Category: Philadelphia

On the Scene

So, last night I hit the Metro‘s 10th anniversary party. Good times, good people. We also hit the Metro’s 10th anniversary post-party. It was at Jolly’s, the piano bar that moved from 17th and Walnut (across from the Philly Weekly…






Violence, in violence’s wake

Back in ’06, my work and non-work worlds collided when Robert Pierson, a 17-year-old from Fairmount (a neighborhood in Philly, for those out-of-towners) who used to hang out on my stoop from time to time, was gunned down a block…






Triple Update

Seems as if all three posts from yesterday — Jersey Shore in Sea Isle, Comcast having to give local sports up to DirecTV, Charlie Dawg — need updates. So here goes … 1) Jersey Shore ain’t going to Sea Isle.…






This Week’s Metro Column…

… can be found here. [H]ere’s how I interpret Comcast’s “no comment” approach to NBC’s Leno/O’Brien Diss Off: “This is what we’re loading up the Roberts’ Brinks Trucks for? Can we at least discuss backing out? Christ, even Carson’s old…






My Favorite Stories

Back when I’d picked myself up off the brain-surgery ward and started to write again, I’d gotten a few emails asking how to find some stories I’d written before. Strangers wanted to know, which I considered complimentary, not rubbernecky. Initially,…






This Week’s Metro Column…

… is sure to win me some neighborly goodwill, I’m sure. But hey, I says what I mean and I mean what I says. Guess what, anonymous rat-fink neighbors: In eight decades, you’ll be remembered as classists from a holier-than-thou…