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Bill Hite Has the Hardest Job in the Country

On the third Thursday of every month, William Hite is subjected to four hours of ritual torture. The sessions take place in an auditorium at […]

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Meet Ed Bassmaster, Philadelphia’s Biggest Star … on YouTube

There isn’t much that grates on Philadelphians more than having their city defined by a tired canard about a Santa Claus who got booed in […]

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Allan Domb: The Condo King

There are two distraught gentlemen in Allan Domb’s lobby, flipping out about the Pope. The date is July 29th, almost two months before Francis and […]

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How Stockton University Lost Its Atlantic City Gamble

The first and only time I sat down with Herman J. Saatkamp Jr., the former president of Stockton University, he was very much the current […]

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Natalie Guercio’s Mob Rules

Natalie Guercio lives in a funeral home. Carto, on South Broad Street. Her family has owned it forever, and until recently she was full-time there, […]

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What’s Your Problem With Michael Nutter, Philadelphia?

Michael Nutter has recently finished his second glass of sangria at a soul-food joint on South Street when he starts talking about Donovan McNabb. The […]

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Franny Rizzo Not Running for Mayor After All

Several months ago, Frank Rizzo, the son, submitted to a lie-detector test. He did so to prove that he was running for mayor for legitimate […]

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Swarthmore’s “John Doe” Settles Assault Case With College

As the epidemic of campus rape continues to flare up — see fraternity, University of Virginia — so do lawsuits from male college students expelled for sexual assault. One […]

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Pot Is Coming, Philadelphia!

It’s a Saturday morning a few months ago. I’m in Atlantic City, sitting on a folding chair in a medium-size conference room at Bally’s, along […]

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The 11 People Leading the Charge for Legal Pot in Philadelphia

The Politicians Two local politicians — er, pot-iticians? — stand at the forefront of the movement. State Senator Daylin Leach (left) has co-sponsored legislation in […]

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Did Political Donation Grease the Wheels of Little Pete’s Demise?

When it comes to generating public outrage, it’s hard to top demolishing a beloved, grimy, 24-hour diner and replacing it with a luxury hotel. Plans to […]

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Dancing With Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown

Time: 9 p.m. Day: Thursday. Location: 7165 Lounge. [Reynolds Brown pulls out a binder full of old photographs and a folder stuffed with press clips […]

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We Want Answers: Sally Elk, CEO, Eastern State Penitentiary

For years now, you’ve witnessed the phenomenon of people paying money to be petrified by other people. How do you explain this strange desire? It’s […]

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Jim Brady Profile: The Billy Pulpit

There exists an unwritten rule in many of America’s newsrooms. It stipulates that when a journalist of sufficient stature departs his job, he is sent […]

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We Want Answers: Josh Innes, WIP Sports Talk Radio

How is Philly treating you more than half a year in? Considerably better than you might believe. Obviously, there are the comments you read online […]