David Murrell

Staff Writer

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City Life

CNN Declines to Renew Michael Nutter’s Punditry Contract

Good thing the former mayor has a bunch of other jobs to fall back on.

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City Life

Ice Skate for Free at Dilworth Park in February

You just have to stop by the Capital One Cafe in Rittenhouse first to grab a ticket.

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City Life

Here’s What Steve Klasko Had to Say About His First Trip to Davos

The Jefferson CEO dishes on the future of healthcare in Philly and what some observers have called the “Decline of Davos.”

City Life

A Philly Publisher Reimagined Classic Books With Gritty as the Star

The Great Gritsby looks like a winner.

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City Life

Forget Pizza Rat. Philly’s Pretzel Rat Is the Next Rodent Celebrity

In the latest installment of vermin stumbling upon human food in a subway station, a rat latches onto a double soft pretzel. There’s video.

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City Life

Superheroes Are Taking Over the Franklin Institute This April

Starring in a new Marvel exhibit showcasing 80 years of comic-book history: hand-drawn sketches of Spider-Man and Chadwick Boseman’s Black Panther costume.

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City Life

Youse Guys, James McAvoy Has a Pretty Okay Philly Accent?

The Scottish actor hosted SNL last weekend and played an Eagles fan. Though we still prefer Tina Fey as our resident Iggles expert, thank you very much.

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City Life

Amtrak’s 30th Street Train Board Has Flipped Its Last

For now, the iconic display is headed to a railroad museum — but an Amtrak official hinted at its possible return.

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City Life

Union for News Staff at PMN Alleges Company Stiffed Members on Pensions

In 2015, Philadelphia Media Network claimed it was “out of the pension business.” Now, the NewsGuild says it has proof the publisher of the Inquirer and Philly.com has been funding a pension plan for Teamsters all along.

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City Life

Why Is It So Damn Hard for Philly to Bring Back Street Sweeping?

We’ve gone from being street-cleaning pioneers during Ben Franklin’s time to the last major U.S. city without a comprehensive sweeping program.

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City Life

Phillies Late Roy Halladay Elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

Roy Halladay may have started his career with the Toronto Blue Jays, but he was still one of ours.

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City Life

Artist Behind Massive Robot Sculpture in NoLibs Insists It Comes in Peace

Philly doesn’t have a stellar hospitality history when it comes to robot visitors — just ask hitchBOT.

City Life

Raquel Salas Rivera on the Difference Between a Philadelphian and an American

Philly’s poet laureate has a new collection — and plenty to say about the state of America.

City Life

Mayor Kenney Announces New Gun Violence Prevention Initiative

The announcement comes on the heels of a year that saw the city’s highest homicide rate in more than a decade.

City Life

Will Winter Storm Harper Predict Where Bryce Harper Signs?

Social media forecasters say that wherever the storm, which is due to pass through both D.C. and Philly, dumps the most precipitation could be where the star Nationals free agent ends up this season.