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  • Rustin routs Parkland
    Adashia Franklyn and most of her teammates on the West Chester Rustin girls' basketball team took short naps on the hour-plus bus ride to Souderton Area High School.Wed, 12 Mar 2014, 01:31 AM :: philly.com
  • Pa. Boys: Tues. Pa. boys: Carroll squeezes into quarterfinals
    Derrick Jones scored seven straight points late in the fourth quarter to help Archbishop Carroll survive the second round of the Class AAA state boys' basketball playoffs with a 59-55 win vs. Abington…Wed, 12 Mar 2014, 01:31 AM :: philly.com
  • Phila. Electrical wins in OT
    After transferring to Philadelphia Electrical and Technology Charter for this school year and joining the basketball squad, Larenz Thurman flew mostly under the radar while serving as floor general.Wed, 12 Mar 2014, 01:31 AM :: philly.com
  • Camden's Valore gets first S.J. title
    First-year Camden coach John Valore waited 45 years for a sectional title, and the fourth quarter of his first South Jersey championship game felt almost that long.Wed, 12 Mar 2014, 01:31 AM :: philly.com
  • Haddon Twp. wins Group 1
    It was the latest installment in perhaps South Jersey's best small-school, big-game rivalry in girls' basketball. Playing on the road before a capacity-plus crowd, Haddon Township built a double-digit…Wed, 12 Mar 2014, 01:31 AM :: philly.com
  • Wilson prevails in Group 3 final
    At some point late in the first quarter, Lyayshia Stevens started thinking. And in a championship game, that's not always a good thing.Wed, 12 Mar 2014, 01:31 AM :: philly.com
  • A first for C.H. East
    When it was over, they brought out a ladder so Cherry Hill East's players could climb the rungs and cut down the nets.Wed, 12 Mar 2014, 01:31 AM :: philly.com
  • Pa. Girls: Tues. Pa. girls: St. Basil rolls
    It's possible St. Basil didn't have enough game balls to go around Tuesday night. Several Panthers had key roles in St. Basil's 53-43 win over Delone Catholic in the second round of the PIAA Class AA…Wed, 12 Mar 2014, 01:31 AM :: philly.com
  • North Penn surges into quarterfinals
    All season, the North Penn girls' basketball team has made three-pointers at will, overwhelming opponents, burying them with its sharpshooting.Wed, 12 Mar 2014, 01:31 AM :: philly.com
  • Noel impresses Sixers but isn't expected to play this season
    Rookie center Nerlens Noel continues to impress observers in the closed-door sessions during 76ers practices. Though a source with knowledge of the situation doesn't expect Noel to play this season as…Wed, 12 Mar 2014, 01:31 AM :: philly.com

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  • You don't inherit debt
    My in-laws have lots of debt. In fact, they're always joking that the debt they'll leave us is more than the inheritance. How will this affect my wife and family if they die with all their debt still…Tue, 11 Mar 2014, 03:05 PM :: philly.com
  • To buy or to rent - that is the question
    One investor says we’ve been sold a bill of goods by the real-estate industry.Mon, 10 Mar 2014, 01:27 PM :: philly.com
  • Insurance company won't pay up
    Man died in 1991, leaving a life-insurance policy that could benefit his family now.Mon, 10 Mar 2014, 05:13 AM :: philly.com
  • Nobody ever saves enough
    Sat, 8 Mar 2014, 07:45 AM :: philly.com
  • Survey: Cost a growing factor in college decisions
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A new survey of the nation's college freshmen has found that the percentage attending their first-choice school has reached its lowest level in almost four decades, as cost and th…Thu, 6 Mar 2014, 05:01 PM :: philly.com
  • Is gambling entertainment?
    How do you feel about gambling at a casino, as long as you limit your spending and don't expect to win big money?Thu, 6 Mar 2014, 01:52 PM :: philly.com
  • Opening the mailbag
    I like to hear from readers, especially those with specific questions about financial issues. Here are five.Thu, 6 Mar 2014, 08:19 AM :: philly.com
  • Don't be 'Bitconned'
    Regulators across the country are warning investors about the volatility of Bitcoin, both as a currency and investment.Wed, 5 Mar 2014, 09:40 AM :: philly.com
  • Employer faces health-insurance challenges
    Boss has been paying half the premiums of all employees under a group plan.Mon, 3 Mar 2014, 09:59 AM :: philly.com
  • Daily Money Tip: Funding educations can help benefactors, too
    In Pennsylvania, you can get a state tax credit for contributions to 529 plans. So one financial planner helped his client, an elderly widow, endow her nieces and nephews with a way to pay for college…Mon, 3 Mar 2014, 05:57 AM :: philly.com

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  • Birds add Jenkins, re-up Jones, ax Chung
    The Eagles opened NFL free agency today by signing safety Malcolm Jenkins from New Orleans, and with two expected moves, signing punter Donnie Jones to a three-year deal and releasing safety Patrick C…philly.com
  • Eagles end Avant era, reluctantly
    It wasn't unexpected, but the Eagles' release of Jason Avant today clearly came with great respect for what he gave the team over eight seasons. Avant was a modestly skilled receiver who achieved far…philly.com
  • Eagles taking care of business
    The Birds followed yesterday's Jason Peters contract extension with deals that locked in Jason Kelce and Riley Cooper for the foreseeable future. What's next? Eventually, Jeremy Maclin, Donnie Jones.philly.com
  • Eagles give Peters biggest guarantee for 32-year-old OT
    The Eagles' $51.3 million investment in Jason Peters speaks to his stature in the NFL and with the franchise, general manager Howie Roseman said.philly.com
  • Joe Banner could be headed for the NFL office
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  • Yes, Ha Ha Clinton Dix has heard that joke
    The top-rated safety in the upcoming NFL draft got his nickname as a toddler, before it evoked unfortunate images involving a former president.philly.com
  • Clowney says he deserves to be top pick in draft
    Jadeveon Clowney believes the Houston Texans, or whatever team ends up with the first pick in the May draft, would have to be brain dead to take a quarterback over him.philly.com
  • Sam says he's heard slurs in locker room, 'I don't think anybody means it'
    Michael Sam, the openly gay NFL draft prospect, met with reporters at the scouting combine, attracting extraordinary interest, as you might expect. Sam said he is unfazed by slurs.philly.com
  • Pettine says Harbaugh report is 'noise'
    Mike Pettine, the new Browns coach and the pride of Bucks County, stepped to the NFL Scouting Combine podium hours after a report said Cleveland tried to trade for 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh before the…philly.com
  • O'Brien opposes slowdown rule
    New Houston Texans coach Bill O'Brien said he does not favor giving defenses a mandatory 10 seconds to make substitutions, as has been proposed in college, where O'Brien coached Penn State the past tw…philly.com

