TIFFANY KANG

Kickstart like a pro

Since its debut in 2009, online funding platform Kickstarter has been giving hope to budding entrepreneurs who are rich in ideas but short on money. But it's not as simple as just asking people to fund your dream company, then sitting back as the money flows in.In his new book, "The Kickstarter...

Sunday, October 21, 2012, 9:47 PM

High time for Live Arts

Nine years ago, choreographer Brian Sanders and his company, Junk, tumbled headfirst onto the Live Arts red carpet with “The Gate,” a high-flying and incredibly popular show that mixed playful acrobatics and physical theater with an inventive set design.Now they’re back with “The Gate Reopened.”...

Monday, September 17, 2012, 10:21 PM

What parents need to know about dorm move-in day

After a last-minute trip to Bed Bath & Beyond for the crucial shower caddy and extra-long bed sheets, your college freshman should be good to go. But, let’s face it — are you, the parent, equally prepared?This bittersweet battle starts well before arriving home to your child’s empty bedroom. It...

Wednesday, August 22, 2012, 12:15 AM

The first month of school: A college parent’s guide

It’s nearing the end of week one of freshman year. Maybe, confronted with the first heaping mess of his college clothing career, your son digs up some change and heads to the laundromat. Just as likely, he’ll drag a hamper home for the weekend.While some students see dormitories as arsenals of...

Wednesday, August 22, 2012, 12:01 AM

The jazz festival that Philly needed

With the recent disbanding of Philly's well-loved West Oak Lane Jazz Festival, a new showcase has emerged to fill the silence.This weekend's inaugural Center City Jazz Festival will take place at four venues nestled within a three-block radius in the heart of the city.As envisioned by founder and...

Wednesday, April 25, 2012, 10:11 PM

Fairmount Park public art series kicks off with a dance lesson

While few hesitate to bust a new move behind closed doors, many have trouble mastering grace in front of an audience -- let alone outdoors, with a partner, pirouetting in the heart of the city.But tomorrow, "An Evening of Tango" will turn the Parkway's Swann Memorial Fountain into an impromptu...

Wednesday, April 4, 2012, 1:06 AM

Looking to escape the daily grind of your job?

Former Goldman Sachs executive director Greg Smith isn't the only restless professional fidgeting with his too-tight tie.After Smith's recent resignation, countless cubicle-captives have been flocking to Escape the City, an organization whose mission statement dares workers to "Stop Dreaming and...

Sunday, April 1, 2012, 10:57 PM

For a secure future, choose industries with caution

Aside from the day-to-day stress of workplace disputes and deadlines, many employees in today's economy have more long-term career worries. In "150 Best Jobs for a Secure Future," occupational expert Laurence Shatkin provides insight from a variety of perspectives including pay, growth, openings,...

Sunday, March 25, 2012, 10:30 PM

Where to listen and perform poetry in Philly

Philadelphia’s poetry community, though one of the most active in the nation, is an intimate hub of activity. Gathered in corner cafes and local jazz clubs, it’s a hidden but buzzing scene of open mics, readings, slams, feature performances and writing workshops. Whether you prefer spoken word or...

Friday, March 9, 2012, 12:12 AM

3 qualities of happy workplaces

There’s not much that annoys employees more than a broken coffee machine — unless you’re counting the job itself. According to a recent survey by Right Management’s talent and career services, the majority of American employees describe their present work situation as unrewarding and draining....

Sunday, March 4, 2012, 10:02 PM

A sense of humor at work can go a long way

As you craft your next résumé, consider adding some comedy to the skills inventory. A recent national survey from Accountemps staffing service reports the majority of CFOs value an employee’s sense of humor for fitting into the company’s corporate culture. “All work, no play can really erode having...

Monday, February 20, 2012, 1:27 PM

'Music in the Galleries': Where music, paintings come together

It’s not every day that masterpieces of Mozart and Picasso meet in the middle. The “Music in the Galleries” series, presented by the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Curtis Institute of Music, blends two art forms into one harmonic experience.The monthly series features gifted young musicians...

Thursday, February 16, 2012, 2:00 PM

Your Valentine’s Day reading list

Who needs a valentine when you can commit to a good book? We asked someof our favorite authors to share their picks for their top romanticreads.Emma StraubAuthor of “Other People We Married”Her pick: “You cannot beat Jane Austen for Valentine’s Day. ‘Emma’ and ‘Pride and Prejudice’ are my favorites...

Monday, February 13, 2012, 11:44 AM

Couples who met on SEPTA get chance to look back

The 13th Street Station platform of SEPTA’s westbound elevated train line beamed with excitement Sunday afternoon as passengers awaited the Love Train.The train, a yearly collaboration between SEPTA and the city’s Mural Arts Program, made its grand entrance midafternoon, complete with horn-honking...

Sunday, February 12, 2012, 4:43 PM

Tales from the ‘Ex Files’

While everyone loves a good story, not everyone fancies love stories. That’s why this year’s anti-Valentine’s Day festivities would be incomplete without disclosure of “The Ex Files,” presented by First Person Arts’ StorySlam series.StorySlam features everyday people in the storytelling ring. Ten...

Sunday, February 12, 2012, 1:56 PM

Riders again court love on the rails

Love is nothing like what we see in the movies—unless you’re taking SEPTA. Over the years, the transit system, in collaboration with the city’s Mural Arts Program, has furnished many a fairytale romance.The partnership's offering, the Love Train, will be making its yearly appearance Sunday with...

Thursday, February 9, 2012, 3:11 PM

Dave Burrell’s long-awaited duet

Dave Burrell clearly remembers when there was a different energy in the Philly jazz scene.“We’re not at an all-time high compared to the booming days, and I wish the enthusiasm of younger, newer players would keep on happening for all of us players,” says the legendary pianist and Philadelphian....

Monday, January 30, 2012, 12:09 AM