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In Between Angry Tweets, Buzz Bissinger Wrote a Book

Buzz Bissinger can be a major lout. It’s a funny thing to say about the best writer in the city, but few who know him […]

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Daily News Sportswriter Mark Kram’s New Book Draws on Philly Experience

Mark Kram, Jr., who writes about sports as his day job, has a new book, his first. It’s called Like Any Normal Day. It’s nonfiction, […]

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Hot Chicks in Underpants

I just watched a video of a woman showing off her apartment in her underpants. It was titled “Me and My Place.” It was handsomely […]

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Doug Collins’s Fall From Glory

A year ago, almost to the day, I profiled Doug Collins for Philadelphia magazine. The story was titled “Doug Collins, Sixer Savior.” The subhead asked: […]

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20th Street’s Good Samaritan

My car went suddenly dead as I turned the corner at Chestnut onto 20th. It was rush hour. I turned the ignition. It wanted to […]

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Bring Back the Draft

How you feeling about that war in Afghanistan these days? Ready to sign up for duty? Afghanistan is the war no one covers much, the […]

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10 Reasons Why the New York Times Is Worth the Dough

Yesterday the New York Times announced that it will cut back the number of articles it allows nonsubscribers to read free, from 20 a month […]

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What the Heck Is Happening to the Daily News?

This past Tuesday, the Daily News put a picture of a woman on their front page. The woman was wearing a big smile and nothing […]

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Gingrich and Santorum Don’t Represent Real Catholics

No Catholic I know, whatever their feelings about the canon of righteousness they were imbued with as a kid, is in any mood to stand […]

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Dick Clark’s American Bandstand Didn’t Originally Allow Black Dancers

Dick Clark’s a fraud. On the face of it, a harsh charge, particularly given that Clark, now 82, once omnipresent on our TV screens, is […]

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10 Inquirer and Daily News Journalists Who Should Not Take the Buyout

Like news of a weekend murder in Southwest Philadelphia, the plundering of the newsrooms at 400 N. Broad has become de rigueur—sad to hear every […]

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YouTube Sensation Kate Upton Shakes Up the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue

Why is Kate Upton creating so much noise? Look around. So many once-bedrock institutions up for grabs—newspapers, the Republican Party, our school system … and now […]

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Forget ObamaCare. Now There’s ObamaWear!

A story appeared this week in the Wall Street Journal headlined: “Designer Gear for Obama Raising a Ruckus.” Causing the designer ruckus, duh, were the […]

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Decoding Philly Media: How Four Local Websites Covered the Same Story

By now, you know the story. Let us briefly review. A Penn kid, name of Brian Goldman, is in a cab at 15th and Chestnut. Three […]

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Nuns Are “Rats” and “Wimps” for Turning in Accused Priest

“They’re rats and they’re wimps.” That’s what William Brennan, a lawyer representing a local priest who allegedly abused a 14-year-old in the 1990s while receiving […]