October 8, 2015 |
WHEN IT comes to swimming, Penn Charter sophomore Reece Whitley always has a good time. That's time as in minutes and seconds. The 6-8, 15-year-old from Lafayette Hill has already qualified to compete in the 100- and 200-meter breaststroke at the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials in June. He's also hoping to swim the 200 individual medley. Before that, however, he's hoping to finish first in another competition: the Sports Illustrated SportsKid of the Year. Whitley is one of five candidates - and the only swimmer - on the ballot.
October 7, 2015
ISSUE | SYRIA Good, bad bombs With Russia's entry into Syria's war, it didn't take long for the old Cold War claims of immoral equivalence between our two countries to emerge. The Signe Wilkinson cartoon (Thursday) showing a U.S. bomb and a Russian bomb being dropped there sarcastically implied that ours, labeled "Good," was no better than theirs, labeled "Bad. " This ignores the fact that we are bombing mass murderers, and the Russians are bombing our moderate allies. This reasoning is reminiscent of previous wars in Korea and Vietnam, in which the proof of which was the moral side became obvious after they were over.
August 31, 2015 |
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August 14, 2015 |
After trying his hand on the golf mini-tours, Billy Stewart decided to return to his home area, establish himself as a teaching pro and play in local tournaments. It's a move that has turned out nicely. Stewart, 31, of Devon, saw a very good 2015 season become a great one Wednesday. His clutch shot out of trees at the 17th hole led to a birdie and an eventual 1-stroke victory in the Pennsylvania Open at Rolling Green Golf Club in Springfield, Delaware County. Stewart, representing the ACE Club in Lafayette Hill, finished with a 3-under-par 68 and a 54-hole score of 8-under 205 to claim the $8,000 first prize.
July 6, 2015 |
So the hem on your jeans got in a tussle with a seam ripper and lost, you say? Perfect. The trendlet Jeans featuring pant legs and waistbands with released hems - think very, very worn - are giving this summer's high-waisted bell-bottoms and slouchy boyfriend jeans a must-have look. Pair your light-blue or gray britches with stretchy tank tops or sheer blouses for some after-hours casual fun. Where's it come from? Here we have yet another look snatched from the pages of a 1970s fashion magazine.
July 1, 2015
ISSUE | OBAMA Fait accompli rule President Obama's strategy to dominate Congress and the courts is to get an agenda item rolling by any means, knowing it will be difficult to stop. Examples include: passing Obamacare by changing Senate rules, after which the threat of extreme medical-insurance disruption influences the Supreme Court to allow it to continue; suspending border enforcement, scattering refugee children, and then arguing that returning them would overwhelm the system; and proposing legal status for illegal aliens, knowing that once it's in effect, it will be increasingly hard for the courts or Republicans to reverse.
June 29, 2015 |
Look for beaming smiles on T-shirts, bracelets, headbands, towels, rings, and ankle socks to make the trek to overnight camp. The trendlet Emojis - yes, those omnipresent computer-generated grins - are sending an undeniable message of good vibes and high style this summer. Where's it come from? In 1999, Japanese developer Shigetaka Kurita developed the first emojis - Japanese for "picture characters" - as part of Unicode, a universal tech language that today allows us to read texts sent from iPhones to Androids.
June 15, 2015 |
Danielle Snyderman's fascination with the love lives of her elderly patients began after a woman in her late 80s suffered a series of falls. It was clear that she could no longer live safely in an apartment with her husband of six decades. A broken hip would have been catastrophic for her. Snyderman, a geriatrician, recommended that the woman move to assisted living. Her husband resisted fiercely, fighting against what seemed to be in his wife's best interest. "Every morning, we wake up," he told Snyderman, "and we look at each other and we stick out our tongues.
June 12, 2015 |
Explaining that "when one door closes, another door opens," Susanna Foo says Sunday will be the finale of her namesake restaurant in Radnor, which opened in 2006. Foo and her son Gabriel have decided to focus completely on SuGa , the upmarket Chinese restaurant they are building at 1720 Sansom St., which was Genji. It is expected to open in September. Brewpub for Jenkintown Downtown Jenkintown gets its own brewpub June 19 with the opening of Guild Hall Brewing Co. (208 York Rd., 267-287-8698)
May 11, 2015 |
Television, in a way, is the perfect medium for M. Night Shyamalan, the Bucks County director who made his name with The Sixth Sense and who has seen his star decline ever since. For his TV debut, Shyamalan chose Wayward Pines , a genre-inflected mystery based on the trilogy by Blake Crouch. Matt Dillon stars as Secret Service agent Ethan Burke. He is stranded in the mysterious town of Wayward Pines, Idaho, while in search of his missing partner and former lover, Kate (Carla Gugino)