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  • Ruf making his case to stay with Phillies
    Darin Ruf is one of the few Phillies have a solid spring, as he attempts to make the Opening Day roster.Wed, 12 Mar 2014, 01:06 AM :: philly.com
  • Phillies Notebook: Buchanan eager to follow advice of his elders
    Hoping to land starting role, David Buchanan still recalls advice in minor league camp he got from Cliff Lee, Roy Halladay.Wed, 12 Mar 2014, 12:58 AM :: philly.com
  • Buchanan is talking - and pitching - a good game
    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - Justin Upton popped a David Buchanan sinker into the sky, and the 24-year-old Phillies righthander shouted as he descended the Champion Stadium mound. Shortstop Freddy Galvis…Wed, 12 Mar 2014, 12:30 AM :: philly.com
  • Phillies Notes: Early in games, Phils' hitters struggle mightily
    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - The first 15 Phillies to bat Tuesday were retired in order. They did not muster a hit until two outs in the seventh inning, when Kevin Frandsen blooped a Craig Kimbrel pitch t…Tue, 11 Mar 2014, 11:59 PM :: philly.com
  • Phillies routed by Braves for second straight day
    The punchless Phillies continued to have the spring doldrums Tuesday, managing only two hits in a 9-1 loss to the Braves.Tue, 11 Mar 2014, 05:13 PM :: philly.com
  • Byrd's a rare Phillie: He's hitting
    CLEARWATER, Fla. - No moment in baseball better illustrates a hitter's mastery over an opposing pitcher than a line drive. A ground ball can find a hole in the infield, and an otherwise harmless fly b…Tue, 11 Mar 2014, 04:26 PM :: philly.com
  • What might have been in the rotations of the NL East
    The National League East has been stricken with pitching woes before the 2014 season has gotten underway. Which is too bad, because the division was on pace to showcase some stellar staffs.Tue, 11 Mar 2014, 01:40 PM :: philly.com
  • Phils taking long look at Hollands
    Lefthander Mario Hollands seems to be entering the race for an emergency spot in the starting rotation.Tue, 11 Mar 2014, 03:30 AM :: philly.com
  • Rose didn't live by the book
    New book about Pete Rose gives the reader the last word on baseball's hits leader.Tue, 11 Mar 2014, 02:29 AM :: philly.com
  • Like the Phils, the Braves fret about their pitching
    CLEARWATER, Fla. - Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez could not recall which expletive he used Sunday when his No. 1 starter, Kris Medlen, darted from the mound to the clubhouse, then Monday to an…Tue, 11 Mar 2014, 02:28 AM :: philly.com

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  • Flyers & fans know what happened
    The Devils win after the tying goal is disallowed even though a Devils player was responsible for it.Wed, 12 Mar 2014, 01:15 AM :: philly.com
  • Flyers fall to the Devils, 2-1
    After a late apparent goal is disallowed, the Flyers come up short against New Jersey.Tue, 11 Mar 2014, 11:58 PM :: philly.com
  • Flyers Notes: Timonen says this season could be his last
    Defenseman Kimmo Timonen is undecided about whether this will be the final season of his stellar 15-year NHL career. But he conceded that if the Flyers overcame the odds and won the Stanley Cup, it wo…Tue, 11 Mar 2014, 11:57 PM :: philly.com
  • Penguins beat Capitals as Fleury gets 5th shutout
    PITTSBURGH (AP) - The Pittsburgh Penguins were glad to be back at Consol Energy Center after their longest road trip in three years.Tue, 11 Mar 2014, 11:46 PM :: philly.com
  • Jenner, Dubinsky lift Jackets past Red Wings, 4-1
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Rookie Boone Jenner and veteran Brandon Dubinsky scored 40 seconds apart in the third period and Sergei Bobrovsky had 39 saves to lead the Columbus Blue Jackets past the Detroit…Tue, 11 Mar 2014, 11:29 PM :: philly.com
  • J. Staal, Tlusty lead Hurricanes over Rangers
    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - The Carolina Hurricanes haven't had much to celebrate lately. Against the New York Rangers, it's been years.Tue, 11 Mar 2014, 11:25 PM :: philly.com
  • NHL GMs mull tweaks to rules at meeting
    BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) - NHL general managers may be nearing recommendations on rule changes but believe there is little need for significant action.Tue, 11 Mar 2014, 10:37 PM :: philly.com
  • Devils 2, Flyers 1
    The Flyers fell to the New Jersey Devils, 2-1, at the Wells Fargo Center. Nicklas Grossmann scored in the loss.Tue, 11 Mar 2014, 10:35 PM :: philly.com
  • Flyers' Downie wearing multiple helmets
    Steve Downie has been asked to play a variety of roles by coach Craig Berube.Tue, 11 Mar 2014, 02:23 AM :: philly.com
  • Flyers Notes: Shero statue makes its debut
    The Flyers will unveil an eight-foot tall, 1,300-pound bronze statue of the late Fred Shero on Saturday at Xfinity Live at 11 a.m. The ceremony, which will take place in front of the Spectrum Grill, i…Tue, 11 Mar 2014, 01:55 AM :: philly.com

