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Leni Lenape sculptures
City Life

The Best Thing That Happened This Week: Not Just Fishtown Anymore

Did you celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day on Monday? Fishtown certainly did, beneath the steady gaze of its new light-pole toppers: the wild turkey and white […]

ben simmons three pointer
City Life

The Best Thing That Happened This Week: Ben Simmons Sinks a Three

Ben Simmons isn’t like you and me. For starters, he’s not from around here. He dates supermodels. He makes movies. He makes Rookie of the Year. He […]

ghost ship philadelphia
City Life

The Best Thing That Happened This Week: Our Very Own Ghost Ship

Goonies fans (and really, who’s not? “One-Eyed Willy!”) are already familiar with the concept of “ghost ships,” vessels found at sea with their crews either […]

carson king
City Life

The Best Thing That Happened This Week: I Got Yer First Stone Right Here

So here comes Carson King, a lighthearted young Iowa gridiron fan who hoists a sign in the background of the College Game Day show on […]

pumpkin spice phone
City Life

The Best Thing That Happened This Week: The Pumpkin Spice Phone

Our birthday happens to cozy right up to Halloween, and as a child, we preferred pumpkin pie to cake to fete the occasion. Anybody can have […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: It’s Very Corny

What a week, huh? The anniversary of 9/11. Tweet wars. Spy wars! Stock market agita. Hurricane-gate. Bye-bye, Bolton! T-shirts that never should have been worn. Football fireworks (and not […]

carson wentz dinner
City Life

The Best Thing That Happened This Week: Greater Love Hath No Quarterback

If you’ve ever had a drink — and who hasn’t, really? — you can’t help but be impressed, as we were, by the dedication described […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: Carli Lloyd’s NFL Offers

We’ve long been of the opinion that the most fraught position in all of pro sports is that of field-goal kicker. Don’t agree? Here’s one […]

wawa beer
City Life

The Best Thing That Happened This Week: D.C. Gripes as Wawa Invades

So the Washington City Paper had a recent piece in which a bunch of losers and weirdoes griped and bitched about Wawa moving into their city […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: Alejandro Bedoya’s Awesome Audacity

If you’re one of those people who think sports stars should stick to sports, you probably didn’t appreciate what Philadelphia Union captain and U.S. Men’s National […]

woodstock is dead
City Life

The Best Thing That Happened This Week: Woodstock Is Dead

We live in an age of excess. Once is never, ever enough anymore. You liked the 1991 Disney animated movie Beauty and the Beast? Then you […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: They’re Doing Another Rocky Movie!

Hey, we’re Philadelphians. You know we love Rocky — the “yo’s,” the rowhouse squalor, Butkus and the turtles named “Cuff” and “Link.” And even though Rocky’s creator, Sylvester […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: A Bird-Brained Scheme

Do you like birds? We don’t like birds. They’re scary. And noisy. They’re really leftover dinosaurs. The fact that some people actually choose to keep them in […]

Stu Bykofsky
City Life

The Best Thing That Happened This Week: Bye-Kofsky!

Aw, Stu. We can’t exactly say we barely knew ya. Not when every time we turned around, there you were with your musty, moldering, antediluvian […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: Frenchy’s Folds It Up

The company known as Adventure Golf South, LLC, has a talent for pissing off Jersey Shore-goers. Last year, the heat was over its plan to […]