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.
Fox's new "Mental" is about a psychiatric institution and its Patch Adams-style director. And it sucks.
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.
Whether or not the so-called “knockout game” exists, at least one national group has banded together to both condemn the attacks, taking place in Philadelphia, New York City and elsewhere, and the president’s and political establishment’s handling of it—or, lack thereof. Project 21, a national network of black conservative leaders, publicly condemned the attacks yesterday, calling [...]
Speaking on MSNBC’s Morning Joe on Monday, former Pennsylvania governor and Philadelphia mayor Ed Rendell slammed the rollout of Obamacare, agreeing with host Joe Scarborough that it has been “perhaps one of the greatest failings of a Democrat—of a Democratic president that you’ve ever seen when it comes to management.” After being called a “strong” mayor [...]