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Ruben Amaro Jr. Talks Water Ice, Brisket and Blowing Bubbles

I was born at … Jefferson Hospital. We lived in Rhawnhurst before moving to Bustleton when I was in my early 20s, and my mom […]

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WDAS Legend Patty Jackson on Faith, Lizzo, and Delivering “Auntie Advice”

The most listened-to radio station in Philadelphia is 105.3 WDAS-FM. And the best-known local personality at that station is its midday host, the one and […]

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Jeremiah Zagar on Directing Adam Sandler in Hustle, Growing Up on South Street, and His Philly-Famous Family

You may not know the name Jeremiah Zagar, but you’re certainly familiar with his father, Isaiah, creator of South Street’s mesmerizing Magic Gardens. But this […]

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David Morse on His Dark, Tony-Nominated Broadway Role That Was 25 Years in the Making

Currently earning rave reviews (and up for a Tony) in a dark and disturbing Broadway play, veteran actor David Morse has been in the biz […]

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Temple’s Journalism Dean Thinks We Should See the Carnage of the Texas School Shooting

On Tuesday, an 18-year-old with a legally purchased an AR-15 assault rifle and handgun proceeded to murder 21 people, including 19 children, at Robb Elementary […]

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Brittany Lynn on Her Biggest Fear, Her Secret Power and Growing Up Gay in the Northeast

My legal name is … Ian Morrison, but everybody calls me Brittany, whether I am in drag or not, whether I’m on the street or […]

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Bonkosi Horn of Freedom Apothecary Runs on Style, Soul, and a Whole Lot of Coffee

Bonkosi Horn, co-founder of NoLibs wellness boutique Freedom Apothecary, is as much an entrepreneur as she is a connector: A visit to her chic shop […]

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Q&A: Bucks Co. Native Robert Costa of CBS News Talks Getting Stiffed by Kathy Barnette

The last time we talked to Robert Costa, who grew up in Bucks County, he was the Washington Post‘s Donald Trump reporter and the just-named […]

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Q&A: Philly Playwright James Ijames on Winning the Pulitzer

James Ijames’ Monday probably went a bit better than yours. That’s because Monday is when the 41-year-old South Philadelphia playwright found out he won the […]

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Would You Live in This Ultra-Hip Customized Camper Van?

Are you ready to sell your house and travel the country in a custom van? Vantures founders Laura Yerkes and Roman Darashenka are ready to […]

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Conrad Benner on Why Philly Is a Special Place for Public Art and 6 Artists You Need to Know

If you geek out about murals and wheat-paste posters and graffiti, you know Conrad Benner. The Fishtown native’s Streets Dept blog has been a resource […]

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Hop Sing Laundromat’s Lê on His Ban List, Jack Nicholson, and the Key to His Success

Ten years ago this May, the mononymous man of mystery debuted Hop Sing Laundromat, the most talked-about cocktail spot in the city. Here, he pours […]

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Doug Glanville Speaks His Mind on Baseball and Its Future

Former Phillies centerfielder Doug Glanville is one of those rare pro athletes who won’t need a ghostwriter to write his autobiography. In fact, he’s already […]

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Marc Lamont Hill on the State of Media, Defunding the Police, and His New Book

Marc Lamont Hill has no shortage of opinions, and he’s not afraid to speak out — whether it’s through his latest book on race and […]

Life & Style

Good Day Philadelphia’s Thomas Drayton Has Collected Lots of Shoes – and Champagne Corks

FOX 29’s Thomas Drayton, with his dapper pocket square and infectious smile, brightens Good Day Philadelphia viewers’ mornings before the sun rises. The Emmy-winning anchor, […]