September 18, 2016 |
As we stroll down the automotive midway, we encounter a particularly enticing tent. We are drawn inside by the magnetism of curiosity. After all, who could resist experiencing The Incredible Shrinking GMC Acadia? For years, the Acadia has been part of a triumvirate of General Motors full-size crossover SUVs built on the trusty Lambda platform. The others, the Chevy Traverse and Buick Enclave, will remain as full-sizers. But while the Acadia will continue to be offered in its full-size, eight-passenger form until early next year, there is also a brand-new, midsize version for 2017 that is a whopping 740 pounds lighter, more economical, more agile, and more refined.
February 4, 2016 |
PBF Logistics L.P. announced Tuesday that it will acquire four refined-product terminals in the Philadelphia area from Plains All American Pipeline L.P. of Houston for $100 million. PBF Logistics is affiliated with PBF Energy, of Parsippany, N.J., which owns the oil refineries in Paulsboro and Delaware City, Del. The assets include a total of 57 tanks with a total capacity of 4.2 million barrels, pipeline connections, 26 truck-loading lanes, and marine facilities capable of handling barges and ships.
July 19, 2015 |
PRINCETON - The summertime campus here is annually overrun with pianists (and a few violinists) when the Golandsky Institute welcomes artists young and old to learn healthy techniques that allow them to play well for as long as they love music. There's also a piano festival (ending Saturday) showcasing faculty and students expressing themselves without extraneous effort. The exception of sorts was a Thursday recital at Taplin Auditorium of Chinese pianist Wei Luo, the latest Chinese wonder to hit the Curtis Institute.
February 4, 2015 |
It's back to the negotiating table for the NFL and thousands of its former players suing the league over concussion-related health problems. U.S. District Judge Anita Brody, who is overseeing settlement efforts on behalf of the league's more than 20,000 potentially eligible retirees, has asked for further revisions to a deal that could pay out as much as $1 billion over 65 years. The move came seven months after she granted preliminary approval to the plan. In an order filed Monday, Brody ordered both sides to attempt to amend their settlement proposal to widen eligibility for some former players and their families.
November 21, 2014 |
When Townsend "Tod" Wentz was growing up in Palmyra, Burlington County, his family's Thanksgiving table varied depending on who was cooking dinner. When his German-English relatives hosted, the holiday meant turkey, gravy, green beans, and stuffing. But when his Polish grandmother was in charge, it was a feast of ham, stuffed cabbage, and coleslaw. Now that Wentz is the one doing the cooking, he does the only logical thing: He makes all of the above. Only he refines the dishes with the classical French techniques that have become the hallmark of his six-month-old restaurant, Townsend, on East Passyunk Avenue's booming restaurant corridor.
October 3, 2014 |
With rockabilly bigger throughout the British Isles than in its place of origin - the American South - it makes some sense that one of its tastiest practitioners is from Dublin: Irish singer-composer Imelda May. But with a crack band and a powerful, nuanced voice that is equal parts Wanda Jackson and Eartha Kitt, May is no purist copycat. During Tuesday's sold-out Union Transfer gig, May showed she's taking rockabilly to the next level, retaining its traditions and inspirations, and making new fans.
June 13, 2014 |
REGARDING the Eagles competition at kicker, the telling days won't come until training camp and the four preseason games. As coach Chip Kelly said of the kickers before Monday's organized team activity, "A lot of times right now it's like they are going out on the driving range and hitting balls. " But while it's tough now to gauge performance without live action, the right leg of Alex Henery will surely garner its share of attention between the end of OTAs this week and the Sept.
March 10, 2014 |
It's been hit or miss at Drexel University's Leonard Pearlstein Gallery over the last few years, the former being the terrific and terrifying Wangechi Mutu solo show inaugurating the gallery's new space a little over a year ago, the latter being sprawling international shows that should have been more tightly edited and group shows of local artists whose works were too much alike, having the unfortunate effect of making everyone look generic. The diversity of materials and processes used by the four local artists who make up the gallery's latest exhibition, "Raw to Refined: String, Tape, Sponges, and Vinyl" is a welcome change, though seasoned gallerygoers will note the show's somewhat tired premise, hard to ignore in an age when literally every material we know has sneaked its way into art, and quite often elegantly so. Three of the show's artists bring new meaning to refined . Nami Yamamato's two meticulously tatted filet lace "drawings" in red twine, displayed in delicate freestanding wood frames in the front of the gallery, reconstruct her observations of a redwood grove in coastal California (previously installed within that forest, they "caught" fog as it passed through them)
October 28, 2013 |
It's a sweltering summer evening in New York. A man with his leg in a cast is asleep in his wheelchair, oblivious to the din outside. He awakens to find a young woman, blond, with bright blue eyes, standing over him, red lipstick, a string of pearls around her neck, in the most elegant of black and white gowns. She plants a kiss on his lips. Is she a dream? An apparition? No, simply Grace Kelly, making her entrance in Alfred Hitchcock's Rear Window , asking James Stewart - as the hobbled photojournalist soon to believe he has witnessed a murder - how his leg is ("Hurts a little")
August 10, 2013 |
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Deion Barnes began last season in a struggle to learn his responsibilities as a Penn State defensive end. When first seeing action in a game, "I had no idea what I was going to do at all," he recalled Thursday. But the Philadelphia native learned quickly, and combined with his physical strength and athletic ability, he was named Big Ten freshman of the year. Being recognized as the best in a conference full of talented freshmen should have touched off a lengthy celebration, but Barnes didn't spend much time rejoicing.