October 5, 2015 |
A MURDER is going down on the corner of 12th and Chestnut streets. The victim is Philly Cupcake, the charming little upscale bakery that opened in 2009. The shop is dying from a blow it never saw coming: Three massive construction projects are happening within a block of its door, diverting pedestrians and blocking drivers from parking spots that would allow them to dash in for a quick purchase. "We took a risk and opened our business in a seedy neighborhood that no one would come to," says Johnny Columbo, who co-owns Philly Cupcake with partner Michael Lewis.
April 8, 2014 |
Is the stock market rigged by high-frequency traders using high-powered software to ping-pong share prices and squeeze instant profits before other investors know what hit them? Writer Michael Lewis ' book Flash Boys , which makes that claim while depicting "HFTs" and their critics in entertaining detail, is flying off warehouse shelves. A couple of Philadelphians play key roles in the book. They don't sound panicked. You can read about Rich Gates , cofounder of the $2 billion money management firm TFS Capital , of West Chester, in Flash Boys , on pages 114-118.
September 27, 2013 |
When Central Bucks West soccer coach Stefan Szygiel told Ethan Acaster before the season that he would come off the bench, the coach told him he would have to enter and do things to change the game. On Wednesday, Szygiel's "super sub" scored two goals in three minutes to break a tie and lift C.B. West to a 3-1 boys' soccer win at Hatboro-Horsham in a Suburban One Continental match. "I give the kid a ton of credit," Szygiel said. "He's a senior with rotational playing time. He's embraced it and made the most of the minutes he gets.
September 8, 2013
BOYS' SOCCER CATHOLIC LEAGUE Father Judge 3, Archbishop Carroll 0: Abrahem Krama, a junior forward, scored twice to lead the Crusaders. Leo Dillvages added a goal. Lansdale Catholic 1, Roman Catholic 0 (2OT): Michael Lewis scored the winner in the 96th minute. Jake Saba targeted Lewis with a nice, curving pass to the middle of the field. Archbishop Wood 2, Bonner-Prendergast 0: Matt McWilliams and Nick Sonsini scored once each for the Vikings. TRI-COUNTY CONFERENCE Christian Academy 5, Calvary Christian 0: Sophomore Brit Haseltine scored twice, and Joseph Opdenaker posted a one-save shutout.
April 15, 2013 |
In 2004, the Eagles started Brian Dawkins and Michael Lewis at safety. Both reached the Pro Bowl. Both were also second-round picks - Dawkins in 1996, Lewis in 2002. Those picks were the highest the Eagles allocated on a safety since Jesse Campbell in 1991, and the Eagles' evaluations proved to be correct. Replacing them has been an ongoing issue. Other than Quintin Mikell, who was a four-year starter and one-time Pro Bowler, the position has been a revolving door in Philadelphia.
October 5, 2012 |
As co-owners of a Philadelphia sweet empire, Philly Cupcake and Philly Chocolate, Johnny Columbo is the fashionista and Michael Lewis is the foodie. Columbo can't walk through a store without turning the tea bins just so and pointing out needed candy bags, wearing shined shoes and a well-fitted knit shirt. Lewis strolls into the store in jeans, polo shirt, and sneakers and simply nods hello. "He's the dreamer, looking at the forest, and I'm on the ground focused on the trees," says Lewis, as the two of them sit in their fourth store, Philly Vintage & Consignment shop - their only nonfood business.
August 3, 2012
More than three years after Michael Jackson's death, his youngest brother, Randy, continues to raise questions about the validity of the King of Pop's will, constantly calling the five-page document signed in 2002 a fake. The one place he hasn't made the claims is in a courtroom, which is the only place it really counts. In a recent letter, Randy and three of his siblings renewed their will claims and called on Michael's estate executors to resign. The letter states the family was too overwhelmed after Michael's death to meaningfully challenge the will that gave only family matriarch Katherine Jackson and Michael's three children — Prince, 15, Paris, 14, and Blanket, 10 — a stake in the estate.
November 19, 2006 |
Michael Lewis doesn't want to talk too much about his situation these days, and who can blame him? As you walk through one of the corridors at the NovaCare Complex, a photograph of the Eagles' strong safety hangs among all the other players who have represented the team in the Pro Bowl. It was two short seasons ago that he joined nine of his teammates in Hawaii after helping the Eagles reach the Super Bowl in just his third NFL season. The Eagles loved Lewis. He loved playing in Philadelphia.
October 19, 2006 |
Eagles coach Andy Reid will not say who will start at strong safety Sunday at Tampa Bay, but it seems almost certain that incumbent Michael Lewis will not play as much as he has been. Second-year man Sean Considine is likely to see much more time, especially in passing situations. For a team that ranks 27th in passing defense, allowing 237.7 yards per game, making a change in the secondary should not be such big news. But Lewis has started 58 consecutive regular-season games for the Eagles and was a Pro Bowl selection after the 2004 season.
October 16, 2006 |
Eagles strong safety Michael Lewis was beaten first, then battered, and finally benched. Lewis had a long day that ended in an unexpected place - the sidelines - during yesterday's 27-24 loss to the New Orleans Saints at the Superdome. After being beaten on a 48-yard touchdown pass to Joe Horn with 12 minutes, 52 seconds remaining that tied the score at 24, Lewis was pulled on the next defensive series for Sean Considine. Quite possibly, it was the way Lewis was dismissed on the touchdown that caused his removal.