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By bendystraw on December 22, 2004
Pictured above is the 2004 Center City Philadelphia Lord & Taylor holiday light show (formerly the Wanamaker light show). Wouldn’t it look better with a big magic Christmas tree, some colored fountains, and a Santa train with animated wheels? I think so too. Alas, for the past few years we’ve watched as crucial elements of […]
By bendystraw on December 18, 2004
A few weeks ago, Philadelphia made national news by being the second city in the United States to boast a Cereality location. In case you missed it, Cereality is a fast food place that specializes in, uh, cereal. Not surprisingly, both the Philadelphia Cereality and the original Cereality in Arizona are located on or near […]
By bendystraw on December 14, 2004
Today’s arts pick is a masterpiece that represents some of society’s most troubling problems. Though constructed of material commonly associated with childhood and innocence, the piece is an abstraction of the segregation and bigotry that pervade our culture. The artist has chosen an unusual medium for this picture, one originally intended to act as a […]
By bendystraw on December 12, 2004
I finally had the beer and cheese party this weekend. Here are a few strategies for hosting your own beer and cheese shindig (Apartment Therapy published some helpful holiday party tips last month, but a few important guidelines were missing). That citronella torch fuel you spilled on the deck last summer never really went away–it […]
By bendystraw on December 7, 2004
You know what I’ve been learning as part of my cheese education? That a lot of cheese originates from those crazy Trappist monks, the same folks who are responsible for many fine beers. Thanks, Trappist monks! As Clair says, you are some righteous dudes.