Table of Contents: Philadelphia Magazine
They don’t read. They can’t spell. They spend all their time playing computer games and texting and hanging out with one another on Facebook. But the problem is much worse than you think, because the way your kids live now is rewiring their brains
Seventy years after its release, it remains the greatest Philadelphia movie ever — an intoxicating cocktail of snappy dialogue and delightful characters perfectly capturing the old-money Main Line. But the tale of how “The Philadelphia Story” came to be — from Kate Hepburn’s steely determination to save her own career to Hope Montgomery Scott’s earthy joie de vivre — is as rich as anything that made it onto the screen
From his earliest days as a public official, Christie has used bluster and overheated rhetoric to take down his enemies. It’s turned him into Angry America’s favorite politician — at least until they get a look at what he’s really doing
One night last June, Sabina Rose O’Donnell, a popular young waitress heading home in Northern Liberties, was dragged from her bike, raped, and murdered. An 18-year-old man who lived 10 blocks away, in North Philadelphia, confessed. The media portrayed her killing as random. Given the way the city is changing, it may be anything but.
The North Philadelphia native and attorney talks politics and history in his new autobiography
Greek-born Michael Petrogiannis has built a mini-empire snapping up landmarks like the Melrose and the Mayfair. But is he saving our diners? Or sucking the soul out of them?
We never thought we’d see the day. Here, ex-Mayor John Street opens up to his onetime nemesis (and almost-maybe mayor) about his legacy, his distrust of the media, and why he thinks Michael Nutter is pretty much the Worst. Mayor. Ever.
Led by Sabrina Tamburino Thorne, a new breed of attention-loving, camera-hungry partygoers are making themselves “Philly-famous” — and turning Philadelphia society upside down
Dining, Food & Wine
Opinionated 70-year-old proprietor, Geno’s Steaks
Jeffrey Power ups the ante.
Healthy — but tasty — bites at a new Delco offering
A new offering from the folks at Tria
Stephen Starr takes over the Art Museum.
Turn a party foul into a party fave
Toto Schiavone brings rustic Italian cooking to Blue Bell
The guys behind the Franklin Fountain open Shane Confectionary
Marcie Turney and Valerie Safran’s conquest of 13th Street is complete
Shopping & Style
Haul out the holly? Sure, as long as we can get Robertson’s to deliver it, Voilà to find the ornaments, and Casa Papel to wrap the gifts—so all that’s left is to be merry
Holiday presents for all the active people in your life
The local fashionista launches a new line.
Keep it shiny this season.
Rites of December
The famed Olympic medalist, 41, skates with Brian Boitano, Sasha Cohen and Scott Hamilton at Caesars on December 11th.
Is Xipwire the next big thing?
How some dolls made in Bucks County got to be bigger than the Beatles
If not Grad Hospital, then what?
Mom-and-pop survival in a mega-corp world
A house not yet divided
Stuff you can’t miss this month.
Staying optimistic through the holiday season