottomless agape-style felicity: Julia Roberts is pregnant with twins. According to reports in such hallowed publications as People mag, US Weekly, and Star mag - all of which have permanently replaced the Dostoyevsky and Kafka from our bedside table - the 36-year-old Oscar winner with the winningest smile this side of the Mona Lisa is nine weeks pregnant with what will be her and hubby Danny...
NEWS
November 5, 1987 | By Lisa Ellis, Inquirer Staff Writer
All Olga Ellison wanted was a little kiss. What she got was 65 pounds of black-and-tan fur bounding onto her nursing- home bed with an affectionate exuberance that half-knocked-over her thin, 85-year-old frame. She was delighted. "Oh, you're sweet," she proclaimed, embracing Niki, the Siberian husky, and demanding a wet kiss. Niki obliged. And so did Christopher, the golden retriever that visited next and got so comfortable it seemed he might not move. "I think I've got a little dog for myself," Ellison said, hugging Christopher.
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June 10, 2015 | BY DAVID GAMBACORTA, Daily News Staff Writer gambacd@phillynews.com, 215-854-5994
AT FIRST, the commotion in front of the old police district's front walls attracted some stares. Then drivers pulled over and started taking pictures with their phones. Some marched up to police officers who were standing around and peppered them with questions. And then the damnedest thing happened: People started smiling. Laughing. Might even have done a little clapping, too. Velvet ropes, a red carpet and balloons hugged the entrance to Olney's 35th District headquarters — in honor of a movie night for dozens of excited local kids.
NEWS
April 13, 2015 | By A.D. Amorosi, For The Inquirer
Local arts watchers had to wonder why InterAct Theatre's hands-on boss, producing artistic director Seth Rozin, wasn't directing, or including any of his own plays, in much of his company's 2014-15 season. Few realized that by April, Rozin would be announcing not only that InterAct was leaving its longtime home at the Adrienne Theater but also that it was leading four other theater organizations into a new space in the old Drake Hotel ballroom in September. "Truthfully, when we selected this season, we didn't exactly know we'd be spending the year in lease negotiations, design meetings, and fund-raising mode for a new home," Rozin said April 1, the day he announced the Drake deal.
NEWS
March 19, 2015 | By Jan Hefler, Inquirer Staff Writer
After two months of refusing to answer questions from residents during the public portion of Evesham Township Council meetings, Mayor Randy Brown broke his silence Tuesday night. Brown and the four other members of the all-Republican council interacted with residents by answering questions, sharing concerns, and offering explanations. "I see tonight things have changed, and I compliment the council for that," said Kenneth Mills, an 81-year-old resident who frequently attends meetings and who had complained about the mayor's recent policy of not responding to questions.
NEWS
March 13, 2015 | By Dan DeLuca, Inquirer Music Critic
The sprawling culture and technology summit known as South by Southwest takes place in Austin, Texas, every March. It started out as a music festival in 1987. It still is one, but the madness that this corporate-branded mega-event brings to the streets of Austin, with thousands of acts, including a few dozen from Philadelphia, playing in more than 100 venues, doesn't get under way until next week. Before that happens, both the SXSW Film Festival - behind Sundance, the most influential annual festival for independent movies in the United States - and SXSW Interactive, the wide-ranging technology conference that first brought Twitter to the attention of the world in 2007, will occupy the Texas capital city.
NEWS
February 9, 2015 | BY LARA WITT, Daily News Staff Writer wittl@phillynews.com, 215-854-5927
OUTSIDE it's bleak and cold, but inside St. Raymond of Penafort, a predominantly black Catholic parish in Mount Airy, the atmosphere is joyous and warm. Parishioners smile. A live band and talented choir perform. Happy toddlers dance on their wobbly legs as their parents try to keep them from bumping into others around them. "I feel the presence of God each weekend," said the Rev. Christopher Walsh, the church's pastor. Parishoners lay their burdens down, he said, "bringing them to the community to raise up . . . Our weekend experience is very vibrant and touches hearts.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 24, 2015 | By Wendy Rosenfield, For The Inquirer
InterAct Theatre Company's world premiere of Jen Silverman's The Dangerous House of Pretty Mbane examines the "new" South Africa. Postapartheid, it's a progressive nation (it was the first in Africa to legalize same-sex marriage) except when it isn't. With the 2010 World Cup as its backdrop, foreign journalists arrive to cheer and toast a new day, while for Noxolo and her lover Pretty, lesbians living under constant threat of violence, little has changed. Noxolo (Aimé Kelly) is a soccer star who managed to escape to London on an athletic scholarship while Pretty (Lynette Freeman)
NEWS
May 14, 2014 | By Tom Avril, Inquirer Staff Writer
The birds of paradise are a group of 39 outrageously feathered tropical species with enough colors to rival a rainbow. They are captured in photos and videos, some of them for the first time, in a National Geographic exhibit now on display at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University. So with all that eye candy on hand, why is a group of younger visitors playing a video game? Children strut, flap their arms, and bounce as a camera tracks their movements to see how well they mimic an avian courtship dance.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 15, 2014 | By Dan DeLuca, Inquirer Staff Writer
AUSTIN, Texas - Is SXSW Interactive the nerdiest place on earth? The conference, which brought more than 30,000 busily networking techies from all over the globe to Austin last week, and which precedes the better-known SXSW Music, is where the superstar attractions were NSA leaker Edward Snowden (via teleconference), Mythbusters host Adam Savage, and astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, who referred to the confab as "geek central. " Panels drilled down into topics like "The Future of Genetics in Everyday Life," "Your Next UX Skill: Prototyping With HTML," and "Combinatorial Creativity: The Future of Innovation.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 12, 2014 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Dan DeLuca from SXSW   South by Southwest kicked off in Austin, Texas, over the weekend, with its Interactive and Film festivals first. Statistics whiz Nate Silver and Grantland founder and hoops analyst Bill Simmons discussed sports tech at a panel for the SXsports segment. "A scientist is just a kid who never grew up," said astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson at his SXSW keynote Saturday with journalist Christie Nicholson . The host of the TV series Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey , which debuted on Fox Sunday night, Tyson held 3,500 attendees rapt in an engaging, funny hour-plus talk.
NEWS
March 12, 2014 | By Dan DeLuca, Inquirer Staff Writer
AUSTIN, Texas - The music portion of the South by Southwest conference doesn't begin until Tuesday, but there's no question that the week's biggest rock star has already appeared before the crowd gathered in this capital city. On Monday, Edward Snowden, the fugitive former National Security Agency contractor who leaked thousands of classified documents last year, focusing world attention on the U.S. government's data-surveillance programs, appeared via teleconference from Russia before a packed house of 3,500 at the SXSW Interactive conference.
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