A couple of weeks ago, I interviewed Tonight Show writer (and Upper Darby native) Luke Cunningham about what it is like to work for Jimmy Fallon. Cunningham told me that he once bonded with fellow Upper Darbian Tina Fey over Pica’s delicious rectangular pizza. Read more »
In a city that has smart parents fleeing in droves to the better, safer schools of the suburbs, this hashtag used by the School District of Philadelphia is probably ill-advised. Ah, homophony.
Also closed are all early childhood and after school programs. Administrative offices will open two hours late #phled
— Philadelphia Schools (@PhillyEducation) March 3, 2014
Fox 29 reporter Steve Keeley was reporting on the snow from Woodstown, New Jersey on Monday morning. He never saw the snow plow coming. Read more »
At 10:06 p.m., Oscars host Ellen DeGeneres tweeted this photo with Jenkintown’s Bradley Cooper (and a bunch of other really famous people). Within one hour, it had over 1 million retweets and broke the previous retweet record, set by President Obama after his re-election. It also broke Twitter, temporarily.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) March 3, 2014
Hours after the city officially declared a snow emergency in Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Streets Department announced that those of us with Monday trash pickup would have to hold our trash for a whole week (yay!), the School District of Philadelphia finally got around to announcing that Philadelphia public schools would be closed on Monday. Read more »
On Thursday morning, a 58-year-old woman was found dead in front of the Dorchester building on Rittenhouse Square. Police are calling it an “apparent suicide.” They report that the time of death was shortly after 10 a.m. Read more »
My name is … Christina, a.k.a. Christina Weiss Lurie. I’m definitely keeping the Lurie. It’s who I am.
I am a … film producer, Eagles limited partner and dog lover.
I live in … Philadelphia. Well, the Main Line, but I consider it part of the city. I’ve been here for over two decades.
My divorce was … very amicable.
If I weren’t doing this … I would be sailing around the world.
The prettiest spot in Philadelphia is … the Barnes. And Lincoln Financial Field, of course.
One accessory I can’t do without would be … my shoes.
My last trip overseas … was to Cartagena, a family vacation. Actually, most recent was Haiti. I support a lower middle school in the slums of Port-au-Prince. It has about 300 students.
If you want to take me out to dinner … there are just so many great choices. I like all the Vetri restaurants, all the Garces restaurants, all the Starr restaurants. And Vernick Food & Drink. Then there are all the great places in South Philadelphia. So many great places to eat.
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At some point in the last month or so, a series of billboards went up in and around Philadelphia, proclaiming Gary Barbera “Man of the Year,” an award bestowed upon Barbera by Philly Sport magazine. The billboard pictured here can be seen high above Aramingo Avenue in Kensington, above an Exxon gas station. Read more »