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Renaissance man

As an artist, inventor and a seeker of knowledge, Leonardo da Vinci was a giant among giants. His curiosity drove him to heights of discovery and creation undreamed of by most and reached...

Eckerd fight Broad-ens

Opposition from Council President Anna Verna, Councilman Frank DiCicco, state Sen. Vince Fumo and a couple hundred residents was not enough to stop the zoning board from approving another drugstore on South Broad...

Invaluable legacy

Some friends of the late Frank Gasparro want to make sure the artist's legacy is engraved in history, much like the designs he created for American currency. The South Philly native was...

Will Philly table IKEA plan?

Relocating to South Jersey. It is a thought many South Philadelphians have entertained, and now Swedish home-furnishings retailer IKEA is pondering the same thing. This summer IKEA announced its interest in the...

Screen saver

In these troubled times that seem to get crazier and darker by the hour, Bernadette Wells has her work cut out for her. The South Philly native and founder of With a Purpose...

Packing emotional ‘Punch’

Punch-Drunk Love Rated R Opening today at area theaters Three-and-a-half reels out of four Punch-Drunk Love is one of those movies that when you try to describe it to friends, you politely...

Ethnic Flavor

South Philadelphia has always been a vibrant multiethnic neighborhood. The bustling community has been enriched by two large waves of immigration resulting in a colorful culinary quilt of flavors. People with roots...

Star quality

So maybe one day you were scarfing down your weekly Pat's steak and noticed klieg lights and a police barricade. Was that ... ? Isn't that ... ? Nah, couldn't be. ...

Public spectacles

As a city, Philadelphia is proud yet passive about its public art. At midtown, there's Calder's Billy Penn, up the Franklin Parkway at Logan Square there's Calder's Swann Fountain and over at...

Full plate

Although all kinds of stores have been doing business in South Philly for many years, the area is truly famous for its restaurants. Restaurants have always played an important part in the...
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