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The Untold Tale of Cosmo DiNardo’s Descent Into Murder and Madness

In the middle of a murder rampage, Cosmo DiNardo had an appointment to see his psychiatrist. So on the afternoon of July 6, 2017, 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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Wilmington Is Becoming the It City Next Door

The bar is three or even four people deep, making it tough to get through the door. Inside, millennials and boomers alike are sipping fancy […]

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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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Did LaFaye Gaskins Really Murder Albert Dodson?

LaFaye Gaskins, inmate number BF8329, is serving a life sentence for first-degree murder at the State Correctional Institution at Mahanoy, a two-hour drive northwest of […]

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20 Made-To-Order Weekends

In search of ideal autumn weekends, we packed up and tried out the luxe-est inns and newest spas, plus urban hot spots and outdoor treks. […]

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Arrivederci, South Philly

THERE IS NOTHING about Route 42 South, a nondescript stretch of freeway connecting the Walt Whitman Bridge to South Jersey, that says Rota. The same […]

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The Last Mouthpiece

YOUR EYE LEAPS to it the instant you enter the room. You’re tempted to blink hard, just to be sure it’s really there. But it […]

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What Philly Women Need (By Philly Women)

Philly has been a man’s town for too long. And hey, not to point fingers or anything, but maybe that’s exactly what’s wrong with this […]

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Meet the New Doc. Same as the Old Doc?

I’m searching for the good Johnny Doc, the one he wants me to find. The new one. And here he is, in plain sight, on […]