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 »
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 »
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 »
There are a lot of people in Philadelphia in need of consolation (read: a stiff drink) after yesterday’s election, and one bar owner has extended an offer to help make us all feel just a little bit better: free whiskey. Read more »
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 »
Last Friday began as any other Friday for Delaware County resident Jonathan Larsen — that is until he walked out in front of his house and found a piece of paper on his windshield.
“I picked it up thinking it was trash,” Larsen tells us. “But then I opened it up.” Read more »
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 »
Through Nov. 27 at Arden // A drag queen-led musical comedy starring Dito van Reigersberg of Martha Graham Cracker fame.
Nov. 2-30 at Da Vinci Art Alliance // New works from three area visual artists, including Best of Philly-winning photographer Sarah Bloom.
Nov. 2-3 at FringeArts // An early work from the provocative French choreographer.
Nov. 3 at The Fillmore // Hard to believe they’ve been at this for more than 20 years.
Nov. 3 at Wells Fargo Center // Widely considered the best comedian of his generation.
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.”
Nov. 4 at Wells Fargo Center // Simone Biles and Gabby Douglas in the flesh.
Nov. 4-5 at Tower Theater // The kickoff to a hotly anticipated five-city tour from the grungy Pearl Jam/Soundgarden supergroup. Read more »
The Philadelphia Police Department has released surveillance video and images showing the suspect wanted for stealing a brass railing from the Union League staircase and vandalizing the historic property. Read more »
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 »