June 27, 2014
PICTURE a billboard on I-76 with the slogan, "Philly's more fun when you eat vegan!" Or perhaps, "Philly's veg scene will ring your bell!" That day could be closer than you'd think, as Visit Philadelphia, among other forward-looking big-city tourism agencies, recognizes vegan dining as a draw. Visit Philadelphia CEO and president Meryl Levitz said that while there's no "Love, Philly" campaign targeting vegans, there may be soon. "It's not a fad," she told me in reference to the vegan trend.
February 20, 2014 |
DANNY HAMMOND just got a little help from Batman himself. The 21-year-old from Springfield, Delaware County, is at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia because of astrocytoma, a cancerous tumor on his spinal cord. To show Hammond, who has been battling cancer since he was 9, support, his family posts pics to a "Dan's Our Man" Facebook page. Although most contributors are family and friends, Christian Bale recently sent his own show of support, sending a pic with "Dan's Our Man" written across his face.
February 12, 2012 |
DALLAS - In just the last few days, she has danced with cheering schoolchildren, chatted with troops, swapped ideas with busy parents, and engaged in a friendly cooking competition with stars from Top Chef . Michelle Obama is on a national tour to promote the second anniversary of her campaign against childhood obesity. The images have been disarming, intriguing, and nonpolitical - just the type of thing her husband's reelection campaign can't get enough of. Michelle Obama's travels offer fresh evidence of what an outsize role she has assumed in the public eye and how powerful a political ally a first lady can be. She said she was "incredibly enthusiastic" about making the case for her husband's reelection.
January 15, 2012 |
Cost-conscious travel took a beating in 2011, says travel guru Arthur Frommer. Sky-high airline costs, deadly natural disasters, and political unrest made travelers think twice and stay home. "It was one of the worst years in recent memory," said Frommer, 82. So the elder statesman of the travel-guide industry challenged the attendees at the Philadelphia Inquirer Travel Show on Saturday: Work harder to see the world. Frommer then offered tips for vacationers as one of 20 speakers featured at the show, which continues Sunday at the Convention Center.
July 15, 2011 |
'Young Country," a rousing, rambunctious traveling show now at the University of the Arts' Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery, is a wake-up call that we need to overcome the deep prejudice that nothing outside New York matters in present-day art. It examines how artists living in such places as Ohio, Texas, Pennsylvania, and Washington state are redefining our nation's ideas of "country. " To drive home the point, the exhibition, organized by Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts' Maiza Hixson, opened in Kentucky.
May 14, 2011 |
Frenchman comes to Philadelphia. Skips the Liberty Bell because it's too crowded. Doesn't eat a cheesesteak. And he's the host of a travel show. " Alors," says Gérard Klein. "The show is not touristique . My idea was that in France and in Europe, nobody knows American people. The idea is to meet people, to show to European people that we are all the same. " It's a strategy that allows for lots of chance encounters, while it demonstrates that we Americans can be very different in our sameness.
January 16, 2011 |
London, Barcelona, and Guatemala will be hot destinations this year. Travelers will look to customize their trips and to connect with people with similar interests. And airlines will package their annoying fees to make it easier - but not necessarily cheaper - to pay them. Those are a few 2011 travel tips from Pauline Frommer, creator of a popular series of 14 guidebooks for budget-conscious but comfort-craving travelers. Frommer has been traveling the world since she was 4 months old, touring Europe while her father, Arthur, updated Europe on 5 Dollars a Day , the revolutionary guidebook that first came out in 1957.
June 22, 2007 |
Harvey Rubin is director of the Institute for Strategic Threat Analysis & Response (ISTAR) at the University of Pennsylvania Baruch S. Blumberg is distinguished scientist at the Fox Chase Cancer Center In May, Andrew Speaker traveled to Europe for his wedding, and he returned to the United States via Canada - making both trips while infected with a dangerous form of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis. His odyssey highlighted society's limitations in responding to the global threat posed by a variety of infectious diseases.
May 12, 2006 |
For the last century, most art has been created with the understanding that it would occupy more than one site, no matter its medium or scale, the exception being site-specific sculpture (which has also been known to have been uprooted). But you might say that the artworks in "Soft Sites," an exhibition that straddles both the Institute for Contemporary Art and Bartram's Garden and was organized by Sara Reisman, are a few steps ahead of the game. They were created, suggests Reisman, the ICA's 2004-05 Whitney Lauder Curatorial Fellow, to acquire and accumulate meaning through their travels to different sites and, as such, constitute evidence of the effect of globalization on contemporary art. (The British sculptor Richard Long, who documented his walks in various parts of the world with photographs of his on-site sculptures of arrangements of rocks, was on to this about 20 years ago, as was the late Italian artist Alighiero Boetti, who commissioned Afghan women to weave embroideries of his maps, but the term globalization had yet to pass into common usage.