September 17, 2012 |
DALLAS - Airlines give many reasons for refusing to let you board, but none stir as much debate as this: How you're dressed. A woman flying from Las Vegas on Southwest in the spring says she was confronted by an airline employee for showing too much cleavage. In a recent case, an American Airlines pilot lectured a passenger because her T-shirt bore a four-letter expletive. She was allowed to keep flying after draping a shawl over the shirt. Both women told their stories to sympathetic bloggers, and the debate over what you can wear in the air went viral.
August 25, 2012
One of the most anticipated games of the NFL preseason, if you believe in that sort of thing, is getting the rock-tour treatment: It will get its own commemorative T-shirt. For a mere $35, obsessed fans can buy a "QB Showdown" T-shirt, which will picture rookie quarterbacks Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III. This year's No. 1 and No. 2 overall picks will face off Saturday when the Colts face the Redskins in Washington. "People will make a buck off everything," Redskins defensive end Stephen Bowen said.
August 17, 2012 |
THE WILDWOOD boardwalk has always had a dash of weird and plenty of cheese, but some think that the T-shirt shops there have turned weird and cheesy into crude and sleazy. Shirts hanging outside boardwalk storefronts can make things awkward for a parent and child in Wildwood, as in "Daddy, what's a pimp/bitch/stoner/drunk?" Parents may wonder what "Swag" is (or "Swagg," as it's spelled on one boardwalk tank), while young kids wonder what the funny symbols are in that same "F**K Your Swagg" top. The worst material is usually inside the store, such as a "blumpkin" shirt.
July 11, 2012 |
Standing at the service line, the woman in the blue T-shirt perches forward, her head and shoulders leaning away from the rest of her body, her arms dangling below. She's ready to move, just waiting for her teammate to drive the ball into play. On the other side of the tennis net inside the Pavilion at Villanova, the woman in the pink T-shirt assumes an identical position. Left hand on top of right, the woman in the blue shirt twirls her racket once, twice, still waiting for play to start.
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) ? ?