Conversation Issue

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On Marriage, Part II: Ali Velshi and Lori Wachs

ALI [Al Jazeera America host]: We’ve been married five years. We met on my show. LORI [president, cross ledge investments]: It was my first time […]

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On Marriage, Part I: Ralph and Suzanne Roberts

SUZANNE: We’ve been married for 72 years. You need a wonderful love — and a super sex life. But when you get up in your […]

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Is Feminism Dead? Two Philadelphia Millennials Weigh In

Our baby boomer reporter chats women’s rights and labels with Layla Jones, 21, a Web content producer, and Janan McCormick, 23, a nurse. PM: Do […]

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Nathaniel Popkin and Diana Lind on Architecture

NATHANIEL: The Athenaeum made both of our lists of favorite buildings in Philadelphia. What is it you like about it? DIANA: The Athenaeum is like […]

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John Bolaris and Stu Bykofsky on Gossip

The Story That Won’t Go Away VICTOR: Stu, what were your first gossip items about John? JOHN: I lied about my age. But I had […]

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Dancing With Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown

Time: 9 p.m. Day: Thursday. Location: 7165 Lounge. [Reynolds Brown pulls out a binder full of old photographs and a folder stuffed with press clips […]

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Former Ambassador Joe Torsella and FringeArts’s Nick Stuccio on Friendship

PM: You guys have both had successful careers. Joe, you launched the Constitution Center and were recently an ambassador to the U.N. Nick, you founded […]

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Riding With Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey

Time: 3 p.m. Day: Monday. Location: PPD Car 1. A conversation with Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey can take unpredictable turns, like the hard right his […]

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The Taney Dragons Speak!

PM: Could any of you have predicted you’d go to the World Series? Jared Sprague-Lott: I knew we had the talent, but if you run […]

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Kurt Vile on the Creative Process

PM: When does the process for creating a new album begin? KURT: I’m always creating — at least writing. One thing ricochets off the other. […]

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Chris Matthews and Ed Rendell Talk (and Talk) Politics

PM: When did you guys first meet? ED: [laughs] I have no idea. CHRIS: I just remember that he and Billy Green [then Philadelphia’s mayor] […]

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Funny Talk: A Text Conversation With Philly Comedians Chip Chantry and Jim Grammond

Chip Chantry and Jim Grammond are writing partners for the local sketch-comedy show Dog Mountain, performing at Philly Improv Theater on November 13th, 14th, 20th […]

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Broad City’s Abbi Jacobson on Comedy and the Troc

PM: So you’re pretty deep into production for season two of Broad City? Abbi: Yeah, we’re actually done tomorrow, so it’s really nuts. I’m standing […]

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Michael Solomonov and Marc Vetri on Being a Celebrity Chef in Philadelphia

[Sitting in Vetri’s recently renovated upstairs private dining room] Michael: Wow, look at this. I used to sleep on a cot in that corner. Marc: […]

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The Amazing Adventures of WMMR’s Preston and Steve

Illustrations by Danny Hellman