We chatted with Lauren Fadeley (you might recognize her from the Nutcracker signs hanging along Broad Street—she’s the Sugarplum Fairy) to see how she gets in shape, what she snacks on, where she shops and what exactly those Nutcracker costumes look like. Check out her picks below.
Photos by Courtney Apple.
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Chip Kelly and the media faced a conflict of interest as they engaged in their back in forth Monday, a day after the Eagles were officially eliminated from postseason contention.
With one game remaining on the docket, Kelly had little interest in getting into big-picture, end-of-season evaluations, while the press had no use for particulars about Sunday’s finale in New York. That was part of the dynamic at play during an interesting and at times testy 15-plus minutes on the edge of the NovaCare practice field.
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Philadelphia Gay News Publisher and longtime LGBT activist Mark Segal and his husband, Jason Villemez, hosted their annual holiday party, but this year the party doubled as a wedding reception to celebrate their recent nuptials.
The soiree was packed as usual with all walks of life—from politics, business associates, and influencers—enjoying a delicious spread and catching up with friends. The highlight of the evening was when former Governor Ed Rendell, Congressman Bob Brady, Mark Segal and Jason Villemez joined the Philadelphia Gay Men’s Chorus on a rendition of “Jingle Bells.”
See my photos of the evening below.
James Schultz, Cozen O'Connor chair of the Government Law and Regulatory Affairs practice group, and Michelle Schultz, director of legislative affairs at SEPTA.
Christina Kallas-Saritsoglou, co-founder/manager at Philly AIDS Thrift and Nick Stelato.
Ted Simon, Esq, Lynn Abraham (2015 Mayoral Candidate), Elaine I. Grobman, chief executive officer at Susan G. Komen Philadelphia, and Mark Segal
Matthew Richardson Whipple, Adam Van Jessurun Hymans, and guest.
Sharon Roantree and Rich Gunning
Philly Pride's Franny Price with Christine and Carlos Mark, who catered the evening.
Suzi Nash, Ed Rendell and Michael Nash
Former Governor Ed Rendell, Congressman Bob Brady, Mark Segal and Jason Villemez lead the Philadelphia Men's Choir in a rendition of "Jingle Bells."
Leah Kaufman, Lexie Norcross and Celine Nassar
Zac Shaffer, Micah Mahjoublah, Gregg Kravitz, and Judge Dan Anders
Luz Cardenas and Tigre Hill
Ronda B. Goldfein, Esq., executive director of the AIDS Law Project, and David Lee Preston, assistant city editor at Philadelphia Daily News.
Larry Feltzer, Esq., Paul Steinke (running for City Council member at large in 2015) and David Ade.
Donna DeRose, city commissioner and Christopher Mallios, who's running for Judge in 2015.
Councilman Mark Squilla and wife Brigid on their way inside Mark Segal's annual holiday party.
Long story at the Washingtonian over the weekend about how David Gregory,the former anchor of NBC’s Meet the Press Sunday-morning news snow, lost that gig. But it’s got a few insights into how Comcast operates — and specifically how it tries to win influence when it goes about the hard work of influence to people who can do things like (say) decide whether its merger with Time Warner Cable might go through.
There’s all the usual stuff about lobbyists, donations to minority-advocacy organizations, and the like. Then there’s this:
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Winning professional proposal by Stanev Architects, Courtesy The Athenaeum of Philadelphia
The Athenaeum of the Future–while it may sound like a pitch for a bygone World’s Fair, it was actually the topic of a recent conceptual design competition open to students and professionals in celebration of the library/museum’s 200th anniversary. Winners of the “Looking forward: Re-imagining the Athenaeum of Philadelphia” competition were recently announced, and let’s just say that the location of the “timeless” building at South 6th Street and Saint James Court overlooking Washington Square could look a lot different in the year 2050, the focus year of the competition.
According to the outline of the competition, the scene is this: the historic Athenaeum was recently disassembled, moved and then re-assembled in Fairmount Park. Conceptual design proposals for the the corner, now an imaginary vacant lot, “must re-imagine” the Athenaeum without its historic building while incorporating the future of libraries and museums in 2050–that’s pretty heavy stuff, Doc. Here’s more info on the winners
A 3-year-old was hit by a stray bullet in Grays Ferry, police report. The child was among two who were hit on the 1300 block of S. Newkirk Street.
“Philadelphia Police say the gunman was apparently searching for someone at the home, but got into a confrontation with a 40-year-old on the porch,” 6ABC reports. “The gunman fired, striking the 40-year-old man. Then, police say, the gunman fired into the home next door, hitting the 3-year-old child.”
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I must preface this post with an admission: I am pretty much the furthest thing from a “serious” home cook you’ll ever encounter. I don’t spend my weekends working my way through a Julia Child cookbook. I don’t obsessively pin recipe ideas on a Pinterest board. I don’t make piles of baked goods for the office just because I happened to be playing round with a snickerdoodle recipe the night before. Heck, I don’t even measure when I cook.
So yes, I’m a pretty lazy home cook. I have my stable of a dozen or so go-to recipes that I simply make over and over and over again. These recipes contain just a few simple ingredients I almost always have on hand, and they come together in 20 minutes or less. Sure, they’re delicious, but they are anything but complicated or creative.
I say all of this by way of background for today’s post, because I want you to understand that if a lazy home cook like me can muster the energy/creativity to make the items below at home, rather than buy them at the store, you can, too. Based on my culinary track record alone, you can trust the fact that these recipes are so embarrassingly simple, you’ll wonder why you ever store-bought them in the first place.
So here goes: My list of eight no-brainer, easy-to-make-at-home foods you’d be crazy to buy at the store ever again.
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Katherine McKee told the New York Daily News Bill Cosby raped her in a Michigan hotel room in the 1970s when she was on tour with Sammy Davis Jr. McKee, an actress, was dating the musician at the time.
“Back then, I was Sammy’s road wife,” she told the paper. “He had an open marriage, and we were lovers. That’s how it went.” But she says Cosby, now 77, assaulted her when she arrived at his hotel room after she invited him to a party.
McKee says Cosby grabbed her and “spun me around, pulled my panties down, and just took it.”
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6ABC weatherman Adam Joseph, who’s currently on temporary leave to take care of his son, surprised Facebook with this photo of him with grey locks and beard. Has stay-at-home-dad life been too stressful? Did he see God in the bushes?
Nope: it is his natural color.
How do you think he pulls off the silver fox look? Should he keep the grey? Or should he give it a few more years? Weigh in in our poll below.