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Person, Place, Thing: Dave Dormond

Person: Dave Dormond, 33, boatbuilder Place: Workshop at the Independence Seaport Museum, Tuesday afternoon Thing: Checking the hull Is she ready to launch? We’re about […]

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Best of Philly Snapshot: John Goldthorp, Best Running Coach

To make me a better runner, John Goldthorp is making me roll around on the floor. Curious daytime gym-goers are staring as I struggle—truly, truly […]

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Water Ice Is Just Sugar Ice, People

Now, I’m not from here. (I know. Four words like four nails in the coffin of my credibility.) So when I moved to Philly in […]

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Philly Fighting Words: Why Everything You Think Is Great Actually Sucks

There are some truths that Philadelphians hold to be self-evident: Wawa is awesome. Our cabs are crap. Water ice is the sweet summer nectar of […]

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Brionna Williams On Trying Out For So You Think You Can Dance

Person: Brionna Williams, 20 Place: Kimmel Center Thing: Auditioning for season 11 of So You Think You Can Dance Why do you want to be […]

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84-Year-Old Lorraine Cephus Has Run Every Broad Street Run—And She Is Amazing

Lorraine Cephus read about the first-ever Broad Street Run in the Daily News. It was 1980, and she’d been running for a few years at […]

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What’s the Weirdest Thing That’s Ever Happened To You in the Villanova Wildcat Suit?

PERSON: Ted Zeta (a.k.a. Will D. Cat), 21 PLACE: The Pavilion, Villanova THING: Getting ready for game time Is the suit uncomfortable? It takes a […]

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Q&A With Peek-a-Boo Burlesque Dancer Goldi Fox

Person: Goldi Fox, 24 Place: The Trocadero, Friday night Thing: Performing with the Peek-a-Boo Revue burlesque show How did you decide on your stage name? […]

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The Millennial Revolution: Our Style Is DIY

I’ve never done well in thrift stores. Medium sweaters mix with size fours. The DVDs aren’t organized by genre. The bare feet of a total […]

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Philadelphia’s Millennial Revolution

That’s right, revolution. More than four out of 10 residents in Greater Center City are between the ages of 18 and 34—and they’re only growing […]

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Five Reasons People Who Hate Romantic Comedies Will Love Drinking Buddies

This past Friday, Drinking Buddies, Joe Swanberg’s new, critically acclaimed romantic comedy , opened in Philly at the Ritz at the Bourse. Initially, anyway, it’s […]

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The Curse of LinkedIn

Before I get started on this: I like social media. I enthusiastically “like” Facebook updates every day. I try to make my tweets a pleasant, […]

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Is There a Secret Genetic Ingredient That Turns Mere Mortals Into Super Athletes?

When David Epstein, author of the newly released The Sports Gene: Inside the Science of Extraordinary Performance, was a high school track runner, he noticed […]

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The Joe’s Vs. Chink’s Cheesesteak War and Stand-Your-Ground culture

Here’s a pattern I’m weary of. This should sound familiar: Celebrity uses racial slur. Having shocked and upset the public, celebrity apologizes. That apology, in […]