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Jennifer Weiner Talks Zahav, Marijuana, and Madonna’s New Face

Nearly 20 years after her bestselling novel In Her Shoes became a big box office success, Queen Village author Jennifer Weiner is back with a […]

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This Philly Comedian Refuses to Apologize When He Offends

My full name is … Tu Rae Z. Gordon. The “Z” is only known to people I’ve had to dispose of. It stands for “Zanas,” […]

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Pennsylvania’s New Speaker of the House Talks the Bible, Beyoncé, and the Big Lie

After she became the Speaker of the House in Pennsylvania, we sat down with Joanna McClinton to learn all about it. My full name is […]

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Q&A: Michael Schulson on $5,000 Dinners and 95-Cent Pizza Slices

My full name is … Michael Jeffrey Schulson. Everybody in my family has a “J” name — my father, my brother, my boys. I grew […]

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Q&A: Preston & Steve’s Marisa Magnatta Talks Wawa Menu Hacks and Tina Fey

My full name is … Marisa Kanra Angelina Magnatta. Kanra is my mom’s first name, and Angelina is my confirmation name. I grew up … […]


Omar Tate Has Seen Enough of Your Butter Boards on TikTok

My full name is … Omar Aquill Tate. My mom got Omar from some book, but I’m not sure which one. It’s an Arabic name. […]

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Q&A: Sue Serio Talks Blown Forecasts, Snow-Day Prospects, and Delco Dining

My full name is … Susan Patricia Serio Vargus. I go by Sue Serio because I worked a long time under that name before I […]

gloria allred, quinta brunson, ryan long, brittany lynn, patty jackson, and yannick nezet seguin were among my favorite Philly Mag interviews of 2022
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My 20 Best Philly Mag Interviews of 2022

I do a lot of interviews for Philly Mag. In fact, I do two each month in the print issue — one that opens the […]

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Booze-and-Branding Guru Steven Grasse on His Just-Released Book and Whiskey

My full name is … Steven Alan Grasse. The more interesting name is my daughter’s: Kreider Chesterfield Grasse. I picked Chesterfield because it was the […]

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Malcolm Jenkins Says the Eagles Will Win the NFC East

My full name is … Malcolm Damari Jenkins. I’m named after Malcolm X, obviously. I grew up in … Piscataway. Now I live … between […]

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Ruben Amaro Jr. Talks Water Ice, Brisket and Blowing Bubbles

I was born at … Jefferson Hospital. We lived in Rhawnhurst before moving to Bustleton when I was in my early 20s, and my mom […]

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Hop Sing Laundromat’s Lê on His Ban List, Jack Nicholson, and the Key to His Success

Ten years ago this May, the mononymous man of mystery debuted Hop Sing Laundromat, the most talked-about cocktail spot in the city. Here, he pours […]

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Daryl Hall on Philly Soul, Flunking Bio at Temple, and Opening for Bowie

My full name is … Daryl Franklin Hall. All of my family on my father’s side seems to have “Franklin” in their names. We’re an […]

Ozark actor Bruce Davison
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Ozark Actor Bruce Davison on Growing Up in Delco and Being Eaten Alive by Rats

The new (and final) season of the hit Netflix show Ozark features actor Bruce Davison, who grew up in Delco. We caught up with him […]

Philadelphia chef Marcie Turney
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Chef Marcie Turney on Flipping Burgers, Adopting Babies and the Future of Her Restaurant Empire

My full name is … Marcie Blaine Turney. Blaine was my grandfather. His nickname was Bud, and so the Bud in Bud & Marilyn’s is […]