Best Thing This Week

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: We’re All in This Together, Apart

Let’s just say our city has a certain reputation for … stubbornness. For clinging to the past. (Hey, our past is illustrious!) For not changing […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: Baseball Again. Thank God.

On Wednesday, Phillies pitchers and catchers held their first season workout in Florida under new manager Joe Girardi. The rest of the team is due to […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: Puppy Bowl’s Local Connections

If the prospect of rooting for Andy Reid in any way, shape or form makes you nauseated, consider forgoing the Super Bowl for its cuddly canine […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: Going Home for Thanksgiving

Prognosticators warned the traffic would be dreadful this Thanksgiving holiday, and they were right. On the roads, along the tracks and in the skies, we […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: One Wise Owl

So here’s the scoop. Imagine, for a moment, that you’re former Temple U. golfer Brandon Matthews, and you’re coming off a tough year. You turned pro […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: Joel Embiid Dances

What a glum world we live in. Halloween, a West Chester prof declares, is sexist. A decorated war hero, Republicans say, is a traitor. Kids are […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: Not Just Fishtown Anymore

Did you celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day on Monday? Fishtown certainly did, beneath the steady gaze of its new light-pole toppers: the wild turkey and white […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: Ben Simmons Sinks a Three

Ben Simmons isn’t like you and me. For starters, he’s not from around here. He dates supermodels. He makes movies. He makes Rookie of the Year. He […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: Our Very Own Ghost Ship

Goonies fans (and really, who’s not? “One-Eyed Willy!”) are already familiar with the concept of “ghost ships,” vessels found at sea with their crews either […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: I Got Yer First Stone Right Here

So here comes Carson King, a lighthearted young Iowa gridiron fan who hoists a sign in the background of the College Game Day show on […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: The Pumpkin Spice Phone

Our birthday happens to cozy right up to Halloween, and as a child, we preferred pumpkin pie to cake to fete the occasion. Anybody can have […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: It’s Very Corny

What a week, huh? The anniversary of 9/11. Tweet wars. Spy wars! Stock market agita. Hurricane-gate. Bye-bye, Bolton! T-shirts that never should have been worn. Football fireworks (and not […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: Greater Love Hath No Quarterback

If you’ve ever had a drink — and who hasn’t, really? — you can’t help but be impressed, as we were, by the dedication described […]