The Curious Case of a Philly Gay Divorce — 30 Years Ago

On October 11, 1983, Pennsylvania Superior Court president judge Edmund B. Spaeth Jr. looked out over his courtroom and considered whether to grant two men […]


The Great Days of John Street

As his first public act of 2005, Mayor John F. Street decided to go to prison. Since he was inaugurated in 2000, Street has spent […]


My Philadelphia Story: Lynne Abraham

Are you allergic to cats? They live here in the office. This is their home. We went from dogs to cats fairly rapidly. Always had […]


David Brooks: Boo-Boos in Paradise

A few years ago, journalist David Brooks wrote a celebrated article for the Atlantic Monthly, “One Nation, Slightly Divisible,” in which he examined the country’s […]