Philadelphia City Paper Archives

  • The Departed

    Even as the Philly Mafia has declined in membership and power over the last three decades, it continues to be sought out by other organized-crime groups and gangsters longing to […]

    • Oct 8, 2015
  • A million stories, nutter decimation

    Last week, U.S. District Judge William H. Yohn reaffirmed his decision to issue an injunction against Mayor Nutter’s ban on the serving of meals to the homeless and hungry in […]

    • Aug 16, 2012
  • Pizzelle Partyin’ like it’s 1392

    The story goes like this: In the little town of Cocullo, in the province of L’Aquila, Abruzzi, there dwell the serpari. These charmed descendants of Circe may handle the deadly […]

    • Dec 17, 2010
  • Shooting the Messenger

    It’s an impressive document. Compiled by the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), the action plan is a 618-page list of recommendations for reducing Pennsylvania’s annual greenhouse gas emissions by 95.6 […]

    • Dec 16, 2009
  • Top 20 Spectrum Moments

    You could call it a bad omen that the roof blew off the five-month-old Spectrum during the Ice Capades in 1968, but I think the arena was just asserting itself. […]

    • Nov 3, 2009
  • What does it take to make the NBA

    It is 4:17 on a Thursday afternoon and Dionte Christmas and I are standing underneath the northernmost basket on the main court of Temple’s McGonigle Hall, talking hoops. He’s just […]

    • Jun 17, 2009
  • Zunegate

    OK. So let’s get things straight. I want to correct what I said yesterday about Obama using a Zune. I claimed that it was his Zune. I don’t know for […]

    • Dec 3, 2008
  • Cardio with Obama

    My morning routine usually starts off the same way every day. Wake up, go to the gym, grab a coffee and go to work. But when you get patted down […]

    • Dec 2, 2008
  • Meet South Philly’s Stoya

    She is young, 21, smokes Parliament Lights, and inhales deep with every drag before blowing out, visibly young — her pale skin soft, real, not manipulated. Her features are unmarked. No makeup […]

    • Nov 12, 2008

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