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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: Golf Cart Blanche

Golfers! They’re not like you and me, are they? For one thing, they have all the time in the world, since it takes nearly four […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: Hey, What Was That?

They’ve been waking us up every morning with their goddamn racket. Robins, finches, sparrows, chickadees — yada yada yada! Those mourning doves with their Whooooo whoooo whooooing. […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: Big Wheel Keeps On Turnin’

A funny thing happened on Thursday at 11:50 p.m., in the midst of unspeakable trouble and woe. With the shadows gathering, with the bad guys […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: We’re All in This Together, Apart

Let’s just say our city has a certain reputation for … stubbornness. For clinging to the past. (Hey, our past is illustrious!) For not changing […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: ESPN’s Sixers Mercy Killing

Are you still watching the Sixers? We’re still watching the Sixers. True fans watch the Sixers even when the Process has been severely disrupted — […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: No More Fun for You, Mascots!

There was a time, not so long ago, when team mascots were comical dopey-looking creatures who made kids at sporting events laugh by shooting t-shirts […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: So You Wanna Be a Fairy-Tale Bride…

Happy belated Valentine’s Day! We hope you got your fill of chocolate and roses and fancy underwear. We also hope you’re married, because if you’re […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: A Grittal Acquittal!

The news was every bit as shocking as Carson Wentz’s concussion, as unexpected as the Phillies hiring Joe Girardi, as unbelievable as the Sixers’ crappy-ass […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: Puppy Bowl’s Local Connections

If the prospect of rooting for Andy Reid in any way, shape or form makes you nauseated, consider forgoing the Super Bowl for its cuddly canine […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: At Long Last, A Genius App

So just this week, as we shivered in the cold, we realized we had all the ingredients in our cupboard to make a big pot […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: F@$% Climate Change

We here at Philly Mag are serious about fighting climate change. We devoted our cover story to the issue last November. We’ll be revisiting the […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: When Is an Owl Not an Owl?

We’ll admit it: We were a little bit pissed back in 2016 when Temple head football coach Matt Rhule decamped to take the top job […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: She’s Baaaaaaaaack!

Kendall Jenner and Ben Simmons Spend New Year's Eve Together https://t.co/kALPaGYTN8 — TMZ (@TMZ) January 1, 2020 For months now, our lives have been utterly […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: Dogs Rule Because They Drool

As if you people don’t already have enough reasons to prefer dogs to cats, along comes freaking science with more fuel for the fire. A […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: Baseball Scientists, Here’s Mud in Your Eye

In its quest for actual real, scientific reasons for what the Wall Street Journal last summer dubbed “an epidemic of homers” in recent seasons, Major […]