Saturday, September 5, 2015

Home & Design

To Monica Ippolito, family meant hours of listening to her grandfather's stories: how he'd fought in World War II; how, after he eloped with her grandmother, his mother-in-law chased them with the wooden spoon she called her "macaroni stick."
Recently, I was forced by a cold to cancel a much-anticipated visit to the country. On the upside, I did not have to miss the satisfying finale of Tierra de Reyes (Land of Kings), a Spanish-language telenovela set in Texas ranch country that I had watched faithfully for 159 episodes.
When artist Shelley Spector based her latest work on the life of the late Philadelphia folk-art historian Frances Lichten, it was, she said, an act of "creative nonfiction." She assumed Lichten had been in a semi-closeted, 40-year romantic relationship with the author and illustrator Katherine Milhous.
Graphic artist Iris Barbee Bonner wasn't sure celebrity models Amber Rose and Blac Chyna would actually wear to the MTV Video Music Awards the skintight ensembles on which she had painted the shame-inducing words slut, golddigger, whore.
At 15, Zy'mir is a passionate sportsman, not only a huge fan of the Eagles and Phillies but also an avid player of football, softball, basketball, and soccer.
Over the years, New Jersey officials have come up with one scheme after another to revive Camden, the state's poorest city.
In recent years, Philadelphia Flower Show themes have whisked visitors to far-flung destinations from Ireland to Hawaii and the fictional Arendelle (the kingdom in Frozen, as part of last year's blockbuster "Celebrate the Movies" show, featuring a Disney partnership). But the 2016 show, from March 5 to 13, will draw inspiration from closer to home.
If you ever wondered what Philadelphia’s Center City and Fairmount areas looked like as a video game, drone filmmaker Matt Satell and Philly by Air has gotten pretty close to showing you.
GUIDANCE FROM CHANTICLEER GARDENERS The Art of Gardening: Design, Inspiration and Planting Techniques from Chanticleer by executive director R. William Thomas, offers plenty of down-to-earth advice:
Local people have some ideas for what should be done with the 35-acre Logan Triangle, but the city has a plan of its own.
Anyone traveling Washington Avenue these days had better have quick reflexes and nerves of steel.
 
Subaru's sprawling waste of money: Saffron