Regarding our cover story about Ressurect Dead, a film about the Toynbee tiles found throughout the city:
As someone who has been following the tiles since Bill O’Neill’s website way back, I gotta say that I wish Philly could see this damn thing already. These guys sound terrific, their website forum is tops and the movie looks great too from the snippets of footage I’ve seen. But when, oh when, will folks in the birthplace of Toynbees finally get a screening?
Wonderful feel good story. I am so glad that their dreams came true and I can’t wait to see the movie playing at the Ritz.
Regarding last week's PhillyNow about changing Pa.’s liquor laws:
I will wait to see the details. Unfortunately, Corbett is so tied to his donors that my guess is we will end up with a very tight, no shipping, three-tier state system. It will be private but with the possibility of even higher prices. Regardless, the existing system needs to be dumped.
The best case would be if Pa. ends up as an “open,” reciprocal state like N.Y. This would also greatly help the in-state wineries. We could actually get a wine culture in PA. It will help the restaurants: They will have more access to wines at more reasonable prices. And it will add jobs when the wine shops open.
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