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  • NSA leaker Snowden is the rock star of SXSW Interactive
    AUSTIN, Texas - The music portion of the South by Southwest conference doesn't begin until Tuesday, but there's no question that the week's biggest rock star has already appeared before the crowd gath…Tue, 11 Mar 2014, 01:36 AM :: philly.com
  • Chick Wit: An easy answer to what's for dinner
    This is a column about food. Because I'm on a diet. Since I can't have food, it's all I think about.Sun, 9 Mar 2014, 10:58 AM :: philly.com
  • Pa. clockmaker restores family heirlooms
    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - Time may be an enemy to some, but it's Duane Steiger's longtime companion.Sat, 8 Mar 2014, 12:26 PM :: philly.com
  • Flower Show's hits and misses
    In interviews leading up to the 2014 Philadelphia Flower Show, Drew Becher, president of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society since 2010, told The Inquirer several times about his desire to elevate…Fri, 7 Mar 2014, 02:28 PM :: philly.com
  • Kitchen takeover
    Kitchen design used to be simple: It was all about the work triangle, allowing the cook to move efficiently from refrigerator to range to sink.Fri, 7 Mar 2014, 01:36 AM :: philly.com
  • Deciding on 'green' products
    Q: I'm 23 and just bought my first house. I'm working on fixing it up so I can move in. My girlfriend, who loves your columns and told me to write to you, is bugging me about using low-VOC paints and…Thu, 6 Mar 2014, 07:33 PM :: philly.com
  • The enduring power of 'LOVE'
    Just in time for Valentine's Day, Mayor Nutter and City Council President Darrell L. Clarke came to an agreement on the renovation of John F. Kennedy Plaza, better known to skateboarders, lunching off…Wed, 5 Mar 2014, 01:43 PM :: philly.com
  • 4 simple crafts for St. Patrick's Day
    From leprechaun beards to shamrock hats, a few simple crafts can turn you from a spectator into a participant at a St. Patrick's Day parade or party.Wed, 5 Mar 2014, 10:56 AM :: philly.com
  • The snow goes bust as show rolls on
    For the second time in as many years, a forecast for a major snowstorm during the Philadelphia Flower Show turned into a bust.Tue, 4 Mar 2014, 09:48 AM :: philly.com
  • Changing Skyline: The gaping hole at Family Court
    Pennsylvania Chief Justice Ron Castille had no trouble coming up with a million dollars to pay Jeff Rotwitt's law firm a finder's fee for identifying the site of Philadelphia's new Family Court.Mon, 3 Mar 2014, 12:09 PM :: philly.com

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  • Phila. Democrats go with Neilson for Green's seat
    Without much ado, Philadelphia's Democratic ward leaders on Tuesday unanimously chose State Rep. Ed Neilson as their candidate in the May 20 special election for a vacancy on City Council.Wed, 12 Mar 2014, 01:31 AM :: philly.com
  • Corbett faces challenger; 6 Democratics file
    Gov. Corbett has drawn a challenge from the right in Pennsylvania's Republican primary, and six Democrats have filed to run for their party's nomination for governor.Wed, 12 Mar 2014, 01:31 AM :: philly.com
  • In court, ex-Christie aides resist subpoenas
    TRENTON - Lawyers for two former advisers to Gov. Christie embroiled in the George Washington Bridge controversy argued before a judge Tuesday that their clients should not be compelled to turn over d…Wed, 12 Mar 2014, 01:31 AM :: philly.com
  • Former Christie aides seek to quash subpoenas
    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - It's now up to a judge whether two key figures in a political payback scandal ensnaring Gov. Chris Christie's administration will have to turn over text messages and other private…Wed, 12 Mar 2014, 01:19 AM :: philly.com
  • Menendez hears about Sandy victims' recovery woes
    NEWARK, N.J. - Confusing bureaucracy, a lack of clear guidelines, contradictory information, and scant money for rebuilding after Hurricane Sandy were just some of the issues that New Jersey homeowner…Wed, 12 Mar 2014, 12:30 AM :: philly.com
  • N.J. legislators look to expand school breakfast program
    TRENTON New Jersey legislators are pushing to expand access to school breakfast programs in an effort to stem hunger and improve focus in the classroom among the state's youth.Wed, 12 Mar 2014, 12:30 AM :: philly.com
  • Battle over housing mandates back to N.J. Supreme Court
    TRENTON The Christie administration's fight over affordable housing mandates is back before the state Supreme Court, which will consider whether to uphold a lower court's order that a near-dormant sta…Wed, 12 Mar 2014, 12:30 AM :: philly.com
  • Obama, Clinton circles overlap in Dem fundraising
    NEW YORK (AP) - Melding 2014 needs with 2016 hopes, President Barack Obama teamed up Tuesday with an ally and fundraiser of former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to help the Democratic Part…Tue, 11 Mar 2014, 10:19 PM :: philly.com
  • U.S. propane shortage provides lessons for debate over oil and gas exports
    Tue, 11 Mar 2014, 03:36 PM :: philly.com
  • Now he's in a different kind of race
    Dafan Zhang, a Chinese immigrant who once raced motorcycles, is seeking a state House seat from Delaware County.Tue, 11 Mar 2014, 10:14 AM :: philly.com

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  • No retirement in sight for Jerry Bruckheimer
    SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) - On a quiet morning amid the awards-season rush, Jerry Bruckheimer's shaggy golden retriever, Harper, is easily the most animated in the building.Wed, 12 Mar 2014, 01:10 AM :: philly.com

