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Live Aid in Philly: An Oral History

It was July 13, 1985. Two months earlier, Philadelphia had made international news when it dropped a bomb on its own citizens. But on this […]

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DJ Robert Drake on Living in Mummerville and the One Holiday Song He’ll Never Play

My full name is … Robert Alan Drake. I’d like to think my initials — RAD — represent me in the ’80s. I grew up […]

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Philly Loves Bowie Week Returns and Is Bigger and Better Than Ever

Is that David Bowie grilling hamburgers for people inside Veterans Stadium? Yep. It happened in 1987 during his “Glass Spider” tour, and it was one […]

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Why Do You People Hate Meteorologists So Much?

As Stella makes its way out of the Philadelphia area, a lot of people are pissed. Pissed that they’re stuck in the house with their […]

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Can Fox’s Rocky Horror Reboot Possibly Be Any Good?

On Thursday night, Fox is set to debut its television musical version of legendary cult classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show, and the reviewers who […]

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AccuWeather Claims It Can Predict What the Weather Will Be 90 Days from Now

Each year, as winter approaches, we have a bit of fun when the local weather folks deliver their long-range winter outlooks, attempting to tell us that […]

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10 Awesome Christmas Songs You’ve Probably Never Heard

Most folks have a love-hate relationship with Christmas songs. Perhaps it’s the feeling of being forced to embrace the season regardless of what life has thrown […]

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PHOTOS: Community Leaders Remember AIDS Victims at Ceremony in LOVE Park

G Philly and I were honored to be included in an event hosted by ActionAIDS yesterday, where community leaders gathered to read aloud 5,000 names […]

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Here’s What to Expect When You Wake Up Tuesday Morning

Yet again, Philadelphia is bracing for a snowstorm that might or might not happen. Everyone seems to agree that snow is coming. But how much […]

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Christmas Music 101 With Night Before On XPN Host Robert Drake

For the 22nd year in a row, WXPN host—and our 2014 Best of Philly pick for Best DJ—Robert Drake will stay up for 24 hours on […]

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Philly-Based Documentary Where I Am Available on Netflix Instant Streaming

Where I Am — Pamela Drynan’s 2013 documentary concerning Philadelphia writer Robert Drake — is now available to stream instantly on Netflix. The film catches […]