Archive for September, 2012

The Mud Run Experience

The Mud Run Experience

As intense as the training may have been, it was no match for the real thing. By Todd Soura When the summer rolls around, a week at the Jersey Shore with my family is usually my target event. This year, it was a weekend at Blue Mountain, but rest and relaxation weren’t on the itinerary. […]

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Flavor Explosion

Flavor Explosion

A beginner’s guide to navigating and using the suddenly-extensive selection of olive oils and balsamic vinegars at our fingertips. By Lynne Goldman I remember the day, many years ago, when I decided I was going to switch to olive oil for my everyday cooking. I’ll occasionally use other oils when called for, but olive oil […]

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The Gifts That Keep on Giving

The Gifts That Keep on Giving

With a little foresight and some basic techniques, what’s in season becomes a moot point —at least at the dinner table. By Colin Marsh Unless you preserved them, those luscious tastes of summer—the velvety tomato, the sugary peach and that sweet, sweet ear of corn—are off the table for the next nine or 10 months. […]

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The Moveable Feast

The Moveable Feast

Flash mob meets the pop-up dinner in the Philadelphia debut of the international phenomenon known as Dîner en Blanc. By Mike Madaio On a lovely summer night in late August, thirteen hundred of us were led to the Swann Memorial Fountain in Logan Circle, Philadelphia. The destination was a mystery. The other details were not. […]

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Going with the Grain

Going with the Grain

Zak Yannarella is resurrecting a bygone era in his Carversville workshop. But it’s not to be fashionable or even distinct. He’s doing it this way because it’s all he’s ever known. By Scott Edwards The hills that surround the tiny historic village of Carversville keep the outside world at a safe distance. Here, it’s easy […]

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A Lil’ Bit Country, A Lil’ Bit Rock and Roll

A Lil’ Bit Country, A Lil’ Bit Rock and Roll

As the twin towers fell to the ground and New York City descended into chaos, Todd Stone, a husband and father of two then-young daughters, reacted like an artist: He grabbed his camera, climbed to the roof of his TriBeCa studio and began documenting the surreal horror. “The pigeons lifting from the sound of the […]

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Aging Gracefully Redefined

Aging Gracefully Redefined

When nature starts fighting in earnest, change the rules. By Colleen Attara I have a vision of me when I’m in my late eighties: My hair’s gray and in a pixie. My eyes are very blue, young and mischievous. My face is wrinkled, but I’m wearing just a drop of cover-up under my eyes, red […]

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When Furniture Had a Personality

When Furniture Had a Personality

As far as we’ve come, it’s the impeccably-crafted collections of the iconic designers from the last two generations that we look to as the pinnacle of form and function. By Michael Herold Mass-produced reproduction furniture is taking over our living spaces, our offices and our lounges. It’s so pervasive that it’s easy to forget that […]

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Mic Check, Reality Check

Mic Check, Reality Check

A 17-year-old DJ from Yardley is spinning driving beats into tens of thousands of dollars for charity. Up next: his most ambitious concert yet. By Avery Greene At the tender age of 17, Dane Kunkel has raised nearly $140,000 for charity simply by indulging his love of music and giving. The founder of the BeachGlow: […]

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Dissecting the Dinner Party

Dissecting the Dinner Party

Before your closest friends reconsider your next invitation, stop going through the motions and remember why you started having them over. By Cailen Ascher Somewhere along the line, the reasons why you began hosting dinner parties were forgotten and it became a formulaic act. Now you’re depending a little too heavily on the quality of […]

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