June 9, 2012 |
It's 6:15 a.m. on a Saturday. I feel like one of the Walking Dead. There's a man hovering impatiently in our driveway. He looks like one of the Walking Dead. He's 45 minutes early for our block's garage sale, but he acts as if I'm the one whose clock is out of sync. He wants to know if we'll be selling any weaponry, rare coins, or Victorian jewelry. Soon, two others join him; one begins to complain about the unopened boxes, murmuring something about World War II-era Zippo lighters.
May 1, 2012 |
A lunchtime rally at Liberty Place aims to get fans "Flyered up" for the hockey team's second second-round playoff game. The Flyers won the first matchup, 4-3, in overtime against the New Jersey Devils on Sunday afternoon at the Wells Fargo Center. T-shirts and cheer cards will be given away inside the rotunda of the Shops at Liberty Place, 1625 Chestnut St., as former players join host Shawny Hill about 12:15 p.m. Game 2 is set for 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Wells Fargo Center before the series moves to North Jersey for games Thursday and Sunday.
April 23, 2012 |
Urban Outfitters Inc. said Monday it never stocked or sold a controversial T-shirt with a pocket patch that resembled a symbol worn by Jews in Nazi Europe, while the shirt's Danish manufacturer said a photo featuring the embroidery on Urban's website "must be an early sample" of a prototype that was never, ultimately, made. The T-shirt's symbol. The Philadelphia-based retailer would not explain how a photo of the yellow cotton Kellog tee with a six-pointed blue star on a chest pocket ended up on its website for $100, but spokesman Ed Looram said the online image would be replaced with a "correct" and pocketless version of the shirt, made by Denmark-based Wood Wood.
April 19, 2012 |
The Anti-Defamation League in Philadelphia publicly objected Thursday to a T-shirt being sold by Urban Outfitters Inc. that bears a symbol that critics said resembles a Star of David patch that Jews in Nazi Europe were forced to wear during the Holocaust, sometimes on concentration camp uniforms. "We find this use of symbolism to be extremely distasteful and offensive, and we are outraged that your company would make this product available to your customers," Barry Morrison, regional director of the ADL, wrote in a letter e-mailed to Richard A. Hayne, chairman and chief executive of the retail corporation headquartered at the Philadelphia Navy Yard.
March 15, 2012
Results of a Say What? poll: Fight move of battleship New Jersey? Out of 252 votes 36% Yes, hard work, funds brought ship here, made it an attraction (90 votes) 15% No, more will see it near the Statue of Liberty than in Camden (37 votes) 28% Yes, just needs better marketing (71 votes) 21% No, let it go where it can make money. (54 votes) ? ?
February 23, 2012 |
"Glee" actor Max Adler has teamed up with local T-shirt company ShoutBcause to promote its line of anti-bullying T-shirts. Adler, whose gay character, David Karofsky, bullied Chris Colfer 's character, Kurt, and who was severely bullied himself on Tuesday's episode, has been working with a Los Angeles nonprofit called City Hearts: Kids Say Yes to the Arts. Chester County's Joe Harris , chief "movement" officer of ShoutBcause, contacted the group to get Adler their shirts. Adler wore one of the company's anti-bullying shirts yesterday while interviewing with national media, including "Access Hollywood.
December 26, 2011 |
In a North Philadelphia salon, Steven Washington, a big man with closely cropped hair that gets cut weekly, was going on about the attributes of long locks. Not because he was thinking of growing his. He was explaining the reasoning behind forming his new company, I Love Remy Hair Inc., in August, and why he's confident it's going to make him a millionaire in a little more than a year. "No matter what happens, people still want to look good," Washington asserted. He's helping women do so as he looks to capitalize on a flourishing fashion trend: hair weaves.
November 7, 2011 |
SAN FRANCISCO - The revolution will be trademarked and put on T-shirts if an increasing number of entrepreneurs succeed in their attempts to profit from the Occupy demonstrations. A few T-shirts began to appear several days after the first protest began Sept. 17 with a march through the streets of Lower Manhattan. Now, T-shirts, coffee mugs, and other merchandise emblazoned with Occupy locations and slogans are being offered online and amid the camps that have sprung up across the country.
September 30, 2011
Man is sought in attempted heist * Broad Street near Montgomery Ave., North Philadelphia Police yesterday continued searching for a man who tried robbing a Wendy's restaurant in North Philadelphia Tuesday morning. The man walked inside the eatery on North Broad Street about 10:50 a.m. and handed a cashier a note demanding cash. The cashier backed away from the counter, and the man ran from the restaurant without taking any money, police said. The would-be robber was described as white, bald, between 30 and 40 years old and between 5 feet 5 and 5 feet 9. He has tattoos on both forearms and was wearing a green long-sleeved T-shirt.
September 14, 2011 |
The newest brouhaha over young women's apparel concerns retailer Forever 21's "Allergic to Algebra" T-shirt. This comes on the heels of J.C. Penney's T-shirt faux pas. The "I am too pretty for homework so my brother has to do it for me" quip so offended men and women alike that the company quickly pulled the product and issued a formal apology. I don't want to linger on the sexist nature of these messages. As the mother of two daughters, I have screened the writing on their clothing for years, looking for any one-liners that diminish them as girls.