April 14, 2014 |
EVEN AFTER 80 games, the Flyers' playoff picture remains ridiculously convoluted. Just about the only things we know are that the Flyers have clinched a berth - and that they will be opening on the road. Where? Your guess is as good as anyone. There are still 270 possible outcomes to determine the Flyers' first-round opponent. Out of those 270, approximately 105 scenarios have them opening at Madison Square Garden against the Rangers. The rest are split: 83 for Pittsburgh and 82 for Boston.
April 11, 2014 |
Richard Power Hoffmann's lightbulb moment - a beautifully simple, why-hasn't-anyone-thought-of-this idea - is now being projected through the twin 15-kilowatt xenon short-arc lamps of IMAX theaters. "Watermelon Magic," the charming, 30-minute tale of a little girl (Sylvia Green Hoffmann, the director's daughter) and a patch of watermelons, was shot with his Canon 5D still camera. Hoffmann employed the technique in his 2007 shorts "Fridays At the Farm" and "Prayer For Philadelphia," winner of that year's Great Expectations: Citizen Voices on Philadelphia's Future competition (cosponsored by The Inquirer)
April 5, 2014 |
Tom Wolf, the front-runner among Democrats hoping to challenge Gov. Corbett, has built his campaign on a simple and compelling business success story, which he posted on the "About Tom" tab at the front of his website, and reinforced in his speeches and ads ever since he announced his campaign to supporters last year: He is a successful businessman, rich enough to put at least $10 million of his own money into his campaign - even after saving his...
March 3, 2014 |
Oscar angst typically besets nominees who attend the awards ceremony. This year, though, it's palpable onscreen as well. The anxiety coursing through the plots of the nine best-picture contenders promises to be higher than that among the human hopefuls Sunday night inside Hollywood's Dolby Theater. As freeman Solomon Northup, shackled into bondage by abductors in 12 Years a Slave , Chiwetel Ejiofor utters the emblematic line among those nine films: "I don't want to survive, I want to live!"
February 28, 2014 |
THE LATEST young man to accuse a Philadelphia Catholic priest of molesting him as an altar boy told a jury yesterday that the experience so badly shocked, embarrassed and debilitated him that he turned to drugs, alcohol and multiple suicide attempts before reaching his teens. The slim man, dressed in a white shirt, black tie and slacks, emotionally spoke of being 10 years old in 1997 when the Rev. Andrew McCormick invited him to the priest's rectory bedroom at St. John Cantius Church in Bridesburg.
January 31, 2014 |
IT'S AN ALLURING concept. It is the chance for a city to show its best side; a chance for a franchise to host its bully-boy peers. The Eagles are approaching the finish of their $125 million facelift at 10-year-old Lincoln Financial Field. They announced yesterday a partnership with Panasonic that will bring a new meaning to watching a game at the Linc - and might help lure the biggest game of all. They will spend $25 million on audio-visual upgrades that include high-definition video boards in each end zone.
January 23, 2014 |
For a few months last fall, Hannah Price was famous. More precisely, she was Internet famous. In October, the website the Morning News posted a feature on "City of Brotherly Love," a series of photographs Price, 27, had taken of men who catcalled her after she moved to Philadelphia in 2009. Only the site displayed Price's ambiguously titled works under a more pointed, but click-catching, headline: "My Harassers. " Online news outlets from Slate to Jezebel to Buzzfeed took the bait.
January 21, 2014 |
When is art an asset? When it provides future benefit, and when you sell your art and make money. Financial advisors are taking note of the bull market in art. In December, a Francis Bacon painting, Three Studies of Lucian Freud , sold for $142 million, the most expensive artwork at auction. Freeman's auction house in Center City will host a panel of art and tax experts on Thursday, including Antiques Roadshow appraisers Alasdair Nichol and Scott Isdaner, managing member of Isdaner & Company CPAs.
January 17, 2014 |
YOU HAVE to wonder about any place that would have a picture of me hanging on one of its storied walls. A much younger picture of me. Just for doing my job. The truth is, I probably should have paid for the privilege. I didn't really know much about the soul of the Palestra until I started covering college basketball games there. You can only get so much as a kid watching on TV. But to be even a small part of it was totally my pleasure. And honor. I'm sure the many colleagues who share that piece of history with me would heartily concur.
December 24, 2013 |
Many people think they know her. Elizabeth Haddon Estaugh was the plucky single Quaker woman who left England for America in 1701 to manage her father's property holdings in New Jersey - and who almost single-handedly founded Haddonfield. She comforted Native Americans when they had "gotten strong liquor in their heads," legend says. She proposed to her preacher husband and was too frail and tiny to have her own children. But don't believe the stories - at least not all of them.