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City Life

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 […]

City Life

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 […]

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City Life

Don’t Clench Your Butt in Front of These Cops

I’ve spent nearly a decade investigating and reporting on the fallout from America’s inexpedient and misguided “War on Drugs.” I’ve talked to people who’ve spent […]

Woman at business hotel
City Life

Philly Hotels: Stop Whining About W and Element and Clean Up Your Act

In the news this week: Another Philly hotel battle. A bunch of hotels are ganging up on one of their own. A group that calls itself […]

Don Lemon on CNN
City Life

Former NBC 10 Reporter Don Lemon a Hypocrite on Stop-and-Frisk

For some reason, Don Lemon’s tenure in Philadelphia as a WCAU NBC 10 news reporter doesn’t stick out in my mind, probably because he existed […]

Wilt Chamberlain
City Life

Wilt Chamberlain Is the Greatest Philadelphian of All Time

Who do you think the greatest Philadelphian of all time is? I asked a bunch of people this question over the last week, and nobody really […]

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City Life

Au Contraire, Marriage is For You

First thing’s first: I’m sure that Seth Adam Smith is a really, really nice guy. If you’ve seen the pictures on his website and read […]

City Life

Philly Gets Richer, its Suburbs Get Poorer, and the Middle Class… Vanishes?

Something that hasn’t yet sunk into the regional psyche has surfaced in the local media: Philly is getting richer and its suburbs poorer. That’s a […]

Nov 18, 1990; Philadelphia, PA, USA; FILE PHOTO; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback (7) Randall Cunningham in action against the Atlanta Falcons at Futton County Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Manny Rubio-USA TODAY Sports Copyright Manny Rubio
City Life

Randall Cunningham Was a Surfer!?

The NFL Network’s documentary series A Football Life is must-watch viewing for any fan of the sport. If you’ve seen the excellent episode on Jerome Brown […]

Miami Dolphins tackle Jonathan Martin (71) on the sideline in the second half of a game against the Buffalo Bills at Sun Life Stadium. | Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports
City Life

How Do You Bully a 300-Pound NFL Lineman Like Jonathan Martin?

To anyone whose kid has ever suited up for competitive sports, the news out of Miami last week was incomprehensible. Dolphins left tackle Jonathan Martin, […]

City Life

Can Nick Foles Play Even Better Next Week?

Throughout his largely forgettable seven-year career with Baltimore and the Eagles, Adrian Burk threw 28 more interceptions than TD passes. In 1951, his first year […]

City Life

Snarlin’ Chris Christie Will Be the Perfect Republican President

Chris Christie is going to be re-elected as New Jersey’s governor this week, but forget that. Now’s the time to start focusing on his presidential […]

City Life

Ender’s GameTop Gun with Tweens?

As much as Gavin Hood’s long-awaited adaptation of Ender’s Game, Orson Scott Card’s most popular novel, purports to peel into issues of intergalactic peace and […]

Lansdowne Theater
City Life

PHOTOS: New Life for Iconic Lansdowne Theater?

Every Saturday was a great day in Lansdowne, Delaware County, in the late 1960’s. My mom would make Philadelphia Cream Cheese and jelly sandwiches, cut […]

Capitol Building
City Life

Now’s the Time: End the Filibuster

Fresh off the government shutdown,Republicans in the Senate are giving us …another shutdown. This time it’s in miniature: They’re threatening to filibuster one of President […]