August 14, 2015 |
Get a good look at Danny Kean - pounding the keys as his dog, Mo, snoozes atop his piano, jammed in the bed of his old red pickup truck. Because he won't be in Philadelphia for long. Gray-haired and goateed, Kean may be the last of the hard-core troubadours. He talks fast, thinks deep, and moves on. He has no home, no job, and no money. What he's got is a 1987 Toyota, three-quarters of a tank of gas, and a belief that bringing piano music to people across the continent affords them, and him, a certain kind of enlightenment.
December 23, 2014
THE CLIENT was stressed out: Her three kids were hyped about being home from school and wanted to decorate for Christmas, but she hadn't gotten around to cleaning up from Thanksgiving yet. She couldn't focus on the joy of the upcoming holidays because she was completely overwhelmed by her to-do list. This time of year, holistic wellness coach Prakriti "Pax" Tandon sees a lot of clients, especially women, struggling like this. "Isn't it heartbreaking? This is one of the most beautiful times of the year, and most women can't wait for it to be over because it's infused with so much stress," said Tandon, who, in October, was named editor of the Authentic Happiness website run by the University of Pennsylvania's Positive Psychology Center.
November 28, 2014 |
Clutches, in all of their sequined fabulousness, have torn their fair share of shawls and snagged many an evening gown over the decades. Enter the pearlescent, vintage-inspired Edie Parker line. Instead of sparkly decor that's appliquéd, these beauties have their shine inlaid into the acrylic cases. But it's the edgy sayings in Edie Parker-stylized script - dope, wild, free , and my favorite '80s exclamation, word - that take the accessories beyond Judith Leiber-apropos to millennium glamour.
October 10, 2014 |
Oprah warned her. Not once, but twice. Now actress Raven-Symoné, former Cosby Show sweetheart, sits at the center of a social-media hailstorm that has ruffled her cotton-candy-hued hair and scorched her image. During an interview Sunday on Oprah: Where Are They Now? , Symoné disassociated herself from labels, declaring that she is "American, not African American. " For those who watched little Olivia grow up on The Cosby Show , groundbreaking for its portrayal of a successful middle-class African American family, the appearance of race denial was searing.
July 10, 2014 |
Matt Sandusky, the adopted son of Jerry Sandusky, who has said Sandusky molested him as a child, will appear in a televised interview with Oprah Winfrey next week. In the interview, scheduled to air at 9 p.m. July 17 on Winfrey's OWN Network, Sandusky is expected to give a personal account of the abuse he says he suffered as a child. It will be his first public interview since his adoptive father's 2012 conviction on child sex-abuse charges. In a brief video clip posted on Winfrey's website, Sandusky says to Winfrey, "At bedtime, his ritual began.
May 16, 2014 |
AFTER A VIDEO leaked of Solange Knowles punching and kicking Jay Z as if they were in a steel-cage match, the first round of rumors claimed that Solange was mad because her sister's hubby hadn't done more to help her recording career. The second round of rumors, however, better explained the reason Beyonce stood like a wax figure during the bout and later rode off with Solange instead of Jay. Seems Solange was sticking up for her big sister. Seems Solange thought Jay Z was paying a little too much attention to designer Rachel Roy at the Met Gala.
December 24, 2013 |
MARJORIE JOY Nemarow Katz, 70, of Cherry Hill, who died Friday from complications following a stroke, was "a remarkable person," said her husband of 47 years, Lewis Katz, a co-owner of the Daily News and Inquirer . "She was a remarkable lady," Katz said after yesterday's funeral services at Congregation Beth El in Voorhees and interment at Crescent Memorial Park in Pennsauken. "I don't think she had an enemy in the world," Katz said. "She was sweet, kind, smart, fun-loving and the best mother that any two children could want.
November 22, 2013 |
WITH BOTH Thanksgiving and Hanukkah next week, people who are dating someone who has kids would do well to at least consider following the example set by football superstar Deion Sanders , who is dating Tracey Edmonds, ex-wife of Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds. According to Babyface, Sanders did something that was "the classiest thing in the world" when instead of just setting about building a relationship with the Edmonds' two sons, Sanders reached out to their father first.
October 22, 2013
REPAIRING RELATIONS with Iran may not be President Obama 's biggest diplomatic challenge. He and Oprah Winfrey apparently have some fence-mending to do. According to the New York Post 's Page Six, Oprah was among the mega-celebs (like Jennifer Hudson , Amy Poehler and Alicia Keys ) invited to attend a summertime powwow to prep the boldfacers for a pro-Obamacare PR campaign. "All of Oprah's top people thought she would go, because when the president invites you to the White House, most people automatically say yes," one of Oprah's closest advisers told the Post . "But Oprah said she didn't have the time or inclination to go. It wasn't like she had to think it over.
August 24, 2013 |
Republican Steve Lonegan on Thursday praised Gov. Christie's controversial decision to schedule the special New Jersey U.S. Senate election in October, saying the odd date would make the race against Newark Mayor Cory Booker a referendum on President Obama's health-care law. "This is an opportunity to talk about Obamacare without any interference of other elections, other candidates on the ballot, other issues clouding the agenda," Lonegan told...