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Six months. It’s been half a year since June’s deadly building collapse, and hundreds gathered Wednesday for a candlelight vigil at the now-empty site.
Some justice, little relief
Making legal strides. The site’s building contractor in November was charged with six counts of third-degree murder. The crane operator was also charged. PAGE 02
Nuns from the Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of Immaculate Conception join friends and family of collapse victims on Wednesday night. / CHARLES MOSTOLLER, METRO
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Delco man charged with DUI in pedestrian hit-and-run A 20-year-old Delaware County man has been charged with driving under the influence in a pedestrian crash at 54th Street and Woodland Avenue Wednesday morning, officials said. Justin Popelak, of Lester, was apprehended at 58th Street and Grays Ferry by police. Police said Popelak’s 2012 Honda Civic hit a yet unidentified pedestrian who was crossing at the intersection. Popelak was speeding, police said. The driver and front-seat passenger fled on foot but the backseat passenger stayed at the location. Popelak was also charged with aggravated assault, simple assault, recklessly endangering another person and other offenses. The pedestrian remains in critical condition with a compound leg fracture at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. METRO
Friends and family united in song as they gathered by the collapse site for a candlelight vigil Wednesday night. / CHARLES MOSTOLLER, METRO
Hundreds mourn collapse victims Six months. More than 200 assembled half a year after the deadly Center City building collapse. Before the line of more than 200 plastic candles with yellow bulbs danced toward 22nd and Market streets last night, the candle holders gathered inside a church. The First Presbyterian Church, with its facade covered in scaffolding, housed hundreds of friends and family who massed to pay tribute the night before the six-month anniversary of the June 5 building
Standoff. Land bank bill could pass City Council this morning A debate between Council President Darrell Clarke and Councilwoman Maria QuinonesSanchez is creating concerns on whether the Philly Land Bank legislation, which would start a clearinghouse for the 10,000 pieces of cityowned vacant land, can pass before the new year.
According to a report in City Paper, Clarke wants more City Council oversight in the process and is actively pushing community leaders across the city to oppose its passage without the amendment. Sanchez said more oversight would delay or prevent sales. TOMMY ROWAN
collapse that killed six and injured 13. Rev. Jesse Garner called the service a time for a community touched by tragedy to “stop and remember.” The family of 24-yearold Anne Bryan, who was killed while she shopped in a Salvation Army thrift store, submitted letters that were read by their parish leader, Rev. Michael Giansiracusa, of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Ardmore. “Let us resolve in our memory, to make fewer compromises with principle in the name of expediency, and to live less for ourselves, and more for others,” wrote Anne’s father, Jay. “What more Malpractice
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could we want out of our lives?” Following the prayer service, the procession of plastic bulbs left the church toward the site of the collapse, a nowcleared lot. As residents slowly descended upon the corner, clergy members backed up to the chain-linked fence and led the group in song: “This little light of mine,” the group, linked hand in hand, chorused above the SEPTA announcements and roar of early-evening traffic. “I’m going to let it shine.”
To date, two charged in collapse On Nov. 25, contractor Griffin Campbell, 49, was hit with a murder charge for his part in the June building collapse. His group oversaw the building demolition when a wall collapsed onto the thrift store next door. The crane operator, Kary R. Roberts, 42, who police say was high on drugs, also faces charges.
Collaboration. Church is part of ‘38Chestnut’ plans A new apartment project in University City that includes improvements to a nearby church will begin after a groundbreaking today at 2 p.m. at 38th and Chestnut streets. Radnor Property Group proposes to build a 25-story, 276-unit apartment tower, “38Chestnut,” while upgrading
the adjacent Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral with an early-learning center, office space and a new community center. “This is unique,” said Radnor president David Yeager. “I’m not aware of anything else in Philadelphia that is engaging the community like this.” SAM NEWHOUSE
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A pickup game on a sunny afternoon Teenagers took advantage of Wednesday’s warm temperatures to play a game of basketball on the courts at Schuylkill River Park. / CHARLES MOSTOLLER, METRO
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partment 26th district Captain Michael Cram of the investigation leading to the raid. “We made an arrest. It led to a house. That’s where we made the recovery, the house that was the epicenter of the drug trade out there.” SEPTA’s Transit Police, the Narcotics Unit and the Philadelphia Police Department 26th district jointly ran the operation, which was executed just after 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 3. SEPTA was involved due to the proximity to the York-Dauphin station of the Market-Frankford Line, a spokesperson confirmed. “It’s a pedestrian route
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Protests today for increased fast-food wages $15 an hour. That’s what BK, McD’s, and Wendy’s employees will demand at planned strikes across US. As part of a nationally coordinated series of demonstrations for higher pay, fast-food workers demanding a raise to $15/hour will rally Thursday in Wilmington and Philadelphia, as well as in an estimated 100 other cities. Camille Collins, 33, a mother of two, has worked at McDonald’s in Wilmington for a year as a crew trainer and earns $7.70 an hour, while finishing her bachelor’s degree at Wilmington University. She said that due to having a criminal record, she was told she