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  • A colorful new Mural Arts installation will invigorate your routine train ride
    Berlin-based Katharina Grosse is the latest artist to work with the wonderful folks at Philadelphia’s Mural Arts Program and she’s about to make your train ride a lot more colorful.Tue, 11 Mar 2014, 11:06 AM :: philly.com
  • Yo, Adrian, I'm on Broadway
    Yo, Paulie, I hope this don't sound crazy or nothing, but I think I feel a song coming on. In the strangest pop crossover since Jerry Springer: The Opera, Rocky, the saga of the stumblebum boxer from…Tue, 11 Mar 2014, 09:39 AM :: philly.com
  • A rare quartet of Xenakis quartets
    So extreme are the four string quartets of experimental Greek composer Iannis Xenakis (1922-2001) that can't enter their tactile world until experiencing them live.Tue, 11 Mar 2014, 01:36 AM :: philly.com
  • 'Skin and Bone': Up to something in darkest Florida
    There's no doubt Jacqueline Goldfinger's authorial voice rings loud and clear through her tales of Southern misfits. Skin and Bone, the second pitch-black comedy in her planned trilogy about the resid…Tue, 11 Mar 2014, 01:36 AM :: philly.com
  • Tempesta plays with the gods
    No matter that Tempesta di Mare has been giving enterprising concerts at venues as prestigious as New York's Frick Collection and making good recordings for the Chandos label. For its debut at the Kim…Tue, 11 Mar 2014, 01:35 AM :: philly.com
  • 'Hinckley': Inside a mad mind
    'Abandon all hope, ye who enter here. Dante's words, hung over the gate of Hell, could serve as a warning to theatergoers approaching Hinckley, Ginger Dayle's engrossing new work, now being premiered…Tue, 11 Mar 2014, 01:35 AM :: philly.com
  • Symphony in C and guitar a fine match
    Public intimacy is social media's contribution to our oxymoronic life, but guitarists have grappled with the concept since the first one faced an audience. The instrument draws the heart into the fing…Tue, 11 Mar 2014, 01:33 AM :: philly.com
  • A poignant, funny journey home
    It's a love letter to her hometown of Cádiz, Spain. As a highlight of the 2014 Philadelphia Flamenco Festival, Rosario Toledo presented Vengo (Coming Back) Sunday night in the Forum space at WHYY's bu…Tue, 11 Mar 2014, 01:33 AM :: philly.com
  • Calif. school stage falls; 25 hurt
    ANAHEIM, Calif. - Investigators combed through a collapsed theater stage at a Southern California high school Sunday, trying to determine why it buckled during a performance, sending 25 students to th…Mon, 10 Mar 2014, 01:35 AM :: philly.com
  • Gettysburg wax museum selling historical figures
    A life-sized animatronic Abe Lincoln is among the historical figures and tableau scenes from a Gettysburg wax museum set to hit the auction block just months after the town celebrated the 150th annive…Mon, 10 Mar 2014, 01:28 AM :: philly.com

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  • Kimmel's new dinners will be city's first ticketed, non-refundable meals, also the priciest
    The next big show at the Kimmel Center is going to be one of its most expensive tickets: dinner. The performers? Celebrity Iron Chef Jose Garces and his team. The set? Volvér, a much-awaited jewel box…Tue, 11 Mar 2014, 09:31 AM :: philly.com
  • Farm & Fisherman Tavern + Market
    The recent run of star Philly chefs across the Ben Franklin Bridge to South Jersey has brought along a trunkful of expectations. But does the arrival of these indie operators amount to an instant upgr…Sat, 8 Mar 2014, 12:13 PM :: philly.com
  • TableTalk: Let freedom bubble!
    Let freedom bubble! Imagine people eating and drinking, just steps from Independence Hall. It happened in the 18th century, and it will happen again this summer. Restaurateur Michael Schulson has secu…Thu, 6 Mar 2014, 12:11 AM :: philly.com

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  • N.J. forests at risk, lawmakers say, pushing for burns and logging
    Hundreds of thousands of acres of New Jersey's forests are choked with underbrush and vegetation, leaving them vulnerable to massive fires and hindering their use for recreation, state officials say.Wed, 12 Mar 2014, 12:30 AM :: philly.com
  • New luxury high-rise planned for historic area
    The developer of Center City's luxury 1706 Rittenhouse Square Street condominiums said Monday that he plans to build a 26-story, 40-unit condo tower at Fifth and Walnut Streets at a cost of $150 milli…Tue, 11 Mar 2014, 02:08 PM :: philly.com
  • New money, new plans for 2 troubled Phila. schools
    Khyrie Brown stood outside his school and enumerated the things he was going to tell School Reform Commission Chairman Bill Green on a tour of Blaine Elementary on Monday.Tue, 11 Mar 2014, 12:39 PM :: philly.com
  • NSA leaker Snowden is the rock star of SXSW Interactive
    AUSTIN, Texas - The music portion of the South by Southwest conference doesn't begin until Tuesday, but there's no question that the week's biggest rock star has already appeared before the crowd gath…Tue, 11 Mar 2014, 10:22 AM :: philly.com
  • Proposed bill would bolster Pa. food-stamp asset test
    In October, the state's public-welfare secretary said she was rethinking the food-stamp asset test, a controversial measure tying federal benefits to people's bank accounts and car ownership.Tue, 11 Mar 2014, 10:04 AM :: philly.com
  • Open for risky business: Phila.'s vacant properties
    With its broken plywood door and faded graffiti, the former hosiery mill on Frankford Avenue in Philadelphia's Fishtown section is a contrast to the quarter-million-dollar townhouses and upscale lofts…Tue, 11 Mar 2014, 09:24 AM :: philly.com
  • BRT moving slowly on Phila. property tax appeals
    An unprecedented backlog of roughly 20,000 property-tax appeals is delaying millions of dollars in tax payments to the city and School District, the latest development in the ongoing warfare between t…Tue, 11 Mar 2014, 09:21 AM :: philly.com
  • School library honors a teacher who loved reading
    She got married in a hall that was once a library reading room, surrounded by rows of books. Which was no surprise.Tue, 11 Mar 2014, 09:18 AM :: philly.com
  • Searchers may have spotted plane door
    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - A Vietnamese air crew spotted what it suspected was one of the doors of a missing Boeing 777 on Sunday as questions arose about how two passengers managed to board the aircraf…Mon, 10 Mar 2014, 01:35 AM :: philly.com

