The Best Thing That Happened This Week

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: A Win for a William Penn Oak Tree

Life moves so fast these days that history might as well be a will-o’-the-wisp, here one instant, gone the next. There are still a few […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: Hooray for Lawyers!

We know, we know; we hate lawyers as much as the next guy. Maybe more so — we have some in our family. But we […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: The Sounds of Summer. Sort of.

Sure, this long stretch of enforced isolation has been hard. But you know what’s made it even harder? The dead silence in our backyard. For […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: Gritty’s Big Queer Eye Makeover

Oh, that we all had friends as devoted and loyal as the Phillie Phanatic, who recently, concerned about his good pal Gritty and hearing that […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: The Zoo Goes Greener

Happy National Pollinator Week! Pollination is how you and I and everything we eat got here, more or less, so it’s definitely worth celebrating. And […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: Malcolm Jenkins’s New Gig

Malcolm Jenkins has always been a Philly favorite. Though he started his NFL career with the New Orleans Saints, he was an Eagle for six […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: A High-School Graduation Like No Other

For 13,000 young people in this city, this week marked the end of a journey. At Girls’ High and Boys Latin, Bodine and Carver, Overbrook […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: We Voted

That was a helluva week, wasn’t it? Exhausting. Enervating. Disheartening. Thrilling. Protests, riots, incendiary rhetoric, stealthy statues, armed vigilantes, governments beating and tear-gassing their citizens … it […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: Let’s Pile Into the Car and Go Watch a Movie!

  When your business is a venerable 89-year-old wedding and banquet venue and coronavirus hits — well, you know what they say about necessity being […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: The Phanatic Is Toast

Sports fans of all sorts are growing increasingly restless, and in response, leagues are wracking their heads to figure out how and when it’s safe […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: A Penn Student Made This Stop-Motion Video of Her Daily Commute

You know the quarantine’s getting to you when you start to miss your daily commute. We know, because we’re missing ours: all 37 miles each […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: No, the Phillies Didn’t Scout Donald Trump in High School

We’re not saying the President of the United States is a liar. We prefer the term “embellisher,” particularly when it comes to the truth. Hey, […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: So At Least the English Language Isn’t Self-Isolating

Just when it seems like nobody is going anywhere or doing anything ever again, along comes Merriam-Webster to save us, with an announcement on Wednesday […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: Hey, Colonial Theatre, That’s Really Punny!

One of the major casualties of our modern age has been the pun. Once treasured as the product of quick and lively minds (see: Dorothy […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: The Delaware Is the River of the Year!

It always seemed a shame to us that we got the lovely name “Pennsylvania” for our state while the one just below us, not to […]