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The Pet Shop in “Rocky” Just Got Demolished

In Philly, we tend to destroy the buildings we treasure – such was the case with the historic Boyd Theater in Center City and such will likely be the […]

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Rocky: An Oral History

I. The Setup IRWIN WINKLER, producer: My partner, the late Robert Chartoff, and I interviewed Sly Stallone as an actor for another picture, and he […]

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Confession: I’m a Philadelphian and I’ve Never Seen Rocky

I know a little bit about Rocky, mostly because I grew up around here. I can even imagine scenes: Rocky (real name?) runs through the […]

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Is There a Place for Rocky in This New City of Ours?

I’ve always thought of the first Rocky as a love triangle. Two corners belonged to Rocky and Adrian, of course, and the stolen glances and […]

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How Far Did Adonis Run in Creed?

I wrote an article in 2013 titled, “How Far Did Rocky Go in His Training Run in ‘Rocky II’?” Connecting the various scenes of Rocky […]

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These Vintage Rocky Puppets Are Terrifying

I happened to stumble upon a set of Rocky and Mr. T boxing puppets that were for sale on Etsy, and, oh boy, talk about nightmare […]

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MGM Lawsuit Threat to Force Rocky 50K to Change Its Name

How long does a grass-roots DIY run last before it gets co-opted by The Man? Based on recent evidence, about a year. Last year, I […]

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Woman Pregnant at Last Year’s Rocky 50K Names Baby Boy Rocky

People, squee with me. Last week, local runner Rebecca Schaefer, who organized the inaugural Rocky 50K Fat Ass Run last year, forwarded me the following last […]

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What the British Know of Philadelphia: Rocky, Will Smith

Tom Philips, BuzzFeed UK senior writer, asked people in the company’s London office what they knew about each U.S. state. They put the results on […]