January 31, 2016 |
When David P. Silverman translated mystical writings on the side of a 4,000-year-old Egyptian coffin recently, he discovered a plea to the earth god, Geb. The long-ago writer sought protection for the coffin's inhabitant, a district governor named Ahanakht. But these days, the words could just as easily mean protection from the trembling earth next door. University City is the site of yet another construction project. This time, it's the demolition of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania's Penn Tower complex, in order to make way for a new patient pavilion.
November 29, 2013 |
Q: No matter what I do in bed, my girlfriend's never satisfied. I've tried all kinds of stuff. She just lays there looking bored afterward. Sometimes, she even reaches for a vibrator. I've tried talking with her about it, but nothing works. Before we moved in together, we couldn't keep our hands off one another. We did it a couple times a week. Now when we have sex, it's like she's doing me a favor. Then she reaches for that thing again. It's not like I'm one of those guys who just takes.
September 10, 2013 |
DAVE MALMAN doesn't have a girlfriend right now, but the 22-year-old eager beaver from Glen Mills was one of the first in line for "Free Vibrator Day" yesterday at the Feminique sexuality boutique in West Chester. "I came for all these beautiful women," said Malman. "I'm hoping to find the right girl and give it to her. " The good vibrations were hard to ignore as more than 300 people - from Fulbright scholars to college freshmen - lined Church Street in West Chester to receive a free "pocket rocket" vibrator courtesy of Feminique.
June 3, 2013 |
A SPECIAL DEVICE women use to rock the little man in their boat may also be used to clear up that frog in your throat, according to a Canadian scholar who spoke yesterday in Philadelphia. The University of Alberta drama professor David Ley was in town to present his findings to The Voice Foundation's 42nd Annual symposium at The Westin. Ley, a spoken-word vocal coach, said two years ago he was working with an actress friend who had overworked her vocal cords after coming down with laryngitis a month prior.
March 5, 2013 |
Thankfully, the promised inflatable rat courtesy of Philadelphia's IATSE Local 8 stagehands' union didn't show up at Saturday night's Erykah Badu show at the Electric Factory. Last week, Local 8 claimed on its Facebook page that Electric Factory's stagehands were underpaid, and that neither audience members nor Badu should cross their line. Yet there was no trouble at the Factory (and no indication whether the issue was resolved); only a sold-out crowd roused by the good vibrations of a woman who, in 1997, released two albums - Baduizm, Live - that midwifed the then-burgeoning new music brand of neo-soul.
December 18, 2012 |
NEW YORK - Stocks rose Monday as investors were encouraged by signs of progress in budget talks in Washington. Just two weeks remain before tax increases and spending cuts take effect if no deal is reached. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 100.38 points to 13,235.39, its biggest gain this month. The Standard & Poor's 500 index climbed 16.78 points to 1,430.36, and the Nasdaq composite index rose 39.27 points to 3,010.60. Marc Chaikin, chief executive officer of the Philadelphia-based market-research firm Chaikin Analytics, said investors became more hopeful for a resolution in the budget talks after House Speaker John A. Boehner made an offer to increase tax rates on high-income Americans.
April 27, 2012 |
A little more than two years after 9/11, I went to a meeting of folks looking to promote Muslim-Jewish reconciliation. The December night was cold, icy, and wet, and the mosque where we met, which had been a tire factory, still looked like one, complete with a rubble-strewn parking lot. I suppose there were about six or eight of us there, not really sure where to go or what we were going to do; a lot was made up as we went along. It was as grassroots a movement as you will ever find.
November 21, 2011 |
BUCKS COUNTY sex-toys saleswoman Melissa Kraut crashed Regis Philbin 's exclusive retirement party Thursday night at Valbella in Manhattan. Kraut, who hosts independent romance-enhancement parties for women through her company SlumberPartiesByMelissa.com, strolled right into the party and met and took pictures with Regis, South Jersey-native co-host Kelly Ripa , Kathie Lee Gifford , Barbara Walters and Tony Bennett . Kraut was seen several years ago on ABC's "Wife Swap," in which two couples trade partners.
August 26, 2011
Maurice Watson, star senior guard at Boys' Latin Charter, soon will be off the basketball recruiting board. Maurice Sr., his father and BL's coach, said Maurice Jr. will announce his decision within a week and that the Final Five, in alphabetical order, are Boston University, Hofstra, La Salle, Niagara and Virginia. Junior tweeted last night that he will make his announcement Wednesday morning. Dad said Junior, who already boasts 1,659 career points, has not yet dropped hints.
March 15, 2011 |
The play is a farce set in the 1880s. Electricity is in its infancy, and doctors have a new tool for treating women diagnosed with "hysteria" - the vibrator. Hence the title of Sarah Ruhl's In the Next Room, or the Vibrator Play , at the Wilma Theater through April 3. And in the very next room indeed - the Wilma's lobby - there's a display of vintage vibrators provided by Kali Morgan of Sexploratorium on South Fifth Street. Like washing machines and irons, vibrators were pitched to housewives as "Aids that Every Woman Appreciates," according to a 1918 Sears catalog ad reproduced in the production's playbill.