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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: The Great State Amphibian Debate

In recent months, our state legislature has been, um, mired in a furious argument over whether to name the Eastern hellbender or Wehrle’s salamander Pennsylvania’s official state […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: Just Say No-Gurt

We’ve been waiting for it for a while now, and this week, it arrived: the Great Yogurt Backlash. And we predict it is going to be […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: Welcome to Bryce Harper Town

So let’s say you’re Bryce Harper. (You should be so lucky.) You’re 26 years old. You just signed a $330 million 13-year contract. You help […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: Philly Phans’ Phear Phactor

Goodness sakes, it seems like only last week we were telling you about a federal court confirming Philadelphians’ God-given right to flip people off. (Oh, […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: A Bird-Flipping Hero for Our Times

Debra L. Cruise-Gulyas was having a very bad day back in June of 2017 in Taylor, Michigan. She was driving — in fact, she was speeding. […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: Parents, Rejoice! A Beer Hall … With a Playground

In general, we have to tell you, things were better in the old days. The grass was greener, the birds sang more sweetly, and the […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: Trump’s Report-Card Threats

Disgraced lawyer Michael Cohen isn’t anyone’s idea of a hero. His contrite testimony about Donald Trump before the House Oversight and Reform Committee on Wednesday […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: Small Dogs Go to La Salle

This week, La Salle University announced that starting in the fall, its St. George Hall will become the first local college dorm to be officially […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: OMG, Zoo Keys Are Back!

Somewhere in our house, we’ve still got it: the elephant-shaped Zoo Key we bought on our third-grade field trip to the Philadelphia Zoo. The key you […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: That’s Not American “Cheese” — This Is American Cheese

You know American cheese, right? Or, rather, American “cheese”? That stuff that can’t legally be sold as “cheese” because it’s, um, a cheese product, or […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: Let’s Roomba! Only Outside This Time!

We have a yawn/hate relationship with the Alexa our son-in-law gave us. It’s a lot of money for a kitchen timer, ya know? But every once […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: When Mascots Go Rogue

Mascots. Who doesn’t love ’em, right? Big soft floppy avatars of sports teams, colleges,  software systems, magazines … Their antics make us laugh; they run races, […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: Let’s Welcome Our Robot Overlords in Three … Two … One …

Philadelphia has, fairly or unfairly, a reputation as a tough town. Santa and the snowballs.  Frank Rizzo’s nightstick in his cummerbund. Boss Durham. Christine Flowers. […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: Temple’s Big Hoops Win

If you tuned into Wednesday night’s Sixers game because the team’s blizzarding of the Wizards on Tuesday whetted your appetite for the back-to-back rematch, we […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: Tom Wolf Buys Some Cool

We don’t know how you feel about Pennsylvania’s current governor, Tom Wolf, but we can guess how you don’t feel. We’re pretty sure you don’t […]