would never be eligible for a promotion there. Collins will be participating in demonstrations for higher wages outside Wendy’s, Burger King and McDonald’s on the Concord Pike in Wilmington beginning around 9 a.m. “I’m just hoping that McDonald’s corporation can take a real look at what’s going on. This is injustice. We need an affordable living wage,” Collins said. Clara Hendrickson, leader of the University of Pennsylvania chapter of United Students Against Sweatshops, is planning a solidarity action outside the McDonald’s at 40th and Walnut streets in West Philadelphia at 8 p.m. Twenty to 30 people will march and picket there for higher wages. “I feel there might be some general unawareness
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Site. HealthCare.gov enrollment totals 29K Sunday and Monday About 29,000 people signed up for health insurance through the troubled HealthCare.gov website on Sunday and Monday, a number that is higher than the site’s first month of operation in October, sources familiar with the numbers said on Wednesday. In October, only about 26,000 signed up through the glitch-prone website,
and intensive efforts are being conducted to work out the problems with HealthCare.gov. The information is being reviewed, but it looks like the total will be 29,000 for enrollment in the federal exchange for the first two days of the site’s relaunch from midnight Sunday to midnight Monday, the sources said. REUTERS
Dozens of whales were beached in the Everglades National Park in southwest Florida, and rangers and wildlife workers were trying
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Kyra Murray holds a photo with victims of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School during a press conference at the U.S. Capitol calling for gun reform legislation and marking the nine-month anniversary of the shooting Sept. 18. / GETTY IMAGES 911 recording
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that rocked the country on Dec. 14, 2012, when gunman Adam Lanza, 20, shot dead his mother at home and then went to Sandy Hook Elementary school, where he massacred 26 people before killing himself. Town officials initially tried to prevent the release of the recordings. The state Freedom of Information Commission ordered calls placed from inside the elementary school to be aired. Late last month, a judge ruled the town must comply with the commission’s order, and Newtown officials have since dropped their appeal. First Selectman Patricia Llodra recently reversed her long-standing position, saying the tapes should be released in full in order to prevent partial leaks. REUTERS
Most youth unhappy with Obama’s job performance Young Americans are unhappy with virtually every major thing President Barack Obama has done since he was reelected, but they would still vote for him today, according to the results of a Harvard University survey. The national poll by Harvard’s Institute of Poli-
Teens are competing with older workers unable to retire for low-skill jobs in retail and services. / GETTY IMAGES
US teens chasing scarce jobs boosted by state programs Skills. Organizations are using public and private money to mentor teens. Eduardo Bueno landed a job as a hotel bell man in New York this year after finishing a youth employment program that let the 18-year-old practice interviewing and overcome a nervous stutter. With his first full-time position, Bueno said he can help his mother financially and plans to start taking college classes. “My
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Nationwide, unemployment for those ages 16 to 19 was 22.2 percent in October.
That is compared with 7.3 percent for the overall population, according to Labor Department data.
The jobless rate for black male teenagers, at 37.7 percent, is more than double that of white females.
The number of employed 16- to 19-year-olds in October 2003 was 36.2 percent, 14 percent higher than 10 years later.
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the U.S. is the “defining challenge or our time” and Washington must confront it. Upward mobility for middle-income Americans has been stymied by economic changes and government policy, Obama said. “The basic bargain at the heart of our
economy has frayed,” he said in an address in Washington today that echoed a speech he gave two years ago in Osawatomie, Kansas, that set the stage for his 2012 re-election race. Increasing inequality “challenges the very essence of who we are as a people.” BLOOMBERG
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second term, including Syria, Iran, the economy, health care and the federal budget deficit. Still, disapproval ratings were higher for both Republicans and Democrats in Congress. And a plurality of respondents, 46 percent, said they would still vote for Obama for president if they could recast their 2012 ballots, compared with 35 percent who said they would vote for the then-Republican nominee, Mitt Romney. REUTERS
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Rocket ﬁre kills 17 in Syrian city of Aleppo
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Rockets fired into a government-controlled district of Aleppo killed at least 17 people in the northern Syrian city on Wednesday, state media and a monitoring group said. Photographs from the incident in Meridien and Furqan, two adjacent neighborhoods in western Aleppo, showed pools of blood on the pavements and a crater in the road where one of the rockets appeared to have landed. The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the casualties included nine civilians and five members of President Bashar al-Assad’s security forces. It put the death toll at 18, one more than reported by the state news agency.
