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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 […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: Statesmanship on a Roll

There have in the past been moments when otherwise obscure social media accounts ascended, or were pushed, to greatness. We’re thinking of Dan Drezner’s recurrent […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: Golf Cart Blanche

Golfers! They’re not like you and me, are they? For one thing, they have all the time in the world, since it takes nearly four […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: Hey, What Was That?

They’ve been waking us up every morning with their goddamn racket. Robins, finches, sparrows, chickadees — yada yada yada! Those mourning doves with their Whooooo whoooo whooooing. […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: Big Wheel Keeps On Turnin’

A funny thing happened on Thursday at 11:50 p.m., in the midst of unspeakable trouble and woe. With the shadows gathering, with the bad guys […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: We’re All in This Together, Apart

Let’s just say our city has a certain reputation for … stubbornness. For clinging to the past. (Hey, our past is illustrious!) For not changing […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: ESPN’s Sixers Mercy Killing

Are you still watching the Sixers? We’re still watching the Sixers. True fans watch the Sixers even when the Process has been severely disrupted — […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: No More Fun for You, Mascots!

There was a time, not so long ago, when team mascots were comical dopey-looking creatures who made kids at sporting events laugh by shooting t-shirts […]