In the history of the Army-Navy rivalry, the two military institutions have faced off on the gridiron 117 times, with Navy winning 60, Army 50 and seven ties. The rivalry dates back to the 1890s, and since then, 86 times the contest has been played in Philadelphia. It moved from Franklin Field to JFK Stadium to the Vet, and for nearly a decade and a half, it's taken place at the Linc. We took a look at the game's storied history in Philly, from the early days to the disaster of the Vet railing collapse to today. Bonus: Don't miss the awesome uniforms both teams will be wearing today.
We’ve known forever the PPA is a bastion of political patronage and, since last year, a safe harbor for alleged sexual harasser and former chief Vincent Fenerty. It turns out the agency is also not very good at doing its job of collecting parking tickets. Check out the details from Pennsylvania Auditor General's report on the PPA's "festering problems," plus a roundup of the best responses to the Stranger Things-themed No Savesies campaign.
The Christmas Village and Dilworth Park Wintergarden are right across the street from each other, but if you had to choose just one, what's the best option? We tried the snacks, sampled the drinks, shopped the gifts and even rode the carousel to find out. Here's the best of what each has to offer, plus the best overall Philly holiday market.
Last week's loss notwithstanding, the Eagles are a very good football team this year. So are the Rams — but that doesn't mean they have a big fan base in their new home town. Apparently the crowd was so slanted toward the Birds last time they played in Los Angeles that for tomorrow's game, Fox has put out a casting call, the Philly Voice noticed. The studio is seeking "actors, models and talent" to be part of Sunday's pregame show.
Even if it wasn't a snowday, this would be the perfect reason to spend a few hours of Saturday afternoon indoors: a chance to watch this 1965 Julie Andrews classic on a real movie screen. The showing features a new 4k restoration of The Sound of Music, so the hills will be alive like you've never seen before.
Where: Kimmel Center at 300 S. Broad St., 19102
When: December 9, 2017 at 1:30 p.m.
How much: $10
In the first edition of the "Uncomfortable Conversations" event series, cohosted by Little Giant, Next City and WHYY, local scholars, activists and community leaders will discuss the trauma and loss created in communities of color by consistent exclusion and lack of access to resources through systemic methods such as redlining.
Where: WHYY at 150 N. 6th St., 19106
When: December 9, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
How much: Free with RSVP
Aside from that whole miracle thing, the best part of Hanukkah has got to be the latkes. What's better than fried potato pancakes? Sample eight different varieties from some of Philly's top restaurants at the Gershman Y's annual pre-Festival of Lights food fest.
Where: Gershman Y at 401 S. Broad St., 19147
When: December 10, 2017 at 2:00 p.m.
How much: $20 adults; $12 kids
Seven of Philly's women cookbook authors — Tenaya Darlington, Amanda Feifer, Aliza Green, Joy Manning, Marisa McClellan, Jessica Nolen and Holly Ricciardi — will be holding court at Fante's in the Italian Market. Expect samples, demos and plenty of book signings. The entire store is perfect for gift shopping, so there's extra reason to attend.
Where: Fante's Kitchen Shop at 1006 S. 9th St., 19147
When: December 10, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
How much: Free with RSVP