The Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia once housed mobster Al Capone and bank robber Willie Sutton. The 980-cell Gothic-style prison, where massive gargoyles sit menacingly above its high-walled stone entrance, closed in 1971 after 142 years. On April 30, 2014, former inmates reunited to tour the facility and answer questions about their time behind bars.
The week ahead for February 10-16: New York Fashion Week; Westminster Kennel Club show; Valentine’s Day
A look at what’s coming up on the East Coast and around the world. This week, that includes a Beatles anniversary, an angry organic farmer and a hungry Angela Merkel doppelganger.
A look at what’s coming up on the East Coast and around the world. This week, that includes several sporting events, the Orthodox Christians’ celebration of Christmas, the possible start of a hunger strike in India and the release of international trade numbers.
Prepare for the British Invasion. The nearly 184th Philadelphia Flower Show runs through March 10 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. This year’s theme is “Brilliant!” with exhibits focusing on the landscapes, culture and beauty of Great Britain. The event, sponsored by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, offers a variety of exhibits that pay homage to all things British, including a digitally enhanced rendition of Big Ben, cottage gardens, a floral take on the crown jewels and a greened-up version of the royal gates.
“Rough Cut” is a loose edit from The Baltimore Sun’s photographic coverage of the National Football League. Fanatic fans, marching bands, cheerleaders and lots of game action are just part of the spectacle that is the NFL. This week photojournalists Gene Sweeney, Jr. and Kenneth K. Lam traveled to Lincoln Field in Philadelphia, PA as the Ravens clashed with the Eagles, losing 24-23.