David Murrell

Staff Writer

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City Life

Temple Professor Marc Lamont Hill on Being a Dissenting Voice

The pundit talks about the comments that got him in hot water with CNN.

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City Life

Philly Just Racked Up 5 More Historical Markers

Philadelphia already has 313 historical plaques as designated by the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.

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City Life

Measles, Mumps, Flu: Is This Philly’s Sickest Season in Recent Memory?

People have been falling ill left and right this winter. One of the biggest reasons: They’re neglecting — or refusing — the vaccinations that would protect them.

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Foobooz

Yuengling Named “Top” Craft Brewery in U.S. for Fifth Straight Year

An annual list from the Brewers Association once again declares the Pottsville company the king of craft beers … according to sales volume.

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City Life

SEPTA Finally Has Some Maps From the 21st Century

The transit agency has released two map prototypes as part of a push to revitalize the city’s bus system — and it wants to know what you think.

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City Life

Will Philly Ever Love Esports the Way We Love the Eagles and the Sixers?

Some local gamers — and the son of the city’s most powerful business titan — are betting the answer is yes.

City Life

This Map Says You’re Probably Being a Jerk to Your Republican Neighbor

Philadelphia County is more politically intolerant than 95 percent of the country, according to a new map published by the Atlantic.

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City Life

Now That He’s Free of D.C., Bryce Harper Can Finally Become a Superstar

Ever since high school, he’s been prophesied as baseball’s version of LeBron James. In Philly, he can fulfill that destiny.

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City Life

Presidential Hopeful John Hickenlooper Has a Great Name — and Ties to Philly

The onetime Colorado governor and newly announced candidate is native of Narberth.

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City Life

Brace Yourself: The Dockless Bike and Scooter Scourge Is Coming

The city and state are clearing the way for new forms of rentable transport, but the experience of other cities shows that dockless could be more dystopia than utopia.

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City Life

New Day, New Storm: The Latest on School Closings and Transit Delays

City government is open for business. Not so for Archdiocese schools, which have the full day off, and the Philadelphia School District, running on a two-hour delay.

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City Life

Philly Manages to Have a Non-Freakout Snow Storm

We’ve already got more snow than in last month’s Total City Shutdown, but nary a bread shelf was cleared.

City Life

Don’t Cry for Nick, Philadelphia. The Truth Is He’ll Never Leave Us.

Nick Foles is officially a free agent, but we will never stop loving our soft-spoken, strong-armed savior.

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City Life

Does Google Know When You’re Sick? A Penn Study Counts the Clicks

Could your online searches predict an imminent ER visit? That’s one futuristic (dystopian?) possibility raised by Penn Med researcher Jeremy Asch in a recent study.

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City Life

Why Fate of SEPTA’s Big Plans Depends on Outcome of Pa. Turnpike Lawsuit

You may want to put your dreams of new trolleys and updated subway cars on hold.