Over the last week or so, a funny thing happened. In the days leading up to the Thanksgiving Eve release of the new Rocky movie Creed, the film started getting rave reviews, with some, including Vanity Fair Hollywood editor Katey Rich talking Oscar-worthiness. The Oscar? For the seventh Rocky movie? Absolutely. Read more »
If you’re like most Americans, you will be doing one of two things on Wednesday night: Baking pies for tomorrow’s Thanksgiving dinner or going out and getting drunk. And for those in the latter camp, Uber wants to make sure you’re not getting behind the wheel. Read more »
Patti LaBelle has been enjoying a new round of publicity of late, thanks in no small part to her Patti LaBelle-branded sweet potato pies at Walmart and the viral video that helped the mega-chain sell 2.3 million pies in one weekend. We caught up with the Wynnewood resident on Monday afternoon to talk about the pie business, Questlove and Adele. Read more »
[Update 4:30 p.m.] Since we posted the story, two more homicides have been reported:
Police investigate double homicide inside Philly home: https://t.co/adkN29v8xj
— NBC10 Philadelphia (@NBCPhiladelphia) November 23, 2015
[Original 3 pm] It has been quite a year so far here in Philadelphia. From the Pope Francis visit to the election of a progressive new mayor to an influx of new businesses, ideas, investments and millennials, Philadelphia seems better and more poised for greatness than ever. But then you get to the bad news, which is never in short supply. Among those less-reassuring facts: Our homicide numbers are climbing. Read more »
We’re pretty sure this is the first time that a Philadelphia Police Department suspect description has included the line “wearing a red colored ‘Incredibles’ costume.” Read more »
We give you the latest Foobooz series: Bad Bar People, in which we’ll bring you the worst customers, bartenders, and other contributors to dreadful drinking experiences. Enjoy.
The worst thing to happen to the bar scene over the last decade has got to be whipped cream vodka. But the second worst thing is undoubtedly those you-can-play-virtually-anything TouchTunes jukeboxes and the people who use them to make everyone else miserable. These evolutionary mistakes make up the inaugural category of Bad Bar People: The Jukebox Violator. Read more »
Most of us spend our days looking up at the skyline of Philadelphia, but what if we could get on top of some of the city’s most iconic buildings and structures and have a look around? That is the goal of the “rooftopper,” a type of urban explorer that has been in the news recently thanks to nauseating feats like this one atop the world’s second tallest building and also some attempts that, tragically, didn’t turn out quite as well. We caught up with Philadelphia rooftopper Christopher Olstein, who publishes the photographs from his elevated missions on Instagram. (A gallery of his photos appears after the interview.)
What possessed you to start rooftopping?
Instagram, actually. I was seeing a lot of people doing it in Manhattan, which is such a dense, tall city with so many different places to go and capture different views. And so I thought it would be interesting to see what kinds of views I get in a city like Philadelphia. Read more »
If you have a friend who suddenly turned up with a burnt left arm and hand earlier this month, you might want to get in touch with police. Read more »