November 21, 2012 |
"YOU CAN TELL everybody I'm not a bum, yet. I'm fine. Don't worry," assured chef Georges Perrier when we asked about his estate sale, held over the weekend at his Chestnut Hill mansion. The famed Frenchman said he unloaded lots of huge copper pots and other cookware from Le Bec-Fin (1523 Walnut), which he sold to Nicolas Fanucci in March. Two of Perrier's longtime assistants ran the sale. Perrier was there, too, with a small poodle named Isabel. Philly.Curbed.com has reported that his house was for sale but taken off the market in October.
November 17, 2012
Late Show With David Letterman (11:35 p.m., CBS3) - Dr. Phil McGraw; Divine Fits performs. The Tonight Show With Jay Leno (11:35 p.m., NBC10) - Chris Matthews; Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele. Jimmy Kimmel Live (12:05 a.m., 6ABC) - TV host David Letterman; Vampire Weekend. The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson (12:35 a.m., CBS3) - Actor James Spader; Variety editor Cynthia Littleton. Late Night With Jimmy Fallon (12:35 a.m., NBC10) - Helen Mirren; Carson Daly; Reggie Fils-Aime; Miguel performs.
September 19, 2012 |
T HE PROBLEM nags at supporters of the state's voter-ID law - they say that the controversial legislation will stop widespread voter fraud, but they have no evidence to show that the problem exists. John Fund, a conservative columnist who released books in 2004 and last month claiming that voter fraud is rampant, attempted Monday to defend the law during a panel discussion at the National Constitution Center. Former Gov. Ed Rendell, who opposes the law, moderated the debate and pressed for explanations about why it is needed since attorneys for the state, during a legal challenge this summer, said that they could offer no evidence that in-person voter fraud occurs.
September 17, 2012 |
What a donnybrook this is going to be. The next 52 days until the election? Nope. What will follow if Mitt Romney loses. Rush Limbaugh raised the issue Monday. He was responding to comments made on what he called "PMSNBC" by Chris Matthews suggesting that an Obama victory would be the end of conservative control of the Republican Party. Limbaugh had his own assessment: "There's going to be a third party that's going to be orientated toward conservatism - or Rand Paul thinks libertarianism.
December 7, 2011 |
Montgomery County Commissioners' Chairman James R. Matthews was arrested Tuesday after an 18-month grand jury investigation found he purportedly lied in testimony regarding corruption in local government. Prosecutors allege the three-term incumbent mischaracterized an ongoing relationship with a title insurance company that was awarded government contracts and failed to come clean about discussions he had with witnesses in the case against him. But while Matthews' criminal charges stem only from those purported untruths, grand jurors - in a highly critical finding - also accused the 62-year-old of a string of other ethical violations including using campaign contributions for personal expenses, awarding government contracts to friends, and conducting county business in secret.
November 1, 2011 |
The first time Chris Matthews remembers hearing of John F. Kennedy, he was a 10-year-old Northeast Philadelphia boy obsessed with politics, listening to the 1956 Democratic National Convention on the radio in the family's '54 Chevy Bel Air. Kennedy, then a young senator from Massachusetts, lost a bid for the vice presidential nomination and, then, in a dramatic gesture, bounded to the podium to ask that his opponent, Estes Kefauver, be nominated unanimously....
October 21, 2010 |
Hundreds of students at Temple University crowded around an outdoor set this afternoon as television host Chris Matthews interviewed local stars of the Democratic party. Matthews - host of MSNBC's "Hardball" - was greeted with a marching band, cheerleaders, and the Temple Owl mascot. The hoopla helped to fend off the chill as gusty winds buffeted the Alumni Circle at Liacouras and Pollett Walk where the show had planted itself. Students climbed on each other's shoulders to get a good gander at the political commentator as he interviewed Senate candidate Joe Sestak, Gov. Ed Rendell and Congressman Bob Brady.
June 15, 2009 |
When President Obama returned from his first European trip, I observed that while over there he had been "acting the philosopher-king who hovers above the fray mediating" between America and the world. Now that Obama has returned from his "Muslim world" pilgrimage, even the left agrees. "Obama's standing above the country, above - above the world. He's sort of God," Newsweek's Evan Thomas said to a concurring Chris Matthews, reflecting on Obama's lofty perception of himself as the Great Transcender.
December 8, 2008 |
On MSNBC's Hardball, host Chris Matthews often heaps scorn on politicians, but signs are growing that he wants to be one of them. In recent weeks, Matthews has ramped up his exploration of a 2010 campaign, as a Democrat, against Sen. Arlen Specter (R., Pa.). He has discussed the dynamics of a possible run with prominent Democratic fund-raisers, strategists and leaders from across his native Pennsylvania, according to several people who have spoken with Matthews during the last several months.