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Ancient Art of Tea

We had to take off our shoes at the door of the shofuso, so it took some time to get used to the smell of all those feet shuffling across the tatami mats.…

A market of generations

In an era centered on the convenience of supermarkets, malls and department stores, it seems that small specialty shops are a thing of the past. But South Philly’s 9th Street Italian Market, the largest and oldest outdoor market in the United States, is as strong as it was 100 years ago.…

Lessons in London

LONDON – Studying abroad is like trying a new food. You’re not really sure what you’re going to get, but you’re still willing to throw down the money and take a chance, simply because you’re tired of the tried and true soda-burger-fries routine and need something new at the table.…

Fall Fashion

Mixed and matched outfits for women and layers for the fellas are dominating fall fashion trends this season. Popular for women, are the skinny-leg and straight-leg jeans. Shopping for jeans can be a disaster, especially if you are a new-comer to the straight-leg experience, but asking for advice from a store sales associate can help.…

Read between ‘man-V’ lines

Best selling author Dan Brown may know the letter ‘V’ primarily as the archaic symbol for the female sex, however, he has yet to meet Timothy Kennedy. The senior boasts a feature found only on the fittest of men – the “man-V.” Rock-hard biceps, washboard abs and a camelback chest are all nice and dandy.…

‘Scoundrels’ get schooled

Will the nice guy fight for the girl of his dreams? Or will he accept defeat with his tail between his legs? “School for Scoundrels,” set to be released in theaters Sept.…

Russell’s debut is full of wild fables

Every so often a truly talented and original voice emerges from America’s literary ranks. One such voice is that of 25-year-old Florida native Karen Russell. Russell debuts with a refreshingly creative and astoundingly mature collection of stories entitled “St.…

What’s Cookin’ With Bri

Happy New Year, my Jewish friends. The countdown to Rosh Hashana is on, as is my search for some of the city’s best kosher eateries. Creators of the South Beach and other fad diets, hop on a low-carb cruise out of here.…

Brace yourself. Leggings are back.

Brace yourself. Leggings are back. And they are no longer just worn by Suzanne Somers in 80s aerobics videos, but will be the basis of many fall fashion choices. Made up of a cotton-Lycra blend, creating a soft spandex feel and without the stirrup, the new leggings reach about 7 or 8 inches above the ankle.…