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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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The Good Life: Should This Man Be Smiling?

Are you happy, Marty? The Marty in question is Martin E.P. Seligman, who, in this winter week in question, might just be the best-known psychologist […]

Contrarian: The Thin Booze Line

It’s a kind of philosophical riddle, like the one about the tree that falls in the forest with no one around to hear it. Is […]

Exit Interview: Jonathan Estrin

“Hollywood” and “Drexel University dean” make as much sense together as “classy” and “Delaware Avenue,” but when the school’s Media Arts and Design chief, Jonathan […]

In the Name of the Son

Last June 5th, Michael Berg was asked by an international anti-war organization to make a speech in Lafayette Park, across from the White House. It […]

Contrarian: Let’s Join Jersey!

By the time you read this, cash-starved SEPTA may be cutting train service to weekend levels and charging $3 for a bus ride. Transit systems […]

Exit Interview: Kim Delaney

She made you cry when she died in a Jet Ski explosion on All My Children. She made you care as a no-nonsense detective on […]


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.


Empire of the Rising Starr

The December leadership meeting of the Starr Restaurant Organization is in session, and Stephen Starr’s attention deficit disorder is raging full-force. Tangerine, SRO’s Moroccan-cum-Mediterranean fusion […]

How Much Are Those Manolos in the Window?

Sometime in the late ’80s, I was kicked back on the couch, watching television with my girlfriend. It was a documentary about fascism, and there […]

My Philadelphia Story: Lynne Abraham

Are you allergic to cats? They live here in the office. This is their home. We went from dogs to cats fairly rapidly. Always had […]

How T.O. Saved Us

Terrell Owens  rescued Philadelphia. He brought glamour and glitz and an electrifying jolt of good vibrations to the city, which was suffering in the spiritual […]

Power: Sherman’s Last Stand

Mark Sherman, the Savior of East Falls, wants to show me his horses. Really. He’s got steeds. Five of them. This is an eyebrow-raiser for […]

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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.


Get Fit Now!: The Trainer Tells All

I had been working out with a woman for months when one day, out of nowhere, she dropped the bomb. “I have been giving you […]

Music: Raising Her Voice

Lelia is about to go on. The houselights have dimmed, on this cold November night, inside Indre Studios in South Philly. The audience, about a […]

Get Fit Now!: Workouts That Work

Remember when exercise was simple? There was the Jane Fonda approach — pull on those leg warmers and get physical! The Pumping Iron approach — […]

Exit Interview: Annie Duke

As professional poker rises to new levels of hipness, one of its biggest stars is Annie Duke, 39, a mother of four and Ben Affleck’s […]

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