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City Life

Remembering Jim Quinn, Chronicler of Philadelphia’s Restaurant Renaissance

Jim Quinn was one of Philadelphia’s finest, funniest, and smartest writers — of longform journalism, essays about food and language, and poetry for the first […]

Foobooz

Starr CFO Bruce Koch Passes Away

Starr Restaurants Chief Financial Officer Bruce Koch died Tuesday, January 26th after suffering a stroke on Saturday. Koch was 60 years-old. In addition to being the CFO […]

Foobooz

Donkey’s Place Owner Passes Away

Robert A. Lucas, owner of Camden landmark, Donkey’s Place died Friday, at age 75. His Donkey’s Place was known for its unique cheesesteak, served under a mountain […]

City Life

Wild Bill Guarnere and Babe Heffron: A Remembrance

In the span of 14 weeks, Philly and the world lost two heroes. Edward “Babe” Heffron and William “Wild Bill” Guarnere — World War II […]

City Life

Malcolm Lazin on Arlen Specter

Equality Forum’s Executive Director Malcolm Lazin remembers the LGBT achievements of the late Senator Arlen Specter.

City Life

Davenport Death Due to Heart Failure

Antoine Ashley, perhaps best known as RuPaul’s Drag Race star Sahara Davenport, died of heart failure at Johns Hopkins University Hospital in Baltimore this week. A Logo tribute is planned this week, as well as a memorial in New York City next month.

City Life

Sahara Davenport is Dead

It’s been confirmed by Logo that Sahara Davenport, a contestant on RuPaul’s Drag Race, has died at the age of 27.

Foobooz

13th Street Developer Tony Goldman Has Passed Away

Developer Tony Goldman passed away Tuesday at age 68 of heart failure. He died in a New York hospital with his family at his side. In Philadelphia […]

City Life

Where in the World Are Frank Kameny’s Remains?

A dispute between the Estate of Frank Kameny and a gay charity called Helping Our Brothers and Sisters means that the ashes of the gay rights pioneer are still sitting in storage almost 10 months after the 86 year old’s death.

City Life

Gore Vidal Dies

Gore Vidal dies. He was among the first American authors to introduce an openly gay character in the novel The City and the Pillar in 1948.

City Life

Don’t Ignore Sally Ride’s Coming Out Party

Gail Shister discusses the legacy Sally Ride left as a gay astronaut.

City Life

Sally Ride: More Than a Women’s Pioneer

Sally Ride wasn’t just an icon for women, but also for the gay community.

Foobooz

R.I.P.: Walter A. Rieker of Rieker Meats

Rieker Meats is a familiar name to any German food loving Philadelphian. On Thursday, May 17th, Rieker’s patriarch, Walter Rieker passed away, he was 73. […]

Foobooz

Morning Glory’s Samantha “Sam” Mickey Succumbs to Cancer

Samantha “Sam” Mickey, owner and chef at Sam’s Morning Glory Diner passed away on May 12th after a long battle with cancer. Her diner has […]

City Life

Goodbye, Disco Queen

Her music was on the pulse of the 70s during the quintessential disco era. So when we heard about Donna Summer’s death yesterday, we couldn’t […]