July 9, 2015
I WAS wrong. Bill Cosby didn't deserve the benefit of the doubt. He cheated on his wife, Camille. He cheated on his kids. He cheated on the people who fell in love with Dr. Huxtable, because they couldn't see any line of demarcation between him and his alter ego. He cheated on Philadelphia. He broke my heart. It's not as if my heart hasn't been broken before. I almost married a man who claimed to be something he was very clearly not - an honorable person. I grew up in a milieu where drinking and adultery and all the other "if it feels good do it" vices were common currency in the social market.
January 20, 2014 |
Steven Quigley and Brett Kane were classmates at Paul VI High School in Haddon Township, graduating in 1992. They were friendly, but never close. Kane went to the College of New Jersey, moved to Boston, then back to South Jersey, married, and started a family. Quigley took a more exotic path, after Rutgers living in Israel, Bali, Japan, and Taiwan, an entrepreneur with crazy adventures and close calls, returning in 2009 to start a business in Philadelphia. They reacquainted on Facebook - casual, virtual, a photo here, a posting there.
December 6, 2013 |
ALL THOSE years of speculating who was going to play Wonder Woman - everyone from Sarah Michelle Gellar to Beyonce - and who does Warner Bros. choose? Gal Gadot . Huh? Exactly. The Israel-born actress will portray the toughest chick wearing gold bracelets in the studio's superhero team-up film with Batman ( Ben Affleck ) and Superman ( Henry Cavill ), Warner announced yesterday. Created in the 1940s and outfitted in patriotic colors, Wonder Woman was most famously played by Lynda Carter in the 1970s TV series.
March 6, 2013 |
Question: My husband and I (as well as his sister and spouse) are at our wits' end. I have a great relationship with my mother-in-law. Before we had kids, we vacationed with my husband's family, and went for dinner and drinks frequently. We live within minutes of my in-laws, but do not get or ask for a lot of help. When we do ask for babysitting, we are made to feel like it is a major inconvenience. My sister-in-law gets the same response. We get a list of things she has going on that may be impacted by a few hours with her grandchildren.
October 1, 2012 |
MONTPELIER, Vt. - Don Trachte's cowlick has been tamed. Mary Hall is no longer a towhead. Butch Corbett is still thin, but not the beanpole he once was. And Tom Paquin's carrot top is thinner and grayer. Twenty or so people who were children when they posed in the 1940s and '50s for their neighbor Norman Rockwell in the Vermont town of Arlington are reuniting there Saturday to share their memories of the great American artist who once lived in their midst. Rockwell captured scenes of everyday life in his paintings and illustrations for covers of the Saturday Evening Post , for the Boy Scouts and for its publication Boys' Life , art now considered the very definition of Americana.
October 16, 2009 |
Original works by the famed Saturday Evening Post illustrator Norman Rockwell rarely appear at auction. The last one seems to have been "Breaking Home Ties," which sold in 2006 at Sotheby's for $15.4 million after being found hidden in a wall in the Vermont home of Rockwell's cartoonist friend Don Trachte. So Pook & Pook is justified in adorning the cover of the catalog for its fine-art auction next Friday with the Rockwell that is the event's highlight: "That Musical Pal of Mine," an oil-on-canvas portrait that has a presale estimate of $30,000 to $50,000, according to the illustrated catalogs, also accessible online at www.pookandpook.
August 14, 2009 |
Move over, Norman Rockwell. Ellen B.T. Pyle also did her share of celebrated Saturday Evening Post covers. The American public loved her work, and Pyle (1876-1936) even received a fan letter from Rockwell. Delaware Art Museum is presenting the first overview of the career of Ellen Bernard Thompson Pyle in a show of 50 works, "Illustrating Her World. " Its book-length catalog is a page-turner. And while much of the featured artwork has been loaned by family members, it is hoped that more might come to light because of the display.
June 15, 2007 |
The top prices at Freeman's sale of fine art June 24 are likely to go for works by Pennsylvania impressionists from Bucks County, including Daniel Garber and Fern Coppedge. But perhaps the most memorable of the 150 lots in the sale, which will begin at 2 p.m. at the gallery at 1808 Chestnut St., is by an artist associated with a onetime Philadelphia institution, the Saturday Evening Post. The work, titled Charwomen in Theater, is by Norman Rockwell and depicts two cleaning ladies taking a break in the red upholstered seats of what could easily be the Academy of Music, scanning an abandoned copy of Playbill.
May 4, 2005 |
"This is the bread of affliction which our ancestors ate in the land of Egypt; let all those who are hungry enter and eat thereof; and all who are in distress come and celebrate the Passover. " - The Passover Blessing NORMAN ROCKWELL (1894-1978), the quintessential illustrator of the common man, is best remembered for capturing on canvas an array of slice-of-life tableaus of 20th-century Americana. "Golden Rule," perhaps his most socially conscious creation, graced the cover of the April 1, 1961, Saturday Evening Post, a date that fell right between the start of Passover (March 31)
September 12, 2004 |
Traveling this year through Europe, India and as far as Thailand, Bo Bartlett filled sketch pads with simple yet unforgettable images - from three Italian women in Florence to a Tibetan monk. Back in Maine, where Bartlett spends his summers, a young girl carrying a red lobster pot on an island inspired a large-scale painting that invites one to look beneath the surface of everyday life. Strong, thought-provoking, life-size images of people in contemporary settings have been the hallmark of this American realist painter, who trained at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.