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For Rape Victims, the #MeToo Movement Can Cut Both Ways

Liz Spikol on the pain and liberation within each new revelation.

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The Eagles Parade: A Love Letter to Philly

I went not as a devoted Eagles fan, but as a lifelong fan of my city — my now undeniably world-class city.

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Separation Agreement: What It Means to Be Living Apart Together

The latest trend in co-habitating is not co-habitating.

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The Other Part of Womanhood No One Told Me About

Spikol: Girlhood, interrupted.

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Finding (Mostly) Peace in the Wilds of Philly

One urban-bred writer’s journey from nature-hater to Schuylkill sojouner.

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Way Into Politics This Year? Buy This Junk!

Spikol: What’s more American than buying a lot of highly dubious crap?

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Every Time the Pope Moves the Church Forward, Chaput Drags It Backward

This month, Chaput denied Communion to gay couples.

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Five Big Ways Philly’s Not Ready to Show Off for DNC

Spikol: We’re still failing at some pretty basic, embarrassing stuff.

Pulse nightclub following a fatal shooting Sunday, June 12, 2016, in Orlando, Fla.
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Orlando and the Agonizing Need to Know "Why"

Spikol: We may never truly know the shooter’s motive. But we do know how he did it.

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Of Course Someone Chucked a Bottle at Ryan Howard

Spikol: Philly fans aren’t inclined to reverence or even respect. Here’s how to change things.

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Why Real Philadelphians Hate Shiny New Things

Spikol: Who could possibly be against a series of beer gardens in our wonderful parks? I could.

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People, Stop Killing Wild Animals With Kindness

Spikol: We all mean well — you, me, the people who put the baby bison in the car. But we don’t know what we’re doing.

"Justice" engraved on Philadelphia's City Hall
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A History of Violence: Philly Political Brawls

Spikol: Do I believe Philly’s Streets Commissioner was charged with simple assault? You bet I do!

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State of Confusion

Spikol: I may live in Pennsylvania, but I’m no Pennsylvanian

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Body Found at Ridley Creek State Park in Media

The young woman’s body was badly decomposed.