Mexican police have found a truck they suspect was stolen by common thieves. It carried a dangerous radioactive medical material that the United Nations said could provide an ingredient for a “dirty bomb,” a government official said. The truck was found Wednesday close to where it was stolen outside of Mexico City, said the official, who asked not to be identified. He could not confirm whether the cargo was aboard. The truck was stolen Monday while it was taking cobalt-60 from a hospital in the northern city of Tijuana to a radioactive waste-storage center, Mexican officials and the U.N. agency said earlier. REUTERS
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Mourners carry the coﬃn of Hassan Hawlo al-Lakiss, one of the Hezbollah’s top commanders, during his funeral in the city of Baalbek. / GETTY IMAGES
Funeral. Hundreds of mourners followed his coﬃn through the streets of the Bekaa Valley town. A Hezbollah commander who fought in Syria’s civil war was shot dead outside his home in Lebanon on Wednesday in a killing
that the militant Shi’ite Muslim group blamed on Israel. Hassan al-Laqqis was shot in the head from close range by a silenced gun as he arrived home at around midnight in the Hadath district of Beirut, a source close to Hezbollah said. Israel, which fought a 34-day war with Hezbollah in 2006, denied any role in the shooting and hinted the motive may have been
Hezbollah’s military support for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in his war with Sunni Muslim rebels. A previously unknown group, Ahrar al-Sunna Baalbek brigade, claimed responsibility for the attack in a message on Twitter. The claim could not be verified, but the name of the purported group suggested Lebanese Sunni Muslim connections.
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Legal. Court questions Google defense against Oracle over Android A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday closely questioned Google’s claim that Oracle does not enjoy copyright protection over certain parts of the Java programming language. The issue, under review by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, is being closely watched by software developers in Silicon Valley. Google’s Android operating system is the world’s best-selling smartphone platform. The Java programming language was created by Sun Microsystems, which Oracle acquired in 2010. Oracle sued Google later that year, claiming that Google had improperly incorporated parts of Java into Android. Oracle President and Chief Financial Officer Safra Catz, who took the stand during trial last year, appeared in court
on Wednesday to hear the appellate arguments. At trial in San Francisco last year, Oracle claimed Google’s Android tramples on its rights to the structure of 37 Java APIs. Oracle sought roughly $1 billion on its copyright claims. REUTERS
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Chimp rights case reaches court Monkey business. The Nonhuman Rights Project ﬁles a lawsuit on behalf of captive chimpanzees.
As animal intelligence becomes better understood, treatment of primates has improved in many countries — for example, people will see fewer monkeys in circuses. But attorney Steven Wise, president of the Nonhuman Rights Project, is going further by seeking to obtain the first “legal person” status for chimps in a New York court. The NRP have wanted such legal rights for animals for many years. Why make this the ﬁrst court case? We have been working on the problem generally and decided New York State was the right location,
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A U.S. animal rights group on Monday filed what it said is the first lawsuit seeking to establish the “legal personhood” of chimpanzees. NRP asked a New York state court to declare a 26-yearold chimp named Tommy “a cognitively complex autonomous legal person with the fundamental legal right not to be imprisoned.” The lawsuit seeks a declaration that Tommy’s “detention” in a “small, dank, cement cage in a cavernous dark shed” in central New York is unlawful and demands his immediate release to a primate sanctuary. REUTERS
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Jay Z and Beyonce are now vegan The (real) king and queen of Versailles
Is this the influence of Gwyneth? Morrissey? Jay Z and Beyonce are officially going vegan until Christmas, the rapper announced on his Life and Times blog. “Psychologists have said it takes 21 days to make or break a habit. On the 22nd day, you’ve found the way,” he wrote. “One day before my 44th birthday, I will embark on a 22 Days challenge to go completely vegan — or as I prefer to call it, plant-
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Cults keep from getting stale with some ‘Static’ Sophomore slam. The indie band don’t really “Go Outside” from the core group on their new album, and that’s a good thing. When a musical project that begins with one or two people becomes Internet famous, small groups are often forced to expand so that all of their sounds can be fully realized for the live show. And, just as often, the people who made up the core of the band just accept the touring musicians into the lineup for the second album.
But Cults guitarist and singer Brian Oblivion says he and singer Madeline Follin felt no such temptation to bring any additional help into the creative process. “I think I’m better with the complexities of putting together the keyboard part than the complexities of dealing with a keyboardist personality,” he says. “I think that’s the problem with me; I have a hard time dealing with other people.” This uneasy edge casts a shadow over the poppy 1960s sound on Cults’ new album, “Static.” It picks up where the band’s 2011 self-titled debut left off. The sound is richer, but it doesn’t sacrifice the intimacy or weirdness of two people having fun making
music, regardless of whether or not they find success. “It’s not like we have our hopes and dreams tied up in being a rock star,” says the guitarist. That said, a guy who calls himself Brian Oblivion could probably come up with a moment or two when he engaged in traditional “rock star” dalliances touring the world, right? “I think doing bath salts in Japan,” he says. “There was a moment where, after being up for 16 hours, I was sitting in the middle of Shibuya Crossing and I didn’t know where I was and I started crying and laughing hysterically and then crying again, while these Japanese people were crowding around me. I was like, ‘Oh this is too much.’”
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‘This crazy thing that nobody can control’ Cults began touring before they had a full-length album out. Oblivion says this accelerated expectation to play live has only increased in the few
years since. “I see a band like Chvrches and they’re playing at Terminal 5,” he says, citing the large NYC club. “They don’t even have a record out. But it’s, like, the barrier for success now. When we came up and were playing a sold-out Mercury Lounge show
with only four songs out, people were saying, ‘This is insane; the Internet has become this crazy thing that nobody can control,’ and little did they know it would just get more and more insane.”
