We Almost Canceled Thanksgiving Over Donald Trump

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Photo: iStock/ultramarinfoto

Since before we were married, my wife and I have hosted our families for Thanksgiving, mostly because we secretly consider ourselves to be the best cooks in the group. These annual dinners come with the normal family stressors: sister shows up with a ShopRite pumpkin pie; folks show up late without calling; father-in-law and mother-in-law won’t stop bickering. You know, normal family stuff. But this year, we’re presented with a scenario we’ve never encountered before: Our family members are the enemy. Read more »

Santander Bank Sues Chuck Peruto Over His Hilarious Anti-Santander Billboard

Man-about-town Chuck Peruto on the scene with some prominent pals. (Photo by HughE Dillon)

Man-about-town Chuck Peruto on the scene with some prominent pals. (Photo by HughE Dillon)

Rittenhouse Square attorney Chuck Peruto is best known for his exceptional tan, his relationships with beautiful young women and, oh yeah, for defending some of Philadelphia’s most notorious criminals, from reputed mobster Joey Merlino to bona fide madman Gary Heidnik. But now, Peruto finds himself in need of a good defense — albeit a civil defense — after Santander Bank sued him in federal court earlier this week. Read more »

Gay Man Reports Attack in South Philadelphia

Peter Andrew Danzig is a popular actor and choreographer in Philadelphia. He resides in South Philadelphia with his boyfriend, and he’s routinely walked the streets at night without any problems. But that all changed on Thursday. Read more »

The Totally Nonpartisan Election Day Drinking Game

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My friends, it’s been a long, long road to Election 2016, and it’s not over yet. In the meantime, there’s not much for us to do but hope, pray, and, yes, drink. So here is our guide to your alcohol consumption on this most hallowed stressful day. Read more »

Inside M. Night Shyamalan’s Exclusive Halloween Party

Filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan and wife Dr. Bhavna Shyamalan at the Shyamaween Halloween Party (All photos by Miles Boyer)

Filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan and wife Dr. Bhavna Shyamalan at the Shyamaween Halloween Party (All photos by Miles Boyer)

It should be no surprise that the guy who made The Sixth Sense throws a good Halloween party. M. Night Shyamalan and his wife Bhavna held their third Shyamaween on Saturday night at The Fillmore. Read more »

Philly Nightlife Calendar: The 27 Best Things to Do in November

Nowhere Fast, at La Peg at FringeArts this month |Photo by Travis Chantar

Nowhere Fast, at La Peg at FringeArts this month |Photo by Travis Chantar

The Legend of Georgia McBride

Through Nov. 27 at Arden // A drag queen-led musical comedy starring Dito van Reigersberg of Martha Graham Cracker fame.

“The Three Realms: A Dialogue Among Earth, Sea, and Sky”

Nov. 2-30 at Da Vinci Art Alliance // New works from three area visual artists, including Best of Philly-winning photographer Sarah Bloom.

Jérôme Bel

Nov. 2-3 at FringeArts // An early work from the provocative French choreographer.

Tegan and Sara
Courtesy Teagan and Sara

Courtesy Teagan and Sara

Nov. 3 at The Fillmore // Hard to believe they’ve been at this for more than 20 years.

Louis C.K.

Nov. 3 at Wells Fargo Center // Widely considered the best comedian of his generation.

“World War I and American Art”

Nov. 3-Apr. 9 at PAFA // Plenty of exhibits have focused on artistic responses to Vietnam and other, more modern wars, but this is the first major exhibition to examine how American artists viewed the “War to End All Wars.”

Tour of Gymnastics Champions

Nov. 4 at Wells Fargo Center // Simone Biles and Gabby Douglas in the flesh.

Temple of the Dog

Nov. 4-5 at Tower Theater // The kickoff to a hotly anticipated five-city tour from the grungy Pearl Jam/Soundgarden supergroup. Read more »

Rats In Philly: Even Worse Than Before

Photo by Edal Anton Lefterov via Wikimedia Commons

Photo by Edal Anton Lefterov via Wikimedia Commons

Our civic leaders like to talk about Philadelphia as the Next Great American City. There’s an amazing restaurant scene. There are newly developed urban oases like Spruce Street Harbor Park. And we’ve championed all sorts of progressive ideas, like green buildings, bike share, decriminalized pot and gay marriage. But we’re still a city, and boy, do we have the rats to show for it. Read more »

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