January 2, 2016 |
Eight years ago, West Mount Airy architect Reinhart Struzyna found himself with some extra land and a good idea that could go very badly: Design and build a house that would sit barely 100 feet from his own, for clients who would become his neighbors. Considering that he's seen couples divorce over mere renovations, he didn't take the prospect lightly. But it was during the recession, and business was slow for his firm, Dovetail Design-Build. His own house sat on 21/4 acres, so he had land to spare.
August 4, 2015
THE DAILY SHOW WITH JON STEWART 11 tonight through Thursday, Comedy Central. Our final moments of Zen? Sixteen years after he started delivering the fake news, Jon Stewart has just four nights left in the anchor chair. Helping him to exit laughing: comedians Louis C.K., Amy Schumer and Denis Leary. Expect Thursday's finale to run long, and seem all too short. UNREAL 10 tonight, Lifetime. Season 1 of my summer crush ends. Will love somehow conquer all for fictional "reality" show "suitor" Adam (Freddie Stroma)
April 24, 2014 |
Drew B.'s new baby Drew Barrymore , 39, on Tuesday gave birth to a bouncy baby girl named Frankie , People says. It's the second child for the Blended star and her third hub, art adviser Will Kopelman , 36. Their first, Olive , was born in September '12. Drew last year told Women's Health she's not obsessed with her looks during pregnancy. "You're not supposed to look perfect while you're making babies," she said. "Making babies is the perfection. " Diane Keaton on love Unlike his other ex-partner Mia Farrow , Woody Allen survivor Diane Keaton ain't bitter about her time with the film auteur.
May 22, 2011 |
There was a giant picnic at the Radnor Hunt Club on Saturday, where about 20,000 horse lovers gathered on a picturesque day to eat, drink, and be merry. Of course, the 81st annual Radnor Hunt Races had something to do with the gathering of men, women, and children of all ages. In the featured event - the National Hunt Cup - 7-2 favorite Tripleken led for the first two laps of the three-lap event. But he was nowhere to be seen when Complete Zen won a photo finish over All Together in 4 minutes, 54.80 seconds.
April 21, 2011 |
A PIONEERING 3-D erotic comedy has Hong Kong moviegoers coming in droves. "3D Sex and Zen: Extreme Ecstasy" beat the first-day record set by "Avatar" and even attracted viewers from mainland China. The mainland is much stricter about sexual content in films, so fans of the genre have been traveling for their popcorn surprise. The $3.5 million Cantonese-language-of-lust production had earned $2.2 million as of Tuesday since opening last week on only 73 screens, according to producer Stephen Shiu . That's nearly seven times the total Hong Kong take so far for "Scream 4. " Maybe "Sex and Zen" could kick off a "Moan" series.
February 15, 2010 |
There wasn't a single conga or bongo drum onstage during Miguel Zen?n's show Saturday at the Painted Bride Art Center in Old City. Yet the saxophonist's seven-piece band carried on the Afro-Cuban tradition with a blend of straight-ahead jazz and the Puerto Rican folk music genre plena. Though the recipe fell short of hot, it still had lots of flavor. Zen?n, a native of San Juan, performed with the quartet he has led for the better part of a decade and with three featured percussionists who played the tambourinelike instrument panderos and sang.
May 15, 2009 |
When someone as fabulously famous as Jennifer Aniston dives into indiedom - she's starred in The Good Girl and Friends With Money - it's easy to suspect her motives. If one's going to be cynical about these things, such choices offer a way to garner some serious acting cred and counterweigh the Marley and Me's. But Aniston - with a presence that's quiet, watchful, amused, and sometimes bemused - has been a surprise in these modest efforts. Whether or not it's a calculated career move or just an actress on the lookout for good roles, she has brought intelligence and down-to-earth charm to her portraits of women with low incomes and low self-esteem.
July 18, 2008 |
Benjamin Franklin Parkway is about to get a makeover that designers hope will make the tree-lined boulevard more pedestrian-friendly. Gov. Rendell, Mayor Nutter and philanthropic representatives yesterday revealed plans for $17.1 million in cosmetic and traffic improvements that will cover a three-quarter-mile stretch between JFK Plaza and Eakins Oval. Plans call for realigning lanes and curbs to slow traffic in the outer lanes in the 2100 and 2200 blocks. Those blocks will also get new bicycle lanes and wider sidewalks.
December 20, 2007 |
It could be a Zen koan, what just came out of Julian Schnabel's mouth: "Nobody knows better than you what you need to do, even if you don't know what you're doing. " Well, Zen with the hubris filter turned off. Thumping around the country, presenting his brilliant, beautiful The Diving Bell and the Butterfly to film societies and fans - and doing rounds of Q&As and press interviews - Schnabel pulled into Philadelphia last week. After the end credits rolled at the Ritz at the Bourse the other night, the moderator for the event introduced the world-famous artist-turned-director as "Julian Snabbel," sans the shhh . A tad irritably, Schnabel corrected him. A while later he threatened to quit the room if a couple gabbing up front didn't shut up. Uh-oh.
December 7, 2007 |
If that shouty chef from "Hell's Kitchen" were an ordained Buddhist priest, he might be something like Edward Espe Brown. The subject of Doris Dorrie's documentary, "How to Cook Your Life," and author of the popular Tassajara cookbook series, Brown is a gentle, sensitive soul who knows his ingredients and has definite ideas about how things should be done in the kitchen. And he can get pretty impatient, especially for a Zen master, when people don't do things his way. That's where the similarities to Gordon Ramsay end. Brown teaches spiritual well-being along with food preparation, and he's a warm, funny and often quite insightful guru most of the time.