Philadelphia City Paper Archives

  • 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
  • Sins of the Fathers

    Life has been tough for a couple of sons of bosses. by Brendan McGarvey This time last summer, he was the swaggering mob boss on the front page of the […]

    • Jul 12, 2002
  • Once a Bird Brain…, part 2

    Former Eagles mascot Dean Schoenewald is still crazy after all these years. part 1 | part 2 As kids attendance during Shark weeknight games soared, trouble lurked in the Shark […]

    • Nov 29, 2001
  • Novel Security Measures

    A local man was kept off a recent flight because of a book he was carrying. Everyone knows it is a bad idea to try and board a plane carrying […]

    • Oct 18, 2001

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