April 17, 2016
Of all the family members who won't stay still for a photo, our dogs are often the most uncooperative. They jerk their heads, turn, or run away, especially in gorgeous outdoor environs rich with sniff appeal. Ah, but wave a brightly colored tennis ball, and you have their attention. That's the principle behind the Pooch Selfie, a smartphone attachment that plays on dogs' attraction to throw toys. Slide the plastic clasp over the top of your cellphone (or tablet), and snap the orange and green ball into the raised grips.
April 17, 2016
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April 9, 2016 |
A controversy was brewing Thursday at Princeton High School, after students played a "Jews vs. Nazis" drinking game and documented the experience on social media. The students recorded the game, which they called "Holocaust Pong" or "Alcoholocaust," on the messaging app Snapchat, where it was seen by other students. Jamaica Ponder, a 17-year-old sophomore who runs a personal blog, captured a screenshot of the students pouring beer into plastic cups on a ping-pong table. One set of cups was arranged in the form a swastika, and the other formed a Star of David.
March 29, 2016
Adapted from a recent online discussion. Question: I am soon to be 30 and have a master's degree and a blossoming career in my chosen field. I live in a busy and expensive city, but I have made my own way. I have never thought about having kids or being married until I met someone just a few weeks ago. I have found myself wanting all those things with him: house, kids, dog, wedding. How soon is too soon for all of this? I'm kind of scared by the thought that decisions that used to be so scary to me are now something I look at fearlessly.
March 26, 2016 |
The boys would be grown now, in their mid-30s, perhaps with children of their own. Instead, they're frozen in photographs and memories, brothers John and Daniel Jr., forever 3 and 4. They died in the same bed in a 1985 Oxford Circle rowhouse fire that prosecutors say was set by their father, Daniel Dougherty - now being retried for murder and arson in Philadelphia Common Pleas Court. Dougherty denies setting the fire, saying he loved the boys and tried to save them. On Thursday, the horror of that August night more than 30 years ago came back fresh and full.
February 26, 2016
Guess from these photos where Inquirer restaurant critic Craig LaBan ate this week. (Answers below.) 1. Beef dumplings 2. Angry Dragon roll 3. Pancita tacos For a fresh serving of Craig's Crumb Tracker quiz, join him 2 p.m. Tuesdays on his online chat: inquirer.com/ labanchats Answers: 1. Dim Sum Garden (1020 Race St.) 2. Bubblefish (909 Arch St.) 3. Barbacoa South Philly (1703 S. 11th St.)