August 6, 2016 |
An app created to lessen food waste during the Democratic National Convention will continue to serve the homeless after collecting more than five tons of food over eight days. The Food Connect app, launched July 15 by Food Connect and other local antihunger organizations, allows restaurants, caterers, and individuals to enter their location and have extra food picked up by a vehicle driven by volunteers. Between July 21 and 29, the app collected 11,239 pounds of food, enough for 9,366 meals, city officials said Thursday.
July 17, 2016 |
Think of it as Uber for leftovers. Instead of ordering a personal ride, imagine a lift to run unused meals to a local food bank. The Food Connect app, launched Friday by Food Connect and other local antihunger organizations, was created as a solution to the massive food waste anticipated during the Democratic National Convention. The app is available for download on iTunes and the Google Play store. Starting Saturday, restaurants, caterers, and anyone who has food to donate can download the app, enter their location and a pickup time, and have their extra food picked up by a car, van, or truck, depending on the size of the donation.
July 8, 2016
That's a wrap Instead of using plastic wrap to cover bowls, store sandwiches, and wrap cheese - and then throwing it away - consider a reusable, natural alternative. Bee's Wrap is washable, made with beeswax and cloth. The warmth of your hands is enough to mold and seal it into place. - Samantha Melamed Bee's Wrap, $19 for a set of three 10-by-11-inch wraps at Kitchenette, 117 S. 12th St., Philadelphia, 215-829-4949 Pizza that goes against the grain If you're off gluten but still craving pizza, Smart Flour Foods' version, with a crisp crust made of amaranth, sorghum, and teff, might help you climb back from the brink of despair.
March 11, 2016 |
In the latest legal battle over Pennsylvania's oil and gas law, lawyers representing local townships and the state squared off Wednesday before the state Supreme Court to mop up unfinished business left after the court's landmark 2013 decision striking down statewide zoning for oil and gas activity. Meeting in Philadelphia, the justices heard a plea to overturn a lower-court ruling that allowed some limits on what doctors can disclose about proprietary chemicals used in gas drilling, a ruling opponents call the "physician gag order.
December 2, 2015
IT WAS the day after Thanksgiving, and the leftovers cried out from the fridge. These weren't ordinary leftovers, either. No, these were the leftovers of the gods, prepared by my mother, my aunt and my wife, LaVeta. These were the foods of my childhood, and they included every unhealthy dish that made the movie "Soul Food" a staple for DVD bootleggers. But I wasn't planning to live my food fantasy through some grainy reproduction of the Vanessa Williams classic. No, I would eat my soul food in person, but I knew I wouldn't have much time.
November 23, 2015 |
* THE LEFTOVERS. 9 p.m. Sunday, HBO. Did we really see what we thought we saw at the end of last Sunday's episode? If so, what could that mean for the series? And if not - my head hurts. I'm not leaving now, that's for sure. Ep. 17: Weeks Ahead * SAINTS & STRANGERS . 9 p.m. Sunday and Monday, National Geographic Channel. Two-night miniseries about the Mayflower passengers' immigrant experiences stars has Kalani Queypo playing the crucial Squanto in a story more complicated than the one in all those Thanksgiving pageants.
October 5, 2015
* THE LEFTOVERS. 9 p.m. Sunday, HBO. In Season 2, creators Damon Lindelof and Tom Perrotta take us far beyond Perrotta's original novel, to a place called Miracle, a Texas town that was somehow immune from the vanishing of 2 percent of the world's population. Emmy winner Regina King (pictured right, with Carrie Coon) joins the cast. * HOMELAND. 9 p.m. Sunday, Showtime. Picking up nearly two years after the attack on the U.S. embassy in Islamabad, Season 5 places now-former CIA operative Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes)
October 2, 2015 |
Few dramas have fascinated, confused, and excited me as consistently as The Leftovers . Bleak yet infused by a powerful sliver of hope, HBO's show is a deep existential well of unanswerable questions. As frustrating as they may be, these are the sort of soul-sustaining questions great art poses. If the first three episodes of Season Two are any indication, The Leftovers , premiering at 9 p.m. Sunday on HBO, will continue to shine. Series creators Damon Lindelof and Tom Perrotta based the first season on Perrotta's novel . They reinvent the wheel in the opening minutes of the second-season opener.
October 2, 2015 |
* THE LEFTOVERS. 9 p.m. Sunday, HBO. * HOMELAND. 9 p.m. Sunday, Showtime. * THE GOOD WIFE. 9 p.m. Sunday, CBS3. * MADAM SECRETARY. 8 p.m. Sunday, CBS3. * THE AFFAIR. 10 p.m. Sunday, Showtime. IT'S NOT OFTEN that I love a show without making a pest of myself to get other people to watch it, but that's where I was with HBO's "The Leftovers" a year ago. And it's where I remain as the show created by Damon Lindelof ("Lost") and Tom Perrotta returns for a second season Sunday with a giant leap beyond Perrotta's novel.