The spin machine has gone into overdrive ahead of today's court hearing on whether Inquirer editor Bill Marimow should be reinstated and the publisher who fired him, Bob Hall, be shown the door instead.
Each month, Adam Erace picks a crop that's in season locally right this very minute and asks some of the city's best chefs how they're preparing it. This month, we've got a super-sized edition featuring sweet potatoes.
Here, Charlie DelMarcelle alone plays German transgender woman Charlotte von Mahlsdorf, along with 34 other characters. That's important: A central aspect of Wright's play, which won nearly every theater award imaginable in 2004, including a Tony for Best Play and the Pulitzer Prize, is the schizophrenic overlap of roles.
[Grade: B-] Considering that Markus Zusak's World War II-era bestseller is narrated by Death, it seems almost too demanding to hope for subtlety in Brian Percival's adaptation, with its yearning Masterpiece Theatre stares and tear-duct-attacking John Williams score.
[Grade:B+] In the most miraculous career resurrection not precipitated by Quentin Tarantino, Matthew McConaughey has abruptly transformed himself from half-forgotten shirtless rom-com himbo to an expertly sleazy, electrifying screen presence.
Want to know good places to eat or listen to some of the best bands while in Philly this weekend? Here are picks by City Paper food editor Caroline Russock and music editor Patrick Rapa of local eateries and music that won't disappoint.
When the best of the old-school, roller-derby skaters got together in North Philadelphia over the weekend, there was as much tension in the air, from the resurfacing of old rivalries, as there was good, old fun.