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The Indy Hall Experiment

The tattoo on Alex Hillman’s right forearm reads “JFDI,” in letters two inches high. The letters are his bare skin, reversed out of a black […]

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Feature: Is NJ Governor Chris Christie A Mad Man?

It’s a Friday night in mid-October, 18 days before the midterm elections, and Republican New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is out on the stump, expertly […]

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Emanuel Freeman: The Man Who Duped City Hall

“Miss Rogers, there’s flies, there’s flies.” “What? What are you talking about?” Sherri Rogers (not her real name) figured the girl in the back of […]

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Tigre Hill’s Mumia Abu-Jamal Doc Barrel of a Gun: “Deeply, viscerally bad”

On Tuesday night, Tigre Hill debuted his Mumia Abu-Jamal documentary The Barrel of a Gun at the Merriam Theatre. Writer-at-large Jason Fagone was there and […]

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Revolt of the Bruppies

ON A RECENT SATURDAY MORNING IN GERMANTOWN, Denise Palko, an information technology specialist with a round face, straight hair and curly bangs, stood next to […]

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Steve Cozen Profile: The Inside Man

“SORRY, I HAVE to take this.” Steve Cozen answers his cell, grins, and abruptly melts into his chair one day early this winter. A second […]

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Joe Sestak Profile: Run, Joe, Run

So here’s Joe Sestak, age 57, running his skinny butt off — I mean sprinting, literally booking it down the Ben Franklin Parkway, me and […]

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Philadelphia Republic Party: This Party Sucks

THIS IS THE story of the biggest group of losers in the city and their struggle not to be such losers anymore, and it begins […]

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Will This Doctor Hurt Your Baby?

A few years ago, Paul Offit found himself in a small room with a bob-haired American mother of three who was so mad at him […]

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Wrongful Death

On Monday, March 23, 2009, just after midnight, a young lawyer named Zachary Glaser was working late when he received a text message from a […]

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The Economy: Don’t Pick Up the Phone

THE CALL CAME on a Saturday morning, 8:30 a.m. Tara Burkholder remembers the time so precisely because the call woke her from a dead sleep. […]

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Searching for Richardson Dilworth

HE LOVED THE city when it took an act of profound imagination to love it, when it was grimy, when it stank, when you could […]

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The Betrayal

IT WAS MARCH 2003, and Vince Fumo should have been happy. He was Vince Fumo, after all, and his life had been an epic, unlikely […]

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“Embrace Your Madness”

The chaotic beauty of Tristan Egolf’s prose was nothing compared to the unrest in his head HE IS A man in the wrong place at […]

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Features: Good to Go

On a hot afternoon four months ago, Larry Shaeffer was driving east on Pine Street in rush-hour traffic when the cars in front of him […]