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What would Jesus drive?

Can you picture Buddha behind the wheel of a Cadillac Escalade? Or the Pope driving a Hummer? Congregational minister Dan Smith recently took to his pulpit in Lexington, Mass., and asked the memorable question:...

Epic disappointment

Gangs of New York R Opening tomorrow at area theaters Two reels out of four Director extraordinaire Martin Scor-sese -- whose Gangs of New York opens nationally tomorrow -- would seem easy to categorize; the...

Effort to clear blight causes mess

27018857 Like most of the city, South Philadelphia has been waiting more than a year to see Mayor John Street's Neighborhood Transformation Initiative move forward. Now that it is, some residents have decided they...

Winter wonderful

27018852 Part of the Christmas magic has always been found in the folklore surrounding the flying sled being pulled by reindeer and carrying an incredibly huge man in a red suit. The spirit has been...

Plaza Garibaldi

Plaza Garibaldi 935 Washington Ave. 215-922-2370 Bathroom down a flight of stairs Cash only Bring your own beer or wine � A friend of mine is an English professor at Community College of Philadelphia. With the semester coming to a close,...

Scene stealer

Last Saturday evening was opening night for the Arden Theatre Company's holiday production, The Boxcar Children. Geared to families and to kids over 6, it's a tale of four orphans who set out to...

New kids on the chopping block?

Amid growing rumors of doom, school district officials insist they have not yet decided on the fate of South Philly's embattled Audenried High. Paul Vallas, CEO of the School District of Philadelphia, is...

Serve presents with appetizers

I often give cookbooks as gifts during the holiday season, for brides-to-be at their showers and for birthdays. The "go-withs," extra items that make the books more special -- whether a bottle of wine,...

The Museum Restaurant at the Museum of Art

Museum Restaurant at the Philadelphia Museum of Art West entrance, 26th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway, free parking 215-684-7990 Credit cards accepted Wheelchair-accessible Lunch Tuesday-Saturday, Sunday brunch and dinner Wednesday and Friday Reservations a...

Hip to be square

While built on a whimsical premise and light as a feather, Forever Plaid is true to the frilly, silly postwar period it evokes and gently satirizes. The production brims with good humor, marvelous singing...
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