Critic, poet, language maven, and novelist Jim Quinn, a Northeast native whose career spanned nearly 60 years, died in September at 85. He spent two memorable stints at Philly Mag covering — and in some ways shaping — the city’s food scene.
In the 1960s, a local couple became the most famous bereaved parents in America as their ten babies died mysteriously, one after another. In April 1998, a Philadelphia magazine investigation revealed the deaths were indeed tragic, but perhaps not unexplainable.
When two Bucks County teenagers leaped to their deaths from a quarry cliff, they left a quiet suburban community in shock. “That kind of thing doesn’t happen here,” people thought. Then it happened again.