It's Always Dirty in Philadelphia?

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I rarely see music videos anymore, though regular readers know I'm age-inappropriately obsessed with MTV's Teen Mom. Last week's breezy VMAs... Read more

Doin' The Convention Shuffle

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Watching the Democratic National Convention on C-SPAN has many benefits, not the least of which is this: You can clearly hear the snippets... Read more

Springsteen's Speech: A Jersey Boy's Guide to Life, Love, Hellraising & Three-Part Harmony

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Grab your headphones and find a task you can do without your ears. Professor Bruce Springsteen has delivered the keynote speech at South by... Read more

Mayor Nutter Busts The Same Old Move

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Give Michael Nutter credit for having a great memory: It's been decades since his "Mixmaster Mike" DJ-ing days and he still remembers all 2... Read more

Kim Jong Il, mocked until the bitter end

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My mother always told me never to speak ill of the dead, but surely there's an exception for dictators named Il? I speak of North Koren President... Read more

Fame and fortune forever eluded the late, great Howard Tate

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The news of R&B singer Howard Tate's death had me scratching my head. The name, if not the music, sounded so familiar. Had I once written... Read more
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Amy Winehouse, Eve of Destruction

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Amy Winehouse was a gifted car crash happening in slow motion. In the aftermath of her death Saturday, I keep thinking about her many talents... Read more
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Gustatory disconnect

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Searching for wholesome, healthy food at the Whole Foods at 21st and Callowhill Tuesday night, shoppers were treated to Bow Wow Wow's 1982... Read more