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â€˜Out of the Furnaceâ€™ Christian Bale teams up with â€œCrazy Heartâ€? ďŹ lmmaker Scott Cooper for this grimy gutter noir, playing an ex-con whose brother (Casey AďŹ„eck) gets involved with the wrong inbred redneck psychopath (Woody Harrelson).
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â€˜Bette Davis Reveals Allâ€™ Recorded before her 2008 death, the iconic postwar pinup, who abandoned her profession at the peak of her popularity after finding Jesus, dishes on her life.
â€˜Frozenâ€™ The Hans Christian Anderson favorite â€œThe Snow Queenâ€? gets Disneyfied in its latest cartoon extravaganza, which also makes room for a talking snowman (Josh Gad).
â€˜Homefrontâ€™ Jason Statham takes on a Sylvester Stallone script that serves as a flimsy
excuse for the bulletheaded badass to hurt James Franco.
â€˜Black Nativityâ€™ Langston Hughesâ€™ Christmas classic, which fits the birth of Christ with gospel and dance, gets reworked as a modern musical â€” with Forest Whitaker singing!
â€˜Oldboyâ€™ Everyoneâ€™s hating on Spike Leeâ€™s redo of the South Korean favorite and no oneâ€™s seeing it, which is a shame as itâ€™s at least partly worthwhile. Josh Brolin is the man mysteriously locked up for 20 years, then mysteriously released.
â€˜Philomenaâ€™ Steve Coogan takes a break from comedy to co-write and co-star in this real-life drama, in which he plays a cynical journo who helps a nice Irish lady (Judi Dench) find the son taken from her by nasty nuns.
â€˜The Great Beautyâ€™ A sequel-in-spirit to Federico Felliniâ€™s â€œLa Dolce Vita,â€? this lush epic hangs with an aging novelist (Toni Servillo) who refuses to stop living the sweet life in Rome, even at 65.
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â€˜Nebraskaâ€™ â€œSidewaysâ€? filmmaker Alexander Payneâ€™s latest stars comic actors Will Forte and Bob Odenkirk as brothers. But itâ€™s only sort of a comedy, following the former as he hits the road with his cranky, alkie father (Bruce Dern).
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PIG IRON REVIVES ‘TWELFTH NIGHT’
Hijinks abound in Shakespeare’s comedy of mistaken identity, now at the new FringeArts theater on the Delaware waterfront.
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Since its founding in 1995, Philly’s Pig Iron Theatre Company has developed more than 25 productions from scratch. As a rule, the company never began with an existing script. “I started to wonder, ‘At this point, is the next most difficult thing to find a script and stick to it?’” says co-founder Dan Rothenberg. “Like, can we do that without sacrificing all that we hold dear?” The resulting show was so well received at the 2011 Live Arts Festival that the company is now restaging it. “Twelfth Night, or What you Will” is Pig Iron’s attempt at honoring Shakespeare’s script — while having as much fun as they can along the way.
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The sweetest gifts DIY. Rosie Daykin of Butter Baked Goods teaches us how to make tasty treats into pretty presents.
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Rosie Daykin knows a thing or two about presentation. The former interior designer took her decorating skills to the kitchen, opening the charming, pink-and-pistachio-colored Vancouver bakery Butter Baked Goods in 2007. Thanks to her new cookbook, “Butter Baked Goods,” you can create her recipes of comfort and joy for your own friends and family. Daykin shares her tips for giving baked goods as gorgeous gifts this holiday season. The first step to making these presents, well, presentable: “Don’t give somebody Christmas baking in a disposable Ziploc!” she says.
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“Maybe I’m going to give you Christmas morning breakfast,” she says. “Make the scones. Use a cello bag. That goes into a basket wrapped in a tea towel with some jam, butter and some tea.”
Perfect packaging “The gift is the baking — and the vehicle you put the baking on,” says Daykin. But pretty presentations don’t have to mean elaborate. “I like to keep my packaging clean,” she says. “I don’t want a tin that has pictures of bells on it. You get more impact with the elegant simplicity of an all-red tin with a thick green, satin ribbon.” Daykin recommends different containers for different treats. For a Christmas cookie sampler, she uses tiered bamboo steamers, which are typically available at the dollar store. “As you take the tiers apart, there are cookies on every level,” she says. “You can buy a single one with
Tough cookies a lid, or a set where they stack.” For items like the Peanut Butter and Jam Cups, on the right, Daykin suggests Chinese takeout food containers. We love colored boxes, like the one pictured, from Etsy.
Set a theme “Pick a theme,” Daykin suggests for gift giving. “What am I working around? It keeps you kind of focused.
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We know it’s the thought that counts, but your creations should be sturdy enough to make it to their destination. Daykin reminds us to opt for more durable and transportable confections. She notes that loaves are easy to transport. “Do up a chocolate pistachio loaf or a banana chocolate loaf in a cello bag with a nice ribbon and little tag. Now that’s a nice gift,” she says.
