January 22, 2016 |
Later, there will be tale-telling. The time the mosquito got trapped in the car on the way back from the Shore, feasting on the kids who were pinned down by the luggage stacked on their laps. And the time one son-in-law's eyes turned yellow, the first sign of a failing liver. And on and on around the table - nine feet long (with the card table appended). This is the almost-closing act of one more Sunday supper in the Fishtown dining room of Michael DiBerardinis, a ritual stretching back now more than 20 years.
October 30, 2015 |
A MIRACLE came to Dickinson Street on Wednesday night, thanks in part to Leonardo da Vinci. A 3-year-old boy named Reginald took a tumble from a second-story rowhouse window and was saved by his grandmother's framed print of the Renaissance painter's "The Last Supper. " "I call him my miracle baby," the boy's mother, who spoke with the Daily News on the condition of anonymity, said last night. "I'm just happy, grateful that he's still here. " Just before 6:30 p.m., the young mom was getting Reginald, her only child, ready for his nightly bath.
July 1, 2015
A review Tuesday of Supper, People on the Move misidentified a performer. Adrian Plascencia was the dancer pursuing a visa application. A photograph accompanying a review Tuesday of Turbine was taken by Sharon Torello.
July 1, 2015 |
Every immigrant's story begins with a journey. Some escape from harsh regimes; some leave for education or employment opportunities; others simply seek the promise of a new life in a new land. Silvana Cardell's Supper, People on the Move pays homage to these stories in a harrowing, captivating dance-theater piece. Filled with symbolism and metaphor, it forcefully conveys the emotional power of the psychological and physical perils that can plague an immigrant's passage. Supper , performed through last weekend at Crane Arts' Icebox space, opens on six performers seated at set of long folding tables, their hands and arms linked, then broken apart in waves, a series of slow gestures that embody the longing of farewell.
April 8, 2015
ISSUE | HOLY IMAGES Last Supper cartoon leaves a bad taste Shame on The Inquirer for the Signe Wilkinson cartoon it printed on one of Christianity's holiest days (April 2). To use the Last Supper to make a political point on Holy Thursday was tasteless and insulting. Strange that it appeared the same day as the "Inviting bigotry" editorial. |Annemarie Jannotta, Holland ISSUE | SCHOOL MUSIC Skillful measures As an early-childhood music educator at Rosemont School of the Holy Child, I agree wholeheartedly that musical training at a young age enhances brain development and creates a positive impact on lifelong learning ("Tuning up the wiring in young brains," March 30)
September 27, 2013 |
PHILLY'S OWN Jill Scott likes not being Jill Scott, if only for a little while. She hits the big screen tomorrow in "Baggage Claim," playing Gail, the cheeky best friend to Paula Patton 's lovelorn flight attendant who doesn't realize that love might not require a boarding pass. Saucy Gail is quite different from songstress Scott or even the Jill Scott who has inhabited other roles, like Precious in "The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency" or Sheila in "Why Did I Get Married?"
August 9, 2013 |
From the byways to the beach, almost any summer meal is better out of a basket. A picnic repast can be as elegant as an orchestra concert under the stars, as simple as a seaside sunset, or both. All it takes is a little planning to fine-dine in your bathing suit. One of my favorite alfresco meals is a store-bought veggie hoagie with eggplant, sharp cheese, broccoli rabe, and roasted long hot peppers, served with a bag of chips and a beer. It's delicious, can be eaten with no plate, and holds up for several hours even in warm weather - considerations that guide me in planning home-cooked menus for meals away from home.
July 26, 2013 |
Aimee Olexy has built off the rustic elegance of Talula's Table and Talula's Garden with a cafe/market/"supper club" called Talula's Daily , which opened this week adjacent to Talula's Garden on the ground floor of the Ayer building at 210 W. Washington Square (215-592-7787). Olexy, partnering again with Stephen Starr and working with Richard Stokes Architecture, fashioned an industrial-meets-country charmer designed to serve many purposes: Local grocery with milk and yogurt brought in from Lancaster County, healthful-prepared-foods shop (kitchen and refrigerator cases)
May 17, 2013 |
To me, May will always be goat cheese weather. Walk into any cheese shop, and it's a petting zoo of pretty goodies: goat cheeses wrapped in leaves, rolled in flowers, molded into balls and bells. It's worth a stroll through Reading Terminal Market or your favorite cheese shop just to check out the Loire Valley bling - the most-prized French goat cheeses appear in spring, just after new pastures have been grazed. One of the best ways to celebrate this bounty is to assemble a seasonal goat cheese board.
January 12, 2013 |
While Pook and Pook's sale Saturday of fine art and accessories at its Downingtown gallery offers extraordinary area antiques, notably a circa-1750 Delaware Queen Anne tall case clock, its 500 lots also offer vivid items in other fields, such as a delightful piece of illustration art depicting a Gold Rush bonanza scene and a 19-scene, 380-figure folk art diorama of national and religious icons. The 19-by-26-inch oil on canvas by Tom Lovell (1909 to 1997), best known for his illustrations of the Old West and the Marine Corps in World War II, is expected to bring $10,000 to $15,000, according to the auction catalog, accessible at www.pookandpook.com . In the oil, a prospector who clearly has just hit pay dirt is whooping up his discovery loudly enough to draw the attention of others in the mining camp, including one who is rushing to the scene from the camp's barbershop, still lathered up. The folk art diorama, titled National Clock Millersburg and expected to bring $20,000 to $40,000, is more difficult to explain.