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Carl June: The Cancer Slayer

Take a giant leap toward a cure for cancer, and everybody wants a piece of you. On an afternoon in late August, two days before […]

Business

Welcome to Cellacon Valley?

In the conference room of a spacious loft office near 30th Street Station, Usman “Oz” Azam and Michael Christiano huddle for a meeting. They’re CEO […]

Business

Does Every Child Need to Learn to Code?

Christopher Geary doesn’t look as tired as he ought to. In the past week he’s met with educators who run private schools in Beijing and […]

Business

Comcast’s Surprisingly Viral Future

I first wrote about Comcast for this magazine in 1991, when a few hundred million dollars and endless spools of coaxial cable were all you […]

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A Summer at Camp Kweebec

Here are some things kids are still doing at sleep-away summer camp: learning woodworking, taking swimming lessons, making bracelets out of colored strings and letter […]

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The Shah Brothers Would Like You to Sleep With Them

THREE WEEKS BEFORE their posh new Hyatt at Lexington and 48th is due to open, I’m with Philadelphia’s biggest hotel tycoons, Jay and Neil Shah, […]

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It’s a Wawa World

JEREMY PLAUCHE IS A burly, rowdy-looking guy — six feet, maybe 300 pounds, with the bold facial hair of a modern 24-year-old — but he […]

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2011 Shore Issue: The Shore House

Tradition occasionally bends down the Shore, but you need a pretty good reason to break it. What would you want to change? After a year […]

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Marc Rayfield: Boss of the Blowhards

There’s a cluster of framed photos atop a filing cabinet in Marc Rayfield’s corner office in the Center City building where WYSP and KYW Radio […]

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The King of the Philly Diner

The vintage sign on the side remains, as kitschy as ever. It says MELROSE DINER in neon, with a clock in the shape of a […]

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Todd Carmichael’s Excellent Adventures

A hilly road in Gladwyne isn’t exactly Death Valley. But the thermometer in my car hit 97 on the way over, and here I was […]

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Pulse: Chatter: Safe House Beautiful

As long as the world keeps ending, business will be good for George Welhaf Jr. His company, Green Eye Technology in Feasterville, sells high-end underground […]

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Journeys: Rivers Run Through Us

There are a hundred reasons why a Walmart occupying prime Philadelphia waterfront along the Delaware River is a civic travesty, a cruel suburbanization of what […]

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Movies: The Gospel According to Tigre

WE’RE IN THE cutting room. Actually, we’re upstairs in the Wynnefield house where Tigre Hill grew up. This was his grandfather’s bedroom when Hill was […]

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Has Damon Feldman Made a Mockery of Celebrity Boxing?

Tom Corbett, the state attorney general who’s running for governor, thinks there’s something fishy about the celebrity boxing matches that local guy Damon Feldman has […]