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Street eats Chefs Michael Symon and Bobby Flay joined a list of culinary all-stars at Savor Borgata, an annual food-themed weekend event hosted by the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City last month. This year’s theme was street food, prompting chefs to prepare gourmet twists on popular hand-held fare. Guests feasted on grab-and-go treats like crispy-skin Peking duck in steamed buns, pulled pork sliders with Shacha sauce and New Mexican-style chicken skewers with green chile vinegar dipping sauce. The event also featured cooking lessons, demonstrations and an exclusive dinner with courses carefully prepared by participating chefs, called “Taste of Five Culinary Masters.”
Indulgence. It’s a bit morbid, yes, but admit it: You’ve thought about it too. We’ve all imagined our last meal — what would we eat if we knew we’d never eat again? Would it be a hodgepodge of our favorite foods, or one simple perfect dish? Not surprisingly, chefs in particular have put a lot of consideration into this scenario. Metro caught up with celebrity chefs and reallife pals Michael Symon and Bobby Flay at Savor Borgata, a weekend-long foodie event in Atlantic City last month. Symon, known for his restaurants in the Midwest, has two options for his last meal — but ultimately, he’d prefer to stick to his roots. “I’ve thought long and hard about this,” Symon says. “If my mother outlived me, which is very possible, I would have my mother’s lasagna, no doubt about it.” His backup plan includes specialties from fellow well-known chefs. “I figure I would have a lot of pull with the chefs, so I’d fly in Marc
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Vetri to make me a pasta, Jonathan Waxman would make me a roast chicken, Bobby [Flay] would make me a shrimp tamale and Paul Kahan would do a
braised pork dish for me — and then I would die,” Symon muses. “To drink? I would have something bourbon-based. I love two parts bourbon, one part
ginger beer and a squeeze of lemon.” Flay’s last meal was far simpler and one he says he’d prefer to cook himself, since he knows best how he likes it. “So easy. It’s a cheeseburger with double American cheese and an ice cream sundae — period,” Flay says. “It’s not foie gras and caviar, none of that bulls—.” His drink of choice falls in line with Symon’s selection: “A glass of bourbon. Woodford Reserve Bourbon, right out of Kentucky,” Flay says. Sarabeth Levine, of Sarabeth’s Bakery fame, would go with a breakfast of champions. “Fresh tomato and a Hass avocado salad from California followed by eggs Benedict with English muffins and Mimi Sheraton’s potato pancakes with sour cream and homemade applesauce,” she tells us. “For dessert, homemade vanilla ice cream with a big spoonful of the Sarabeth’s Apricot Orange Marmalade, which is what it all started with.” Her final wish? “I want to be embalmed with creme anglais,” she says.
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Cocktails. Mix up these festive seasonal libations If you want to go beyond offering wine or beer to your holiday guests, we suggest these festive cocktails by Brooklynbased mixologist Katie Stipe of Last Call Consulting.
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First Friday pick: Arch Enemy Arts Going for a cultured Friday night? That means one thing in Philly: First Friday. As you brave the winter chill, browsing the galleries and sipping the free wine, make sure to stop by Arch Enemy Arts’ opening reception for “Small Wonders.” Miniatures are always cuter than their full-size counterparts. Make teeny artwork, and you add another dimension — small creations can go from adorable to alluring and strangely intimate. The gallery has tapped into this idea with a group show featuring work from almost 40 artists, both local and visiting. All pieces are no more than 12 inches and less than $250 in price.
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comes off the wall and goes home with you. “Typically the shows stay intact until the closing, but with this one we’re just going to take it right off the wall, wrap it up and give it to you,” explains Patrick Shillenn, Arch Enemy Arts’ co-founder and director. Shillenn expects items to go fairly quickly, too. “Openings have a good energy, but there’s something a little more fun about Small Wonders,” he says. “The prices are more reasonable, so people don’t have to go home and sleep on it or spend as much time thinking about whether they should buy or not.” The show includes illustrations, fiber art,
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Meet the man behind Cheuâ€™s black garlic wings Hot Chef. Between Cheu and Matyson, Ben Puchowitz is one busy cook. Ben Puchowitz hadnâ€™t always planned on becoming a chef, but now heâ€™s one of the hottest in town. While going to school at Temple, Puchowitz started working at his familyâ€™s restaurant, the upscale BYOB Matyson. When his cousin, the restaurantâ€™s cofounder, left for the West Coast, Puchowitz took the reins to the kitchen. Earlier this year, he and his buddy Shawn Darragh got experimental and opened Cheu Noodle Bar, a casual, small spot with Sixpoint on the beer list, a brisket
my cousin Matt. But the whole time I was working for him I wasnâ€™t planning on becoming a chef.
