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FOOD
January 29, 2016
Here is an excerpt from Craig LaBan's online chat of Jan. 26, 2016: Craig LaBan: One highlight from the week was my first visit to the newly opened Philly Style Bagels in Fishtown, at 1451 E. Columbia Ave., just beside the park a block off Frankford Avenue. Partners Collin Shapiro and Jonathon Zilber established themselves as Philadelphia's best bagel artisans during almost two years of Sunday pop-ups in the Pizzeria Beddia space. The fact we can now get those hand-rolled, Yards IPA-boiled, chewy bagels five days a week is a legitimate quality-of-life improvement.
NEWS
June 11, 2004
Do you have stories you would like to share with other readers, tales from long ago or the present? The kind of anecdote you would normally tell a family member, friend or neighbor? We would like to see them and print the best on our local Commentary pages. Please send essays of 300 words or less to: Mysteries, Surprises and Delights c/o Metro Commentary Editor The Philadelphia Inquirer Box 41705 Philadelphia 19101, or E-mail metro@phillynews.com.
NEWS
May 3, 2005
JUST-RELEASED figures indicate that the circulation numbers of a considerable majority of American newspapers continue in a consistent slide, a phenomenon which I greatly lament. Although the technical quality of most newspapers has declined over the years, and the price of subscriptions has been hiked, quite sharply in some instances, I don't believe these are the reasons for diminished interest in our old reliable standard to obtain news. The newspaper is something I look forward to each day. It enables me to be knowledgeable and conversant on local, national and international issues; this is why I read three papers every day plus two weeklies.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 16, 1991 | By Sandy Bauers, Inquirer Staff Writer
Last spring, a listener writing to Recorded Books suggested that the company do James Joyce's Ulysses. In a humorous, Joyce-in-cheek response, the company noted: " . . . there's no doubt its a great book poetic too but the thing is 768 pages long thats about 26 cassettes and the other problem is where would we find a reader who could hold her breath for an hour or so while she reads Molly's soliloquy its 45 and a half pages long divided into...
SPORTS
September 27, 2011
Alan Baldwin, of Philadelphia, is the winner of the Daily News' Phillies Clincher Contest. Baldwin was randomly chosen from among those who selected Sept. 17 as the date for the Phillies to clinch their fifth consecutive National League East title. Baldwin will receiver a commemorative Daily News front page from a historic Phillies moment; the chance to put his own headline on a keepsake Daily News front page; and lunch with a member of the DN sports staff.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 18, 2006 | By NATALIE HAUGHTON Los Angeles Daily News
Even though many people have never heard of it, the largest cooking magazine in North America is Taste of Home. So notes Catherine Cassidy, senior vice president of Reiman publications, based in Greendale, Wis. With a circulation of 3.4 million, "We're bigger than the top three [food magazines] together," said Cassidy, also editor in chief of the magazine, launched in 1993. Cassidy oversees four cooking-related bi-monthlies - Taste of Home, Simple & Delicious, Light & Tasty and Cooking for 2. All are reader-driven - and contain reader-submitted editorial, including stories, recipes and memories.
NEWS
October 29, 2014
WHEN FOLKS ask me for advice, I have a standard line: "To be clear, you asked me, right?" I preface my answer with this line because it's my way of warning them that they may not like what I have to say. Then there are readers who weren't asked for their opinion but nonetheless feel compelled to offer their thoughts. OK, so from time to time I'll let them weigh in for a feature I'm calling "Money Back Talk. " Let me start with an inheritance question I received during a recent online discussion: "My father, who was extremely wealthy, rewrote his will after my mother died 11 years ago," a reader wrote.
NEWS
July 10, 2010
An alert Daily News reader helped cops nab a fugitive wanted in an attempted rape and sexual assault, authorities said yesterday. Darnell Coleman, 22, whose photo was displayed in the People Paper's "Week's Most Wanted" feature on May 10, was captured Wednesday afternoon on the roof of a relative's home in West Philadelphia, according to the U.S. Marshals Service. Coleman, whose last known address was on 20th Street near McKean in South Philadelphia, was wanted in connection with an attempted rape and sexual assault on Jan. 29, police said.
