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The 10 Most Philly Coaches Ever

This is a strange moment in Philadelphia sports. For the first time, all four of our major teams are led by rookie managers or coaches—the […]

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West Philly’s Quest for the Automotive X Prize

The bell rang at 3 p.m. Kids burst from their second-floor classrooms at the West Philadelphia High School Academy for Automotive and Mechanical Engineering and […]

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Lynne Abraham Has the Constitution of an Ox

My name is … Lynne—that’s L-Y-N-N-E—Abraham. Almost everybody forgets to put the “e” on there. When people referred to me as the “Deadliest D.A.” … […]

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Travel Soccer Is Every Parent’s Nightmare

We aren’t signing our eight-year-old daughter up for travel soccer. At least, I’m pretty sure we aren’t. Like, 96.3 percent sure. Maybe.

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Kathleen Kane’s Gay Marriage Mutiny

At the bottom of a steep block on the west side of Scranton, next to a clapboard home with peeling white paint, there’s a pizza […]

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Can USA250 Make Philly the Star of America’s 250th Birthday?

I was 13 years old in 1976—not exactly a budding patriot, but a good enough student of American history by that point to understand that […]

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Can a Philly Movie Studio Really Compete with Hollywood?

He never admitted to anyone that it was a crazy idea, even though at first glance it was obviously crazy. He did keep a self-deprecating […]

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Philadelphia Home: A Mid-Century Modern with a View in Lower Merion

Head to The Main Line, home to the estate that inspired The Philadelphia Story, and houses like this one are hard to come by. In […]

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Kermit Gosnell’s Babies

Part I: The Monster Smiles The phone rang near 8:30 one night, and an automated message played: “You have a call from a federal inmate,” […]

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Philly.com’s Commenters Are More Vile Than You Think

Last February, Philly.com posted a heartwarming story, also published in the print edition of the Daily News, about a North Philly peewee basketball team that […]

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Dick Morris In Exile

Dick Morris punched his ticket for Philadelphia in the week leading up to the presidential election. Most pundits expected a close finish. A good number […]

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Has Carl June Found a Key to Fighting Cancer?

What’s your full name? Where are you? What month is it? What day of the week is it? Walter Keller tried to speak, but no […]

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The New Rules for Love, Sex and Marriage

There was no way around it—this totally crossed the line: A drunk, married dad-of-two was spied canoodling with a random woman in the middle of […]

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Georges Perrier Once Spent $6,000 on a Single Meal

My name is … Georges Perrier. My last name is very common in France. I live in … a two-bedroom apartment at 23rd and Walnut. […]