Ah, January. That time of year when we begin to think about filling out our tax returns — and also how much we all hate the Internal Revenue Service. Well, here’s another reason to hate on the IRS: One of their employees was stealing other people’s refunds. Read more »
Now that the last shreds of wrapping paper have been vacuumed up and the good dishes are finally put away, we revisit our time-honored tradition of taking a look back at the year and the losers, miscreants, and ne’er-do-wells it spawned. (For a more optimistic view of Philadelphia, consider Holly Otterbein‘s Biggest Winners of 2016.)
The once-lovable former champion of the everyman now spends his time being largely irrelevant and making facepalm-worthy comments in places like the Washington Post. But when you’re pulling in a cool $5,000 each month to do virtually nothing for a casino in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, you probably don’t care. Read more »
Three weeks after someone spray painted “FUCK TRUMP” on a grocery store facade in Chestnut Hill, the Philadelphia Police Department has made an arrest in the case. Read more »
The people that I work for tell me that they’re really happy with my job performance. I get good reviews. They’re flexible with my often volatile schedule. In short, they treat me real nice. But I’m pretty sure that if I were caught on surveillance video snapping photos while someone accompanying me sprayed anti-Donald Trump graffiti on someone else’s property, they’d fire me in a heartbeat. Not the case with Duncan Lloyd, who is getting to keep his job. Read more »
This post has been updated with a statement from Lilly Pulitzer.
Keary McNew is the vice president and chief information officer for women’s clothing company Lilly Pulitzer, and a man whose name has turned up in publications like the Wall Street Journal. But on Wednesday, the 40-year-old Plymouth Meeting resident’s name appeared in a much different place: an announcement by the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office. 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 »
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 »
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 »