Under the Influence

Outside the Art Alliance on 18th Street, a paper airplane’s toss from Rittenhouse Square, it’s just another day at the virtual office for Ian Michael […]


Carli Lloyd’s Rise to Rio

It’s the first heat wave of the year, and soccer supernova Carli Lloyd is on fire for the wrong reason: Her air conditioner broke last […]


Joltin’ Joey DeMalavez: The Real Life Rocky

The Joltin’ Jabs gym on Sansom Street is just a few blocks away from Rittenhouse Square, but be forewarned, ye who enter — you won’t […]


The Surprise Louis C.K. Sets: Here’s What You Missed Last Night

Trim and dapper in a dark suit and bright tie, Louis C.K. looked surprisingly businesslike for a guy testing out new material last night at […]


The History of the Philly Boo

As the clock wound down in the second quarter of the Eagles game against the middling Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the visitors had already piled on […]


How Ron Jaworski Helped Change the Way We Watch Football

Outside of Canton, there may be no greater shrine to the legacy of professional football than the headquarters of NFL Films, hidden away on a […]


Be Your Own Boss: 5 Philadelphians Killing It in the Gig Economy

One-third of all working people are now self-employed. We spoke with a handful of local entrepreneurs about the freedom and frustrations of their on-demand jobs.


The New Philadelphia Fillmore: Reviewed

Say this for Hall & Oates—they are nothing if not punctual. Last night’s curtain-raising show at the new Fillmore Philadelphia was set to start at […]


Is Josh Innes Destroying Philly Sports Radio?

The following is a typical day on the air with Josh Innes, the new afternoon-drive host on 94 WIP, Philadelphia sports-talk radio’s long-running leader. If […]


Satantic Rock Band Ghost on Getting Postponed By “Frankie”

Move over, Francis—there’s another Papa headed to town. One of the more bizarre subplots surrounding the papal visit involves the costumed Swedish rockers Ghost, who […]


Drop Everything and Go See the Foo Fighters in Camden Next Week

When I heard Dave Grohl fell off the stage in Sweden last month and broke his leg, I had two thoughts—I hope he plays the […]


It’s Official: The Philadelphia Union Is a Legit Philly Sports Team. (Because They Stink.)

The funeral begins at parking lot C, marching slowly past the team’s corporate offices and into the plaza, where kids kick soccer balls on a […]


6 Questions With Summer Fiction’s Bill Ricchini

Archbishop Ryan and LaSalle alum Bill Ricchini has earned praise from Rolling Stone to NPR’s World Café to Vogue for his brand of wistful, thoughtful […]


REVIEW: Taylor Swift Brings Down-Home Charm to Lincoln Financial Field

Last night was my first Taylor Swift concert, and I learned a Taylor Swift concert is many things. There are costume changes—10 by my count, […]


All Hail Halestorm

Halestorm has performed drunk exactly once. As frontwoman Lzzy Hale tells it, the show was in 2005, at what was then called Whiskey Dix, next […]