David Murrell

Staff Writer

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Apple’s New Streaming Service Has Plenty of Philly Star Power

Projects from M. Night Shyamalan and others are in the offing.

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Comcast’s New Esports Arena: You Can Stop the “Parents’ Basement” Jokes Now

Think esports aren’t “real” sports? Tell that to the $50 million arena to be built for our local Overwatch League franchise.

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Philly Is Gentrifying More Than San Francisco, Per New Report

Whether you see that conclusion as a warning or a blueprint probably depends on whether you’re a developer.

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Don’t Thank the City for Finally Removing Those Obnoxious Naked Grouse Bikes

Thank annoyed cycling advocates — and the diminishing returns on a poorly conceived guerrilla marketing campaign.


Gritty’s March Madness Bracket Is Better Than Yours

Thank your lucky stars that Gritty isn’t involved in your office pool, because his is a certified winner.

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A Philly Photographer on His Decade of Documenting the Opioid Epidemic

Jeffrey Stockbridge’s work turns again and again to Kensington, a neighborhood in the grips of a crisis that he says is “all too often reduced to a photo of a needle.”

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Congrats, SEPTA! You’ve Actually Made a Decent Website

SEPTA Key’s new beta site actually looks ... good?

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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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Philly Just Racked Up 5 More Historical Markers

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


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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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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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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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.


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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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.