Room With a Crew


Giovanni's Room is an essential resource for the community. And it needs your help.

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Posted Jul. 28, 2009 | Comments: 4

Flea for Service


Quaker City Flea Market in the shadow of the Tacony-Palmyra Bridge is more than a century old. Many of the items for sale on the outdoor tables look about that age too. On a recent Sunday afternoon, there are fragments of a Mister Potato Head; an Iron Butterfly album; an antique washboard; a painted plastic virgin and child; a pink violin; and a glass table with a naked mermaid pedestal. So many reverberations—tacky and urbane—of history.


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Posted Jul. 14, 2009 | Comments: 0

Mad TV


Fox's new "Mental" is about a psychiatric institution and its Patch Adams-style director. And it sucks.

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Posted Jun. 16, 2009 | Comments: 4

Stella's a Star


Stella Iliopoulos is sort of a local rock star. Although the friendly, petite 37-year-old was diagnosed with schizophrenia years ago, she’s managed to carve out a niche for herself on the ever-changing South Street—simply by going there a few days a week on and off for about 12 years. People there dig her. 


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Posted May. 19, 2009 | Comments: 3

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