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  • Kimmel's new dinners will be city's first ticketed, non-refundable meals, also the priciest
    The next big show at the Kimmel Center is going to be one of its most expensive tickets: dinner. The performers? Celebrity Iron Chef Jose Garces and his team. The set? Volvér, a much-awaited jewel box…philly.com
  • Drink: Le Pigeoulet en Provence 2010
    'Can I help you? I'm not sure which shocked me more: the first time I recall ever being asked by a Pennsylvania State Store employee if I needed guidance, or that Max Gottesfeld would actually help wi…philly.com
  • Farm & Fisherman Tavern + Market
    The recent run of star Philly chefs across the Ben Franklin Bridge to South Jersey has brought along a trunkful of expectations. But does the arrival of these indie operators amount to an instant upgr…philly.com
  • MarketBasket: A kid's fave redone
    A kid's fave redone If you still find yourself craving Coco Pops, consider a healthier alternative that's locally made and free of gluten, nuts, and refined sugar. Mira's Homemade Cacao and Hemp Grano…philly.com
  • Good Taste: Burger from Avance
    Basement burger beckons We don't want people to think we have our noses in the air, says Justin Bogle, the chef-partner at Avance, the successor to Le Bec Fin. We needed a great burger if we were goin…philly.com
  • Calmelses' Le Cheri: Back to bistro
    I know a lot of people look at my quenelles and say, 'What is that?' Pierre Calmels was clearly reading my mind. Because that was exactly the phrase that popped into my mind when his quenelles arrived…philly.com
  • Chat: Readers, critic await opening of Volver
    Here is an excerpt from Craig LaBan's online chat: Reader: Curious whether you tried La Cheri before the chef change, or only after?philly.com
  • A luscious tour of Lehigh Valley wine
    I can teach all of freshman chemistry in 45 minutes without leaving anything out - it's one of my great achievements, says Clark Smith.philly.com
  • MarketBasket: Dental-friendly popcorn
    t Dental-friendly - and luxe If you've ever cracked a tooth on popcorn or gotten the kernels stuck in your teeth, consider a more smile-friendly alternative: Pipcorn. Better still, the Englewood, N.J.…philly.com
  • Drink: Classique Sazerac
    Even at her BYO Bibou, Charlotte Calmels has always been a proud - some might say persnickety - proponent of French-centric drinking. Now that she has her own liquor license at Le Chéri, she's followe…philly.com

Inq Business

  • UIL's union deal doesn't console PGW workers
    The union that represents workers at UIL Holdings Corp.'s flagship utility is the same union that represents workers at Philadelphia Gas Works, which UIL has agreed to buy for $1.86 billion.Tue, 11 Mar 2014, 02:20 PM :: philly.com
  • New luxury high-rise planned for historic area
    The developer of Center City's luxury 1706 Rittenhouse Square Street condominiums said Monday that he plans to build a 26-story, 40-unit condo tower at Fifth and Walnut Streets at a cost of $150 milli…Tue, 11 Mar 2014, 02:08 PM :: philly.com
  • Why tax cuts for multinational firms may not benefit U.S. economy
    It has been a mantra of American business for years - lower the tax rate on multinational corporations to boost their competitive edge and spur the economy in the United States.Tue, 11 Mar 2014, 09:43 AM :: philly.com
  • Comcast 'doubling down' on theme park business
    ORLANDO - Comcast Corp., hungry for revenue and profit growth beyond its core telecommunications business, is investing hundreds of millions of dollars into theme parks in California and Florida and d…Tue, 11 Mar 2014, 09:42 AM :: philly.com
  • Drop in traffic on area highways forces review of plans
    Before beginning a $2.5 billion project to widen the New Jersey Turnpike, turnpike officials said the construction was necessary to reduce existing congestion and to cope with future traffic.Tue, 11 Mar 2014, 09:40 AM :: philly.com
  • Hope of return flickers on for old Pennsauken Mart merchants
    They are like nomads, displaced eight years ago by brutal competition and a slowing economy from their longtime home, the old Pennsauken Mart on Route 130.Tue, 11 Mar 2014, 09:37 AM :: philly.com
  • Search unending for the next 'As seen on TV' product
    Never in doubt was the presence of creativity. What Bill McAlister wondered was whether a sales sensation was in the room. Something, say, like Hot Buns - the miracle worker for hair, mind you, not sa…Tue, 11 Mar 2014, 09:23 AM :: philly.com
  • PhillyDeals: FMC to split business
    Will two FMC corporations be better for Philadelphia than one? Shares of the multinational Center City-based chemical-maker rose nearly 7 percent to close at a record $83.10 Monday after FMC said it p…Tue, 11 Mar 2014, 09:09 AM :: philly.com
  • Despite rough winter, airlines see strong profits
    It's been a challenging couple of months for airlines: Winter storms caused American Airlines and US Airways to cancel a combined 28,000 flights, a 164 percent increase from a year ago.Tue, 11 Mar 2014, 08:20 AM :: philly.com
  • Abercrombie to pitch to older shoppers
    Abercrombie & Fitch Co., the teen retailer under pressure from an activist investor to change its management amid sluggish sales, plans to shift its namesake brand to appeal to an older audience.Tue, 11 Mar 2014, 08:16 AM :: philly.com

