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Sweet City: Best Bakeries

A hazelnut gâteau, Chantilly cream puffs — or even straightforward from-scratch brownies — can intimidate the most accomplished home cook. But the region’s ever-expanding assortment […]

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Sweet City: Classic Confections

Doughnuts   These heartier versions of hole-less doughnuts get their sweetness from butterscotch sauce and creamy gelato. “I added cold ice cream to warm doughnuts, because […]

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All the Vince That’s Fit to Print

ON A MUGGY Friday morning in July, the shareholders of First Penn Bank opened one of the weirder annual meetings in the company’s 82-year history. […]

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The Passion of T. O.

Sure, a lot of people hate Terrell Owens. They say he’s full of himself, self-aggrandized, strutting around the football field like he’s walking on water. […]

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Features: The Next Great American City

The first sign that something big was changing — that the car had finally stopped skidding and we all, blessedly, remarkably, were still in one […]

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Rock ’n’ Roll: Rittenhouse Square’s Excitable Boy

I won’t pretend any of the bad things that are about to happen came as a complete surprise. I knew the difference between the public […]

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Swingers

He steps out of the cab and into the neon haze of Atlantic City, and his eye contact with the valet quickly leads to one […]

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The Secret Lives of Wasps

In 1964, when Penn sociologist E. Digby Baltzell coined the acronym “Wasp” in his book The Protestant Establishment: Aristocracy & Caste in America, that ­station-wagon-driving, […]

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The End of the Lie

Man has sifted truth and lies, it seems, as long as we’ve spoken to each other. Eve ate the snake’s apple, and we haven’t gotten […]

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Celebrity: Life’s a Beach

"WHEN SURVIVOR SEASON one was on the air, we were on the level of A-list celebrities,” says Gervase Peterson. “People were all over us. We […]