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noodle bowl with matzo balls and kimchi, and, of course, those addictive black garlic wings. How are things going at Cheu? Cheuâ€™s going great. Weâ€™re really busy and everything feels more organized. In the beginning it was real tough. I never opened a restaurant before â€” it was chaos. It took a while but we figured it out. How do you split up your time between Cheu and Matyson? I do six days at Cheu and one at Matyson. Yikes. What do you do when you get a day oďŹ€? Laundry? Iâ€™m going to New York, and Iâ€™m going to eat at
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Cheu just won the So Hot Right Now award from Eater Philly. How important is that for Cheu? Itâ€™s kind of important. I had big dreams for this place when we opened. I see all these places doing the style that weâ€™re doing and opening up in New York and L.A. Theyâ€™ve opened to huge praise. I was hoping to get the same response. I try really hard with everything I do. I think itâ€™s what you need to do, as a chef or not.
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Running of the Santas Saturday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Electric Factory, 421 N. Seventh St. $15-$120 www.runningofthesantas.com The self-proclaimed “world’s naughtiest pub crawl” is a day of inﬁnite libations, live music and plenty of white beards. The crawl begins at Finnigan’s Wake and ends with a party at the Electric Factory, with more than 8,000 Santas expected to participate. Proceeds go to charity.
A Brandywine Christmas Through Jan. 5, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Brandywine River Museum 1 Hoﬀman’s Mill Rd., Chadds Ford $6-$12, free for members and children under 6 610-388-2700 www.brandywinemuseum.org The whole family can enjoy this holiday exhibit featuring dozens of rare antique dolls and whimsical critters made from natural materials. While you marvel at the handcrafted creations, a model train will whiz along nearly 2,000 feet of track in an expansive display.
Sunday, 1:30 p.m. 1218 Arch St. Pay as you go, 267-712-9512 www.freetoursbyfoot.com Free Tours by Foot will teach you all about the history and food of Chinatown on this 2.5hour adventure. You’ll depart from the Philadelphia Center for Architecture, make stops at Bread Top Bakery, the Asian Arts Initiative and other spots and sample bubble teas, moon cakes and Hong Kong egg waﬄes. Online reservations are required.
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‘Elf: The Musical’ Through Jan. 5 Walnut Street Theatre, 825 Walnut St., $10-$95, 215-574-3550, www.walnutstreettheatre.org Everyone’s favorite super-sized North Pole elf is starring in a musical adaptation of the Will Ferrell ﬁlm. Buddy was raised thinking he’s just like all of Santa’s other helpers — but he soon learns the cold truth. The musical chronicles his adventures in New York City. DANCE
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Saturday, 1 and 4 p.m. Merriam Theater, 250 S. Broad St., $10-$40, 215-551-7010 www.therockschool.org The Rock School of Dance Education’s version of “The Nutcracker” is not exactly what you’d call traditional. “Nutcracker 1776” takes place in the Colonial era, with George Washington, Betsy Ross and Benjamin Franklin (who performs ﬁre tricks). If you can’t make it Saturday, you have another chance to see it next weekend at the Haverford School.
Sunday, 7 p.m.-2 a.m. Good Dog Bar, 224 S. 15th St. $20, 215-985-9600 www.gooddogbar.com This popular Center City joint is celebrating its 10th year in business — that’s 70 in dog years. For $20, indulge in a buﬀet and score a raﬄe ticket to win Skyy Vodka and Sly Fox gift packages. Good Dog is donating 10 percent of the night’s sales to the Morris Animal Refuge and matching 100 percent of the raﬄe proceeds for the refuge as well. If you don’t have a designated driver and you haven’t tried Uber yet, use the code #GD10th to get $20 toward your ride. JULIE SHANNON AND JENNIFER NGUYEN
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Philadanco Friday-Sunday Perelman Theater at the Kimmel Center, 300 S. Broad St. $29-$46, 215-893-1999 www.kimmelcenter.org Contemporary dance troupe Philadanco performs its annual winter concert, paying tribute to renowned choreographer Christopher Huggins. Dancers will perform excerpts from some of Huggins’ best-known works, such as “Blue,” “The List” and “The Big Bang!”
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Sagittarius | Nov. 22-Dec. 21. Look after family obligations that require thought and change. Educational pursuits or picking up new skills should be considered.
Pisces | Feb. 19-March 20. Say little and do more. Your actions will be your ticket to success. Follow through with your promises.
Gemini | May 22-June 20. Business partnerships can be prosperous. Don’t be afraid to make changes. Pick up last-minute items.
Capricorn | Dec. 22-Jan 20. Present ideas and share your thoughts about future investments. Your sincerity and know-how will capture interest and help you close the year with a bang.
Aries | March 21-April 20. Delays will set in while dealing with colleagues or peers. Counter any negativity you face with a suggestion, a solution and a smile. Don’t shun change; it’s your best option.
Cancer | June 21-July 22. Social activity should include co-workers. The information you gather will be advantageous. Shop for bargains. Romance is highlighted.
Aquarius | Jan. 21-Feb 18. Demands will put you in an awkward position. Do whatever needs to be done and move along. Lowered vitality can be expected.
Taurus | April 21-May 21. Put partnerships and romance ﬁrst. Check out what everyone else is doing and follow suit if it will help you.
