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November 29, 1996 | By Edward J. Sozanski, INQUIRER ART CRITIC
Most people understand what perspective is but not what it feels like. Sculptor Gil Kerlin's Perspectivarium, an elaborate construction at the Fleisher Art Memorial, creates a physical perception of perspective by luring viewers into a three-dimensional environment. Kerlin's construction is a vaulted corridor with a door at each end. The floor, of black-and-white squares, creates an illusion of regularity that turns out to be a subtle deception. One discovers, for instance, that the floor of the corridor slopes gradually upward and that one door is lower and narrower than the other - conditions not apparent until one enters.
NEWS
January 18, 1987
Four people, including two priests, were charged with damaging government defense equipment. Each could be sentenced to 31 years in jail. Generally, in such cases, our society does not discriminate between matters of ethics, morality and the law. Since most people prefer not to be involved, the prevailing attitude is to let the courts settle the case. How many of these people couldn't understand why "good" Germans did nothing to sabotage the Nazi regime? How many would probably approve such action if it had been taken by a Soviet or Chinese citizen?
NEWS
April 10, 2009
I FIND IT sadly ironic that Elmer Smith's column and an article about a "cancer" in the Police Department are within two pages of articles covering the murder of Officer Daniel Faulkner, the murders of three officers in Pittsburgh and the thankfully avoided murders of two officers in Philadelphia, all of whom risked their lives in the line of duty in the most thankless job around. I'm not naive enough to think all cops are good - there are bad members of every profession and, when found out, they deserve to be separated from the people they're paid to serve.
NEWS
January 22, 2013
FINANCIAL advisers should be held to a "fiduciary standard," having to put their clients' interests first. And most investors wrongly think that "financial advisers," a term loosely applied to a range of financial operatives, are indeed held to it. Americans are not getting what they want when it comes to financial advice. Here are some things to know: * Most individuals would probably benefit from financial advice. Saving and investing are complicated, and most of us need help making decisions on asset allocation, diversification and retirement vehicles, to name just a few challenges.
NEWS
May 21, 2000 | By Catherine Quillman, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
When artist John W. McCoy died at age 79 in 1989, he left behind a house - and attic - full of paintings. Many artists are prolific, but McCoy was rare in being so autobiographical in his work. According to his family, each painting now on view at the Somerville Manning Gallery highlights the life of a quiet, secretive man. McCoy, who studied with illustrator N.C. Wyeth (and married his daughter, Ann Wyeth McCoy), tended to paint hidden, sheltered areas, his family says. The artist's daughter, Anna Brelsford McCoy, describes such work as reflecting her father's need for privacy.
NEWS
September 7, 2006
Re "Only grown-ups dissect Muppets," Aug. 24: This is only the second time I've sent an e-mail reply to an Inquirer newspaper columnist. The first one was to Tanya Barrientos. I'm so happy to read that Monica Yant Kinney has the logic to consider Abby Cadabby from the perspective of the age group to whom she was meant to appeal. There's still hope for this world! Carol Moyer Cinnaminson moyer@snip.net Slow down to Shore My family and I loved our vacation at the Jersey Shore.
SPORTS
August 1, 1997 | by Mike Kern, Daily News Sports Writer
There are few college football coaches who figure to have more to worry about than Temple's Ron Dickerson. The Owls have won five games in his four seasons on North Broad Street. They are 1-27 in Big East play under Dickerson and have been picked to finish last this year. Sources have indicated that they need to win five times to save Dickerson's job. Apathy reigns, from outside and within. But if Dickerson is overly concerned about his predicament, he's sure masking it well.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 12, 2004 | By Desmond Ryan INQUIRER THEATER CRITIC
From slavery to apartheid, the atrocities and exploitation that European powers visited on Africa have made the continent a fertile ground for exploring the collisions of worlds and cultures. But even the most sympathetic voices that take the side of the natives have overwhelmingly done so from a white perspective. The power and originality of Wole Soyinka's Death and the King's Horseman stems from its different perspective. When worlds collide in this tragedy, we view them from deep within a very different outlook and moral landscape.
NEWS
April 11, 2014
JOHN MORRISON'S lengthy obituary on Chuck Stone in Monday's Daily News said a lot, but there was one thing it did not say. It did not say Chuck Stone was the first black columnist at the Daily News . It didn't have to because he was so much more. Many readers' tributes to Chucker (that's what I usually called him) mentioned his hilarious and infuriating "And the Angels Sing" columns, "written" by letter writers and answered by Chucker. In those, the voices of bigotry, racial hatred and assorted animosities flowered, with Chucker in the role of Chance the Gardener - except Chucker would do more than watch.
NEWS
October 22, 2010
RE JENICE ARMSTRONG'S column on Christine O'Donnell "I am not a witch" ad: I'm a 34-year-old married mother of four and a Wiccan since 1992. We live in a suburb of Salt Lake City. There aren't many pagans here but probably more than you'd expect. I guess O'Donnell is trying to appeal to the mainstream folks with her "not a witch" ad, but I think people should choose whether to vote for her based on her issues and not on whether she put out one badly worded ad. But I agree that she's probably lost the votes of both Wiccans and satanists.
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REAL_ESTATE
January 18, 2015 | By Catherine Laughlin, For The Inquirer
From the moment the elevator doors open in Alfred "Fred" Hagen's ultrachic penthouse, the swooning begins. The unit, spanning the top two floors of a trendy 12-story boutique building in Society Hill, is the pinnacle of stylish city living. Floor-to-ceiling windows stretch across the 4,000-square-foot residence, where breathtaking views pan from the city's corporate center to the stadium complex to the Delaware River, where the Ben Franklin Bridge arcs in the wake of cruising cargo ships.
