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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 […]

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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 […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: The Phillies’ Bamboo Voodoo

The month of June hadn’t been kind to the Philadelphia Phillies. The team went into Monday night’s game having lost seven straight, including a 15-1 mauling by […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: Stormy Weather in Washington, D.C.

If you settled in to watch the Phillies play the Nats on Monday night — scheduled game time: 7:05 — we hope you had at […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: Rick Santorum Clears Up That Whole Bitcoin Business for Us

We have several nieces and nephews graduating from assorted schools this year, and as a novelty, we’re sending them graduation cards containing cash, a.k.a. paper […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: During Trump State Visit, Some Truly Royal Shade

So President Trump packed up some ill-fitting suits and headed off to impose himself on our nation’s closest friend and ally this week, for which all […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: It’s Good to Have Goals

The roster of the men’s lacrosse team at tony Amherst College in Amherst, Massachusetts, crisscrosses the nation: Players hail from Kentucky, California, Florida, Illinois, Virginia, Michigan, […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: Out With the Old …

There are several ways to look at the fact that Ronald Donatucci has served as Philadelphia’s Register of Wills since 1980. One is: Over the […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: A Liberty Bell Brouhaha

On Tuesday, a Very Serious Intellectual Guy named Dennis Prager published a piece for a Very Serious Intellectual Magazine, the National Review, headlined “Does the Liberty Bell […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: Making It Rein

A quarter-century ago, a woman named Lezlie Hiner thought a novel way to help at-risk city kids might be to teach them to ride horses. Hiner’s […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: Dr. Phil’s Faux Pas

Friend-of-Oprah Dr. Phil (real name: Phillip Calvin McGraw) is a phony TV life coach who has proved himself to be anti-gay; a hypocrite (he was best man […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: The End of International House

Sometimes it’s hard to know what to make of this city. Within the space of a week, the Flyers tore down a statue of Kate […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: The Great State Amphibian Debate

In recent months, our state legislature has been, um, mired in a furious argument over whether to name the Eastern hellbender or Wehrle’s salamander Pennsylvania’s official state […]