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The Quick and the DEAD

Surprisingly, it's nearly impossible to buy a casket without producing a dead body, even in a neighborhood where there's an undertaker every couple of blocks. Ask Vince Pezzano, Vince Ideo and...

They came from Germany

Although we tend to think of the German auto industry as one continuous success story, it actually parallels the U.S. in terms of the carmaker corpses littering the landscape. Though there are plenty...

The real dish

If you've ever had a bad experience in a chichi restaurant, or worked in one or simply had a strong taste of New York status-mongering, Becky Mode's Fully Committed at the Philadelphia Theatre...

Revival of ’60s show is ‘Spy’ lame

I Spy Rated PG-13 Opening tomorrow in area theaters One reel out of four I'm just gonna put my cards on the table about I Spy, the latest film to be based on a former...

Tir na nOg Bar & Grill

Tir na nOg Bar & Grill The Phoenix, 1600 Arch St. 267-514-1700 Credit cards accepted Wheelchair-accessible Open daily Reservations a good idea Within the past few years, a number of old Center City office buildings...

Welcome to the Neigh-boo-hood

Halloween traces its roots back to an ancient Celtic festival called Samhain (pronounced SOW-in). One of the holiday's quintessential traditions -- pumpkin-carving -- originated from an Irish myth about a man named...

Unexpected development

In the eyes of the City of Philadelphia, Ramona Gaines is a squatter. Authorities banged on her door and informed her of this back in May. That day, they also told...

The march to Harrisburg

Philadelphia will play a key role in selecting the next governor, but the local campaign trail has seen less traffic than it did during the May primary election. Both Democrat Ed...

Hearty Halloween

Each year the Logan Square Neighborhood Association tosses a Halloween party for kids in Coxe Park. The adults have just as much fun as the children. After the party, the little ghosts...

Knight Shift

The gold ring Craig Paulo wears around his right pinkie and the pin he displays on his lapel appear to be little more than fancy accessories to most people in this country....
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