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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...

This house is roastin’

Every Sunday afternoon, her majesty Queen Elizabeth II sits down to lunch with her family and invited guests. It matters not whether she is in residence at Balmoral Castle in the Scottish Highlands, at...

Natural talent

Sitting inside his spacious home studio on the 1200 block of South Second Street, Fritz Dietel reaches over and raps twice on a wooden desk. "Knock on wood, I've always had positive...

Rembrandt’s

Rembrandt's 741 N. 23rd St. (at Aspen) 215-763-2228 Credit cards accepted Restrooms up a long flight of stairs Open daily When I moved to Logan Square 23 years ago, neighboring Fairmount was a...

The MPV is an MVP

What do auto journalists know? At least with film and music critics, they're having the same basic experience you are: listening to the CD, watching the movie. But the car writers don't live...

Wild West

You will probably recall a few of her saucy lines: Woman: "Goodness, what beautiful diamonds!" Mae West: "Goodness had nothing to do with it, dearie." Woman: "Do you believe in...

Columbus goes Hollywood

Entertainer Connie Stevens will be the grand marshal of the 45th Annual Philadelphia Columbus Day Parade on Oct. 13. Council President Anna C. Verna and state Sen. Vincent J. Fumo will co-chair the event....

Sky is no limit

Air travel is different today than it was a year ago -- an obvious statement to anyone who has traveled post-9-11 and had to remove his shoes for inspection at an airport security...

OK, don’t move!

Are mechanical brooms about to become extinct in South Philly? That's the first question that needs answering, especially after the street-sweeping program recently endured its most radical change since its inception. Last...
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