Archive for October, 2007

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Frankie Olivieri, Jr. – Owner of Philadelphia’s Legendary Restaurant Pat’s Steaks

Thursday, October 25th, 2007

Frankie Oliveri, Jr.’s grandfather Pat invented the steak sandwich in South Philadelphia in 1930. He started selling the sandwiches from first his hot dog cart and then from his store at Ninth and Wharton streets,  just off the Italian Market in South Philadelphia. Frankie, Jr. gives us his thoughts on his family’s business. What is […]

Ellen Gray – Television Critic For The Philadelphia Daily News (Part 2)

Wednesday, October 24th, 2007

Have you been to the Emmy Awards ceremony? Sorry, but I watch the Emmys in my office here, typing a mile a minute in hope of finishing by deadline, which is usually shortly after the show ends. The Oscars are even worse. We do get pizza, though. I did attend the People’s Choice Awards on […]

Ellen Gray – Television Critic For The Philadelphia Daily News (Part 1)

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2007

Ellen GrayHow long have you been doing television criticism? I’ve been on the TV beat since April 1994, but for the first two years, I was technically considered a beat writer, not a critic or columnist. After my writing had gradually evolved in that direction, they gave me a column sometime in 1996, I think. […]

Andrea McQuillin – Buddhist Magazine Editor Turned Utility Lineman

Monday, October 22nd, 2007

Andrea McQuillin is the executive editor of a prominent Buddhist magazine who describes for us her decision to leave the rarefied world of magazine editing for a different line of work. Her thoughts: Andrea McQuillin Where did you go to college? I have a B.A. in English from University of Dalhousie in Nova Scotia and […]

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