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Margaret Cho Finds Her Roots

Margaret Cho may be more closely associated with her gay-empowering comedy routines with no shortage of blue material (hello, Gwen!) but the comedian takes a […]

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Local Gay News Coverage Creates Controversy

Please note that any statements quoted from social media sites like Facebook and Twitter appear below verbatim. No changes have been made to incorrect usage […]

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Grantland.com, Longreads.com, and Four Other Things You Ought to Be Reading

Wait, another list? Oof. Enough with the year-end lists already! Agreed, but, please, there are reasons for year-end lists: (1) readership is down between Christmas […]

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Exploding Churros: A Lesson In Modern Journalism

I have two things to say about this story from the Washington Post regarding exploding churros and the Chilean justice system: 1) This is why […]

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Philadelphia’s Hottest Restaurant Neighborhoods

The January Philadelphia magazine is on sale now and features the area’s hottest neighborhoods and towns for restaurants. Welcome to the Neighborhoods [Philadelphia magazine] Best […]

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Diego’s Tequila Bar Is Coming to Media

Diego’s Cantina and Tequila Bar is coming to Media. From the team behind Media’s Picasso Restaurant and Bar, this restaurant will feature an open kitchen […]

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Jim Gardner Tweets His Way Into Hearts of PSU Students

In the midst of Penn State’s child sex-abuse scandal, an unlikely student hero has emerged: 6ABC’s Jim Gardner. In 140 characters or less, the Philly […]

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AP’s Twitter Policy Raises Question of Reporter Objectivity

Earlier this month the Associated Press amended its seven pages of social media guidelines to include a  warning to its reporters and editors against retweeting […]

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Where Journalism Drinks In Philly

I was first invited to Center City’s Pen & Pencil Club—the country’s oldest private club for journalists—by my brother, Steven Volk. When I walked in, […]

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Daily News Throws Tantrum!

It may have been the juxtaposition that made the two headlines so jarring. There on the left of page 16 of last Friday’s Daily News […]

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Hank Williams Jr. Did Not Compare President Obama to Adolf Hitler

Yesterday afternoon, I caught a segment of NPR’s Tell Me More, in which host Michel Martin and guests from ESPN Magazine, USA Today and something called […]

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FOX 29 Reports That Christie Won’t Run for President

FOX 29 is reporting that sources close to Governor Chris Christie have said that he will not make a run for the GOP candidacy for […]

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Wanda Sykes Had Breast Cancer

Wanda Sykes revealed on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” that she had breast cancer. Sykes was diagnosed after lab work came back following a breast reduction […]

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SI.com to Stream “Battle of I-95” at the Palestra

On Sunday evening, many of the NBA’s mega-stars will make their way to Philadelphia to sully up the Palestra with over-hyped dunks, unnecessary trick passes […]

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Suburban Snacks: Feliz Prix Fixe, The Paesano’s of Pizza and Food Trucks in West Chester

Monday through Thursday Cantina Feliz is offering a $19.95 three-course prix fixe menu. The special three-course menu is available between 3 and 5:30 p.m. and […]