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What’s Your Problem With Michael Nutter, Philadelphia?

Michael Nutter has recently finished his second glass of sangria at a soul-food joint on South Street when he starts talking about Donovan McNabb. The […]

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An Oral History of Arlen Specter

Raised in Russell, Kansas — the prairie outpost that also gave the world Bob Dole — and schooled at Penn and Yale, Arlen Specter first […]

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Inside the Brilliant, Baffling, and Utterly Fascinating Baseball Mind of Gabe Kapler

The dais at the Philadelphia Sports Writers Awards Banquet stretches nearly end to end in a drab conference room at the Cherry Hill Crowne Plaza […]

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War in the Supreme Court: Ron Castille and Seamus McCaffery Just Can’t Get Along

Late last year, Ron Castille, chief justice of Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court, decided he couldn’t take it any longer. Seamus McCaffery—one of seven justices on the […]

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Features: Tortured

Eric Fair tells his story that paints a harrowing picture of a rogue, outsourced war. ON A WINTER NIGHT IN IRAQ, darkness stole across the […]

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Wyeth’s World

SPANNING THE BRANDYWINE River, where Pennsylvania and Delaware meet, there’s a bridge to an imagined place. [sidebar]The bridge looks as you might expect: It’s a […]

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How Philly Stacks Up to Other Cities — in Practically Everything

Research assistance by Samantha Spengler. Yes, yes, we are the best city in the world. No doubt about it. Who else has Ben Franklin? Bryce […]

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My Son Zachary

FOR MONTHS NOW—years, really—I have thought about writing this story. Over and over, I played the words in my mind: what I would say, how […]

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239 Best Dishes to Eat in Philly

SCORE A SNEAK PEEK AT THE HIGHLIGHTS HERE! Here’s the problem with having an increasingly rich food scene like ours: It’s hard to know what […]

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How Do We Teach History in America Today?

On a Tuesday in late June, we gathered six distinguished local educators (meet the panel) in our offices in the Curtis building, just off Independence […]