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A market of generations

In an era centered on the convenience of supermarkets, malls and department stores, it seems that small specialty shops are a thing of the past. But South Philly’s 9th Street Italian Market, the largest and oldest outdoor market in the United States, is as strong as it was 100 years ago.…

Fall Fashion

Mixed and matched outfits for women and layers for the fellas are dominating fall fashion trends this season. Popular for women, are the skinny-leg and straight-leg jeans. Shopping for jeans can be a disaster, especially if you are a new-comer to the straight-leg experience, but asking for advice from a store sales associate can help.…

Russell’s debut is full of wild fables

Every so often a truly talented and original voice emerges from America’s literary ranks. One such voice is that of 25-year-old Florida native Karen Russell. Russell debuts with a refreshingly creative and astoundingly mature collection of stories entitled “St.…

Read between ‘man-V’ lines

Best selling author Dan Brown may know the letter ‘V’ primarily as the archaic symbol for the female sex, however, he has yet to meet Timothy Kennedy. The senior boasts a feature found only on the fittest of men – the “man-V.” Rock-hard biceps, washboard abs and a camelback chest are all nice and dandy.…

Lessons in London

LONDON – Studying abroad is like trying a new food. You’re not really sure what you’re going to get, but you’re still willing to throw down the money and take a chance, simply because you’re tired of the tried and true soda-burger-fries routine and need something new at the table.…

A ‘Darling’ dessert stop

Everyone has had those nights when you need to satisfy that nagging sweet tooth, but can’t decide where to go. You could always go to a diner for a cup of coffee and doughnuts, one of the many Cosis in the city or maybe just settle for a simple Rita’s water ice.…

Rocking the Rotunda

Music was in the air at The University of Pennsylvania’s campus this past Saturday as the PopNoise Festival made its way back to the Rotunda for the third year in a row.…

Take a step up from ordinary Italian

At Upstairs at Varalli, a classy Italian trattoria located at 1345 Locust St., you can’t help but be struck by dark lighting and the waterfall cascading down the wall, but what grabs your attention is the friendly hosts, who are excited about patrons’ arrivals.…

Dancing off the beat

Scene 1: Lights up. Two men. Two women. Rigid dance moves. Whisper. Stretch. Female character likes male character. Male character lives with mother. She causes problems. Jealous. Jealous. Jealous. Did you understand that?…