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Maine course

A recent article on Ipswich clams in The New York Times prompted me to take a culinary trip to New England. What comes to mind when we think of our northern states? Maine...

Behind the Veil

To enter Vows at 764 S. Fourth St. on Fabric Row is to pass into a fairy-tale world of princesses and happily-ever-afters. Dark pink walls with floral trim cast a romantic glow...

Going the distance

I'm writing this from a rooftop aerie at Skytop Lodge in the picturesque Poconos. I've managed to get away with the family for a week, and this venerable and rustic hotel (it dates...


Today through Sept. 14, Philadelphia will experience one of the most unusual theatrical events seen anywhere in the country. The Philadelphia Fringe Festival is a cornucopia of quality, risk-taking and experimental art...

The taxman knocketh

Stewart Miller can recall three times in the last 27 years that he received a notice from the Board of Revision of Taxes informing him his property taxes would be increasing. Two...

Toddlers in harmony

Four small children and their mommies sit in a circle, the youngsters tapping their red drumsticks against a hardwood floor. The small audience of grownups applauds and cheers the performers, hoping for an...

A difficult date

It's hard to believe that Wednesday will mark one year since America watched in horror as two majestic towers crumbled against the Manhattan sky. But what would become known as the worst...

Opening bell

As local students return to public school today, the nation watches. Time, Newsweek, network news crews -- all were expected to descend upon the city today as Philadelphia officially begins one of the...

Love and ‘Wars’

Star Wars: Episode II -- Attack of the Clones Opening today at area theaters Rated PG Three reels out of four In Star Wars: Episode II -- Attack of the Clones,...

Short-sited thriller

FearDotCom Rated R Playing at area theaters One-and-a-half reels out of four The Internet is an easy place to lose yourself. It's nothing at all to adopt another persona and say things with...
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