Principal Tracy Scott isn't sure when Tanner Duckrey School at 15th and Diamond in North Philly last had a librarian, or a functioning library. There hasn't been one in her eight years working there. And a glimmer of hope that arose last year, when library services staff came by to offer improvements, quickly faded.
Former Daily News/Philly Mag editor Larry Platt, with help from author Buzz Bissinger, launches news website the Philadelphia Citizen because all other Philly journalism institutions “are broken.” Which is blogger-talk for “fired me.”
[Grade: B] With its angry teen heroine (Saoirse Ronan) pining for an older, frequently shirtless boy (George MacKay) in an England riven by civil war, How I Live Now almost begs to be dismissed as a Hunger Games knockoff.
There will be lines down Walnut Street on Friday night and Saturday morning again this weekend. Scores of sneakerheads waited outside UBIQ one night last summer for the Benjamin, the boutique sneaker...