How a Willow Grove Business Made Trump Look Very Smart About Immigration

“We accept responsibility for the charges as outlined, and we apologize to our customers, associates and all other stakeholders for what has occurred.” Those words […]


Dear Philly: Stop Patting Yourself On the Back for the Octavius Catto Statue

In case you missed it, the Octavius Catto statue was finally unveiled at City Hall on Tuesday. There were lots of Very Important People. There […]

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Stop Using the Poor to Justify Your Hatred of the Soda Tax

For reasons that I’ll get into later in this column, I don’t eat a lot of pie. But over the Fourth of July weekend, I […]

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Dear Fitness Studios: You’re Doing Too Much

For some folks, the 60 or so minutes spent in a workout is the sole hour of the day that is completely theirs — free of technology […]

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OPINION: It’s Time to Ban “No Fats, No Fems”

I couldn’t help but find myself annoyed this week to find out that a term I thought was going to fade out eventually just went […]


What Everyone Is Avoiding Saying About Hillary Clinton’s Email Scandal

Like everybody else, I’ve been reading way too much about Hillary Clinton’s emails. I’ve read that her use of a private in-house server violated federal […]


Dear Le Bok Fin Haters: Quit Your Whining

Did you hear about the latest scourge of Philadelphia? No, it’s not the violence in the streets or the corruption and incompetence in public office […]


How Did I Go This Long Without UberX in My Life?

As is the case with most things that involve my phone, I was late to the UberX game. It’s not that I didn’t have a […]


Here’s What’s Missing From the #BlackLivesMatter Discussion

There are missing pieces in the coverage of Black Lives Matter. Yes, putting an end to abuse of force by the police is a primary […]


How Did Dîner en Blanc Become Philadelphia’s Most Polarizing Event?

It’s not that I hate Diner en Blanc. It’s more that I really, really hate Diner en Blanc. That is, if Diner en Blanc actually exists. […]


The 10 Worst Tourist Traps in Philadelphia, Ranked

So, you’re planning a trip to Philadelphia to see the pope, or for a convention, or for the Dalai Lama, or to attend the DNC, […]


Is Stripper Registry Bill a Trojan Horse Meant to Shut Down Nudie Bars?

I don’t like strip clubs. The first time I went to a nudie bar, I felt like I was watching pornography with a room full […]


Why Are You Walking Barefoot Around Center City?

It was 11 a.m. on a Friday at 15th and Locust when I saw it: a man, in nice khakis and a polo, holding his […]

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Why You Won’t Find Me in a Yoga Class

I’m no stranger to doing things that make me uncomfortable. When I first began dabbling in CrossFit last year, I worried about walking into a […]

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Expert Opinion: The Most Important Ingredients for Lasting Weight Loss

In my work as a weight-loss expert, people often ask me which diet plan is the best. They’re usually surprised when I don’t have an answer. I […]