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It's Always Sunny Recap: Mac Fights Gay Marriage

Image Credit: FX When last we saw the gang from Paddy's Pub they were going out with a bang: poisoning UPenn frat boys, wearing skinny jeans, and chasing Flipadelphia dreams. For these things, and more, we missed It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra

Image Credit: Austin Gina Marie Kepler, a Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board Enforcement Officer, extorted money from owners of Bucks and Montgomery County bars and restaurants. Today, she was sentenced to three years in prison. [KYW Newsradio] A mad man stole two cars, crashed both, and tried to lure school children into his car. Show More Summary

Villanova's Matt Szczur Makes Obama Proud

Image Credit: Pamela Charles/Phillyist Phillyist is no stranger to Matt Szczur's accomplishments, we've even been bold enough to refer to him as Villanova's ninja-athlete-superhero—is there any other way to describe the guy? There'sShow More Summary

Yo, Philly In the News

Image Credit: David Barrie Director Carl Greene is now suing the Philadelphia Housing Authority, despite financial troubles and multiple sexual harassment claims, in an attempt to keep his job. Greene stll has two years left on his contract. Show More Summary

Playlist Rewind: Hey Rosetta! and Hot Hot Heat at North Star Bar

Image Credit: Karl Raupp, via Hey Rosetta! Official Site Though Sunday night was one of the first crisp evenings Philly has seen in months, Hey Rosetta! vocalist Tim Baker was sweating at North Star. Lead vocalist, guitarist, and keyboardist...Show More Summary

Phillyist Playlist: Pixies atThe Tower Theatre

Photo by Flickr user freschwill This Phillyist suddenly feels like he has been transported back to 1993...and we don't see a problem with that at all. Why, you ask? Well, when alternative rock legends Pixies [MySpace] take the Tower Theatre stage tonight, we will have seen Kim Deal perform twice in less than one week. Show More Summary

Temple and Villanova Battle for Mayor's Cup

Image Credit: Pamela Charles/Phillyist Phillyist couldn't be more excited that football season is finally upon us—there's really only so much baseball you can watch without questioning why the sport lacks grown men tackling each other to the ground. Show More Summary

Peter Pan Flies at the Arden

Artwork by Kristy Giballa, courtesy Arden Theatre Company You may have noticed in This Week In Philadelphia Theater that Arden Children's Theater is presenting literary favorite Peter Pan this month. Well clap your hands if you believe...Show More Summary

Phillyist Playlist: Caravan of Thieves at World Cafe Live

Photo by Chad Anderson, courtesy of Think Press We stumbled across the music of Caravan of Thieves (MySpace) when running through this year's Philadelphia Folk Festival lineup; the description of the Thieves caught our eye with the words "gypsy jazz." And after giving the group a few listens through MySpace, we were quite taken with them. Show More Summary

12/7/2009: Counter-Protest at Cherry Hill East High School

The Westboro Baptist Church is at it again. On Monday, December 7, 2009, they will be protesting at Cherry Hill East High School. A counter-protest is in place. For every minute that Westboro stands in protest at Cherry Hill East, a dollar will be donated to the Matthew Shepard Foundation. You can join the Facebook group here.

Yo, Philly in the News

Image by Flickr user Mike "Dakinewavamon" Kline Stories like this really make us sad for humanity: 63-year-old Joaquin Rivera was robbed Saturday night while waiting for treatment in the emergency room of a Frankford hospital; Rivera...Show More Summary


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Foodsday Tuesday: One Potato, Two Potato, Sweet Potato, More

Image Credit: Flickr user RaeA I grew up thinking that I didn't like sweet potatoes. It wasn't until I was a teenager that I realized that it wasn't sweet potatoes, in and of themselves, that I had a problem with: it was the way they're served at Thanksgiving, sickly sweet and buried under marshmallows. Show More Summary


Title: Hark... I see a Hawk! Photographer: vaduzuvunt Location: Rittenhouse Square This photo was submitted via email. Vaduzuvunt writes: So, my boyfriend and I were down in Philadelphia for the weekend from Brooklyn. As we were passing thru [sic] Rittenhouse Square, yesterday around lunch, this hawk showed up near the lion sculpture. Show More Summary

Phillyist Playlist: Bob Dylan at the Liacouras Center

Image Credit: Flickr User cliff1066 The last time Bob Dylan went on tour in these parts, a police officer thought he was homeless and charged him with loitering. And judging from the reviews of his 47th album Christmas in the Heart, the icon's latest sound just might resemble a panhandler's plaintive tunes. But honestly, who cares. Show More Summary

Thanks to This Week's Advertisers

We would like to take a moment to thank this week's advertisers on Phillyist. Pirate Radio, the new comedy starring Phillip Seymour Hoffman, from the creator of Love Actually. In theatres 11/13. American Apparel, with 3 stores in Philadelphia,...Show More Summary

Philadelphia Discounts Every Week!

No, I’m not being paid for it, but I’m trying to clue you in on some great deals! A while back, a close friend sent me a list of shows she might like to see, all at discount prices. It turns out that these are accessible to anyone. I always thought the PhillyFunGuide was meant [...]

Punk Rock Flea Market to resume in new space

For those of you disappointed by the postponed Punk Rock Flea Market, where many meant to shop for local crafts and gifts, I have news. The flea market will be held on February 1, at the Electric Factory. It will be over in time for the kickoff of the Super Bowl, so don’t worry, you [...]

Plaguing The Airwaves For 15+ Years!

Ever heard of the Earl Ferrell Fan Club? If you’ve been listening to Philly sports radio (or practically any talk radio show in the Greater Philly area, including Pinky Kravitz in AC) - you may have heard some hilarious prank calls over the past 15 years invoking the name of an erstwhile former fullback for the [...]

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