Stephen Fried

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Half-Court at Midlife

What I’ve learned playing hoops with the same guys for 25 years.

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Billy Paul on Life After “Me and Mrs. Jones"

An excerpt from Stephen Fried's 1983 Philly Mag story “The Day the Soul Train Crashed."

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What David Bowie Meant to Philly

And what Philly meant to David Bowie.

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Eric Blumenfeld's Big Dreams for North Broad

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Tyrone Gilliams: Ivy League Scam Artist

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Patrick Kennedy's New Career

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Two years ago, Patrick­ Kennedy, a troubled scion­ of America’s greatest­ political­ dynasty,­ walked into an Atlantic City ballroom­ and met a local schoolteacher who would become his wife. Now he’s reinventing­ himself—while living ­in his in-laws’ house in Absecon.­ An unconventional­ love story.

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In 2009, the troubled Philadelphia Orchestra hired a formidable Atlanta executive to reverse its plunging fortunes. Two years later, the organization is in bankruptcy, its musicians have just signed a contract that’s left them furious, and its future remains murky.

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From the concussions of Eagles DeSean Jackson and Kevin Kolb to the tragic suicide of Penn football star Owen Thomas, Philly has been the epicenter of sports head-injury news. Now, two Penn researchers are poised to put a big dent in the problem

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Norman Carol Bows Out

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Thing of Beauty (Part 2)

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Gia Carangi left a Philadelphia hoagie shop to become one of New York's top models. She was gorgeous, she was successful, she was rich. And within her, she carried the seeds of her own destruction

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In the 1960s, a local couple became the most famous bereaved parents in America, as their infants died one after another. In April, a Philadelphia Magazine investigation revealed the deaths were indeed tragic, but perhaps not unexplainable.

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