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A Pennsylvania Judge Absolutely Eviscerated Trump’s Last-Ditch Election Lawsuit

Judge Matthew Brann equated the Trump campaign’s argument to “Frankenstein’s Monster.” That, plus the other five best quotes from the decision, which has cleared the way for counties across Pennsylvania to officially certify the election results.


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The Mummers Are Secretly Planning a Parade, Even Though Philly Has Canceled It

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Raheem Ikeam Myers Was the City’s 203rd Homicide Victim This Year. This Is His Story.

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Inside the Fight to Abolish Police in Philadelphia

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Exit Interview: Bob Saget

Like Mark Hamill, Mr. T and Monica Lewinsky, Abington High grad Bob ­Saget has had a career defined largely by one role — Danny Tanner, […]

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Exit Interview: Michael Finkel

At first, Exit Interview felt guilty for grilling Penn grad Michael Finkel, who was fired from the New York Times for blending the stories of […]

Passions: The World According to Carp

There is a simple if little-known convention of magazine writing: If possible, always start a story with an anecdote about somebody shooting somebody else in […]

Summer Food 2005: Of Wine Snobs & Shirazes

What can I bring to impress my wine-snob future in-laws for dinner at Pif—for under $20?Even snobs are impressed when you can score killer wine […]

Summer Food 2005: Vintage Visits

The word “vineyard” conjures images of fall — leafy, heavy vines awaiting harvest, bright days and cool nights swelling the grapes — but summer is […]


Love, Money, Sex, Cheating: The Real Stories of 10 Philly Marriages

Love, Money, Sex, Cheating: The Real Stories of 10 Philly Marriages

An unfiltered, unvarnished look at what “till death do us part” means now.


Bucks County’s Reedman used to be one of the world’s biggest-selling car dealerships. Does new owner Bruce Toll want to revive it — or bury it so he can build more McMansions?

The 1967 smash hit “Windy,” by the Association, is blaring in cheerful mono over the P.A. system, and so — with a fresh, pungent assault […]

Some of the most powerful men in Philadelphia are at war over a proposed building in the heart of Center City. Their names are big. Their words are fierce. The stakes are very, very low

In his elegant conference room, mulling this most grievous offense, Daniel Berger raises a question. “I ask you,” he says mournfully, “does this look like […]

Buzz: Would You Change Your Name for This Man?

Attending a conference on Word-of-Mouth Marketing with a word-of-mouth marketer who is hoping to “buzz” his new book is one of those things that’s a […]

Contrarian: Murder Doesn’t Matter

When a politician really gets his back against a wall, there’s no telling what might come out of his mouth. If he’s desperate enough, he […]

Contrarian: Roll ‘Em on the River!

Like it or not, ready or not, Philadelphia will be a gambling town just a few years from now. Under the state’s new gaming laws, […]

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Beyond Condoms, Cheese Puffs and Beer: How GoPuff Became Essential

Beyond Condoms, Cheese Puffs and Beer: How GoPuff Became Essential

The company is offering a lesson in adaptability and community partnerships during the pandemic.


Loco Parentis: Creature From the Third-Floor Bedroom

My son Jake’s sneakers are ratty, so we’re at the mall, in Schuylkill Valley Sports, which I like because we get 10 percent off if […]

Passions

Vince Fumo “I build LEGOS during long and protracted budget negotiations, to give me relief from the tensions and B.S.,” State Senator Vince Fumo says. […]

A Different Drummer

Just days after Benedict XVI took his place in the Pope-mobile, Ahmir Thompson sits in his dressing room, grappling with temptation of -near Biblical proportions. […]

The Jock and the Madman

Red Colt fascinated Adam Bruckner from the moment they first met. Bruckner handed him a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. “Why, thank you, Adam,” Red […]

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