Remembering Connie Mack, the Philadelphia Athletics Manager Who Led the Team for 50 Freaking Seasons
The former catcher made his major league debut 135 years ago this month, on September 11, 1886. His longevity in the dugout is a feat we’re not ever likely to see in pro sports again.
They’re grassy, shady, pretty — and lots of famous people are buried in them. Time for an educational graveyard day trip!
The Pandemic Exposed Our Broken Higher-Education System. It’s Also Given Us a Chance to Make Things Better
The chaos of COVID could mean the start of a new era in saner, fairer college admissions. Sometimes it takes a revolution to build a better world.
Richard Carreño’s new biography of John H. McFadden is simply a ton of fun.
Ritz Crackers! Girl Scout cookies! Fig Newtons! The local baking legends behind some of the nation’s most iconic snacks.
From “Philly-Style” to chocolate-dipped to floats, this city’s been keeping deliciously cool since Colonial days.
From Penn State to Temple, Penn to Ursinus and Moore, turnover is churning in the world of higher ed.
She’s relocated to a purloined one nearby — and has two new chicks!
Father’s Day gift alert! From Mike Schmidt’s shrugs to Darryl Dawkins on the Declaration of Independence, the legendary Philadelphia sportswriter’s Finished Business is packed with anecdotes from our city’s complicated sporting history.
Quirky, irascible Henry Chapman Mercer sought to keep alive the handicrafts of the past. A trio of Bucks County buildings preserve his art and his work — and make a perfect day trip.
And maybe not even then. Ask Grandma or Grandpa, though!
Check out the specialties that made them famous.