May 3, 2016
I'M WHITE; college educated, grew up in NE Philly, started and sold two businesses, and I'm a Republican. My mother left El Salvador with a seventh-grade education and made sure we learned how to fit in and work hard. My brother graduated from West Point. I've worked all my life since the age of 10. I read Solomon Jones' article - "White liberals can't abandon the issues that impact blacks" - and felt both sad and angry. I rarely read the Daily News. So Republicans are responsible for police brutality in urban environments?
August 11, 2014 |
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. - Though well past the shelf life of the greatest Broadway dancers, Chita Rivera, 81, is now playing a one-legged woman - but not because she has to. The minute she takes her curtain call after The Visit at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, the walking stick is gone, her step has bounce, and her presence has fire - all unneeded for her icy assignment in this deliciously nasty John Kander/Fred Ebb musical, based on Friedrich Dürrenmatt's...
July 17, 2013 |
TWINKIES ARE BACK, but they may be a bit smaller than you remember. The new boxes hitting shelves this week list the spongy yellow cakes as having 270 calories and a weight of 77 grams for two cakes, or 135 calories and 38.5 grams for one cake. Right before it went out of business, the predecessor company had said Twinkies were 150 calories per cake. Photos of past boxes online also indicate the weight to have been 42.5 grams per cake. A spokeswoman for Hostess, Hannah Arnold, said in an email yesterday that the size change was made in "mid-2012" by the predecessor company.
March 28, 2013 |
PERHAPS THE next big thing that the U.S. Supreme Court should undertake, after marriage equality, is the issue that plagues boomers like myself whose generational identity is eternally affiliated with youth and revolution: How old is too old? In this new world, what is the end parameter of our shelf life? The recent retirement of the pope and New Jersey Sen. Frank Lautenberg in quick succession had bad news and good news for boomers like myself and other youthful seniors who are grappling with notions of old age. Pope Benedict XVI's radical decision to step down at age 85 suggests that we all have an expiration date, and despite current evidence to the contrary - We still go to work!
May 2, 2012 |
I KNOW THAT I'm one of the few people outside of the Phillies front office who believes that general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. played his hand wrong. This isn't where anyone expected the Phillies to be - not 11-12 and a rung out of the cellar in the National League East. But as frustrating as things presently are, I look at how the Phillies arrived here, and I ask myself, what could Amaro have realistically done differently? I'll get hundreds of suggestions, and if change in real-life Major League Baseball were as easy as it is in Fantasy League Baseball or arm-chair general managing, 99 percent of them would be right.
May 1, 2012 |
Given Nick Lowe's substantial backlog of old favorites, the announcement early in his Keswick Theatre show Sunday night that he'd be devoting a substantial chunk of the evening to showcasing songs from his latest album, The Old Magic, could have been cause for concern. But not to worry, Lowe assured the crowd: "If you cut me open, you'll find one word written through me like a stick of rock — quality entertainment. " Like the hard candy to which he likened himself, Lowe's music is sugary but sharp, sweet to the taste but with edges that can wound.
March 8, 2012 |
Stuff. You have it. You love it. You hate it. You have no place to put it. But you accumulate more of it all the time. Old birthday cards. Copies of Animal Farm . Photographs of friends you couldn't pick out in a lineup. The coil pot someone (maybe you) made in first grade. Threadbare Wallace & Gromit T-shirts with marinara stains on the sleeve. Fourth-place trophies. Boxes of instant oatmeal so far past their shelf life, they qualify as ancient grains. Empty bottles of Malbec (or Bud Light)
September 4, 2011
I have fallen in like with a trio of shelves that travels with me and hangs around my hotel room. No more relying solely on whatever drawers or shelves (in whatever sanitary condition) come with the room. Shelves-to-GO are a deck of three sturdy but lightweight reinforced mesh shelf units with straps and hooks on both sides that can be hung in a closet, or joined together to hang against a door. Unhook, and the shelves collapse (clothes and all, if you like) to fit into most standard carry-on bags.
July 4, 2011 |
Got milk? Not Lisa Montgomery, a raw-food expert and chef from Royersford. Nor does she have anything to do with meat, gluten, sugar, alcohol, caffeine, or peanuts. Ten years ago, she cleansed her kitchen cupboards of the processed foods she believes were harming her health. She began eating raw foods and found she felt better. Now she's a go-to girl in the raw-foods field; to cooking demos and monthly potluck raw dinners she has added a new series of books on the raw-food lifestyle.
November 13, 2010 |
In college basketball, there are no constants. Players arrive with a shelf life. Eventually, they're leaving - but usually not all at once. At Cheyney University, this season's women's team is brand new. There's not a returning veteran in the group. Cheyney coach Marilyn Stephens, in her third season at the school, knew this was coming - more or less. In 2009-10, eight of her 10 players were seniors. They lost another player to academics, and another decided to concentrate on track.