Sometimes, the pressure of throwing the perfect New Year’s Eve bash can be crippling. Instead of stressing over what hors d’oeuvres go best with the confetti-style cocktails, let professionals do the work.
Philly, we’ve been riding a rickety-ass caboose of a crisis year hitched to a train wreck of a decade. According to the news, everyone’s broke and the city’s crumbling. So, of course, it's time to celebrate and tell a few stories.
Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Festivus or a combination of all the winter holidays, food is the common thread, so what better gift to give than one that satisfies the appetite?
This year thrill everyone on your list with theater tickets to one of the city’s many promising productions. PW's theater critic, J. Cooper Robb, offers up his list of the city's best options for the stage lover in your household.
This year marks the 450th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s birth. A playwright known for his unique mastery of the English language, Shakespeare also wrote a lot of beautiful, but admittedly pedantic, poems called sonnets. We know him mostly, though, because of his acute grasp of human experience told through sardonic comedies (A Midsummer’s Night Dream) or horrific tragedies [...]
Politicians are endorsing it. President Obama says it’s not so dangerous. If a Democrat wins the Pennsylvania’s governor’s race this November, it’ll be decriminalized. But for the time being, in Philadelphia, its advocates and users are still getting arrested, and receiving, in one case, two years probation and harsh fines. Chris Goldstein, a member of Philly’s [...]