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Oscar Beisert’s Quest to Save Philadelphia History

It’s not quite 5 p.m., and a bunch of haughty-looking Philadelphians are sucking back drinks at an early-bird soiree inside the Union League’s decorous Lincoln […]

Business

We Want Answers: LeRoy Jones

You go by Lee. Is that to avoid confusion with jazz trumpeter Leroy Jones? No. [laughs] I’m actually named after my father. I feel like […]

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Meet the Onetime Philadelphian Leading the Fight to Destroy Superdelegates

Diane Russell, a 39-year-old Democratic state representative from Maine, rested her raspberry cocktail on the bar table at Center City’s Sonesta Hotel and glanced at her cell phone. There […]

Articles

On Philly Fatherhood: My Dad and the Father Who Wasn’t

You brace yourself for a phone call; you don’t brace yourself for an email. But one day last year, this message from my father, with […]

Articles

Meet Philadelphia’s Most Infamous Snitch

Benny Martinez is sitting in a dimly lit booth, giving me some serious side-eye. This is the first time we’ve met. He doesn’t trust me. […]

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Jim Kenney’s War on Cool

In retrospect, the rise of Jim Kenney had a certain #FeelTheBern quality to it. The giddy millennials. The underdog element. The AARP-eligible white guy with […]

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Social Justice Activists Clash With Kenney Over Stop-and-Frisk

Some media outlets described Friday’s town hall on stop-and-frisk as “raucous” or “chaos.” But that’s only a half-truth. Sure, there were emotional eruptions by the audience, defiant answers […]

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Only One Philly Ward Liked Both Obama and Bernie

Here’s a strange nugget from yesterday’s primary results: 6 out of the 7 wards* where a majority of voters cast ballots for Bernie Sanders … went for Hillary Clinton back in 2008. […]

News

Hey Philly: Are You All In for Hillary? Or Are You Feeling the Bern?

On the night of the Brooklyn Democratic debate, I head toward the South Philly field office of Bernie Sanders for President. The address takes me to a […]

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Hillary Clinton in Philly: Scenes From Last Night’s Big Fillmore Rally

By the time Hillary Clinton took the stage at the Fillmore in Fishtown last night, she’d had a long, eventful 24 hours. First, she finished off […]

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Hillary in Philly: Black Lives Matter Protesters Clash With Secret Service

This was the sort of scene Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was hoping to avoid. Security guards screened entrants to her campaign stop at the […]

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Reading Viaduct Park Would Make Getting Around Philly Easier

Last September, after visiting the new Whitney Museum in New York, I climbed up to the High Line for what I thought would be a breezy stroll with gorgeous […]

Articles

Philly’s Rock Star of Art

Outside a leaky old candy factory in Juniata, the season’s first snowstorm is caking the sidewalk in slush. A fire-engine-red door opens with the push […]

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There’s Going to Be a Big Philly Stop-and-Frisk Town Hall

No matter where you look, there’s a cloud of confusion surrounding the future of stop-and-frisk in Philly. Take the political theater playing out in various opinion columns over the […]

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A Class of Their Own: African-American Homeschoolers in Philadelphia

Ama Mazama, slight in stature and wearing a tightly fastened Ruth Bader Ginsberg ponytail, is revving up an Epson projector on a cold and rainy […]