David Murrell

Staff Writer

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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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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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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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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.


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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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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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.

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Kenney’s Deleted Messages: Not a Conspiracy, but the Law Losing to Tech

The mayor deleting all of his text messages isn’t a good look. But the real story here is about the challenges of record-keeping in a paper-free era — and the city’s failure to adapt.

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Overachiever Alert: Penn Student Wins Oscar While Still Enrolled In School

Claire Sliney is gunning to become the most accomplished Penn alum in showbiz. John Legend better watch out — even he didn’t win his Academy Award until after, y’know, graduation.


Philly-Inspired Tarot Cards From Viral Kickstarter Campaign On Sale Now

You can thank Philly Mag for commissioning the artwork that spawned the deck.

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Meek Mill Was the Real MVP of the NBA All-Star Game

Not only did he emcee the intro and shout out his hometown on Sunday, but he also made a long-distance shot — something Ben Simmons can’t even say he’s done this season.

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City Council’s Cashless Store Bill: Four Things to Know

The Kenney administration isn’t totally sold on the idea.

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Philly Activist Who Shared Starbucks Arrest Video Confronts Howard Schultz

Melissa DePino called out the former Starbucks CEO at the Free Library on Wednesday night.

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The Ultimate Valentine’s Day Gift Might Be a Hunk of LOVE Park Granite

Last time the city tried to sell a LOVE Park keepsake, it received a cease-and-desist from Robert Indiana’s foundation. Don’t worry: The new ones are copyright compliant.

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Media-Shy Amy Gutmann Helped Produce Report Calling for Media Transparency

Former student journalists at Penn say the school’s president limited access to reporters.