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LGBT Brigade Expands for 2014 Year’s Mummers Festivities

Last New Year’s Brittany Lynn and her Drag Mafia made history when they brought drag back to the annual Mummers parade. For the first time […]

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Mummers Get Casino Sponsorship for Three More Years

Philadelphia Business News reports: Television coverage of the New Year’s Day Mummers Parade is assured for at least three more years. SugarHouse Casino said Tuesday […]

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Mummers Finally Apologize…Not for Racism

Every year the Mummers do stuff that seems really racist to some and ohwateva innocuous to others. But this year, the outcry was fiercer than […]

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Yo Mummers, Occupy Philebrity!

You may recall that in late 2011, Philly Mag provocatively called for the abolition of the Mummers. Reveling in the infamous foyer showdown that got […]

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Is This Mummers Routine Racist?

I was struggling to explain the Mummers to a friend of mine from out of town the other day, when it hit me. “Lots of […]

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New Year’s Day the Most Dangerous of Year for Pedestrians

Public service announcement: According to a study flagged by the Washington Post, more pedestrian deaths occur on New Year’s Day than any other time of […]

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Our Love-Hate Tradition With the Mummers

The first words I read yesterday were “‘TWO STREET’ TRAGEDY’ Fire destroys Fralinger String Band’s props & floats.” I gasped. “Oh my god,” I said […]

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Mummers’ Stuff Unscathed by South Philly Fire

They said the show would go on, with or without their equipment. And there was no reason not to believe the champion Fralinger String Band […]

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Fire May Have Damaged Mummers Equipment

Three weeks before the parade, fire crews are at the scene of a South Philly fire that may have destroyed a considerable amount of Mummers […]

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A Mummer Runs for Congress

Last year, congressional redistricting initiated by the Republican-controlled legislature in Harrisburg took a chainsaw to Pennsylvania’s 7th District, turning it into what the National Journal […]

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Bobrovsky Named Starting Goalie for Winter Classic

Bob to Start Winter Classic at 3 p.m. The weather forecast pushed the puck drop of today’s Winter Classic back to 3 p.m., and Lavy […]

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Former Pens Jagr and Talbot Score as Flyers Beat Pittsburgh Again

Jagr and Talbot Score as Flyers Beat Pens. Both former Pens found the net in Philadelphia’s 4-2 victory in Pittsburgh last night. Jagr celebrated with […]

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Post-Sex Scandal, the Mummers Need to Save Face

According to a piece in Saturday’s Inquirer, there might not be a Santa Claus—at least not in Hatboro this year.  Hatboro’s Chamber of Commerce says […]

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If the City Can Pay for Occupy Philly, Why Can’t It Fund the Mummers Parade?

The Occupy Philly effort has certainly captured our civic and national attention. Citizens and commentators wrestle with the larger questions of what this movement wants […]

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Why Weren’t Mummers Arrested in the Prostitution Bust?

I don’t think that Philadelphia police and prosecutors are intentionally sexist. But the prostitution bust at the Mummers’ Downtown Fancy Brigade clubhouse sure makes them […]