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  • Sideshow: South By Southwest kicks off with Interactive, Film, and sports festivals
    South by Southwest kicked off in Austin, Texas, over the weekend, with its Interactive and Film festivals first. Statistics whiz Nate Silver and Grantland founder and hoops analyst Bill Simmons discus…Tue, 11 Mar 2014, 12:01 PM :: philly.com
  • PhillyDeals: FMC to split business
    Will two FMC corporations be better for Philadelphia than one? Shares of the multinational Center City-based chemical-maker rose nearly 7 percent to close at a record $83.10 Monday after FMC said it p…Tue, 11 Mar 2014, 09:09 AM :: philly.com
  • It's Penn-Princeton, and this time it's the women
    It sounds like old times: Penn-Princeton in a regular-season finale for big basketball stakes. This time, it's Penn-Princeton women, and the Quakers and Tigers will be playing for unprecedented stakes…Tue, 11 Mar 2014, 07:21 AM :: philly.com
  • Daily Money Tip: Russian market not one for long term
    Russia has a great stock market if you are a trader - but not if you invest for the long term.Tue, 11 Mar 2014, 01:33 AM :: philly.com
  • Tell Me About It: Partner complains about minor offenses
    Adapted from a recent online discussion. Question: Every so often my other half will complain about something I've done. Nothing consequential, nothing that will end our relationship. Example: I somet…Mon, 10 Mar 2014, 11:27 PM :: philly.com
  • Sideshow: Penn prof surprises at SXSW
    Just talk to me Why do some things catch on, and others fail? That was the question at the heart of Wharton professor Jonah Berger's packed session What Drives Word of Mouth? Saturday in Austin, Texas…Mon, 10 Mar 2014, 05:17 PM :: philly.com
  • Tell Me About It: Dreading interaction with abusive ex at daughter's wedding
    Adapted from a recent online discussion. Question: After 15 years in a psychologically and physically abusive marriage, I managed to get out and took my three children with me. Two of my children carr…Mon, 10 Mar 2014, 08:35 AM :: philly.com
  • PhillyDeals: Teleflex moves into Tredyffrin office complex
    Teleflex has put itself through a corporate makeover: In recent years the $2 billion (yearly sales) company sold or closed its old vehicle- and industrial-controls factories, cut its workforce in half…Mon, 10 Mar 2014, 05:18 AM :: philly.com
  • The lucky Vladimir Putin
    Vladimir Putin is a lucky man. And he's got three more years of luck to come. He takes Crimea, and President Obama says it's not in Russia's interest, not even strategically clever. Indeed, it's a sig…Mon, 10 Mar 2014, 01:33 AM :: philly.com

Inq Entertainment

  • A story that could only happen in Philly
    While exposing police corruption and earning a Pulitzer Prize, Philadelphia Daily News reporters Wendy Ruderman and Barbara Laker encountered dozens of unforgettable characters.Mon, 10 Mar 2014, 09:15 AM :: philly.com
  • On Movies: Goldblum settles in at 'The Grand Budapest Hotel'
    The beard. The mustache. The thick-rimmed glasses. There's something about Jeff Goldblum's look in The Grand Budapest Hotel, opening here March 21, that says Sigmund Freud, that says Luigi Pirandello.Mon, 10 Mar 2014, 01:08 AM :: philly.com
  • New Recordings: Pharrell Williams, Rick Ross, Jason Eady
    As singer, composer, and collaborator, Pharrell Williams has had a starry year under his production moniker, the Neptunes. His hits with Robin Thicke (Blurred Lines) and Daft Punk (Get Lucky) were sum…Sun, 9 Mar 2014, 02:49 PM :: philly.com
  • 7Days: Regional arts and entertainment, by Michael Harrington
    Sunday Bard and Jane. For a scuffling playwright, Shakespeare truly understood the way a crown can poison even the most noble. One of his most penetrating explorations of power and corruption, Julius…Sun, 9 Mar 2014, 12:07 PM :: philly.com
  • Chick Wit: An easy answer to what's for dinner
    This is a column about food. Because I'm on a diet. Since I can't have food, it's all I think about.Sun, 9 Mar 2014, 10:58 AM :: philly.com
  • Galleries: String and sponges refined into art
    It's been hit or miss at Drexel University's Leonard Pearlstein Gallery over the last few years, the former being the terrific and terrifying Wangechi Mutu solo show inaugurating the gallery's new spa…Sun, 9 Mar 2014, 10:24 AM :: philly.com
  • South By Southwest Music Festival: Colossal, and getting bigger
    The South by Southwest Music Festival, which takes place in Austin, Texas, this week, is a colossal event. Last year, more than 2,200 bands played official SXSW showcases. Hundreds more performed nons…Sun, 9 Mar 2014, 10:10 AM :: philly.com
  • Bridge by Frank Stewart
    Rose, my club member whose courtesy toward her fellow players is so admirable, is blessed with a winning attitude. I've heard you say that too many people complain about the thorns when they ought to…Sun, 9 Mar 2014, 01:38 AM :: philly.com
  • Ode to the joy of learning Beethoven with Biss
    The online Beethoven course given by pianist and Curtis Institute professor Jonathan Biss last fall was remarkable for all the things it wasn't. In an age of impatience and distraction, it was a slow,…Sat, 8 Mar 2014, 02:01 PM :: philly.com
  • Drink: Le Pigeoulet en Provence 2010
    'Can I help you? I'm not sure which shocked me more: the first time I recall ever being asked by a Pennsylvania State Store employee if I needed guidance, or that Max Gottesfeld would actually help wi…Sat, 8 Mar 2014, 01:50 PM :: philly.com

