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Dispatch From a Princess Wars Survivor

It’s been a while since I last watched a Disney princess movie, and thank God for that. But 40,000 viewings when my daughter was between […]

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Why Jimmy Fallon Will Beat Jimmy Kimmel in the Late Night Wars

Admittedly, I thought Jimmy Fallon’s move to late night back in 2009 was a bad idea. He had seemed like a lightweight during his SNL […]

Sarah Palin gestures during a book signing, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013 in Bethlehem, Pa. The former Alaska governor and 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee signed copies of her new book, "Good Tidings and Great Joy: Protecting the Heart of Christmas". Palin chose to start her book tour near a city with obvious connections to the holiday. Bethlehem was founded by Moravians on Christmas Eve, 1741. Its nickname is the "Christmas City" and the city draws many tourists during the holiday season. (AP Photo/The Express-Times, Matt Smith)
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Sarah Palin, Yawn, Wants to Protect Christmas

In what may go down as one of the most transparent marketing gimmicks of all time, Sarah Palin traveled to Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, this week on […]

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3 Things That Might Have Kept Steve Wynn in Philadelphia

Many people were surprised earlier this week when casino-mogul Steve Wynn announced he was backing out of his plans to build a gambling resort in […]

Democratic mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio embraces his family as they exit a polling station, Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013 in the Park Slope neighborhood of the Brooklyn borough of New York. De Blasio is running against Republican candidate Joseph Lhota. From left, daughter, Chiara, de Blasio, wife Chirlane McCray and son, Dante. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
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Richard Cohen’s Been Gag-Worthy on Race for Years

Richard Cohen, columnist and bigot in residence for The Washington Post, is one of those people who are so unapologetically thoughtless in their understanding of […]

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The 10 Reasons You Should Never Drive In the City of Philadelphia

I recently met someone who lives in Center City and is debating whether or not she should buy a car. Are you kidding me? Driving […]

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Why Philadelphia’s UnLitter Us Campaign (Or Any PSA) Won’t Work

It’s not news that Philadelphia has a litter problem. As I’ve noted before, this literally goes back centuries: “Filthy-dirty” has been a pejorative nickname for […]

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M. Night Shyamalan: Is “Fierceness” the Middle Ground in Philly’s Education Conundrum?

Of the two big themes that ran through last Saturday’s Philadelphia magazine ThinkFest at the Kimmel Center, improving education is probably the bigger challenge facing our […]

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Bill Marimow’s Last Stand

There’s something wrong about the latest battle in the Philadelphia Newspaper War, the court hearing that’s scheduled to get under way around 10 a.m. today. […]

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Sorry Sorry Sorry Sorry Sorry

I’m sick of “sorry.” A colossal string of clusterfucks over the past week triggered a litany of public apologies. As luck would have it, the […]

Nov 3, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson (10) celebrates after scoring a touchdown during the third quarter against the Oakland Raiders at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Bob Stanton-USA TODAY Sports
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Is DeSean Jackson Right? Do Eagles Fans Boo Too Much?

Good things tend to happen when DeSean Jackson scores a touchdown. When the speedy wideout finds the end zone, as he did Sunday in Green […]

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Your Cell Phone Is Stealing Your Soul

“Do you remember,” my husband said in the middle of yesterday’s Eagles game, apropos of nothing, “how when you used to call a friend’s house, […]

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles (9) spikes the football after scoring on a four-yard touchdown run during the first quarter of an NFL football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
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End the Michael Vick Era. It’s Time to Build Around Nick Foles.

Even if Michael Vick has a bionic hamstring transplanted into his cranky leg before next weekend, it’s time for Chip Kelly to stop equivocating and […]

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The Philadelphia Region’s Most Dangerous Places (and its Safest)

What is the most crime-ridden municipality in the Philadelphia area? Surprise! It’s not Philadelphia. Not even close. In fact, according to the website NeighborhoodScout.com, Cape […]

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Pat Toomey Is Becoming the Arlen Specter He Once Destroyed

When they woke up on Tuesday morning, Pennsylvanians checking the news could’ve been forgiven if they’d been transported back 10 or 20 years. Topping the […]