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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 […]

Bill Marimow
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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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
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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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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 […]

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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
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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 […]