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Measles, Mumps, Flu: Is This Philly’s Sickest Season in Recent Memory?

People have been falling ill left and right this winter. One of the biggest reasons: They’re neglecting — or refusing — the vaccinations that would protect them.


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Philly Is Getting 5 New Historical Markers

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Suburbs

This Main Line High School Student Just Won $175k for His HIV Research

Politics

Movita Johnson-Harrell Wins Special Election, Becomes First Muslim Woman State Rep

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Ladies, Welcome to the Salon de Merde

I’ve been wracking my brain for a business idea, and I finally have it: prenuptial enemas. Persuading the bride that she’s merely a healthy dump […]

Advice

Dear 40-Year-Old Me

LGBT teens address their future

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It’s Time to Vote for Brian Sims

Could PA make history?

National

Video: Does Jewish Boy’s Nose Job Story Offend?

In the past month or so, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL)—which monitors discrimination and hate crimes—has tackled two youth-related flaps related to Judaism. The first was […]

City

Morning Scoop: Urban Outfitters Upsets People With "Auschwitz Chic" Shirt

Urban Outfitters Still Pissing People Off. This time it’s the Anti-Defamation League that’s upset over a t-shirt they say has a striking resemblance to the […]


Can Temple Find Its Way?

Can Temple Find Its Way?

Even as its national profile grows, the city’s largest university finds itself stumbling from one leadership crisis to the next.

The New Northeast

The New Northeast

How a staid, frayed, forgotten stretch of Philly has become the most interesting (hopeful, complicated, delicious) place in the city.

National

Someone Remind Walmart That Corporations Are People

It’s fitting, isn’t it, that now, some two years after BP’s Deepwater Horizon blowout sullied the Gulf of Mexico for generations to come, new evidence […]

Culture

HBO’s Girls Is Reality-Check TV

I love girls. I also love Girls. The two are not mutually exclusive, at least so far. Massively hyped before its April 15th launch, HBO’s […]

City

Councilman Jim Kenney Calls Some Guy a "Very Large Asshole" on Twitter

Councilman Jim Kenney is up on the Twitters. You probably know that because everyone was super jazzed to learn that $29,000 of city money was […]

City

PA’s AG Race Pits Woman Against Whiner

Well, primary election day is almost here, and some of the races have gotten downright nasty. From disingenuous, mean-spirited campaign ads to a Democrat masquerading […]

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Priest Admits Sex With Teen, Alleges Attempted Gang Rape

A Catholic priest testified in the trial of Monsignor William Lynn today. The priest admitted that he had a sexual relationship with a high school […]

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Whatever Happened to Generation X?

Whatever Happened to Generation X?

As they head into middle age, the “slacker” generation of Philadelphians is feeling overlooked, overworked and overwhelmed. But their chill, pragmatic approach to life might be just what we need right now.


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Police Question Validity of Hero Dog Claim

Say it ain’t so, Joe. Say it ain’t so. We might have a hero dog scandal on our hands. This morning, you probably caught wind […]

City

NJ State Police Investigate "Death Race 2012"

New Jersey State Police are investigating claims that some troopers escorted a caravan of luxury sports cars on the Garden State Parkway last month. Witnesses […]

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Dining Out for Life

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Obama Touts Safe Schools Act

How it could protect LGBT students

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