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NEWS
January 29, 2016
THE PHILADELPHIA School Partnership shares the frustration of Will Bunch and Solomon Jones over continuing unequal access to a great education in our city ("SRC Is Rigged Against City's Pupils," Jan. 26). But the facts do not support their assertion that the situation has worsened under the SRC for poor and minority students. Since the School Reform Commission was formed in 2001, Philadelphia has dramatically narrowed achievement gaps for poor and minority students. Pre-SRC, fewer than 15 percent of economically disadvantaged fifth-graders in Philadelphia were reading at grade level, far below the state's all-student average of 57 percent.
FOOD
January 29, 2016
Here is an excerpt from Craig LaBan's online chat of Jan. 26, 2016: Craig LaBan: One highlight from the week was my first visit to the newly opened Philly Style Bagels in Fishtown, at 1451 E. Columbia Ave., just beside the park a block off Frankford Avenue. Partners Collin Shapiro and Jonathon Zilber established themselves as Philadelphia's best bagel artisans during almost two years of Sunday pop-ups in the Pizzeria Beddia space. The fact we can now get those hand-rolled, Yards IPA-boiled, chewy bagels five days a week is a legitimate quality-of-life improvement.
NEWS
January 26, 2016
Due to weather conditions, delivery of The Inquirer may be delayed today. We are working hard to get the paper to all of our readers, and we apologize for any inconvenience.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 14, 2016
"To go gray or to dye is a simple decision for me. In the Book of Proverbs, Solomon says, 'A gray head is a crown of glory.' There is no way I have earned mine yet, so I'll dye it until I do. Maggie Beck , Riverton "I am a 691/2-year-old wife, mother, grandmother. While standing in line at Acme's deli, there was a little girl with her dad - a really serious interaction here. Her dad told me his little girl had never seen a real, live princess, and could I say hello? Yep: me, with my long silver tresses in a braid.
NEWS
January 10, 2016
By Shikibu Murasaki Translated by Dennis Washburn W.W.Norton. 1,360 pp. $49.95 Reviewed by John Timpane The Tale of Genji is a huge, sprawling book, written in Japan about 1,000 years ago. It's often called, fancifully, "the first novel. " And - although it does seem at times to be an anthology of tales woven together - it starts to cohere about midway through, creating a glittering, compelling, immersive world with characters who, though far from us in time and culture, make us care and who are deeply known, fascinating, and memorable.
FOOD
January 8, 2016
Here is an excerpt from Craig LaBan's online chat of Jan. 5, 2016: Reader: Been wanting to go to Fuji for many years. Finally went and loved it. Now I hear it's being sold. Craig LaBan: I'm glad you finally got to Fuji, but this was disappointing news, to be sure. Fuji in Haddonfield - one of my all-time-favorite local restaurants - has changed hands, as Matt Ito sold the restaurant to one of his longtime sushi chefs. Matt is one of the most talented, undersung chefs in the region, and while I understand the 63-year-old might want to slow down, no one cooks a kaiseke like he does.
NEWS
January 7, 2016
OVER THE WEEKEND, I read a column on philly.com by Christine Flowers. It was about Bill Cosby and William Lynn. In it, the author wrote that Lynn was charged under a law that does not apply to him. That is not correct. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled, in Lynn's case, that Lynn could be charged with endangering the welfare of a child. Since the author's incorrect statement of the law seems to be the basis for her conclusion that Lynn was convicted of a crime he did not commit, the entire column - as it relates to Lynn - is false.
FOOD
January 1, 2016 | Craig LaBan, Inquirer Food Critic
Here is an excerpt from Craig LaBan's online chat of Dec. 29, 2015: Reader: Could you suggest a spot for lunch where out-of-town friends can experience our exciting restaurant scene, sip good wine, talk and linger? (Walking distance or short ride from the Palomar would be ideal.) They love fresh seafood. Craig LaBan: Well, there are lots of good lunch options - including some with good wine - within walking distance of the Palomar: the Oyster House (serious local flavor, great seafood and wines to match)
NEWS
December 27, 2015 | By Carolyn Hax
While I'm away, readers celebrate mothers-in-law. I was in a marriage that ended sadly but amicably. I've kept in touch with my mother-in-law, with whom I had become quite close, in spite of the fact that we were two very different women. About two years ago, I was going through a difficult financial and emotional time. I don't know if she heard through my ex-husband or just sensed it, but she knew I needed help. She sent me an email: "When you and [son] parted ways, you asked me to hold on to your engagement ring.
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