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It Happened Today: Jeffrey Lurie Bought the Eagles, Lenny Dykstra and Darren Daulton Almost Died, and Some Guy in the Northeast Won the Lottery Twice

Lenny Dykstra and Darren Daulton probably do not have fond memories of this day in 1991. After attending a party, Dykstra slammed his red Mercedes […]

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How a Half-Million-Dollar Statue Can Point Us to the Future

This town has developed a bad habit of blotting our collective memory. Philadelphia’s an aging railroad and industrial city struggling to evolve into the place […]

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Southerners Are Still Revising Civil War History

Last Tuesday was the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War, and southern apologists and revisionists continue their rewriting of American history by […]

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The Battle of Historic Philadelphia

It started out as a solid plan. We would take our houseguest on a tour of historic Philadelphia on a Saturday afternoon. I love the […]

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Remembering Charles Bowser

In 2000, which was five years before he retired, Charles W. Bowser, Esquire called my small solo practitioner law office and left a voice mail […]

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The Gay Philly Football Star

Chely Wright has put the queer into country. Faster than you can say “Shut Up and Drive,” Wright came out yesterday to People.com, making her […]

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Remembering Camp William Penn

Salon.com is getting deserved accolades for its investigation uncovering the story of graves neglected and disrespected at Arlington National Cemetery. The graves contain the remains […]