Table of Contents: Philadelphia Magazine
Marple Township’s Jordan Berkowitz drives an $85,000 BMW, wears a Tag Heuer wristwatch, and is one of the most successful online poker players in the world. Not bad for a kid who still lives with his mom
To find our favorite cookie, we asked more than 350 pastry chefs and bakers to send us samples of their favorites. We were in search of an impressive but easy recipe, one we would make at home. We tasted dozens and dozens of cookies before proclaiming a winner: the Ritz-Carlton’s flawless cranberry wreaths. We couldn’t get enough of executive pastry chef Tomas Ruiz’s chewy blend of vanilla and brown sugar, mixed with white chocolate chunks and just a hint of dried cranberry.
Where to go for all your cupcakes, cookies, croissants and — why not? — one more cupcake
Sweet City: Classic Confections. Local pastry chefs are trying something new — updating the old standards.
No place in America makes (or eats) dessert like we do. A guide to Philly’s sugar obsession
In the past two years, the Inquirer has published nearly 300 pieces about State Senator Vince Fumo. Is it aggressive reporting—or a vendetta?
Everything you need to know about the spectacular rise and stunning fall of Terrell Owens can be found in a single place: the Alabama town where he was born
The city has become home to a new breed of self-styled entrepreneurs, artists and scientists. Here are 12
Philadelphia’s first creative genius would fit right in with what’s happening now
It just might be us. Philadelphia. What, exactly, is going on?
We tried. We honestly tried to uphold a more intellectually refined discourse in honor of NBC News correspondent and former KYW reporter Andrea...
In her forthcoming memoir, former WYSP deejay Anita Gevinson, the self-described “sex kitten of the airways,” remembers the high times and blurry Philly nights she shared in the early 1980s with the late rocker Warren Zevon
Your husband waxes on about his crush on Pillow Lips, and you’re so cool, you play along. Are you nuts?
Joe Trippi almost turned an obscure governor from Vermont into America’s president. But his next trick may be even tougher: turning insurance salesman Tom Knox into Philly’s mayor
A Catholic Church that’s only as sleazy as Enron would be an improvement
I can sense an unspoken question among my staff, most of them far younger than I am: Does Lipson get it? Or am I so stuck on seeing what’s wrong...
Dining, Food & Wine
Unless it’s carved from a watermelon
Latkepalooza adds cilantro and cabbage to Hanukkah tradition
Forget limoncello, the bracing traditional Italian meal-ender. At Valentino’s on the Square, a cozy Italian spot near Rittenhouse, cold weather...
Former Le Bec-Fin chef Daniel Stern wants to redefine American cuisine
Luxe $85 reserve cabernets for $24.99? Thirty-dollar boutique chardonnays for $9.99?
This year, give a gift of locally-made chocolate
While restaurants continue to trend casual, bar food is more upscale than ever. Anyone for a round of escargots?
Anyone who feared that the Di Bruno Bros. expansion last spring would make the old dairy boutique lose its focus will find it reassuring to examine...
Shopping & Style
After 10 years in Pennington, New Jersey, Ellen Yazujian has opened a second Ashton-Whyte home store in Wayne. Choose from Maine Cottage’s...
Black & Decker ScumBuster S600WHAT: A cordless electric scrubber with a set of detachable pads of varying degrees of abrasiveness, designed to...
For all the effort you put into buying perfect gifts, make sure they actually get to faraway friends on time. Here, some tips from Ken Alan, corporate concierge for BPG Properties.
This year, mix household items with store-bought supplies to package your gifts in style
Four Philly style icons weigh in on their naughtiest and nicest holiday traditions
Wow your nearest and dearest with the city’s best made-to-order gifts
For those who have everything, here are six over-the-top (or under-the-radar) gift “experiences”
When mall-phobia hits, head off the beaten path to these gift-rich destinations
Nonfiction: Top of the Class; Soo Kim Abboud and Jane KimOnly four percent of the U.S. population is Asian, but check out the Ivies: 18 percent Asian...
A creative solution to our energy woes could be brewing in North Philly — if only a state rep would let it
The Four Seasons Food ChannelLove dining at Four Seasons? Now you can see your meal being prepared, thanks to a new virtual kitchen. In the luxe,...
Why bring the Olympics to Philly? Our long legacy of medal-winning heroes is a pretty good start
Talking Scranton and The Office with Bill Scranton (who’s, uh, running for office)
A Philly band celebrates the season with a CD
Our bohemian heroes get evicted for living in a firetrap
Philly’s share of the foreign travel market is up—and Boston is in a panic
Her Philly Car Share has given the city a new kind of wheels