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One City in Pennsylvania is Poised to Crush the 21st Century …

I came to Pittsburgh to see the future. On a blustery late-winter morning with a light whorl of snowflakes falling near the banks of the […]

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Is Curalate Philly’s Most Successful Start Up?

PART I In which Apu Gupta models a bra on his birthday Consider the photo Apu Gupta snapped of himself one day last summer on […]

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Rich Landau Wants You to Eat Your Vegetables

No tattoos. No cursing. No meat, no fish, no eggs, no dairy. No drama. This is a successful chef? Rich Landau plops a pile of […]

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Jami Wintz McKeon: The Chairman

“This is a party trick.” Jami McKeon passes her BlackBerry Bold across the polished hardwood conference table to show what she typed just a moment […]

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How Jefferson’s Stephen Klasko Intends to Fix Our Screwed-Up Health-Care System

It’s mid-morning on a scorching late-summer day, but comfortable in a climate-controlled subterranean corridor covered in tile the shade of a ripe avocado. Stephen K. […]

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Ajay Raju Profile: The Big Raju

Might as well start with the hair. “My life,” he says, “is driven by my obsession with my stupid hair.” “My wife,” he says, “hates […]

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Steel Magnolia

John Callahan, a 44-year-old natural salesman turned preternatural politician, looks down at the small plate of tuna crudo on the table. Fork poised, he considers […]

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The Inimitable Michael Solomonov

On any given night, a customer who walks through the verdant, manicured grounds of I.M. Pei’s Society Hill Towers and into the restaurant called Zahav […]

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Blanka Zizka: Philadelphia’s Drama Queen

As the train rumbled toward the border crossing, the young woman was terrified. It was a June day in the midst of the Cold War. […]

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Jersey’s Secret Service Band Has Got It Covered

Years before a group of randy agents in their namesake organization made the word “Cartagena” synonymous with rollicking good times, the two-man New Jersey-based entity […]

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In the Future, We Will All Live in Plastic Houses Put Together in Six Weeks

  "The toughest place to get work is in your hometown,” says Stephen Kieran, who has worked around the country and around the world, designing […]

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Joseph A. Rigotti

IT ONLY TOOK a few dimes to get the old-timers angry. When cousins Bill and Emilio Mignucci took over the narrow and jam-packed Di Bruno […]

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Feature: Is West Philly the Next Center City?

Over the distance of a little more than a dozen blocks, John Fry has guided his immaculate, country-club-ready Land Rover from a cute, leafy street […]

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Media: Food Fight: A Look at Philly Food Bloggers

It’s a Wednesday night in mid-July, and though the air is as moist and thick as vichyssoise, the help is scrambling to set out tables […]

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Pulse: Chatter: Theater: Dominic and Me

Hollywood was still buzzing the day after the Academy Awards. Entering a small theater on Santa Monica Boulevard, I half expected to step over a […]