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Society: The Power Nun

Billions of dollars were sitting in the ballroom of the Philadelphia Marriott on the eve of the presidential election last fall. Philanthropists Lynne and Harold […]

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Coupling: Wedding Belle Blues

No one is expressing the right emotions about my engagement. THE TROUBLE STARTED almost immediately after we got engaged. I’ll spare you the details of […]

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One of Us: Questlove

It’s good to be Ahmir Thompson these days. His band, the Roots, just won their second, third and fourth Grammys, and they’re entering a promising […]

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11 Philadelphia Sports Predictions for 2013

The past year in Philadelphia sports was a weird and warped one, as if we were following the action through a funhouse mirror. The lowly […]

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Need a Date? Meet Philly’s Gay and Lesbian Singles

The movies make it seem easy. But when it comes to finding Mr. or Ms. Right, life can get a little tricky. That’s why we’ve […]

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Pulse: At Your Service: Pitch a Fit

CrossFit — the new fitness craze now offered at 15 area gyms — basically works this way: You do super-intense workouts in very short bursts […]

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Feuds: The Drama Club

NATURALLY, THERE WERE signs that heralded the great 2009 school redistricting battle in Lower Merion Township — literally, red-and-white signs planted along front yards in […]

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2020 Even Ruined Snow Days. Great.

It’s the winter of 1964. I’m eight years old, in the second grade, living with my parents and three siblings in Glenside, a sleepy Montco […]

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Here’s What’s in Mayor Kenney’s Police Reform Proposal — and What Local Activists Think About It

The past two weeks of protests over the death of George Floyd — among the most sustained and widespread mass demonstrations in American history — […]

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Questlove Talks the Troc, Cheesesteaks, and His Greatest Fear

It’s good to be Questlove. He’s got his vegan cheesesteaks at Citizens Bank Park. He and the Roots are now in their tenth year playing […]