Philadelphia City Paper Archives

  • 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
  • Democracy In Action

    For those already familiar with the work of Philadelphia natives Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim—Timanderic for short—Tom Goes to the Mayor, their new show debuting on the Cartoon Network’s Adult […]

    • Nov 11, 2004
  • Communication Breakdown

    SEPTA veers into a potential $56 million trolley boondoggle. by Amy L. Webb Wondering what happened to the much-ballyhooed Girard Avenue trolley service set to run this fall? SEPTA’s new […]

    • Sep 30, 2004
  • Philadelphia urban design includes great public art.

    A hut, a bird blind and three benches — well-crafted and distinctive — were built in the Pennypack Environmental Center last year. Titled Embodying Thoreau, it’s part of the Fairmount […]

    • Sep 2, 2004
  • Breaking Ground

    Modern structures add energy to historic districts. Chestnut Hill is hardly synonymous with modern architecture, yet within this largely Victorian and pre-Depression era neighborhood are several unabashedly modern structures, built […]

    • Jun 3, 2004
  • The Ice Man

    After all these years, do we really know Bob Clarke? by Brian Hickey The scenario borders on unbelievable, if only because Philadelphians think they know the man involved, inside and […]

    • Oct 2, 2003
  • Pole-Vaulting

    Another group of Eastern-European gunsels makes its mark. Russian gangsters in the Philadelphia area are pissed off about their new competition. Lately, a small group of tough Polish and Polish-American […]

    • Dec 12, 2002
  • Mr. Show: Hooray for America!

    After months of wrangling and date changes, HBO finally released the first DVD collection of Mr. Show with Bob and David, and they’ve been selling like crazy. And the first-ever touring […]

    • Sep 19, 2002
  • Craig LaBan, Local Man of Mystery

    With just a few words, the Inquirer critic can make or break a restaurant. No wonder spotting him has become a high-stakes game. By Marc Kravitz Photographs By Michael T. Regan

    • Aug 1, 2002
  • Soul Mining

    Orson Welles once described himself as kingly, an actor of epic vocal quality whose opportunities were forever rooted in the regal. This suits the 62-year-old Solomon Burke, too, an ideal […]

    • Jul 18, 2002

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