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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: Patti LaBelle Gushes About Philly in the New York Times

Okay, so everybody’s been talking about Dolly Parton and Barack Obama. But there are three divas featured in the new issue of T, the New […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: We Gave Thanks

We’ll be frank: This wasn’t the easiest year in which to be grateful. Give thanks for what? Being alive? Being alone? Being afraid? Many fewer […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: The Union Land Two Big Awards!

Have you had it with the Eagles? Are you fed up with the Phillies? Sick to death of the Sixers? Ready to say “F U” […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: Japan’s President Biden Burger

The heck with recounts and lawsuits; it’s official now. Joe Biden is the president-elect of these United States — at least, according to Tsunami Navy […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: Alec Bohm Is Up for Rookie of the Year!

The last time the Phillies had themselves a National League Rookie of the Year, it was 2005, and the honoree was one Ryan Howard, a.k.a. […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: All Hallows’ Eve

In the Western Christian calendar, the final day of October is All Hallows’ Eve, a.k.a. All Saints’ Eve, a.k.a. Allhallowtide. Traditionally, it marks the start […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: One More Trump Campaign Lie Bites the Dust

Under holiday-appropriate immigration policy ghoul Stephen Miller, the Trump administration has been busily chattering about how “sanctuary city” policies like the one enacted in Philly by […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: Robeson’s Richard Gordon Is the Best Principal in All the Land!

Back in 2013, the Philadelphia School District was planning on shuttering West Philly’s Paul Robeson High School for Human Services. The all-city-admission school, housed in […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: Joe Biden Quotes the Sixers’ New Coach

It wasn’t four score and seven years ago that the Sixers named a new head coach — it was only a week ago, actually. But […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: “Bad Things Happen in Philadelphia”

These haven’t been the easiest of times in the City of Brotherly Love. There’s the, um, Carson Wentz problem. The Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: Buh-Bye, Summer From Hell

The crop is in!! — Not4Nothing (@fbonn2000) June 21, 2020   Happy autumnal equinox, the date this time of year on which day and night […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: Trump’s Philly Town-Hall Disaster

On Tuesday evening, President Donald Trump appeared here in our city, where the founding fathers he’s so fond of proclaimed the existence of truths that […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: The “Tell Your Dog I Said Hi” Mask

If the closure of gyms, not to mention civilization, because of COVID-19 has thrown you out on the sidewalks of your town for exercise, you […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: A New Record on the Appalachian Trail

If you’ve pretty much been sitting at home on your couch for the past six months, you’re not gonna want to hear about Liz Anjos. […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: The Girl Scouts Get a New Look

There’s been a lot of news on the Girl Scout front lately. Earlier this month, the organization unveiled a brand-new cookie flavor: the Toast-Yay!, shaped […]