March 5, 2009
AS A YOUNG Eagles fan, I was taught to bleed green, realizing that football may be my true religion. To this day, my passion has only intensified. But "faith" is about to be tested. I'm stunned by how the team could let the greatest safety in franchise history just walk away. Someone who was the heart and soul of the Eagles. After all that will be said, in the end, the face of our team and an all-out good guy will never again burst out of the tunnel. While fans get some generic excuse, there can be no logical rationale behind letting Brian Dawkins put on another NFL jersey.
December 4, 2007 |
THE GIOVANNI & PILEGGI hairdresser didn't want to offend her Center City walk-in client, Morgan Greenhouse, who had come in for a hair-extension consultation. " 'Please don't take this question as insulting, [but] do you have any idea the costs of these extensions?' " the hairdresser recalls asking her. Her high-fashion client cut to the chase, telling the hairdresser: " 'Don't worry about the money. Money is not an issue.' " The $2,200 quote seemed reasonable, she told the stylist.
August 28, 2005 |
When Linda Berman began the Children's Boutique, 40 years ago this autumn, she stocked three or four American lines of children's clothing, including Florence Eiseman's venerable party frocks. Parents told their children how to dress - Peter Pan collars, kilts, Mary Janes - and they complied. Today, this is virtually impossible. "Kids are becoming more fashion-conscious at younger ages," says Peter Berman, his mother's partner of a decade. "It used to be age 8 when the children were aware, but now it's more like ages 3 or 4. And they are very brand-conscious.
August 14, 2005 |
The display of tightly folded jeans, sparkly belts, and camouflage tanks wowed me as I walked into the Lafayette Hill boutique First Impressions. I, however, didn't have time for dillying with sheer sequined scarves or dallying with fitted pumpkin-colored velvet jackets. I was here to check out the latest - and probably most important - trend in denim this fall: The high-rise. Yes, ladies; high-fashion jeans will have a higher waist, as cult favorites Seven, James, Miss Sixty, True Religion, and David Kahn are moving waistbands up to give us full-hipped girls more leg room.
July 28, 2005 |
"Wanna know how hot it is?" the man on the radio asked in the expectant tone that precedes a punch line. "It's so hot the Muslim men are taking the towels off their heads to wipe their faces!" The bigotry in that remark was matched by its ignorance. Not all Muslims are Arab, and not all Arabs wear the headdress known as the keffiyeh. And it's an entirely different faith, Sikhism, whose adherents wear turbans. Such subtleties are too often lost on the average American, and despite all the fine words and noble intentions uttered since the 2001 terrorist attacks, the continued lack of knowledge about and respect for Islam and other religions is appalling.
August 16, 1993
SAVE THE VICTORY BLDG. FROM THE WRECKING BALL The Philadelphia Coalition for Community Development and the Arts comprises more than 70 community-based organizations and individuals devoted to revitalizing neighborhoods in accordance with the visions of the people who live in them. We believe the residents' social, cultural, economic and aesthetic values should drive the efforts in their neighborhoods. We want to help save the Victory Building from the wrecking ball. The current plan, put forth by the Philadelphia Historic Preservation Corporation (PHPC)
May 2, 1990 |
Henry Williams Jones, 85, a former vice president of Atlantic Richfield Co. of Philadelphia, died April 23 at Clara Burke Nursing Home in Plymouth Meeting. Born in Ambler, Mr. Jones was a graduate of Penn Charter School and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he received a bachelor's degree. After graduation, he accepted a Sloan Fellowship in Business Administration, and subsequently became a vice president for Atlantic Richfield. Mr. Jones, a longtime resident of West Mount Airy, was dedicated to community service.
November 9, 1986 |
In soulful Arabic a Muslim supplicant sang the call to prayer, his verse resounding from the walls of the sacred chamber. He faced toward Mecca, the holy city in Saudi Arabia that all Muslims must visit at least once in their lives. Shoes were lined against a wall outside the prayer room as barefoot men and women entered the innner sanctum and submitted themselves to Allah. They prayed with hands supine; men and boys up front, women and girls in back. All made graceful gestures of prayer, wiping their faces in supplication, pressing their navels to acknowledge the umbilical cord of creation.
July 16, 1986 |
Just the other day I was in my office on the sixth floor of The Inquirer, and I thought my mind was on the business of the day. But I was daydreaming. The reason I knew I was daydreaming is because I was experiencing positive thoughts about politicans. Maybe it was because Sen. Bill Bradley (D., N.J.) stopped by this week to share some of his ideas with the Editorial Board. It was a very positive experience, one that signaled what could happen in this country if there were more Americans like him. I was dreaming of a President who would accomplish something and officials who don't think in cliches.
April 21, 1986
MUSLIMS DISCLAIM FARRAKHAN I am a Muslim and a follower of Imam Warith Deen Muhammad. Islam is a pure religion for all humanity throughout the whole world. Black power, black capitalism and black nationalism, representing racial interests, cannot represent the universal religion of Islam. Louis Farrakhan is doing a great disservice to himself and readers by falsely implying that Islam is a religion only for "black" people. Nothing could be farther from the truth. We pray to Almighty God Allah, creator of us all, that you see fit to print this letter in your great newspaper, so your readers may have a balanced view of the global and universal religion of Islam.