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March 4, 1994 | By Carrie Rickey, INQUIRER MOVIE CRITIC
Red is for passion, for blood, for danger - and for those slippers craved by the doomed heroine of the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale about the young woman who gets the shoes she wants and promptly dances herself to death. Based on that primal tale, Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger's The Red Shoes - a 1948 classic recently restored - places the woman's desire in the context of the postwar ballet world. Where, for Andersen, the story framed a conflict between Christian duty and personal vanity, for the filmmakers it is a double allegory.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 19, 1993 | By Clifford A. Ridley, INQUIRER THEATER CRITIC
The Red Shoes, the legendary 1948 movie that made a star of Moira Shearer, impelled millions of little girls to aspire to careers in the romantic, glamorous, beautiful world of ballet. Of course, the film didn't have much to say about throbbing calves, punishing diets and unemployment lines, but such things are about waking up. The Red Shoes was about dreams. It's hard to imagine that the long-awaited stage musical of The Red Shoes, which opened Thursday at the Gershwin Theatre, will have a similar effect.
NEWS
February 27, 2013 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
VATICAN CITY - The Vatican has answered some of the outstanding questions about Pope Benedict XVI's future once he's retired, saying he'll be known as "emeritus pope," and continue to wear a white cassock. The Vatican spokesman the Rev. Federico Lombardi said Tuesday that Benedict himself made the decisions. The pope's title and what he would wear has been a major question ever since Benedict stunned the world and announced he would resign on Thursday. While he will no longer wear his trademark red shoes, Benedict has taken a liking to a pair of hand-crafted brown loafers made for him by artisans in Leon, Mexico and presented to him during his 2012 visit.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 19, 2013
Repertory Films Adventure Aquarium 1 Aquarium Dr., Camden; 866-451-2782. www.adventureaquarium.com . 4D Theater. $22.95; $19.95 children 2-12. Ambler Theater 108 E. Butler Ave., Ambler; 215-345-7855. www.amblertheater.com . The Red Shoes (U.K., 1948) $9.75; $7.25 seniors, students and children 17 and under. 4/23. 7:30 pm. Black Maria Film & Video Festival. $9.75; $7.25 seniors, students and children 17 and under. 4/24. 7:30 pm. The Barnes Foundation - Philadelphia 2025 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.; 215-278-7000.
NEWS
October 1, 1990 | By Glenn Berkey, Special to The Inquirer
Matt Miller, Central Bucks West's number-one player, may be using the golf season to make a fashion statement. "It's a mystery when he shows up on the first tee what he'll have on for footwear," said coach Dale Lenox. Miller has a pair of red shoes that are, to say the least, not typical golf attire. "I call them boat shoes," Lenox said. "They're not boat shoes; they're red Keds sneakers, or something that looks like red Keds sneakers. He won two or three tournaments wearing those red shoes this summer on the (American Junior Golf Association)
NEWS
August 20, 1993 | By Marc Freeman, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
The Hollywood paparazzi and tabloid TV shows missed a big one in Bucks County yesterday. So here's the dirt: A real live celebrity trial was quietly held at the courthouse in Doylestown. Comedian Phyllis Diller - the 76-year-old queen of self-deprecating humor and cosmetic surgery - slipped in a back way and appeared in a nearly empty Courtroom 5 to defend a breach-of-contract lawsuit. But there was no joking, and, as it turned out, no testimony from Diller. Rats.
SPORTS
September 27, 1992 | By Bill Doherty, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Like all the top high school teams in the area, Coatesville has its traditions. Its most dangerous offensive players always wear No. 1 and No. 2. This year, that means seniors Eric Towles and Walt Washington, both 1,000-yard rushers as juniors. And on slippery days, the Red Raiders' running backs always don red shoes. Red with black striping, a line that Nike probably has long since discontinued. But at Coatesville, every player wants a chance to wear the low-digit jerseys and the shoes.
NEWS
March 17, 2013 | By Lisa Scottoline, Inquirer Columnist
You may have heard that the pope has stepped down because he no longer feels he can do the job. Congress should take a lesson. Consider that the pope got his job from God, and he just quit. Congress members got their jobs from mere human beings, yet they would never dream of quitting, despite the fact they cannot perform the most basic function of government, like making a budget. They don't have the decency to step down. Or the grace. Like His Grace. Between the pope and Congress, only one is supposed to admit fallibility.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 14, 2012 | By Kellie Patrick Gates, For The Inquirer
Hello there Eight years had passed since he was the cool senior at the back of Mrs. Brook's art class at Archbishop Ryan, and Maureen hadn't thought about him since. But seeing Vince in the stadium parking lot brought on the old fluttery feelings. "Oh my gosh!" Maureen said to her friend Angela, who had invited her to the Eagles tailgate. "There's my high school crush!" Back in 1999, Vince barely knew then-sophomore Maureen existed. But at the September 2007 tailgate, he walked right up to her. "I think I know you," he said.
SPORTS
August 7, 1995 | By Ron Reid, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER This article contains information from the Associated Press
In too many lanes and landing pits throughout Ullevi Stadium, the world track and field championships proved a humbling experience yesterday for some of the sport's most accomplished athletes. Before a packed house of disbelieving but appreciative fans who filled the Swedish sky with rousing cheers and rhythmic applause for every event, the second day of the championships produced these uncustomary developments: A victory-stand ceremony for men's 100-meter medal winners that included neither an American nor Britain's Linford Christie, the reigning world and Olympic champion.
