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.
November 27, 2013
HERBERT EGERT couldn't wait for the fixes to the health exchange in his home state of Maryland. Egert, the managing partner of Affinity Dental Associates, renewed with his current health-care provider at a significant increase in rates. Egert's practice provides health insurance to employees who work at least 24 hours a week. The insurer covering his employees offered to renew the contract, which ends in March, by the end of December at a 32 percent increase. Egert wanted to wait to see what the exchanges had to offer.
November 23, 2013 |
The picture book Tea for Ruby is transformed into a stage production by the Metropolitan Ballet Company on Saturday and Sunday at Abington Friends School's Josephine Muller Auditorium. Children can also have a queen's tea with the book's New York Times best-selling illustrator, Robin Preiss Glasser. Ruby is having trouble learning good manners, but she is determined to succeed. She receives a surprise invitation to have tea with the queen at the palace and works hard to learn etiquette befitting a princess.
October 25, 2013 |
NEW YORK - Gabriel Rosado said he was bored last week sitting in his Roxborough living room. Saturday night's middleweight title fight with Peter Quillin was still a week away. So Rosado found a piece of scrap paper and drew. It was something he often did as a teenager living in North Philadelphia. With a black ballpoint pen, Rosado etched himself wearing a crown - his nickname is "King" - and holding his hands high above his head. His stick-figure opponent lay flat on the mat, wearing a frown as the crowd cheered.
October 25, 2013 |
ON MAY 13, 1985, Philadelphia police dropped a bomb on a West Philly rowhouse. Eleven people died and 61 homes went up in flames. Within a week, then-Mayor Wilson Goode agreed to appoint an independent commission to investigate exactly how and why the Police Department's final confrontation with the MOVE fringe group escalated to catastrophe. It has been four months and 19 days since the collapse of 2140 Market St. killed six people and injured 13. So far, all we have is the promise that Mayor Nutter will appoint a similar independent commission to examine how the city's Department of Licenses and Inspections might have averted the tragedy.
October 9, 2013 |
SEASIDE PARK, N.J. Lovingly collected over several years, a series of beach photographs depicted family, friends, fishermen, beachgoers, and scenery along the oceanfront here and in neighboring Seaside Heights. Philadelphia photographer Michael M. Koehler had gathered the pictures for a book he self-published in August called Seaside . The images were meant as a tribute to those moments captured by his lens before Hurricane Sandy pummeled this section of the New Jersey Shore nearly a year ago. But it's the backdrop of some of them, such as the shots of the Carousel and Funtown Piers, that draws the eye in. So much of what he caught in the photos is now gone.
September 22, 2013 |
The employment picture for the region and nation was mixed in August, the U.S. Labor Department said Friday. Pennsylvania's unemployment rate rose to 7.7 percent from 7.5 percent in July as the number of people without jobs in the state increased by 9,000, the department said. New Jersey's rate dipped to 8.5 percent from July's 8.6 percent as the number without jobs fell by about 3,000. All the numbers are seasonally adjusted. The U.S. unemployment rate in August was 7.3 percent.