From the issue hitting news stands now:
The Metro doesn't get a whole lot of credit in journalism circles, but Josh Cornfield's mayoral-race blog "Fight for Room 215," crackles with good reporting and smart, attitude-filled writing. (From a late May post: "Michael Nutter met privately with Mayor Street this morning to
start sizing up Room 215 for office furnituretalk policy.) It proves you don't have to be big to be effective.
The Next Mayor gets the award for best local Web site, while Inky reporter Marcia Gelbart and her former co-worker, Michael Currie Schaffer, win for "most entertaining five sentences we've read all year."
"Thank God," Sharif Street whispered as his uncle told reporters that he wouldn't run for mayor. "Thank God. This is a god thing he's doing." But as his uncle's new plan emerged, Sharif Street - who had just turned in 5,600 signatures - froze. "I'm still gathering my thoughts," he said, appearing stunned.
As you can probably tell, things have been pretty much dormant around here since May 15. We promise to gear it back up soon for what promises to be a thrilling election ... that will make everyone wish it was 1991 and Frank Rizzo was around throwing bombs. Let's hope you've never waved a gun around drunk, Mr. Nutter.
Philly Mag's "Best of" issue comes out officially on Monday, with the party scheduled for Wednesday night.