As she listened to the person on the other end of the phone last week, Polly Rose Edelstein thought she was the recipient of a prank or a scam. The caller asked if she remembered entering a contest to win lunch with Hillary Clinton, and she didn’t. She still doesn’t. Read more »
If you haven’t been to South Philadelphia since the 1990s, a lot has changed.
Yes, there are all sorts of trendy bars serving fancy beers, and you can get award-winning Norwegian and French fare on the same strip where you’ll still find old-school linguini and meatballs. But one of the most noticeable and dramatic differences that this historic neighborhood has seen is an incredible influx of gay residents.
Indeed, South Philadelphia has become its own gay mecca. And that’s why one gay couple was so shocked when their neighbor unleashed a homophobic tirade on Tuesday night. Read more »
On Tuesday afternoon, we told you about Philadelphia chef and Restaurant School teacher Nicolas Dandelias, whose Facebook page contained some troubling statements about women and immigrants as well as a racial slur. Well, within a matter of hours, we’ve learned that Dandelias is no longer employed by the Restaurant School. Read more »
Nicolas Dandelias has worked as a chef in the kitchens of Distrito, Barbuzzo, and Four Seasons, and these days he’s a teacher at the Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College, where he received his bachelor’s degree. Well, we imagine that his female students at the Restaurant School might want to know what Dandelias has to say about women in the kitchen.
UPDATE: The Restaurant School has announced that it has taken some action regarding chef Dandelias. Click here to read the latest news.
ORIGINAL: Nicolas Dandelias has worked as a chef in the kitchens of Distrito, Barbuzzo, and Four Seasons, and these days he’s a teacher at the Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College, where he received his bachelor’s degree. Well, we imagine that his female students at the Restaurant School might want to know what Dandelias has to say about women in the kitchen. Read more »
“Gonna Fly Now,” otherwise known as the Rocky theme, is easily one of the most iconic pieces of film music ever written, right up there with the Godfather theme and Richard Strauss’ “Thus Spake Zarathustra,” made popular by 2001: A Space Odyssey. So when Donald Trump co-opted the Rocky tune for his entrance music during a rally last week, we decided to get Rocky composer Bill Conti on the phone. Read more »
In addition to books, audiobooks, CDs, DVDs and sheet music, you can now check musical instruments out of the Philadelphia Free Library. The program launched on Monday, and I was one of the first people in line at the desk in the music department. Read more »
UPDATE: After reading that Lawrence Betsinger is a registered sex offender, Bloomsburg Fair management has told him to leave the fair and not come back.
The 161st Bloomsburg Fair is in full swing out in lovely Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania. If you went out there this weekend, you could have visited the Antique Farm Museum, seen a show featuring Bengal tigers, and ate all sorts of fried fair food. And you could have also purchased a Nazi flag. Read more »
If you’re planning on staying at home on Monday night, there are plenty of articles telling you how to watch the debate online if you don’t have cable. (The numerous options include live streams on both Facebook and Twitter.) But to us, watching the Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump debate at home sounds about as exciting as the second season of True Detective, so we checked in with more than 75 Philly bars to see where to watch the debate tonight while drinking. Read more »
When I heard that this Saturday would mark the first Open Streets Philly event — they’re calling it Philly Free Streets — I was both elated but also concerned for the most selfish of reasons. I have a bunch of errands to run in and around Center City on Saturday, and I need to be able to get around in my car. So I was about to rethink my schedule … until I looked up the maps to see what Philly Free Streets is really all about. Read more »