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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: Vincent Velasquez Made His Presence Known

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We Want Answers: Yolanda Wisher

Congratulations on being named Philadelphia’s third poet laureate. What does the gig entail? It involves being an ambassador for poetry — an ambassador and advocate […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: Sam Hinkie’s 13-Page Resignation Letter

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The Rowhome Is Us

Back in 1954, my neighbor John paid $8,000 for a 1,200-square-foot rowhome, one of 30 identical homes on the block, all built in the 1930s […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: ’Nova, Never a Doubt

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How I Chose the 50 Best Shops in Philadelphia

I’ve been covering the Philly shopping scene for over six years now. I consider many of the city’s shop owners to be a particular sort of friend […]

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Bill Hite Has the Hardest Job in the Country

On the third Thursday of every month, William Hite is subjected to four hours of ritual torture. The sessions take place in an auditorium at […]

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It’s Time for a Real Crackdown on Smoking in Pennsylvania

We like to talk about the cleaner, more progressive Philadelphia — hammocks on the waterfront, yoga in the park, open streets, bike sharing — but […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: Lisa Nutter Went Wheeling and Dealing in Cuba

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How Penn Parties Now

It takes three seconds for the champagne to spurt out once the bottle’s opened — four and a half if you’re lucky. Minutes before midnight, […]

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What Are the Chances? A Tale of Love vs. Big Medicine

Hooman Noorchashm would not shut up. The emails went sailing out from his laptop at all hours of the day and night, to physicians, to […]

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Best Thing That Happened This Week: The School District Laid Out a Radical Goal

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The End of the Tank Job: Why the Sixers Stopped Trying to Lose

At the time, it seemed that a punch in Boston was the end of The Process. Sam Hinkie, the general manager of the Philadelphia 76ers, […]

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Requiem for a Gangster

Sam “Beyah” Christian died last Sunday without so much as a single headline to note his passing. Two weeks shy of age 77, he had […]

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One of Us: Fergus Carey

My name is … Fergus Carey, but I play the role of “Fergie” in the City of Philadelphia. Fergus was a wise and sexy king. […]