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Just his type

Secretary Rated R Opening tomorrow at Ritz theaters Three reels out of four Secretary is at once a disturbingly honest manifesto on the role sex plays in our society and a wicked...


Marra's 1734 E. Passyunk Ave. 215-463-9249 Visa, MasterCard and Discover accepted One step up into the restaurant Excellent homestyle Italian cucina Open for lunch and dinner Tuesday through Sunday In 1927, Salvatore and...

Splashes of color

Several times a year in the Philadelphia art world, the exhibitions and promising shows start to overwhelm capacity. In the interest of at least being informative, here are a number of noteworthy shows....

Warm up to fall

Ah, autumn. The sweet white corn and red ripe tomatoes of summer will soon be a memory. Two weeks ago, Lancaster County apples appeared at the Reading Terminal Market. Pumpkins, butternut and acorn...

Race to the finish

Tony Massaro and Gus DeJohn took to cycling for the exercise, scenic views and fresh air. The first time they straddled their bikes and clipped the chinstraps of their helmets, neither intended...

The mighty microcar

Nancy Gould, a Newton, Mass., accountant, says she "never met a bad person while driving a microcar." That's saying something, because you meet a lot of people driving one of these bizarre contraptions...

A lot to love

With a full and happy heart, may I tell the good word: This theater season has a play with which everyone can fall in love. She Loves Me (aptly named) is a...

Making tuition their business

Etta Hansberry did not want to pull her kids from St. Thomas Aquinas School two years ago, but she had no choice, she said. At the time, she had just left work...

Verna to head political group

The Southeast/Southwest Philadelphia Political Organization (SewPPO) has unanimously elected City Council President Anna C. Verna as its chairperson to replace the late Henry "Buddy" Cianfrani. Cianfrani, a former state senator, created SewPPO -- a caucus...

Teen angst

Sister Paula Beierschmitt, a nun who lives in the convent at St. Monica's Church, called police four times two weeks ago, hoping they would chase away a pack of kids drinking alcohol in...
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