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Nicole Cashman: Maven of Messaging

Over nearly two decades, Nicole Cashman has grown her single-employee start-up shop into one of the most formidable public relations powers in the region. Cashman […]

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Taking a Spin With Ellen Yin

It might just be that I’m really slow, but Ellen Yin is fast. We’re taking a brisk bike ride through Old City, her idea and […]

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The Hang: In Hot Water With Marian Hill

Can you gnaw on raw rhubarb? Marian Hill doesn’t know the answer offhand, but that doesn’t stop me from chomping a chunk like it’s crudité. […]

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The Enemy Among Us: How Are There Cowboys Fans in Philadelphia?

I’ve written about all sorts of different things over the years, but I’d never experienced people so visibly disgusted with me until I started poking […]

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Philly’s 10 Best Pro Athletes on Twitter

References to the Almighty God. Mentions of Jesus Christ. Bible verse citations. Heads up about heading into practice. Vague references to “grinding” and/or “putting in […]

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Here’s Why the Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk Is a Hit

“So is that it? Is that the end?” The woman in leopard-print flats seemed disappointed. She’d just walked the length of the brand-new Schuylkill Banks […]

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Story Lines We Won’t See On How to Get Away With Murder Now that the Show Ditched Philly to Film on the West Coast

Watching the debut of super-producer Shonda Rhimes’ new show, How to Get Away with Murder, was a little like spotting one of your exes strutting […]

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Can’t a Guy Get a Beer in This Town Without Freaking Football Blaring in the Background?

During football season, Eagles talk — and also Eagles shouting, Eagles yelling and Eagles screaming — hangs in the air with a ubiquity rivaled only […]

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Cub Scouting: What’s the Future Hold for the Zoo’s Baby Lions?

The news cycle in Philadelphia this week, like the news cycle in Philadelphia most weeks, has sucked. AC casinos are shutting down, but not before […]

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3 Observations About Eagles Fans (From a Non-Eagles Fan)

Last year, while reporting on a story about football cuisine before the Eagles’ home opener, I crashed multiple tailgates all over the Linc lots, looking […]

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3 Feel-Good Stories the Internet Has Ruined This Week

Have you noticed how angry everyone online is lately? Taking a confluence of factors into consideration, this might have been the most furious Internet week of […]

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7 Weird Pa. and N.J. Animal Sightings: A Power Ranking

Pennsylvania and New Jersey have logged a number of bizarre wildlife sightings this summer, with residents and authorities spotting everything from giant exotic anacondas and gimpy […]

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Arctic Splash Cartons: Litter Scourge of the River Wards or Works of Art?

Arctic Splash isn’t made in Fishtown. It isn’t made in Philadelphia, or even Pennsylvania. But that hasn’t stopped the budget-priced iced tea — basically water, […]

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Get Off My Phone? Get Off My Ass!

A few years ago, after receiving some bad directions from a man with a cool accent, I found myself embarrassingly lost in New Orleans’ French […]

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’Murrican as Apple Pie

’Merica. ’Murrica. ’Mericuh. Our most recent Independence Day weekend brought them out, in intentionally butchered droves — cheekily edited versions of our great country’s name, accompanied […]