>>> Back in the days when the Sunday Inquirer was something people who liked to read things liked to look at, there was a books section. We shit you not! And this dude Carlin Romano ran it. Then, like so many things at the Inquirer, it went away. And so did Romano, sort of — [...]
Archive for July 2nd, 2012
Ron White’s daughter, straight killin’ it.
Some of you may already bee familiar with Philadelinquency, the blog run by frequent Philebrity commenter/occasional contributor Christopher Sawyer, that takes a daily look at The Evils That Landlords Do. In today’s post, “You Can See Poor From Space,” Sawyer unearths a real curiosity that Philly probably shares with other large metro areas around the [...]
Revealed at the hands of Andrew Sullivan, no less! Moving right along…
For all of you Phils fans out there, feeling bad/disillusioned: Let us point your attention to the Anderson Monarchs. Who? The monarchs are a Philly-based team of 11-year-olds who pay tribute to Jackie Robinson and the Negro Leagues of yore. And right now, they’re taking it on the road, in a series that will land [...]
In a fascinating little NYT piece on how wood from the Coney Island boardwalk wound up as flooring in the new Barnes Foundation, there’s another one of those little whoops-you-just-saw-our-civic-soul moments: In Coney Island, the boardwalk once offered the working class a cheap escape from the heat and a glimpse of carnival freaks; at the [...]
Seems kind of tone deaf, considering the number of shootings we’ve already had this summer… at Urban Outfitters in West Philly: Now, we know they’re talking about these kinds of guns, but yeah: Shitty. Seeing something around town of note? Cameraphone it to: tips[at]philebrity[dot]com.
Attn. Buzz Bissinger: If All You Wanted Was A Quick Book Plug, You Didn’t Have To Troll Us On A Sunday, Because That Is SadMonday, July 2nd, 2012
Over the years, we’ve had our ups and downs with Buzz Bissinger, but overall, we had the impression that these days, things were generally copacetic between us and The Orc. Apparently, not so. Yesterday afternoon, during a classic Bissinger Twitter conniption mostly directed at Philadelphia City Councilman Jim Kenney — it would seem that Buzz [...]
Did US Weekly Accidentally Leak Surprise Lauryn Hill Appearance At Welcome America 4th Of July Appearance?Monday, July 2nd, 2012
Well, maybe. Very possibly. In this chock-a-block news item about Lauryn Hill’s current tax woes, there’s a curious little end graf: Expected to perform a July 4 concert in Philadelphia, Hill will continue touring in an effort to earn revenue to make up the money she owes the government Whoa, what? Really? We don’t know, [...]
During his lifetime, Frank Rizzo was a lot of things — and yes, a fascist was sort of one of them. (Some would quibble on the finer points here, with some weighing in that yes, he was a disciple of Mussolini and others saying, hell no, he was just kind of a dick, but sure, [...]