philadelphia

Philadelphia Film Festival

Philadelphia Film Festival

The annual Philadelphia Film Festival is underway. I have tickets to see eight movies between now and next Saturday! Super Size Me: Could be very biased or very informative or both. Everyday People: A day in the life of a failing Jewish-owned Brooklyn diner. The Cordon: Drama about 1997’s anti-Milosevic demonstrations. The Story of the […]

South Philly

South Philly

Bizarre sandwiches aside, Sunday was a perfect day to explore the city–sunny and unseasonably warm. During a late afternoon stop at the South Philly Tap Room, where Lenny Kravitz and Frank Sinatra were in heavy jukebox rotation, I saw another slice of South Philly. Beethoven’s Fur Elise began playing, which didn’t seem unusual since it’s […]

That Ain't Fare

That Ain’t Fare

I got into a cab on Saturday night and was greeted by really loud Middle Eastern-style music. It sounded not quite right, and after a few minutes I figured out why. The music wasn’t coming from the cab’s stereo–it was coming from the two-way radio. Once the music ended, the airwaves filled with disgruntled chatter […]