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April 19, 2013
Repertory Films Adventure Aquarium 1 Aquarium Dr., Camden; 866-451-2782. www.adventureaquarium.com . 4D Theater. $22.95; $19.95 children 2-12. Ambler Theater 108 E. Butler Ave., Ambler; 215-345-7855. www.amblertheater.com . The Red Shoes (U.K., 1948) $9.75; $7.25 seniors, students and children 17 and under. 4/23. 7:30 pm. Black Maria Film & Video Festival. $9.75; $7.25 seniors, students and children 17 and under. 4/24. 7:30 pm. The Barnes Foundation - Philadelphia 2025 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.; 215-278-7000.
NEWS
March 17, 2013 | By Lisa Scottoline, Inquirer Columnist
You may have heard that the pope has stepped down because he no longer feels he can do the job. Congress should take a lesson. Consider that the pope got his job from God, and he just quit. Congress members got their jobs from mere human beings, yet they would never dream of quitting, despite the fact they cannot perform the most basic function of government, like making a budget. They don't have the decency to step down. Or the grace. Like His Grace. Between the pope and Congress, only one is supposed to admit fallibility.
NEWS
February 27, 2013 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
VATICAN CITY - The Vatican has answered some of the outstanding questions about Pope Benedict XVI's future once he's retired, saying he'll be known as "emeritus pope," and continue to wear a white cassock. The Vatican spokesman the Rev. Federico Lombardi said Tuesday that Benedict himself made the decisions. The pope's title and what he would wear has been a major question ever since Benedict stunned the world and announced he would resign on Thursday. While he will no longer wear his trademark red shoes, Benedict has taken a liking to a pair of hand-crafted brown loafers made for him by artisans in Leon, Mexico and presented to him during his 2012 visit.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 14, 2012 | By Kellie Patrick Gates, For The Inquirer
Hello there Eight years had passed since he was the cool senior at the back of Mrs. Brook's art class at Archbishop Ryan, and Maureen hadn't thought about him since. But seeing Vince in the stadium parking lot brought on the old fluttery feelings. "Oh my gosh!" Maureen said to her friend Angela, who had invited her to the Eagles tailgate. "There's my high school crush!" Back in 1999, Vince barely knew then-sophomore Maureen existed. But at the September 2007 tailgate, he walked right up to her. "I think I know you," he said.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 16, 2011 | By Esther Lee, PHILLY.COM
The bright-red lacquered sole of a Christian Louboutin shoe serves a lofty purpose. The flash of the red sole, on a runway or daintily emerging from a limousine, broadcasts "chic" to every fashion hound within eyeshot. Devotees include actor Sarah Jessica Parker, Gossip Girl 's Blake Lively, and Jennifer Lopez, who released a song in 2009 titled "Louboutins. " It is simply impossible to be unfashionable while wearing a pair of Louboutins. This exclusiveness - and the desire to hold onto it - is at the heart of the million-dollar lawsuit that Louboutin brought in April 2011 against rival fashion house Yves Saint Laurent.
LIVING
March 14, 2008 | By Claire Whitcomb FOR THE INQUIRER
If you want to make a wood-paneled room glow, follow the advice of British decorator Nina Campbell and use red. And if you need proof that her theory works, have a drink at Campbell Apartment, the bar in New York's Grand Central Terminal that coincidentally bears her name. The so-called apartment began as an office in 1923, decorated with elaborately beamed ceilings by American financier John Campbell. After his death, it suffered various dropped-ceiling fates until it was revived as a chic watering hole in 1999.
SPORTS
July 28, 2000 | By Bob Brookover, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The man who pitched and moaned for nearly nine seasons in a Phillies uniform was nowhere to be found yesterday. Never one to shy away from an invitation to give a state-of-the-team address, Curt Schilling often wondered aloud about the direction in which the Phillies were headed. Management almost always was repulsed by his opinions. Now, Schilling has a happy new baseball home with the Arizona Diamondbacks. His vacated corner locker already has been filled by veteran reliever Jeff Brantley, who moved two stalls down to take advantage of more storage space.
SPORTS
December 28, 1996 | by Marcus Hayes, Daily News Sports Writer
It was either an omen or an expensive practical joke. When the Eagles opened their shoe orders from Nike this week, they shuddered at the sight: Right make. Right models. In San Francisco 49ers red, instead of the Eagles' normal black-and-white. The Eagles spent the week concentrating on ignoring the mystique that accompanies the 49ers - five Super Bowls in the '80s and '90s, the magic of the one-time Candlestick Park, the legend and shadow of former coach and current Niners adviser Bill Walsh.
SPORTS
December 28, 1996 | By Phil Sheridan, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Maybe it was just an accident, a little oversight by the folks in Nike's shipping department. Maybe. Or maybe the red shoes that showed up in the Eagles' locker room were a cryptic message, the football equivalent of the fish wrapped in Luca Brasi's bulletproof vest in The Godfather. Ricky Watters wasn't sure. "I couldn't believe it," Watters said yesterday, displaying a pair of white shoes with the trim and Nike swoosh in blazing San Francisco 49ers red. "At first, I thought it was some kind of joke.
SPORTS
August 7, 1995 | By Ron Reid, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER This article contains information from the Associated Press
In too many lanes and landing pits throughout Ullevi Stadium, the world track and field championships proved a humbling experience yesterday for some of the sport's most accomplished athletes. Before a packed house of disbelieving but appreciative fans who filled the Swedish sky with rousing cheers and rhythmic applause for every event, the second day of the championships produced these uncustomary developments: A victory-stand ceremony for men's 100-meter medal winners that included neither an American nor Britain's Linford Christie, the reigning world and Olympic champion.
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