Leo | July 23-Aug. 22. Encourage others to share your adventure. Planning something that will inspire and excite you will also earn you a reputation that is sure to please. Look, see and do.
Virgo | Aug. 23-Sept. 22. Get busy. The more you do without the help of others, the greater the rewards. Love is on the rise, and you will impress someone.
Novella in Metro was ‘temp’-ting
Libra | Sept. 23-Oct. 22. Travel will be in your best interest. This is a wonderful time for you to learn about new cultures.
Re: ‘Metro exclusive: “Temp”’ (Metro, throughout November) Douglas Coupland’s Vancouver neighbor, author Sandra Yuen MacKay, (“Hell Fire”) and I, a New York writer, thoroughly enjoyed the 20 “Temp” installments. A tidy plot, humor and deceptively clever dialogue made both our day(s) during November. Thanks to Douglas Coupland for writing it and to Metro
Scorpio | Oct. 23-Nov. 21. Take any opportunity you get to visit new places. Romance is in the stars, and travel will do wonders for your love life. A makeover will turn out well. BERNICE BEDE OSOL
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Boy, can they box, but can they act? “Grudge Match” is going to be a great movie, watching two great testosterone fueled actors like Robert DeNiro and Sylvester Stallone box each other. But wouldn’t it have been nice if they portrayed two competing florists on the same West Village street? Now that would have been acting! DAVID DIBELLO, VIA EMAIL
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Lundqvist locks up extension
Vucevic is averaging 14.7 points and 10.1 rebounds per game for the Magic this season. / GETTY IMAGES
NBA. The Sixers took a gamble on Andrew Bynum and it cost them center Nikola Vucevic, who’s ﬂourishing in Orlando. The 76ers went for the big splash. At the time, sending Nikola Vucevic to the Orlando Magic as part of a deal to acquire Andrew Bynum seemed like the right idea. No one knew Bynum would never play a game for the Sixers because of bilateral bone bruises in both knees. No one knew that Vucevic would develop into a double-double machine. Or did they? “I always thought if I could get consistent minutes, I could put up numbers and help my team win,” Vucevic said Tuesday night as the Magic visited Wells Fargo Arena. “I just needed to play every night.” That wasn’t happening under former Sixers coach Doug Collins. He played just 51 games (15
starts) in 2011-12 and averaged 15.9 minutes per game. When the blockbuster trade was completed between four teams before last season, Vucevic began to flourish with the Magic. As he continued to play well, the questions came about the 16th-overall pick in the 2011 draft. “Reporters would ask me and I would always say the same thing,” Vucevic said. “It’s playing time. I always had confidence in my ability. Knowing you’re going to be on the court helps a lot. Then you have to produce and my teamResumé Nikola Vucevic was just a three-star recruit coming out of Stone Ridge Prep in Simi Valley, Calif., according to Rivals.com •
Vucevic was an AP AllAmerican Honorable Mention choice in his ﬁnal year at USC.
He averaged 17.1 points and 10.3 rebounds per game that junior season.
mates have done a great job here keeping me real involved in the offense. I think all facets of my game have improved, though. I feel like my defense has come a really long way.” Vucevic missed Tuesday’s game against the Sixers with an injured ankle. But there are many games ahead to continue proving his mettle. “I don’t take things personally and I don’t blame the Sixers because they made a decision,” Vucevic said. “It sent me to a great place and I like everything about where I am with the Magic. It’s a
great organization. I feel very lucky to be there. I feel my game is improving all the time.” So do his teammates. “Nik is so consistent,” said guard Arron Afflalo, who scored a career-high 43 points against the Sixers Tuesday night. “He’s a great shooter and he has a great feel around the basket. On defense, he plugs the middle and blocks shots. He’s a budding star if you ask me. He’s a team guy and will do anything to win. For such a young player, he’s very poised.” But Vucevic said he fully expected to remain with the Sixers. When they went for the big splash with Bynum and it backfired, Vucevic ultimately wound up with the Magic. “I’m very glad to be here,” Vucevic said. “The Sixers made a business decision. For me as a player, I knew I had to come in and work hard. I got minutes. That’s what really helped. I hope to be here for a long, long time.”
MCW on ﬁre
The Flyers won’t be able to shore up their tenuous goalie position with one of the greatest in the sport — not that they likely harbored those dreams. Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist, due to be a free agent at season’s end was locked up to a sevenyear, $59.5 million extension. The 31-year-old goalie is a seven-time All Star and won the Vezina Trophy in 2011-12.
