Picking up the phone at her South Philly home, GANG singer Amanda Damron says, sternly, that I've interrupted her while she was watching the Beyoncé documentary on HBO. There's a brief, awkward silence, then she bursts into laughter. "It's OK, I probably know everything that's in it, I'm obsessed ... More >>
Welcome to Drinks, Dinner, and Dessert, in which we share three picks in one neighborhood, keeping an eye out for deals, off-the-menu items, and new stuff to check out. This week, get off the C train at 50th Street and use these suggestions to guide you through Hell's Kitchen.
There may be blood
I've spoken to John Brousseau numerous times over the past couple of years. In 2011, I reported about the photographs he smuggled out of Scientology's International Base east of Los Angeles which documented the work he did customizing a motorcycle, a Ford Excursion, and an airplane hangar for Tom Cr ... More >>
Hard at work on his eighth novel, Deadwood author Pete Dexter still packs a punch
A Place to Bury Strangers has been called "The Loudest Band in New York." So, when we heard one of its members was opening a bar on the Lower East Side, we were surprised to learn it would be a tapas place. Sounds so dainty. Well, it turns out that tapas can be just as rock 'n' roll as beer and whis ... More >>
Summer concert season means jamming to the familiar hiss of 'hippie crack'
Ryan Skeen is launching a bi-weekly supper club and cooking class at 5 & Diamond. The first is a $55 Spring Lamb Fest next Monday, which will include a primer on how to butcher and prepare lamb in a variety of ways, from smoking to braising. [Eater] Joey Campanaro of Kenmare, Market Table a ... More >>
Best jail photo everBig City Philadelphia, the South Philly-born rapper who may or may not be having a moment on account of "How to Rob an Industry Hipster," a viral-video-targeted update of an old 50 Cent song, is on the cover of the Philadelphia Weekly this week, talking about "skinny jeans and ho ... More >>
The imperially long Philadelphia steak sandwich as rendered by Philly's (click to elongate) Pride of the City of Brotherly Love, the Philly cheesesteak sandwich was supposedly invented by Pat Olivieri and his brother Harry in 1930, when they had a hot dog cart in the Italian Market a ... More >>
Talking with the Baby Mama star
A new label and newfound rage bear strange fruit for hip-hop's everymen
Neo-folkies both downcast and (temporarily) graceful
Mock-doc rave flick deft but deafening, while Dash drug-biz pic sells Roc product, not plot
DJ kills memories so we can twist again like last summer