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.
Monday, Dec. 9 Free Mumia Viral Press Conference. There will be a press conference in front of the district attorney’s office to demand “justice” for Mumia Abu-Jamal. 12pm. District Attorney’s Office. 3 S. Penn Square. City Council. Committee on Global Opportunities and Creative/Innovative Economy will hear a resolution authorizing itself to look at natural gas-powered cars. 1pm. [...]
Maybe you heard: While a guest on the Bill O’Reilly Fox News program on Thursday, former Pennsylvania Senator and presidential candidate Rick Santorum compared South African Apartheid to Obamacare. Apartheid was the system of racial segregation in South Africa that the late Nelson Mandela, who died on Thursday before the O’Reilly program, spent his life fighting [...]