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Inq Books

  • A story that could only happen in Philly
    While exposing police corruption and earning a Pulitzer Prize, Philadelphia Daily News reporters Wendy Ruderman and Barbara Laker encountered dozens of unforgettable characters.Mon, 10 Mar 2014, 09:15 AM :: philly.com
  • Best-Sellers
    Hardcover Fiction 1. The Chase Evanovich/ Goldberg. Bantam. $28 2. Private L.A. Patterson/ Sullivan. Little, Brown. $28 3. Concealed in Death J.D. Robb. Putnam. $28Thu, 6 Mar 2014, 10:56 PM :: philly.com
  • Eight stories told with whimsical wit
    'The menu, like love, was full of delicate, gruesome things - cheeks, tongues, thymus glands. Lorrie Moore may be the most quotable fiction writer of the last quarter-century, and it's because of line…Thu, 6 Mar 2014, 10:51 PM :: philly.com
  • A policy shaper's analyses, regrets
    Sixty-eight years ago, George F. Kennan sent his Long Telegram (5,363 words) from the U.S. Embassy in Moscow to Washington, explaining the motivation behind Soviet expansionism.Sat, 1 Mar 2014, 09:42 AM :: philly.com
  • Giving artist profiles a new read - and listen
    When he began writing about blues, country, soul, and early rock-and-roll, Peter Guralnick had one simple goal: to convey his own passion for artists such as Muddy Waters, Merle Haggard, Bobby Bland,…Sat, 1 Mar 2014, 12:17 AM :: philly.com
  • Magisterial collection of poems by Denise Levertov
    Any attempt to review or explain a life's work in 1,000 words is bound to traffic in sweeping generalities, which is something Denise Levertov never did. Her magisterial Collected Poems brings togethe…Sat, 1 Mar 2014, 12:15 AM :: philly.com
  • Best-Sellers
    Hardcover Fiction 1. Concealed in Death J.D. Robb. Putnam. $28 2. Private L.A. Patterson/Sullivan. Little, Brown. $28 3. The Invention of Wings Sue Monk Kidd. Viking. $28Sat, 1 Mar 2014, 12:10 AM :: philly.com
  • Thought in a post-God world
    In several books, especially The Blind Watchmaker (1986) and The God Delusion (2006), biologist Richard Dawkins maintained that Charles Darwin made it possible to be an intellectually fulfilled atheis…Sat, 1 Mar 2014, 12:08 AM :: philly.com
  • 7Days: Regional arts and entertainment
    Sunday Flower of grace With all that ice and snow outside, it's a good time to consider a warm and inviting beauty: the giant Victoria water lily, first discovered in the backwaters of the Amazon and…Sun, 23 Feb 2014, 11:29 AM :: philly.com
  • Chick Wit: An ice-cold power struggle
    Now is not the winter of our discontent. Now is the winter of our stressed-to-the-max, pull-out-our-hair, if-we-get-more-snow-I'll-move-to-Florida - because we have lost heat, electric, and Internet,…Sun, 23 Feb 2014, 08:53 AM :: philly.com

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Inq Food

  • Farm & Fisherman Tavern + Market
    The recent run of star Philly chefs across the Ben Franklin Bridge to South Jersey has brought along a trunkful of expectations. But does the arrival of these indie operators amount to an instant upgr…Sat, 8 Mar 2014, 12:13 PM :: philly.com
  • Good Taste: Burger from Avance
    Basement burger beckons We don't want people to think we have our noses in the air, says Justin Bogle, the chef-partner at Avance, the successor to Le Bec Fin. We needed a great burger if we were goin…Fri, 7 Mar 2014, 02:31 PM :: philly.com
  • MarketBasket: A kid's fave redone
    A kid's fave redone If you still find yourself craving Coco Pops, consider a healthier alternative that's locally made and free of gluten, nuts, and refined sugar. Mira's Homemade Cacao and Hemp Grano…Fri, 7 Mar 2014, 02:30 PM :: philly.com
  • Chat: Readers, critic await opening of Volver
    Here is an excerpt from Craig LaBan's online chat: Reader: Curious whether you tried La Cheri before the chef change, or only after?Fri, 7 Mar 2014, 02:30 PM :: philly.com
  • A luscious tour of Lehigh Valley wine
    I can teach all of freshman chemistry in 45 minutes without leaving anything out - it's one of my great achievements, says Clark Smith.Thu, 6 Mar 2014, 11:29 PM :: philly.com
  • RECIPES INSIDE
    Bean and Winter Squash Gratin. . . 2 Savoy Cabbage and Farro Gratin With Fontina . . . 2Thu, 6 Mar 2014, 07:07 AM :: philly.com
  • Dinner on Deadline
    Here's proof that a one-pan dish can be elegant. Tarragon Chicken With Asparagus Makes 4 servings Kosher salt 1 pound asparagus spears, uniform thickness, tough ends trimmedThu, 6 Mar 2014, 12:29 AM :: philly.com
  • Browned, crusty gratins are perfect comfort foods
    Plenty of oven-baked dishes are worth romanticizing about, especially during a bracingly cold winter. Their aromas and warmth can permeate an entire home, even one with old bones and scanty insulation…Thu, 6 Mar 2014, 12:26 AM :: philly.com
  • TableTalk: Let freedom bubble!
    Let freedom bubble! Imagine people eating and drinking, just steps from Independence Hall. It happened in the 18th century, and it will happen again this summer. Restaurateur Michael Schulson has secu…Thu, 6 Mar 2014, 12:11 AM :: philly.com
  • CRUMB TRACKER CRAIG LABAN +claban@phillynews.com
    Guess from these photos where Inquirer restaurant critic Craig LaBan ate this week. (Answers below.) 1. Muffuletta sandwichesWed, 5 Mar 2014, 06:33 PM :: philly.com

