David Murrell

Staff Writer


How a Man Sentenced to Life as a Teen Became the Philly DA’s Artist in Residence

James Hough on forgiveness, the inequities of the American criminal justice, and how art can help drive systemic change.

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Temple Settles State Investigation Into Online MBA Rankings Scandal for $250K

The money will fund a new scholarship for students at the Fox School of Business.

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Here’s What You Need to Know About Philly’s New Vaping Law

The new law, banning minors from all stores that sell flavored e-cigarettes, will be enforced beginning in July 2020.


Some Philly-Area Police Departments Have Used DNA to Create CGI Sketches of Suspects

DNA phenotyping is part of a new wave of investigative tools for law enforcement. Critics dismiss it as “science fiction.”

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Jason Segel’s Philly Series Gets a Release Date, and We Finally Know What It’s About

You can tune in March 1st to catch the show, which appears to be closely based on a scavenger hunt game that took place in San Francisco a decade ago.

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David L. Cohen Confirms He’s Cutting the Comcast Cord

Well, sort of. The longtime exec will soon begin the process of stepping away from the company, but he’ll remain an adviser to CEO Brian Roberts.

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Report: University City District Expects $2.1 Billion Worth of Construction to Start in 2020

There are strong signs of growth in West Philly, but to truly thrive in the future, the UCD will have to manage a problem facing cities nationwide: the rising cost of housing.

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Chatting Men’s Haircuts With Celeb Barber Faheem Alexander

Get to know the South Philly barber who makes regular trips to NYC to keep the Roots looking fresh.

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Life & Style

5 Next-Level Men’s Grooming Treatments to Try Now

Men’s beauty services are getting fancier than ever.

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Five Below Now Sells Stuff for 10 Bucks. No, the Name Isn’t Changing.

Don’t think of it as a price hike — think of it as a chance to purchase a vibrating foot pillow that’s twice as fancy.

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The Penn Museum’s New Galleries Reckon With Colonialism. Plus: Air Conditioning.

While most museums of archaeology shy away from the thorny issue of how they acquired their items, the newly renovated Penn Museum makes it part of the narrative.


Here’s What You Missed at ThinkFest 2019

The main issue Philly must solve to become the greatest city in America in the next 20 years, according to our speakers and panelists? Inequality.

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National Dog Show Will Decide Which of These Very Good Dogs Are the Best Very Good Dogs

And you’ll get to pet the doggies and form your own opinions, too.


A Wawa Gas Station on Columbus Boulevard? No Way, Neighbors Say. But a Regular Wawa? Sure!

A zoning hearing on a contentious proposal from developer Bart Blatstein turned into a tale of two Wawas.


Philly Could See Record Low Temperatures This Week — and Maybe a Dash of Snow

With expected lows in the 20s, consider it a winter weather preview.