Monica weymouth

Leaf Peeping in PA: Your Weekend Foliage Guide

It can be hard to remember when you live in the city, but this here state of ours has some strong leaf game. In fact, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, our unique latitude, topography and elevation provides for the longest and most varied fall foliage...

Thursday, September 29, 2016, 2:30 PM

Upgrade your bachelor pad

Maybe you’re finally single. Maybe you’re regrettably single. Maybe you’re strategically single, as usual, thank you very much. Whatever the case, gentlemen, you have one thing in common: Your bachelor pad could likely use a little work. As fall arrives and nesting season begins, we caught up with...

Wednesday, September 7, 2016, 1:39 AM

Behind the scenes: 'Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution'

If you’re a casual rock fan, you might not know Bill Graham’s name. But you almost certainly know the names he helped to make not only famous, but immortal: The Grateful Dead, Cream, Jimi Hendrix and Bob Dylan, for starters.Born in Nazi Germany, Graham immigrated to the United States as a child,...

Thursday, August 25, 2016, 1:17 AM

Rejoice, 'Game of Thrones' fans: 'Burlesque is Coming'

The way Moxie LaBouche sees it, "Game of Thrones" was all but asking for a burlesque spin-off. Although to be fair, with a stage name like Moxie LaBouche, it's obvious that she has a knack for spotting striptease potential.“Anything we want to share with our audience, we want to share by taking our...

Wednesday, August 17, 2016, 2:53 PM

In love with Rihanna, or enjoying the single life?

Just in case you forgot,Drakehas zero game. At a concert Saturday night at Madison Square Garden, he reminded the world that, as soon asRihannais ready to give him a chance, he’s ready to carry her purse while she textsLeo:“If you’ve got love for Rihanna in New York City… cause you know I’ve got...

Monday, August 8, 2016, 7:13 PM

Tyga gives Kylie Jenner one fancy birthday present

What do you get the birthday girl who, quite literally, has it all? A Mercedes-Maybach. As documented on Snapchat, Tyga surprised newly-minted 19-year-old Kylie Jenner with the luxe wheels over the weekend, a fitting follow-up to last year’s Ferrari that’s speculated to cost upwards of $200,000....

Monday, August 8, 2016, 2:26 AM

Lindsay Lohan speaks out about fiancé Egor Tarabasov

After weeks of social media drama, Lindsay Lohan, Patron Saint of The Word, is officially speaking out about her troubled relationship with fiancé Egor Tarabasov. In an interview with the Daily Mail, Lohan claims that the 23-year-old Russian billionaire is abusive, and that recent footage of what...

Monday, August 8, 2016, 2:22 AM

Is Ben Affleck back to being a hot mess?

To the untrained eye, it appears Ben Affleck was channeling his inner Britney 2007 over the weekend. But not so fast, says a friend. Despite leaving a "Suicide Squad" premiere with his zipper down and shirt tucked into his belt, we’re to believe that Affleck — who remains estranged from wife...

Monday, August 8, 2016, 2:18 AM

Phillyisms: Your guide to local lingo

Welcome to Philadelphia! By now, your ears have probably adjusted to our melodious twang. In addition to the Accent of the Gods — admit it, you want to light it on fire less and less with each passing day — we have some local lingo you’ll want to familiarize yourself with while in town.Yo! A...

Thursday, July 21, 2016, 12:03 PM

Talking to the ladies of the 'Absolutely Fabulous' movie

It’s been awhile since the world first met Edina Monsoon and Patsy Stone. Nursing hangovers from the ’80s, the main characters of “Absolutely Fabulous” stumbled their way into existence in 1992, quickly winning hearts despite having very few, if any, redeeming qualities. While much has changed...

Monday, July 18, 2016, 2:03 PM

4 Myths encountered by first-time homebuyers

Buying your first home can be stressful. And that’s OK—if you’re not a little anxious about writing a check with that many zeros, you’re probably missing something. But knowing the facts can make things a little less scary, so with that in mind we hit up David Weliver, founding editor of personal...

Wednesday, July 13, 2016, 10:59 AM

Don’t let summer suck: Mosquito-proof your home

On any given summer, mosquitoes are bad for business. The little suckers are notorious for crashing barbecues, ruining fire-pit hangs and even, albeit rarely, transmitting West Nile virus. But now that Zika—a mosquito-borne virus that has been linked to severe birth defects and is looming over the...

Wednesday, July 6, 2016, 3:42 AM

Create a pet-friendly home​

Real estate, as they say, is all about location, location, location.But life, or course, is never that simple, especially when family is involved. Does everyone get their own bedroom? How modern is the kitchen? Where, exactly, does the TV fit into that “charming” trinity?These days, even the four-...

Wednesday, June 15, 2016, 9:45 PM

5 weekend getaways for Philly folks

No matter how much you love this city, there’s nothing like leaving it in the rearview for a couple days. Where to? Skip the shore traffic this time—there’s plenty to do right here in Pennsylvania.Napa Valley not in the budget this summer? Consider hitting the wine trail closer to home. Thanks to...

Tuesday, June 14, 2016, 8:56 PM

Shore Things: Trips for Every Vacationer

Shore points are like sports teams. Chances are you already have a favorite, passed down for generations and generations, and are prepared to defend its righteous honor. But let's say you're open to trying something different this year (or just want a reminder why your beach is the Best Beach)....

Friday, June 3, 2016, 2:30 PM

You need these for your next BBQ

There’s no wrong way to host a barbecue. In fact, they’re pretty much fool-proof — as long as you have good friends, good-enough food and a stocked cooler, you’re set. That said, if you’re looking for a little upgrade this year, we’ve got you covered with these summery little-extras and something-...

Tuesday, May 31, 2016, 9:25 PM

How to shop a flea market like a pro

For most people, Memorial Day weekend serves as the kick-off to summer. But for the bargain-hunters and vintage-fiends among us, it marks a different occasion: the beginning of flea market season. Whether you’re hitting the seasonal open-air markets or just making your usual thrift-shop rounds, we...

Wednesday, May 25, 2016, 12:03 AM

Rendell and Black Thought honored for cultural contributions

Twenty years ago, Philadelphia was a much different city. Instead of happy hour crowds flooding pop-up beer gardens, Center City was all but desolate after rush hour. While there was certainly a rich arts scene, it was largely an in-the-know, locals-only affair, all but swallowed up in the shadow...

Tuesday, May 24, 2016, 2:30 PM

It's always sunny in Philadelphia with CRUISR

When CRUISR’s self-titled EP debuted in 2012, ears perked up in Philly and beyond. Sunny and nostalgic with a healthy splash of fun, it didn’t just sound summery—it sounded like summer. Or, perhaps more accurately, like the best summer you’ve ever had filtered through a double-rainbow."Before the...

Wednesday, May 18, 2016, 10:45 PM

Uptown Beer Garden is back, bigger and better

Uptown Beer Garden didn’t have the smoothest debut last summer. Shortly after opening to enormous crowds—turns out, Center City was thirsty for an open-air happy hour—it fell prey to L&I red tape during a crackdown on pop-up bars.“We didn’t know what to expect — we got thrown to the wolves. We...

Wednesday, May 18, 2016, 7:55 PM