March 4, 1999 |
Does this look like the face that wrecked a home? Thanks to a bottle of hair gel and a some lighter makeup, Miss Monica Lewinsky is no longer vampy and trampy, says hairstylist Joyce Kwiatkowski, of Giovanni and Pileggi at 17th and Walnut. HAIR: The staid, parted slicked-back do is reserved for women trying to look more conservative, smarter, more serious - less a vixen. EYES: Monica goes lighter on the makeup. This makes her look more child-like and innocent. LIPS: Blood-red has been replaced with the natural look, more pouty little girl than flirtatious intern.
December 27, 2006 |
This is the second in our traditional year-end series of commissioned poems based on recent Inquirer headlines. The article headlined "Makeover for a Kahn masterpiece" appeared Wednesday, Dec. 13, on Page C1. Where starlight consecrates a sky, stairwells and sheetrock load the silence in order to sleep a little. While asleep, it's hard to tell if we fail our surfaces, or whether the heart is just another flexible material. Whether a flower produces a faith in flowers, or in you, we might agree that every April culls its soreness from rough, oblique geometries.
May 14, 2002 |
The Grand Old Lady of Broad Street is taking a six-month vacation. The usual May and June graduation ceremonies will have to find other venues, because construction began yesterday on the sixth and final summer of the $35 million Academy of Music renovation project. This major construction, preparing the house for any type of road show, must be completed in time for the Opera Company's early-November production of "Carmen. " The work includes the fly-area modernization of the Academy, one of the last "hemp houses" in the country.
April 30, 2006 |
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September 27, 2011
In their annual stocktaking, University City District officials last week made a compelling case for crowing about the West Philadelphia community that's home to universities, hospitals, and research and scientific enterprises. With multimillion-dollar projects like a new Hilton, hospital research towers, student housing, and the University of Pennsylvania's eastward expansion over 14 acres of former U.S. Postal Service parking along the Schuylkill, the neighborhood anchored by Penn, Drexel University, and 30th Street Station may be Philadelphia's busiest development hub. It's particularly exciting to see development like the Penn campus extension that helps to cement the link, both visually and physically, with Center City.
September 5, 2000 |
QUOTE "It prepares you for Hollywood, getting all those doors slammed in your face. " "Scary Movie" star Marlon Wayans, in Time magazine, on being raised a Jehovah's Witness Is there anybody you'd want in charge of your beauty makeover less than Cher? Sure, she's an expert, having had a few of her own. But imagine going in a normal-looking makeover candidate - perhaps slightly haggard, maybe with an outdated hairdo - and coming out stretched tight as a drum, sporting a fright wig and a new tattoo.
January 27, 2002 |
The business community in this 1.2 square-mile borough in southeastern Montgomery County has been dominated since the Depression by large, family-named storefronts: Santerian's, Jules Pilch, Gephart's. To bolster the tradition and ensure its survival, the borough, the Chamber of Commerce, and Main Street Hatboro began a revitalization push in 1997 aimed at drawing foot traffic - and accompanying wallets - back from shopping centers in Horsham, Willow Grove and Montgomery Township.
June 20, 2006 |
During the last couple of decades, the Mann Center for the Performing Arts has taken small stabs at freshening the experience - hiring a new food-service provider, installing a better sound system, giving itself a new name, handing out free paper "Mann fans" to help patrons paddle around the warm air. But in the last few months, while the Mann usually sleeps, something closer to real transformation has occurred. Architects from MGA Partners and construction workers have undertaken the Mann's most extensive makeover since the summer venue opened 30 years ago. Many visitors to the opening tonight of the Philadelphia Orchestra's 15-concert run at the Mann may not sense the difference: The hall and the stage are unchanged.
May 5, 1996 |
The trouble with nightclubs is that they turn from outstanding to outdated in the blink of an eye. Such was the case with the old Images Nightclub at the Woodbine Inn in Pennsauken, said nightclub manager Robert Terri, where the look had become, well, just too '80s for any self-respecting club in 1996. To keep afloat in the ever-changing world of entertainment, a full-scale makeover - with a $500,000 price tag - was ordered to create the new Club Metropolitan, a cutting-edge kind of place in a world where cutting edge counts.
October 1, 1999 |
If movies were life, every high school senior would live next door to her soulmate, ideally with her bedroom window facing his. This fantasy has surfaced lately both in the bitter allegory American Beauty and in the bubblegum comedy Drive Me Crazy, which stars TV demigoddess Melissa Joan Hart as Nicole, a cheerleader type who hasn't spoken to Chase, the grungehead next door, since they were 12. But when Nicole's scheme to land the school basketball...