August 30, 1997
The UPS strike raised questions about the nature of work and the changing relationships among employers, managers and employees. Tell us about your job or jobs. What's changed since you entered the workforce and what have you had to do to accommodate those changes? If you're just starting out in the working world, what are you expecting, and what are you doing to make it happen? Send your essays to Community Voices/On Work at the address above.
August 16, 1989 |
The Cheltenham Art Center's adult painting class took a field trip to the bank of the Schuylkill Monday. Some of the class members took as inspiration the natural work of art, the river scene, as subject matters. At right, Myra Ladenson works on "Patterns," partially inspired by the bridge above her.
August 11, 2010 |
Nagewa Robertson hopped from one shaky rock to another, trying to keep her feet out of the swiftly moving creek water. Nagewa, 13, was used to the streets of North Philadelphia but not the woods of nearby Fairmount Park. "Look, it's a baby chipmunk," Nagewa said as she walked through the park with 13 other youths from the Hank Gathers Recreation Center at 25th and Diamond Streets. "I know it was a chipmunk. I just saw it run that way," she said excitedly. The group walked from the center to the park entrance at 33d Street.
March 13, 1988 |
The 100th episode of Nature, expanded tonight to 90 minutes for a program of highlights dubbed Great Moments From Nature (Ch. 12, starting at 6:55 p.m. to make room for lots of pledge breaks), offers an occasion to ponder the enduring appeal of animal shows. What is so endlessly fascinating about scenes of fuzzy ducklings, ponderous hippopotamuses and bug-eyed bugs going about the mundane business of existence? The obvious answer is: We ain't them. And yet as you watch, you realize, hey, we are sort of like them.
September 20, 1987 |
Gobots, Masters of the Universe and other high-tech heroes may have captivated kids' imaginations these days, but there are plenty of reasons why children should at least be introduced to the natural world. Many children spend 90 percent or more of their time in a man-made environment, says Pete Kurtz, a naturalist at the Pennypack Environmental Center in Northeast Philadelphia. "Some children who come here are afraid of nature," says Kurtz. "They're afraid to sit on the ground.
July 16, 1999 |
More than two dozen diamondback terrapins, a threatened species, were released yesterday at the Wetlands Institute in Stone Harbor. They had been raised by college interns, high school students and children in the Philadelphia Zoo's Apprentice and Zoological Summer Camp Program.
August 16, 1989 |
Members of the Cheltenham Art Center's adult painting class work along the banks of the Schuykill River Monday. Some took as inspiration the natural work of art, the river scene, as subject matters. Others just painted what came naturally to them.
December 3, 1986
Joseph Elias may refer to the Palestine Liberation Organization as guerrilla freedom fighters (Letter to the Editor, Nov. 24) but nowhere in the history of mankind have "freedom fighters" entered airports, Olympic Games, ocean liners, airplanes and buses to wantonly slaughter men, women and children, time and time again. Nowhere in history have "freedom fighters" used hospitals and civilian apartment houses to house their armament, tanks, ammunition, etc. The cry of wanting their homeland back is a sham.
January 27, 2000
Nature outfoxed technology Tuesday, reminding us, once again, of our limitations. As of Monday's late news, forecasters predicted an inch or two of snow for rush hour. The National Weather Service's new supercomputer had tracked an approaching storm safely out to sea. Then, wham! By dawn, it's snowing 2 inches an hour; cars are skidding and schools are closing. How refreshing to be caught unawares. Just as four-wheel drive cannot suspend the laws of physics (no matter what some drivers seem to think)
April 9, 1987 |
America's early modernist artists usually have been examined through a European lens - who was inspired by Cezanne, who by Matisse, and so on. As demonstrated in a recent traveling exhibition, "The Advent of Postmodernism," it's indeed difficult to divorce these artists from contemporaneous European influences. Yet a new exhibition at the Allentown Art Museum, "Modernist Idylls: Nature and the Avant-Garde," seeks to do exactly that. Associate curator Christopher B. Fulton developed the show to demonstrate that American artists shared a passionate commitment to nature that distinguishes early American modernism from that of Europe.