August 20, 2014 |
For the McIntyre brothers of North Philadelphia, pimping was a family affair - a profession that landed one in federal prison Monday and threatens to send the other to join him soon. A federal judge sentenced younger brother Rahim, an aspiring 35-year-old rapper who went by the street name "King Kobra," to 21 years and 10 months behind bars on Monday after a conviction on three counts of sex trafficking. Younger brother Rashaad, who adopted "Sincere" as his moniker, pleaded guilty to trafficking charges of his own and an additional count of producing child pornography.
August 7, 2014 |
IF THE MUSIC of Billy Joel , ABBA , Green Day , the Four Seasons and Carole King could headline a Broadway show, why not John Mayer ? For one thing, they had hits. But that's not stopping music's raspy-voiced Romeo from trying to write a show. The National Enquirer reports that Mayer is thinking theater, and his possibly autobiographical play has former Mayer flames Katy Perry , Jennifer Aniston , Jessica Simpson , Taylor Swift , Jennifer Love Hewitt , Renee Zellweger , Minka Kelly and Rhona Mitra (what the heck attracted all these women to that guy?
August 6, 2014 |
There's a question that perplexes management researchers who try to figure out why the glass ceiling is so hard to crack, particularly now that there are more minorities and women in the work world. Why is it, they ask, that women and minorities who successfully climb the corporate ladder so often pull it up behind them, not helping other women and minorities succeed? "It's sacrificing your own future if you leave the ladder down," David Hekman, an assistant professor of management at the University of Colorado, told a roomful of scholars and managers attending the Academy of Management conference in Philadelphia.
August 1, 2014 |
A 33-year-old man was arrested after police said he choked a woman visiting from New York with twine and wire in a botched robbery attempt Wednesday in West Philadelphia. Andre Taylor, who lives at a halfway house in East Falls, also was implicated in a similar choking attack on another woman Sunday, said Lt. John Walker of Southwest Detectives. About 12:40 p.m., the woman, 29, who was visiting friends in University City, was walking on 45th Street and passed Taylor, then turned west on Larchwood Avenue, Walker said.
July 31, 2014 |
The clothing you'll find in Joan Shepp's new Chestnut Street boutique stays true to her aesthetic: a heavily curated collection of designer women's wear that is dark in hue, architectural in silhouette, and of course, edgy. Yet the "concept" boutique, with its clean white walls and golden fixtures, evokes a freshness that is decidedly much more Shepp-y than 1616 Walnut ever was. There's a section for chic and crazy hats. (Shepp loves a bright beanie). And shoppers can check out a studio where products are photographed for her cyber-store operation.
July 29, 2014 |
THE White House Correspondents' Dinner is affectionately called "The Nerd Prom," then San Diego Comic-Con is "The Geek After-Party" - the Bacchanal of Geekdom. Here are some of this year's highlights: * Amid the costumes and fantasy, attention was drawn to a very real issue at Comic-Con - allegations of sexual harassment. Geeks for CONsent, founded by three women from Philadelphia, gathered nearly 2,600 signatures on an online petition supporting a formal anti-harassment policy at Comic-Con.
July 25, 2014
THE FINAL, semifinal and third-place games of this October's CONCACAF women's championship will be played at Chester's PPL Park, U.S. Soccer announced yesterday. The games will be held Oct. 24 and 26, with the winner, runner-up and third-place finisher automatically qualifying for next year's FIFA Women's World Cup in Canada. Ticket information is not yet available, and kickoff times for the tournament will not be set until Sept. 5. Fox Sports will broadcast the matches across its multiple channels.
July 22, 2014 |
If you're looking for another runner to pace you in a marathon, ask a woman. She's more likely to hold an even pace for the entire race than a man, according to two recent studies that looked at race performances. The first study, published in the journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, looked at nonelite runners from 14 U.S. marathons, including the 2011 Philadelphia Marathon. In total, 91,929 people's marathons were included in the study. They surveyed first-half and second-half times of those runners and found that women were 1.46 times more likely than men to maintain an even-race pace.
July 20, 2014 |
WILMINGTON - After being absent from the Philadelphia Women's Match Play Championship for six years, Meghan Stasi returned to one of the nation's oldest amateur tournaments for women and ended the week with a familiar result. The 36-year-old Stasi, a former Voorhees resident who now lives in Oakland Park, Fla., played solid all-around golf and sank her share of clutch putts Friday to defeat Emily Gimpel, 2 and 1, at Wilmington Country Club's South course and win the event for the eighth time.
July 18, 2014 |
Defending champion Emily Gimpel of Whitemarsh Valley advanced to the semifinals of the Philadelphia Women's Match Play Championship with a victory Thursday at Wilmington Country Club. Gimpel, the No. 1 seed, just completed her college career at Maryland. She defeated Pam Brown of Wilmington, 5 and 4. Fifth-seeded Kerry Rutan of the Philadelphia Cricket Club posted a 6-and-4 victory over Merion's Liz Haines and will meet Gimpel in a rematch of last year's finalists. Seven-time champion Meghan Stasi, the No. 2 seed, advanced with a 3-and-2 victory over Alexandra Frazier of Gulph Mills.