August 8, 2016 |
ATLANTIC CITY - Inside the Trump Taj Mahal last week, "Ivana's" china was selling at half off. The gold-rimmed plates at the Trump Exchange at the top of the escalator were marked down from $25 apiece to $12.50. A Donald Trump quote - "I like thinking big. You have to think anyway so why not think big?" - still hung on a wall, above an oversize black-and-white portrait of Trump from back in the day. Those remnants of a time in the late 1980s and early 1990s when Atlantic City was "Trump City" could disappear from the public eye if the Taj's new owner, billionaire investor Carl Icahn, closes the four-times-bankrupt casino after Labor Day, as announced last week.
July 10, 2016 |
SOME PEOPLE travel far afield for their summer vacations. But when BalletX cofounder and choreographer Matthew Neenan went to New Zealand in August 2013, it wasn't for play. He and composer Rosie Langabeer were researching the pioneering Trans-Pacific aviator Edwin Musick, who died en route between Hawaii and New Zealand in 1938. Their ballet about Musick and the ill-fated flight, "Sunset, o639 Hours," debuted in 2014 at the Wilma Theater. BalletX will dance it again July 20 to 24 when the company makes its main-stage debut at the prestigious Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival in the Berkshires.
June 10, 2016 |
Damaging Details for Depp An Amber Heard confidante has revealed disturbing new details about the abuse Johnny Depp allegedly inflicted on his estranged wife. New York artist, photog, writer, and gender activist iO Tillett Wright , 30, says she's the one who called 911 on May 21 to stop Depp from further injuring Heard. Wright says she had been deeply concerned by Depp's escalating level of violence. "The reports of violence started with a kick on a private plane, then it was shoves and the occasional punch, until finally, in December, she described an all-out assault and she woke up with her pillow covered in blood," Wright writes on Refinery29.com.
March 5, 2016
Q: I love how throw pillows make a house look lived in and comfortable, and how they mix in colors. My husband, on the other hand, hates them and always throws them on the floor before he sits down. Am I using too many? What is the rule? Can you give me some other tips, please? - B.B. A: As your husband is demonstrating, the beauty of throw pillows is that you can throw them around any way you want. Beyond just adding color and texture to your room, you can prop yourself up, support your back, or hold your head up. I've seen them used as armrests, or for napping.
December 27, 2015
Drifting asleep to music without disturbing your bedmate or seatmate is as simple as wearing headphones, right? It is until you turn over on your side and the earpieces get smashed into your ears, a not-so-slumber-friendly feeling. The tech world has come up with Bedphones, now in their comfier third generation of featherweight, 1/4-inch-thick foam-covered headphones that you can barely feel that and lie flat against your ears, even when you roll over. Integrated ultra-thin, rubber-coated, flexible-wire ear hooks unobtrusively help fine-tune the fit. The attached 49-inch-long audio cable has an aluminum 31/2 mm jack that fits any standard headphone port.
January 6, 2015 |
STUART SCOTT, the talented and entertaining anchor on ESPN's "SportsCenter," had a way with words. His famous catchphrases included: "Boo-Yah!" "As cool as the other side of the pillow. " "Just call him butter cuz he's on a roll. " Yesterday, Scott died at 49 after a lengthy battle with cancer. And fittingly, there were words. Words of love. Words of consolation. President Obama, actor Samuel L. Jackson, and former NBA star Michael Jordan were among those sharing their thoughts.
December 19, 2013
K EVIN O'BRIEN, 55, of Woodstock, N.Y., is founder and designer of Kevin O'Brien Studio in Point Breeze. O'Brien, who spends two days a week in Philadelphia, designs and manufactures hand-colored pillows, duvet covers, quilts and curtains. The studio also has licensing deals with manufacturers to distribute its rug and bedding lines. Q: How'd you get into textile design, manufacturing? A: I was teaching painting and drawing and was painting on fabrics and selling them as scarves.
June 21, 2013
NEED MUSIC all night long? Rest your head on one of these pillow speakers. With the right tunes, they really help wash away the day's worries. And you can set the volume so low you won't disturb a bedmate. Brookstone SoftSound: The Brookstone SoftSound ($129.99) offers wireless connectivity to a sound source and boasts a thick, high-end, "BioSense" memory foam pillow that contours to your head and neck. You'll never feel the hardware - built-in speakers, battery pack and receiver.
November 14, 2012
FIRST, THERE was the 1 percent, the evil elite who would just as soon release the hounds as release their tax returns. Then there was the 99 percent, rabble-rousers who occupied the streets even as Newt Gingrich said they should occupy tubs. Next came the 47 percent, slackers who had the gall to need help from time to time. Well, there's a new group that's worse than all of them. It hasn't been written about in the papers or on the Internet. It doesn't even have its own reality show, but it poses a greater threat than all the other groups combined.
March 20, 2012
Too soon? When it comes to the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, even after nearly 150 years, the answer to that crucial comedic question still appears to be "Yes. " Bobblehead dolls in the likeness of Lincoln's assassin, John Wilkes Booth, were recently removed from the shelves of the gift shop at Gettysburg National Military Park. The dolls were being sold for about a week before a reporter from the Evening Sun of Hanover asked about them, whereupon they were gone faster than Booth himself could be smoked out of a Virginia tobacco barn.