Philadelphia City Paper Archives

  • The Fishtown Effect

    month ago, Ben Smith, a writer for political blog and newspaper The Politico, posted a two-sentence blurb about Philly in his online column. Smith wrote: An Obama supporter, who canvassed […]

    • Oct 29, 2008
  • I Was an Obama Volunteer

    The elevator doors slide open into what feels like an adult kindergarten class. Campaign staffers pinball around the room like dizzied Duck Duck Goose contestants, stopping only to answer questions […]

    • Apr 16, 2008
  • There Will Be Blood … and Weed Whackers.

    The Viking Hall at Ritner and Swanson streets has been lots of things since becoming the New Alhambra in 1992: a bingo parlor, a Mummers practice space, a boxing palace […]

    • Feb 13, 2008
  • Fumbling Toward Portland

    Megaloping has only three simple rules. One: All vehicles used must be operated by a public transit company. Two: Using regional or long-distance transit systems is forbidden. Three: No megaloper […]

    • May 30, 2007
  • Michael Nutter for Mayor

    Whatever else he is, Philadelphia’s next mayor is going to be a crisis mayor. In addition to the ongoing catastrophes of poverty and an unsound economy, he can expect to […]

    • May 2, 2007
  • Pojangmacha

    The term “pojangmacha” literally means “covered wagon,” and it’s commonly used to refer to the tented restaurants on wheels in Seoul. The Korean community in Upper Darby has its own […]

    • Mar 14, 2007
  • Buon Natale!

    This the season for holiday parties and even Philadelphia’s mafia is getting in the spirit. Next week, mafiosos and their ilk will gather at Malone’s bar at 18th and Ritner […]

    • Dec 13, 2006
  • Art School Confidential

    say college; you say kegger. I say naked; you say co-ed. It’s no wonder university sex rags can’t get no respect. JiaJia Fei, an aspiring photographer and junior art history […]

    • Nov 1, 2006
  • Jim Warren Meets Vampirella

    He built a multimillion dollar empire out of monster magazines, plastic skulls and dirt from Count Dracula’s estate, only to lose it to real-life terrors. But now, Jim Warren is […]

    • Jan 6, 2005

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