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Pulse: Sam Katz’s Power Lunch: Quick Study

Thirteen years in as president of Drexel University, ebullient Constantine “Taki” Papadakis is renowned as Drexel’s savior — the man who turned a school on […]

City Life

Where Have You Gone, Sally Starr?: A Requiem for the Philly TV Star

Quigley Mansion held endless fascination. This happens when you’re a child living in a twin house with a black-and-white television—and only three networks to choose […]

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One Against the Gun

It seemed like such a reasonable argument. “The fact is,” the column on the back page of the December issue of Guns & Ammo magazine […]

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For 40 Years, Philly Mayors Have Promised to End Poverty. For 40 Years, I’ve Watched Them Fail.

There are so many poor folk in Philadelphia that in March, City Council President Darrell L. Clarke announced a plan that would lift 100,000 of […]

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Meet the D.A. Candidate Who’s Defended Black Lives Matter and Occupy in Court

When Larry Krasner kicked off his campaign for district attorney in downtown Philadelphia in early February, more than a dozen political activists stood behind him. There […]

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How Jack Posobiec Became the King of Fake News

It’s a crisp midsummer’s night in late June in Central Park. The air flickers with fireflies, and the breeze hums with the insectoid klezmer of […]

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The Fight for the Future of Philadelphia’s Newspapers

The meeting is lore, now: a story about a table for two that likely caused all South Jersey to wobble, ever so slightly, on its […]

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In 2014, a Havertown Eye Doctor Went to Jail for Growing Pot. Now He’d Like His Life Back

Update, May 27, 2021: On March 5, 2021, the Pennsylvania Board of Pardons voted in favor of Paul Ezell’s pardon application. And on May 26th, […]

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Emanuel Freeman: The Man Who Duped City Hall

“Miss Rogers, there’s flies, there’s flies.” “What? What are you talking about?” Sherri Rogers (not her real name) figured the girl in the back of […]

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Avocado Toast and Goldie Shakes Star in This Pregnant Yoga Instructor’s Diet

Who I am: Lindsay O’Brien (@lindsay.ob), 33 Where I live: Fairmount What I do: I work in Drexel University’s Office of Equality and Diversity as an equal opportunity […]