April 20, 2016 |
When Johnny Shamir walks into the gym, members of the opposing team notice. Shamir is 6-foot-1, with long hair and a beard, so many compare his look to Jesus. It's different. Since the Eastern High School volleyball player brings an intimidating appearance onto the court, opponents often look to stop him first, and that opens up space for the rest of the team. As for his own play, Shamir often takes a subtle approach. "It doesn't really matter how hard you hit the ball as long as it hits the ground," said Shamir, who also is known by his Hebrew name, Tsur.
March 11, 2016
DEAR ABBY: I've been estranged from my three siblings, their spouses, and their families for 35 years - my choice. There has been no correspondence, and I have seen them only at our parents' funerals. Since we are all in our 80s, I anticipate there will be funerals for us in the next decade. If I go first, there is no problem. However, I'm considering not attending their funerals or those of their spouses. My grown children say I must attend because I'm their brother. I'm concerned that I might be a distraction or that there could be a confrontation.
January 24, 2016
FRESH OFF his turn as Pittsburgh Steelers Hall of Famer Mike Webster in "Concussion," Philly-based actor David Morse gets a backwoods makeover in his new TV series, "Outsiders. " Premiering at 9 p.m. Tuesday on WGN America, the "Sons of Anarchy"-meets-"Justified" drama has him playing "Big Foster" Farrell, the combative would-be leader of an off-the-grid family fighting to stay atop the mountain they've occupied for 200 years. Morse talked with Ellen Gray about the joys of long hair, getting dirty and riding ATVs through the woods.
August 24, 2015
D EAR ABBY: I am a lesbian, still in high school, who has not yet come out to any friends or family. I want them to know, but I'm afraid to tell them. I'm pretty sure this is who I am, and I don't want them to dismiss my identity. I also don't want them to think of me differently - I want to be the same person in their eyes as I was before I came out. They aren't homophobic to my knowledge, but I feel "stuck. " I have fairly bad social anxiety, so it's difficult for me to say anything.
April 21, 2015 |
Suzie likes to have her long hair styled into Pippi Longstocking-style pigtail braids. But if someone is reading to her, she'd much rather hear a Dr. Seuss story than one about the spunky redhead. A petite, fun-loving 13-year-old with big blue eyes and long eyelashes, she points to her favorite pictures and tries to verbalize the words. Classified as multiply disabled, Suzie attends a specialized school, where she receives services to meet her physical, behavioral, therapeutic, and educational needs.
April 9, 2013 |
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Police in Hamas-ruled Gaza have started grabbing young men with long or gel-styled spiky hair off the streets, bundling them into jeeps, mocking them, and shaving their heads, two of those targeted and a rights group said Sunday. It is the latest sign that the Islamic militants are imposing their strict practices on the population. Hamas has been slowly forcing its fundamentalist interpretation of the religion on already conservative Gaza since it overran the territory in 2007, but the new action against long hair and tight or low-waist pants - in several cases accompanied by beatings - appears to be one of the most aggressive phases of the campaign so far. The crackdown began last week, and two of those targeted told the Associated Press said they were rounded up in separate sweeps in Gaza City that included more than two dozen young men. House painter Ayman al-Sayed, 19, had shoulder-length hair before police grabbed him and shaved his head Thursday.
April 3, 2013
DEAR ABBY: My hair falls nearly to my waist. Many of my friends, both male and female, have grown out their hair over the years and donated it to cancer charities. While I think it's a beautiful act of selflessness, I have never felt the calling to donate my hair. I have recently been criticized for wanting to keep my long hair for myself and have been called selfish and a hypocrite. Abby, cancer runs in my family. I donate money and volunteer for my local Relay for Life every year.
January 3, 2013 |
Hello there Ashley and Matt, now both 26, grew up hearing stories about each other. She lived in Mount Ephraim, he in neighboring Haddon Heights, but they had mutual friends, including Ashley's cousin Beau. "There were probably times when we'd been at the same parties, or in the same group hanging out," Ashley said. None are memorable because they would not have had much to talk about back then. She was a cheerleader who took the homecoming crown. He was a skateboarder who bleached his long hair blond.
January 16, 2012
DEAR ABBY: I'm a 40-year-old female in the military who has been married for a few years. When I got married, I was slim, had a full head of beautiful, long hair and hardly any medical problems. Over the last couple of years I have developed a host of medical issues, all related to the harsh conditions of my deployments. My husband is shorter than I am, thin and three years younger. I have gained more than 40 pounds due to steroid treatments. I had to cut my long hair because it was falling out from stress.
January 4, 2012 |
In 2006, Debora finished her first year of painting and drawing studies at the University of the Arts. Eight years before, she had immigrated from Portugal to South River, N.J., with her mother, Maria Eduarda, who is known as Eddie, and her two older brothers. Debora loved her family, but was determined to stay in Philly that summer. She signed up for summer classes so her mother would go for it. Debora's first adventure was hair-related. She had always had long hair, but took her roommate's offer to cut it short.