June 25, 2015 |
Hairy armpits seem to be going mod. But this tuft of a trend belongs in the just-because-the-rich-and-famous-are-doing-it-doesn't-mean-you-should box. Truly, don't try this at home. Summer 2015 is supposed to be the summer of sleek minimalism: strapless, flowing maxi dresses; tank tops paired with jogger pants; and sheer blouses tucked into boyfriend jeans. Let me tell you: A shock of underarm hair - even if it's dyed pink like Miley Cyrus' - is just, well, unsightly. So why is anybody trying this?
April 9, 2015 |
A former University of Toledo point guard from Chester was one of two former players who received probation Tuesday as part of a point-shaving scandal that involved two other Toledo basketball players and three former football players. Kashif Payne, who starred at Archbishop Carroll High in 2001-02 before finishing his high school career at a New England prep school, was sentenced in federal court in Detroit to three years of probation and also must pay a fine and perform community service.
January 14, 2015 |
Lou Ann Merkle intends to be shorn of something precious, something that helps define her as a woman: her hair. She's not doing it as a fashion statement, or because she's ill. Merkle plans to have her head shaved to protest the killing of young black men by white police officers. She and friend Sylvia Metzler will surrender their locks as a highlight of a Martin Luther King's Birthday march that organizers say will bring 10,000 people to Center City. In doing so, the two will embrace a symbol of grievance and mourning that stretches through societies and cultures back to the Old Testament.
October 9, 2014 |
JUST FOR MEN Dollar Shave Club, a monthly subscription. HOW DOES IT WORK? Pick from three types of blades available ($1, $6 or $9 a month). The handle is included for free. You can easily upgrade and downgrade. Add additional products such as Dr. Carver's Easy Shave Butter ($8) or Post Shave ($9), and One Wipe Charlies ($4). Ladies! This is a great gift for your man or your dad! Buy him a gift card he can redeem toward his favorite razor. (The blade in the photo is the $9-a-month Executive.)
October 3, 2014 |
IT'S NOT FUNNY and it won't amuse you. There's no clowning around in ESPN's latest Emmy-winning "30 for 30" documentary. The series, in its fifth season, kicks off with "Playing for the Mob," which chronicles the point-shaving scandal Boston College's men's basketball team was involved in during the 1978-79 season. Fans of the film "Goodfellas" will be familiar with some of those involved as Jimmy "The Gent" Burke and Henry Hill were among the mob associates who convinced four BC players to help fix games.
September 29, 2014 |
Remember the days when only the punked out - or, eek, the goth - shaved wide swaths of their hair? In the late '80s, the majority of us - although overprocessed and oft blown-out - thought removing chunks of hair in prominent places was a little too wild and much too crazy. Well, dolls, crazy is not so crazy anymore. The trendlet The half-shave. The scalp is sheared clean from the top of the ears down, or pruned along one side. Sometimes both sides are closely snipped into a Mohawk.
April 9, 2013 |
The 660-lawyer Drinker Biddle & Reath L.L.P. corporate law firm is expanding its New York branch and shrinking its Philadelphia headquarters space, but not its workforce here. The firm is doubling its Manhattan space at Silverstein Properties' 1177 Sixth Ave. tower to 31,000 square feet, even as it prepares to downsize its Philadelphia flagship office at Brandywine Property Trust's One Logan Center to 155,000 square feet in 2014. That will be down from 209,000 square feet, and to seven floors from 10 presently.
April 9, 2013 |
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Police in Hamas-ruled Gaza have started grabbing young men with long or gel-styled spiky hair off the streets, bundling them into jeeps, mocking them, and shaving their heads, two of those targeted and a rights group said Sunday. It is the latest sign that the Islamic militants are imposing their strict practices on the population. Hamas has been slowly forcing its fundamentalist interpretation of the religion on already conservative Gaza since it overran the territory in 2007, but the new action against long hair and tight or low-waist pants - in several cases accompanied by beatings - appears to be one of the most aggressive phases of the campaign so far. The crackdown began last week, and two of those targeted told the Associated Press said they were rounded up in separate sweeps in Gaza City that included more than two dozen young men. House painter Ayman al-Sayed, 19, had shoulder-length hair before police grabbed him and shaved his head Thursday.
August 5, 2012 |
SANTA RITA DO SAPUCAI, Brazil - Brazilian inmate Ronaldo da Silva hops on a bicycle and pedals furiously, clocking up several miles before slowing down and jumping off. Silva hasn't gotten far, in fact not an inch. He's still inside the medium-security prison where he's serving a 51/2-year sentence for holding up a bakery, standing next to a stationary bike. But he did move a bit closer to freedom. Silva is part of an innovative program that allows inmates at a prison in Brazil's southeastern Minas Gerais state to reduce their sentences in exchange for generating power to help illuminate the town at night.
August 4, 2012 |
Morphy Auctions' two-day sale next weekend will offer two categories of collectibles to be found in the nostalgia nook: shaving mugs and music boxes, notably two Regina models expected to bring five-figure prices. In this era of beards and iPods, neither category is much in use any more. The Regina Music Box Co., in fact, ultimately wound up making vacuum cleaners. Still, both categories have their adherents. The 30 music boxes and related machines to be offered at the start of the first session, beginning at 10 a.m. next Friday at the gallery near Reading, were collected by Peter V. Fritsch of Kutztown.