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Christmas Carol to White Christmas: Where To Watch Your Favorite Holiday Movies

Thanksgiving’s over. Chanukah is under way. The Christmas season is just beginning. And with it, the time of year to watch your favorite holiday movies. […]

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Wait, Is Hook-Up Culture Screwing Up Boys?

Last week, TIME spent some time talking about the so-called hook-up culture in its piece “What Boys Want” written by Rosalind Wiseman, author of Queen […]

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15 Movies Worth Your Time This Thanksgiving Weekend

We’re coming up fast on one of the biggest movie-going weekends of the year, so here’s our quickie Thanksgiving screen guide: What’s in theaters right […]

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No, Obama Isn’t Shutting Down the Embassy to the Vatican

Pope Francis issued a pretty stern statement Tuesday about capitalism’s less-redeeming features, but you might not’ve known that from the behavior of conservative American Catholics. […]

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Comcast Vs. FiOS: Is There Really a Difference?

I have met the devil I didn’t know, and his name is FiOS. After nearly 13 years of living in Center City, I moved to […]

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Thanksgiving with the Cheney Family!

Thanksgiving dinner chez Cheney could be an awkward affair this year. Former Vice President Dick Cheney’s daughters are in a nasty public feud over same-sex […]

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We’ve All Been Sucker-Punched… by the Knockout Game Myth

Unless you spent the whole month of November on vacation, you’ve probably been hearing about the “Knockout Game.” According to the news of the last […]

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Hey Ruben Amaro: It’s Called a Plan. Look Into One.

That was quite a smile Carlos Ruiz was sporting during the celebratory press conference that announced his re-signing with the Phillies. He should have been […]

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Meanwhile in Bucks Country: Gays Are Too Awesome for Marriage

You’ve got to hand it to Langhorne attorney Nathan D. Fox. He’s constructed one of the more unique arguments against gay marriage I’ve ever seen […]

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In Princeton, Effigies Have Feelings, Too

Millennials, you are killing me. I know, I know; we celebrate you on the December cover of the magazine. We get to read inside about […]

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Jennifer Lawrence Isn’t the Only Reason to See Catching Fire

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Philadelphia showtimes. It’s not all about Jennifer Lawrence. OK, it pretty much is. As talented as she is eminently lovable […]

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The Clintons Were Right: Where Obamacare (Maybe) Went Wrong

Watching all the fuss and muss surrounding the launch of Obamacare these last few weeks, I’ve been struck by an unwelcome thought: Maybe the Clintons […]

Even Jim Gardner takes selfies now
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Generation Selfie: Are We Now Officially Celebrating Narcissism?

As a freelance journalist, I spend a lot of time on Twitter promoting my work, reading other people’s, and — like most everyone else these […]

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8 Reasons I’m Happy It’s Not 1963

Unless you’ve been living under a rock the past few weeks, you’re probably aware that tomorrow is the 50th anniversary of the assassination of JFK. Documentaries […]

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Sympathy for L&I

On October 30th, Mayor Nutter announced the creation of a blue-ribbon commission to examine the Department of Licenses and Inspections (L&I) in a never-ending reaction […]