Archive for December 27th, 2012

R.I.P.: The Forum, 1975-2012

Thursday, December 27th, 2012

We heard rumors at the beginning of the month, but we now know that they were true: After over 35 years in business, the Market Street porn-palace known as The Forum is closed. According to The Inquirer, the owner of the property is looking to revive the area with new apartments and street-level commercial space […]

Sports Rumblings: Former Lives

Thursday, December 27th, 2012

>>> In a media session, former Eagle Jason Babin called the Philadelphia Eagles ‘”socialistic.” He keeps using that word, we do not think it means what he thinks it means. [NFL] >>> Nick Foles has officially been placed on injured reserve and Mike Vick will start what is likely his farewell game this weekend against […]

The NRA Wants Armed Guards In Schools, Philly High-Schoolers Are Getting Condoms Instead

Thursday, December 27th, 2012

Well, they’re both protection, right? We’re making compromises. NRA, your move.

You Can Still Give Money To Sandy Relief And See Live Music In Return, Namely Music From Steve Earle And My Morning Jacket

Thursday, December 27th, 2012

After the nationally broadcast 12.12.12 concert, where Bruce Springsteen, Bon Jovi, Kanye West, uh … Billy Joel, and more performed at Madison Square Garden and raised tons of money for Sandy Relief, talk of the whole recovery effort has died down. But next week, before you’ve even gotten around to hanging up your 2013 calendar, […]

Mayor Nutter Thinks The NRA’s Plan Is A “Dumbass Idea” Because He Is A Rational Human

Thursday, December 27th, 2012

Mayor Nutter was in front of a camera recently, so we knew we were getting something worthy of a sound-byte, and we did: While on MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell Reports, part-time HuffPo columnist Michael Nutter said the NRA’s “armed guards in all of our schools” press statement last week was a “dumbass idea from the start.” […]

Robin’s Books, Philadelphia’s Oldest Independent Bookstore, Has Closed

Thursday, December 27th, 2012

We got a little scared for this back in 2007 when an email with a misleading title made us think the venerable bookstore was shuttered. It turned out then that the store was just moving. But this news is not misleading, and it turns out this time, Robin’s Books is closed for good. The store, […]