Sixers have time oﬀ before trip The Sixers will have a few days to bask in the glory of a onepoint double overtime victory against the Magic. They don’t pick up again until Friday when they travel to face the Bobcats. One person who may wish to keep the momentum from Tuesday rolling is Michael Carter-Williams, who netted his second career triple-double on the heels of being named Rookie of the Month. METRO
Carter-Williams had 27 points, 12 boards and 10 assists. / GETTY IMAGES
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Pats’ Belichick cracks joke Patriots head coach Bill Belichick was in an unusually jovial mood Wednesday in Foxboro, Mass. and took a small jab at the Jets when asked about his time as head coach of the Browns, who the Pats play this Sunday. “I was there for five years,” Belichick said of Cleveland. “But obviously I’ve moved on and I have a job to do here. … It’s no different than how I feel, honestly, about the Colts or the Lions or the Broncos [previous Belichick assistant coaching stops]. “I feel differently about the Jets. We won’t put them in that category.” METRO Tripped up
Tomlin hit hard by NFL Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin was hit with the second-largest fine in NFL history for a coach Wednesday after he interfered with a Ravens kickoff return on Thanksgiving night. Tomlin was docked $100,000 for stepping onto the field during Baltimore’s Jacoby Jones’ return. METRO
Temple’s Robby Anderson hauls in a touchdown pass during the Owls’ victory in Memphis last weekend. / GETTY IMAGES
Better days ahead NCAA. Temple football is looking for a quick turnaround after a 2-10 season.
Forget what the schedule and calendar says. The season didn’t end for 2-10 Temple Saturday when the Owls crushed Memphis, 41-21, to at least salvage something out of a disappointing year. In the minds of first year coach Matt Rhule and his players, it’s just the be-
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Numbers game The numbers for the Owls this year were ugly but there are signs of hope: •
Temple was outscored in 2013, 358-299.
Freshman QB P.J. Walker showed glimpses of brilliance, passing for 2084 yards and 20 TDs in 2013.
Sophomore WR Robby Anderson caught 44 balls for 791 yards.
ginning. “I want to win,” said sophomore linebacker Tyler Matakevich, the nation’s runaway leader in solo tackles with 106. “It’s going to take so much out of all of us, so I’m trying to take everybody along with me. Today was the first step.” That’s why as soon as they handed in their uniforms, the returning Owls went straight to the weight room to begin training for 2014. From freshman sensation quarterback P.J. Walker right on down to kicker Nick Visco, who
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made more field goals in the final game (two) than in the first 11, they know there’s much to do if Temple is to bounce back. “As we look ahead, I think the hard lessons we learned were things we had to learn,” said Rhule, whose club lost three games where it had the lead in the final minute and led in the second half eight times. “Seeing how easy it is to lose a game, how small the margin of error, will be really good for our program moving forward. Now we have to recruit, develop and find players to help us win those games.” Fortunately for Rhule, he has a quarterback in Walker who threw for 20 touchdowns and averaged 232 yards passing after taking the reins a month into the season, and a defensive leader in Matakevich to build around. “I have to learn to protect the ball,’’ said Walker, who also threw eight in-
terceptions. “You can’t win games if you turn the ball over. I learned a lot each game, each week. But now I need to get into better shape and learn the offense better.” According to Rhule, such dedication — especially considering the frustrating way the season went, with Army and Memphis the only breakthroughs — can’t help but bode well for the future. “As I told these guys right from the beginning, I’m going to raise the standards, the ‘price of admission’ here,” said Rhule, who was an assistant on Al Golden’s staff when the Owls went from 1-11 laughingstock to 9-3 in just three seasons. “That’s why we started this morning. You have to be positive and start moving forward. This is what we did once before.”
Eagles learning to be less giving NFL. Philadelphiaâ€™s turnover diďŹ€erential has drastically improved with Chip Kelly and Nick Foles.
Brandon Boykin has a team-high four interceptions. / GETTY IMAGES
In 2011 and 2012, the Eagles had the worst turnover differential in the NFL. Under Chip Kelly, and specifically with Nick Foles at quarterback, things are drastically improving in that department. With Foles at QB this season, Philadelphia is a plus-13 in turnover margin, which counts fumbles and interceptions on both sides of the ball. For the season, they are a plus-7, which is tied for sixth-best in the NFC. â€œItâ€™s one of the real big
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Now that the playoffs are here, a lot of fantasy advice out there will tell you to â€œride your studsâ€? no matter what. I canâ€™t think of worse advice. Weâ€™re not going to get any points for what guys have done in the past. Dancing with the girl you brought to the party might be the honorable play, but it doesnâ€™t mean youâ€™re definitely going to get lucky. There are guys trending downward right now that can be sat for less-proven options.
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Match game Be sure to start these wideouts this week.
The Woodman Danny Woodhead was the everyman kind of hero early in the season as he dominated pointper-reception formats. From Week 2 to Week 8, he averaged 14.2 touches per game and 36.7 snaps. In Weeks 9 to 13, heâ€™s at just nine touches and 29 snaps. The reduced role is a result of Ryan Mathewsâ€™ increasingly impressive play and perhaps the coachâ€™s perception that Woodhead is wearing down. Despite a plus matchup at home against the Giants this week, the Woodman can be put on the shelf.
NFL news Donâ€™t fall into the trap of thinking that Ladarius Green is blocked by Antonio Gates. Last week, Green played on 61-of-67 snaps and Gates was in for 62-of-67. The Chargers are using the two-tight end set as their base, making a concerted eďŹ€ort to unleash the massive potential of Green.
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