December 6, 2011 |
Rebecca Levenberg was riding her bike to work on Nov. 9, 2010, when a garbage truck turned right from Washington Avenue onto Fifth Street, and the driver didn't see her in the bike lane. She nearly lost her life and did lose her left leg four inches above the knee. When she awoke from sedation in intensive care, her aunt and uncle gave her a necklace with an inscription from Confucius: "The journey of 1,000 miles begins with one step. " The phrase "always echoed in my head," Levenberg said, as she endured months of abdominal surgeries, hospitalizations and rehab.
January 29, 1996 |
Perhaps as old as the Garden of Eden itself is humanity's yearning to search for the meaning of life. Some individuals experience a profound desire to go on personal quests to uncover their self-identity, spiritual awareness and ancestral roots. Such universal themes are explored in Bristol Riverside Theater's current production, The God of Isaac, which runs through Feb. 11. The play was written by Chicago-based playwright James Sherman, who directs this staging. The God of Isaac is actually a funny play, a poignant comedy that has plenty of light moments.
April 25, 2000 |
The tenacity of a Quaker man born four centuries ago has inspired a 62-year-old bricklayer to sell his English home, purchase a 36-foot yacht, and sail across the Atlantic to Woodbury. It is a voyage more than two years in the making. And if weather permits, Melvin Magnall will embark today on the 5,400-mile journey from the shores of northern England. It all started when Magnall stumbled across a brochure about Quakers that he found in a tourist office. He learned of a man named Henry Wood, who was beaten, imprisoned, and blinded in one eye for his religious beliefs.
August 16, 2004 |
The outs started to dwindle in Deep Run's amazing season. Sean Coyle thought he could stop it by ignoring the scoreboard. The righthanded pitcher and power-hitter in the Deep Run lineup refused to believe his season was coming to a close. In the end, Coyle and his teammates on the Little League baseball team from Hilltown, Bucks County, were forced to accept a 4-1 setback to South Caroline of Preston, Md., here in the Mid-Atlantic Little League Championship at A. Bartlett Giamatti Stadium.
September 14, 2012
NO MATTER your political opinion on immigration, it's impossible to deny the benefits some children receive from making it to America. But getting here is often a story of impossible emotional struggle for each immigrating family. "El Viaje de los Niños" ("The Children's Journey") is a visual account, done in large-scale dioramas, of Mexican children's journeys across the border and ultimately to Philadelphia. The exhibit is simultaneously a story of struggle and recovery, a child's journey through life toward, it is hoped, a better future, and a visual representation of each child's incredible bravery.
July 11, 2008 |
Fasten your 3-D glasses and mind the gap. Cheesy, cheesy, cheesy but fun, fun, fun, Journey to the Center of the Earth , a retro-update of the Jules Verne adventure novel, takes audiences to the planet's core via the corniest route imaginable. Free fall through glacier. Roller coaster down mine shaft. On tiptoe across molten lava. Through 3-D glasses, the planetary pith variously resembles melting crushed-ice or reheated pizza. Oddly, the experience stirred my inner 6-year-old.
July 4, 1999
Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. This trinity sits atop one of the most audacious paragraphs pen ever set to paper. It lists the ennobling aims of the rebellion against a distant king that the paragraph's author and 55 others formally declared on a July day in Philadelphia in 1776. It set the trajectory for an infant nation that would turn out to be like no other. That trajectory has taken the United States over terrain that couldn't have been imagined by the firebrands, rascals, heroes and ordinary men who, on that July day 223 years ago, together summoned the courage of a signature.
January 18, 2013 |
Come out of your shell this weekend and learn how turtles have been able to adapt and survive since prehistoric times at Adventure Aquarium's newest exhibit "Turtles: Journey of Survival. " On display through March 24, the exhibit features more than 20 species of land and sea turtles from around the globe. Each day activities will educate about their biology, evolution, and living habitats. At "The Journey of Five Turtles," a daily interactive show in the Ocean Realm Dive Theater, visitors can learn about vulnerable species and meet Loggerhead Bob; Ozzy, a 3-month-old hatchling; and green sea turtles Old Green and Stitches.
October 4, 2007 |
Self-taught West Chester artist John Hannafin returned home last month from a 10,600-mile cross-country road trip fueled by his desire to paint the American landscape. He'll exhibit the vibrant paintings from the journey tomorrow from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Cultural Center at the Chester County Historical Society in West Chester in an event called Art Across America. Hannafin describes his art as contemporary impressionism and uses bright colors in what he calls a curvy linear perspective.
July 23, 2005 |
Fleeing audiences leave varied attitudes in their wake. Some stomp with disgust. Others run in fear of the oblique. But at the U.S. premiere of Shadowtime by composer Brian Ferneyhough and Penn English professor Charles Bernstein on Thursday at the Lincoln Center Festival, 15 percent crept out early with quiet respect, as if to say, "This may be great but I just can't take it anymore. " Daunting indeed was this dense meditation on the life of the great 20th-century thinker Walter Benjamin, who committed suicide in 1940 while attempting to flee the war in Europe.