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Megan Boni, a.k.a. Girl On Couch, Explains Her TikTok Success

One day, you’re working a normal job, doing normal life things. The next day, you post a silly little video on TikTok and … boom! […]

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Rue Landau Gets Around Inside City Hall Using a Razor Scooter

In November, Rue Landau made history when she became the first openly gay person elected to City Council in Philadelphia. Here, she talks chemistry class, […]

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Marc Summers Explains Why Reality TV Sucks

Longtime Double Dare host and Food Network personality Marc Summers has plenty of connections to Philadelphia. He lived here for twelve years. Double Dare got […]

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Kalaya Owner “Nok” Defends Her $95 Tom Yum Soup

On April 10, 2019, the Thai scene in the entire Philadelphia region was upended when a woman known as Nok opened Kalaya, a tiny restaurant […]

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Philly’s Favorite Irishman Offers Some St. Patrick’s Day Advice

In 1994, a young man from Ireland known as Fergie staked his claim on an Irish pub on Sansom Street in Center City. Thirty years […]

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Meet the Philly Super-Musician Up for Two Grammys on Sunday

February is a big month for Adam Blackstone, whom you may have seen playing with Justin Timberlake on the most recent Saturday Night Live. On […]

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Low Cut Connie’s Adam Weiner Dislikes Phish As Much As You Do

Not too many current Philadelphia musicians can say that they are friends with Elton John and favorites of Barack Obama. But then there is Adam […]

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6ABC’s Alyana Gomez Talks Trash TV, Schuylkill Traffic and Pickleball

6ABC recently launched the region’s first all-women newscast, with Alicia Vitarelli, Alyana Gomez and Nydia Han behind the anchor desk and Karen Rogers holding down […]

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Philly Hip-Hop Legend Schoolly D Has a Message for Wannabe Rappers

Meek Mill. Lil Uzi Vert. Tierra Whack. Black Thought. All famous rappers from Philadelphia. But long before they started making rhymes and beats — and, […]

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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 … […]

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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. […]