Inq Health and Science

Home Design

  • Life lessons I learned in the garden
    Last summer my husband and I decided to take on the task of planting and tending a large garden. We expected to do some work and enjoy some fresh produce and pretty flowers.Tue, 11 Mar 2014, 02:27 PM :: philly.com
  • NSA leaker Snowden is the rock star of SXSW Interactive
    AUSTIN, Texas - The music portion of the South by Southwest conference doesn't begin until Tuesday, but there's no question that the week's biggest rock star has already appeared before the crowd gath…Tue, 11 Mar 2014, 10:22 AM :: philly.com
  • Trendy Homes: A bachelor pad on Delancey Street
    For this edition we venture into this two bedroom bachelor pad on Delancey Street near Rittenhouse Square.Mon, 10 Mar 2014, 01:08 PM :: philly.com
  • Chick Wit: An easy answer to what's for dinner
    This is a column about food. Because I'm on a diet. Since I can't have food, it's all I think about.Sun, 9 Mar 2014, 10:58 AM :: philly.com
  • Pa. clockmaker restores family heirlooms
    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - Time may be an enemy to some, but it's Duane Steiger's longtime companion.Sat, 8 Mar 2014, 12:26 PM :: philly.com
  • Flower Show's hits and misses
    In interviews leading up to the 2014 Philadelphia Flower Show, Drew Becher, president of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society since 2010, told The Inquirer several times about his desire to elevate…Fri, 7 Mar 2014, 02:28 PM :: philly.com
  • Submit your 'Trendy Home' to philly.com
    Fri, 7 Mar 2014, 12:26 PM :: philly.com
  • Kitchen takeover
    Kitchen design used to be simple: It was all about the work triangle, allowing the cook to move efficiently from refrigerator to range to sink.Fri, 7 Mar 2014, 01:36 AM :: philly.com
  • Deciding on 'green' products
    Q: I'm 23 and just bought my first house. I'm working on fixing it up so I can move in. My girlfriend, who loves your columns and told me to write to you, is bugging me about using low-VOC paints and…Thu, 6 Mar 2014, 07:33 PM :: philly.com
  • The enduring power of 'LOVE'
    Just in time for Valentine's Day, Mayor Nutter and City Council President Darrell L. Clarke came to an agreement on the renovation of John F. Kennedy Plaza, better known to skateboarders, lunching off…Wed, 5 Mar 2014, 01:43 PM :: philly.com

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Style & Soul

  • Barnyard Etiquette
    “Barnyard Etiquette” appears once a month in Style & Soul. To submit your etiquette questions, send an e-mail to crubin@phillynews.com.philly.com
  • Giving Thanks? Do the Write Thing
    An Illustrated Guide to Preparing a Proper Thank-You Note.philly.com
  • Love: Esther Madie Jacobs & Benjamin Franklin Watts Sr.
    Hello there Esther, 79, and Ben, 78, met in October 2007, waiting for the casino bus to Atlantic City. Esther was taking the bus frequently, often without ever entering a casino. I love the Shore, I l…philly.com
  • Helping hands that could use your help
    Each week until Dec. 24, Style & Soul will list some charitable agencies that need your help or donations.philly.com
  • Mirror, Mirror: What a gallery of good, 'imperfect' bodies has to say
    I love clothes. But I often can't say the same about this hippy body of mine that shuns skinny jeans and ultra-miniskirts.philly.com
  • Headbands making a comeback
    Politics and the fashion industry have more in common than you might think. For starters, they're both cutthroat businesses populated by egomaniacs whose success depends on public opinion.philly.com
  • Kitchen 233
    I know some longtime Haddon Avenue habitues, like my pal Paul, are having a hard time accepting the notion that Franco's Place, the no-frills panzarotti hall, has been supplanted by an upscale wine ba…philly.com
  • Drink |
    I often find the beers on tap at the Iron Hill breweries to be, as at many brew-pub chains, predictable and safe. But Iron Hill has stepped up to another level of ambition with its new selection of sp…philly.com
  • Bridge by Frank Stewart
    If you think cooperation isn't much of a factor in life, remember what happens to a wagon if just one wheel decides not to function. Good defensive play requires partnership cooperation and trust.philly.com
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Inq The Insider

  • Monsters show up at Aldo Lamberti
    Actors who appeared last weekend at Monster Mania Con 27 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Cherry Hill decided to eat locally.philly.com
  • The Making of Charlie Was a Sinner: Chef hired
    It's about five weeks till opening of Charlie Was a Sinner, and workers have turned the old Full Moon Saloon at 131 S. 13th St. into a vanilla box of drywall and brick. Electricians were wiring today.…philly.com
  • Franklin Flea returns, with more food
    This time, the Flea will operate outside on six Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., starting April 19, on the surface parking lot at the southwest corner of Eighth and Market Streets. That's the site of…philly.com
  • Penn getting Federal Donuts
    Federal Donuts - the specialist in fried chicken, doughnuts and coffee - is setting up its third location, in a brownstone at 3428 Sansom St. (267-275-8489) next to Doc Magrogan's and across from Penn…philly.com
  • Eat this now: Cemita from Keg & Kitchen
    It's a sandwich akin to the Mexican Big Mac - tavern ham, guacamole, panela (also known as Oaxaca cheese), shaved red onion, chipotle mayo, lettuce and tomato, layered on a brioche-like round roll tha…philly.com
  • Would Chipotle stop selling guacamole?
    It seems unthinkable - and it probably is - but Chipotle says in a recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission that a price spike of avocados would force the company to stop buying them…philly.com
  • Starr-Olexy Fishtown restaurant is not happening
    There may be a lot of things happening in Fishtown, but that joint Stephen Starr-Aimee Olexy restaurant apparently is not one of them.philly.com
  • Starr raising cash for Philly schools
    Starr's initiative - Support Our Schools - will fund multimedia labs, elementary school playgrounds, and six-week summer internships.philly.com
  • But of course: A New Jersey strip steak
    Larry Reisman, owner of Charley’s Other Brother in Mount Holly, is now selling a 12-ounce strip steak hand-cut into the shape of New Jersey, which he is marketing as a New Jersey strip for $24.99.philly.com
  • Cherry Hill's Top Dog becoming a beer garden
    Craft Hall and Beer Garden is due to open in mid-April.philly.com