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  • Some reasons to visit Philadelphia now

    Some reasons to visit Philadelphia now
    W.C. Fields' gravestone doesn't really read, "On the whole, I'd rather be in Philadelphia." But the comic actor loved to poke fun at his native city. When I was a student in Philly way back when, I did too. There wasn't much to do. It seemed like every corner in Center City had a travel agency or a bridal shop or a restaurant: People wanted to escape. Sure, there were some good restaurants, a couple of museums, the Liberty Bell, some beautiful houses, and Bassett's Ice Cream at the Reading Terminal Market, but not much else.
  • Tony helps you get the New Year right

    Readers, have you made your New Year's resolutions yet? Of course you have! You are the kind of energetic, decisive, "can-do" folks who never procrastinate, unlike me. I still haven't decided on my resolutions for 2009. Yes, you have resolved this year...

    SAG Awards: 'The Help' wins big

    SAG Awards: 'The Help' wins big
    The Screen Actors Guild handed out three of its five film awards Sunday night to performers in the 1960s civil rights drama "The Help," injecting a little excitement into the Oscar race. The cast of the film received the group's top honor, the SAG...

    Edith Fellows dies at 88; child actress

    Edith Fellows dies at 88; child actress
    Child actress Edith Fellows had made about 30 films by the age of 13 when she starred in a heart-wrenching, high-profile 1936 custody case, which was driven, she later said, by "my money — past, present and future." Abandoned as an infant by her...

    If life hands you lemons, charge $1.50 a glass

    If life hands you lemons, charge $1.50 a glass
    The authorities are coming down hard on kids' lemonade stands this summer. In Georgia, three girls trying to earn enough for a trip to a water park were told they needed $50 a day in business permits. In Wisconsin, the cops busted a pair of sisters who...