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Santa Clause 2 Rated G Playing in area theaters Two reels out of four Santa Clause 2 has a lot in common with store-bought Christmas cookies. It's sweet, nice to look at and no...

Hidden treasures

A well-documented but little-known artist is being featured at the Woodmere Art Museum in Chestnut Hill. It is the American impressionist Martha Walter, one of the many painters to come out of the...

DiCicco’s tax pitch strikes out

Three-thousand letters marked "return to sender" were not enough to convince a majority of City Council members to vote in favor of considering Councilman Frank DiCicco's bills to temporarily freeze property taxes at...

Learning from penalties

The parking-authority trucks had their hitches warmed up and ready to tow again last Monday night before the Eagles game. And those fans who did not learn from the 52 drivers whose...

Voter: Eddie for anything

Ed Rendell needed a strong turnout at the polls in his hometown to defeat state Attorney General Mike Fisher in Tuesday's gubernatorial election, and that's what he got. At press time, election...

Elect a good serving

Tuesday is Election Day, and my husband Edward's birthday. Edward was born on the day Harry S. Truman beat Thomas E. Dewey, although the Chicago Tribune jumped the gun and printed a...

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...
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