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  • Barbara Gittings

    A gay activist long before people were even calling themselves gay, Barbara Gittings has been fighting the good fight for almost 50 years. She flunked out of her freshman year at Northwestern because she was spending most of her time…

  • Glory Days

    “Remember when Bruce played the Trenton War Memorial?” says Sciaky. “Yeah, I was late for that gig,” laughs Federici, Springsteen’s longtime keyboardist, now in Cutrufello’s band. “It never got better than that,” says Sciaky, shaking his head with a smile.…

  • David Wyndorf Interview

    Rock may be struggling on the radio and dying on the charts, but it’ll never die if Dave Wyndorf has his way. As frontman for New Jersey’s finest psychedelic metal band Monster Magnet, Wyndorf creates some of the most brazenly…

  • Bob and Weave

    When City Paper called Inquirer editor Bob Rosenthal with questions about why Inky reporter Ralph Cipriano’s lengthy and unflattering profile of Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua was appearing in a Kansas City-based weekly, the National Catholic Reporter, and not in Philly’s paper…

  • Phillyspeak: Examples of Philadelphia Accents and Sayings

    For some reason WHYY’s Morning Edition keeps changing the people who read the traffic tie-up reports on Shadow Traffic. And for some reason, none are native Philadelphians anymore. So I have to start my day without the hero who used…

  • Phillyspeak

    For some reason WHYY’s Morning Edition keeps changing the people who read the traffic tie-up reports on Shadow Traffic. And for some reason, none are native Philadelphians anymore. So I have to start my day without the hero who used to warn…

  • Coming To A Sky Near You

    Roswell, NM, may be a hotbed of alien analysis, but extraterrestrial sighting and study is not limited to the Southwest. Here’s the lowdown from some UFO spotters and scoffers in the Delaware Valley: Tom Carey Tom Carey (r.) at the…

  • Eartha Kitt

    Background Eartha Kitt possesses one of the most seductive and feline voices ever known. She is the textbook diva — a woman who acts with divine providence as high as her cheekbones. She has danced for the Katherine Dunham dance…

  • His Name Is Alive

    Warren Defever, 27-year-old guitarist and songwriter for His Name Is Alive, considers his music “Midwestern” even though it sounds more like 21st-century surf rock. “There really isn’t an indigenous form of music in the Midwest,” he explains, calling from his…

  • Nixon

    Oliver Stone’s Nixon is best when it’s dazed and confused. by Cindy Fuchs Directed by Oliver Stone A Hollywood Pictures Release “Always remember: Others may hate you, but those who hate you don’t win unless you hate them, and then you destroy…