September 7, 2016
Not too long ago, the Upper Darby school board couldn't say enough nice things about its superintendent, Richard F. Dunlap Jr. It wrote in his 2014-15 school year evaluation: "Performance is superior, far exceeding expectations. " A year ago, he got an 8 percent pay raise, bringing his salary to $194,866, and a fresh five-year contract. Now Dunlap is out, having spent the last six weeks on paid leave before officially retiring on Wednesday. Since July 12, he's apparently been the subject of six executive sessions of the board, including one meeting in which 24 staffers were brought in to testify.
August 25, 2016 |
Question: My 22-year-old daughter is lovely, kind, and smart. She rarely dated in high school, and this was a big disappointment for her, but I assumed it was because she is 5-foot-10 and was very quiet and shy. I told her college boys would be taller and to get involved in extracurriculars and things would be better. She had a happy college experience, top grades, head of her student professional association, and plenty of friends, football, and extracurricular activities. But very minimal dating.
July 13, 2016
PLEASE BE INFORMED that I consider myself as a small part of the solution to the divisiveness and upheaval currently ravaging our nation. I speak in particular about the killing of African-Americans and law-enforcement officials, as well. While marching and mass protest can be effective and ineffective, depending on the emotional climate and subject matter, I embrace another alternative which is more intimate. I start with examining my heart to make sure that I hold no malice, ill will or hatred toward anyone.
June 30, 2016 |
The offer was simple. An artist was organizing a come-as-you-are exploration of older women's faces - devoid of makeup. With hair untended. That invitation, delivered to 20 friends between the ages of 65 and 73, came from South Philadelphia painter Ellensue Gross, who has long been fascinated by facial features. "In them," she said, "I really wanted to capture the character, emotions, and spirit of my subjects. " Along the way came a growing realization that women felt enormous pressure to not visibly age - and were relentlessly wooed by the marketplace to follow the fantasy.
May 15, 2016 |
Turn around, bright eyes! The trendlet Brightly lined eyes, that is. Purple, magenta, turquoise, hot pink, and even sunset yellow pencils (and powders) are doing the viva la summer jig in our makeup bags. Talk about pop! Where does it come from? The '80s, of course. Back in the decade of extravagance and bad fashion, we favored colored eyeliner from the blue and green families. Navy, midnight, hunter, turquoise, and sapphire hues gave Cyndi Lauper's hazel eyes life.
February 28, 2016 |
Makeup is about creating the illusion of perfection. The right foundation makes skin appear flawless. Concealer camouflages under-eye bags. Dusting charcoal powders on cheeks hollows them out. Brushing a similar deeply hued crushed pigment along the neck thins it out. The trendlet But a few healthy dabs of creamy, shimmery iridescent makeup at the center of the forehead, under the eyes, and along the bridge of the nose and chin brightens up...
February 4, 2016 |
We're keeping our fingers crossed that the film Brotherly Love takes home the NAACP Image Award Friday night for Outstanding Independent Motion Picture. Not only is Overbrook High School the backdrop, but a makeup artist in the film - executive produced by Queen Latifah and starring Keke Palmer - is Northern Liberties' own Shannon Thompson . "I'm excited ... I'm super excited," said Thompson Wednesday morning, hours before she planned to hop on a plane to Los Angeles for the 47th celebration of African American superstardom held at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium.
January 26, 2016
The sight of her aunt's being escorted out of a Donald Trump rally in South Carolina was too much for the celebrity makeup artist from Hatfield, Montgomery County. You may remember that earlier this month, Rose Hamid, 56, stood in silent protest of remarks by the GOP frontrunner that linked refugees to ISIS. Trump supporters began chanting "Trump! Trump! Trump!" Hamid, who is Muslim and covers her hair with a scarf, was removed from the rally. Pinned to her shirt was an eight-pointed yellow star bearing the word "Muslim," similar to the yellow Star of David that Jews were forced to wear throughout Nazi-occupied Europe.
January 17, 2016
DEAR ABBY: Our son and his wife have blessed us with a darling 6-year-old granddaughter, "Sophie," who is the love of our lives. We live nearby and are very close. When we received her kindergarten school photo, she had on heavy lipstick and light eye shadow. My husband and I couldn't contain our shock. Her parents said they thought she looked beautiful, and Sophie was made up that way because "she wanted to. " We were speechless. When we pick her up on weekends, she sometimes wears makeup, too. It makes her look like a 30-year-old.
January 7, 2016 |
It's that time again: New Year's resolutions are in full effect. And in between vowing to eat right, work out more, get sufficient sleep, and keep a calendar, who has time to maintain a new beauty regimen? The good news is, you won't have to. Just commit to your eyebrows. "A strong, chiseled brow is a very important beauty statement," said Karen Grant, senior global analyst and vice president of beauty at the NPD Group. In other words, brows frame the face. Did your overtweezing in the '90s leave your brows sad, sad, sad?