SPORTS
November 6, 2014 | BY MIKE KERN, Daily News Staff Writer kernm@phillynews.com
ONE OF THE BEST things about second-year Temple football coach Matt Rhule is that he gets it. After his Owls beat nationally ranked East Carolina in the rain in South Philly on Saturday - the program's first win over a ranked team since 1998 and only its third ever - he responded to a congratulatory text by pointing out: "We're only 5-3. " Fair enough. Especially since they now must face a 5-3 Memphis team Friday night at the Linc. The same Memphis that's in a five-way tie for first in the AAC at 3-1. A team that lost at UCLA (by seven)
ENTERTAINMENT
October 29, 2014 | BY CHUCK DARROW, Daily News Staff Writer darrowc@phillynews.com, 215-313-3134
ANY DISCUSSION of popular and influential Philadelphians in the media has to include Terry Gross. For 39 years, the 63-year-old Brooklyn native has presided over "Fresh Air," the weekday afternoon talk-and-commentary show (3 p.m.; repeats at 7 p.m.) anchored by Gross' chats with A-listers from the arts, show business, journalism, business and politics. Produced at its Independence Mall studios by WHYY (90.9-FM) - it was WUHY when Gross began - the hourlong program has been syndicated by National Public Radio for 27 years.
SPORTS
October 17, 2014 | BY JAKE KAPLAN, Daily News Staff Writer kaplanj@phillynews.com
ANY MOMENT now, Steve Cunningham and his wife, Livvy, could get the call. It's been that way throughout Cunningham's latest training camp. It remains the reality during the lead-up to the Philadelphia heavyweight's fight Saturday night. "The doctor has called us four times in the past month and a half and said, 'We almost called you last night,' " Cunningham, 38, said after a workout last week. Cunningham's 9-year-old daughter, Kennedy, awaits a lifesaving heart transplant.
BUSINESS
August 4, 2014 | By Reid Kanaley, Inquirer Columnist
Do traditional market indexes such as the Standard & Poor's 500 represent the soundest ways to track stocks? Are mutual funds and ETFs that invest in those index stocks the best for you? Maybe not. Many so-called alternative indexes have gained credibility, and investors, in recent years and may offer new options for market participation and growth. Firms have been adding them at a brisk clip. This June post at etftrends.com describes new ETFs (stock-like exchange-traded funds)
NEWS
July 14, 2014 | By Kevin Riordan, Inquirer Columnist
Daniel Heneghan prepares to ascend the spiral of stairs inside the Absecon Lighthouse. Again. At least once a week, the former newspaperman climbs those 228 iron steps to stay fit - and raise a bit of money for a magnificent, if underappreciated, Atlantic City landmark. Standing about 170 feet, or 16 stories, Absecon Lighthouse is widely described as the tallest in New Jersey and the third-tallest in America. Heneghan, 61, has been climbing it regularly since early 2013. "The fastest I ever did was just under three minutes," he tells me before we start our journey Thursday - his 42d of the year, my first of a lifetime.
NEWS
April 11, 2014
JOHN MORRISON'S lengthy obituary on Chuck Stone in Monday's Daily News said a lot, but there was one thing it did not say. It did not say Chuck Stone was the first black columnist at the Daily News . It didn't have to because he was so much more. Many readers' tributes to Chucker (that's what I usually called him) mentioned his hilarious and infuriating "And the Angels Sing" columns, "written" by letter writers and answered by Chucker. In those, the voices of bigotry, racial hatred and assorted animosities flowered, with Chucker in the role of Chance the Gardener - except Chucker would do more than watch.
SPORTS
January 14, 2014 | BY RON WYNN, For the Daily News
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - When James Franklin's coaching stint at Vanderbilt began in December 2010, most fans hoped there would be at least incremental improvement in a program where five wins constituted a good season. If he could eventually make the Commodores competitive in America's toughest college football conference, the SEC, that would be a bonus. Now, with Franklin gone to Penn State, any objective look at his three seasons would conclude he accomplished that task. A 24-15 record, back-to-back 9-4 seasons in the final 2 years, and consecutive bowl wins (three straight bowl trips overall)
SPORTS
December 18, 2013 | By Les Bowen, Daily News Staff Writer
A YEAR AGO, maybe even a couple of months ago, Nick Foles could have played the game he played Sunday at Minnesota and reaped praise. Thirty completions in 48 attempts, 428 yards, three touchdowns, one interception, a 103.5 passer rating? Big numbers. But a couple of things have happened. One, offense has just gone nuts in the NFL of 2013. Everywhere you look, there are big numbers. Seven hundred sixty-three points were scored Sunday, more than any day ever in league history.
NEWS
November 20, 2013 | By Anthony R. Wood, Inquirer Staff Writer
The final figures for damages, deaths, and confirmed tornadoes won't be known for months, but Nov. 17, 2013, was certifiably one of the most devastating tornado days of the year. Occurring so late on the calendar, and so soon after the unimaginable destruction of the typhoon in the Philippines, some reasonable people are asking whether the human fingerprint of global warming finally is showing its hand. The ferocious Midwest storms leveled buildings in 12 states on Sunday - and so far has been blamed for killing at least eight people.
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