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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: A Bird-Flipping Hero for Our Times

Debra L. Cruise-Gulyas was having a very bad day back in June of 2017 in Taylor, Michigan. She was driving — in fact, she was speeding. […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: Use Your Freaking Turn Signal, You Jerk!

Philadelphia. We’re winners! The Super Bowl! James Beard noms! Bryce Harper! City of the Year!!! So none of us should be too upset that we only came in second […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: Parents, Rejoice! A Beer Hall … With a Playground

In general, we have to tell you, things were better in the old days. The grass was greener, the birds sang more sweetly, and the […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: Trump’s Report-Card Threats

Disgraced lawyer Michael Cohen isn’t anyone’s idea of a hero. His contrite testimony about Donald Trump before the House Oversight and Reform Committee on Wednesday […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: Small Dogs Go to La Salle

This week, La Salle University announced that starting in the fall, its St. George Hall will become the first local college dorm to be officially […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: OMG, Zoo Keys Are Back!

Somewhere in our house, we’ve still got it: the elephant-shaped Zoo Key we bought on our third-grade field trip to the Philadelphia Zoo. The key you […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: That’s Not American “Cheese” — This Is American Cheese

You know American cheese, right? Or, rather, American “cheese”? That stuff that can’t legally be sold as “cheese” because it’s, um, a cheese product, or […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: Let’s Roomba! Only Outside This Time!

We have a yawn/hate relationship with the Alexa our son-in-law gave us. It’s a lot of money for a kitchen timer, ya know? But every once […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: When Mascots Go Rogue

Mascots. Who doesn’t love ’em, right? Big soft floppy avatars of sports teams, colleges,  software systems, magazines … Their antics make us laugh; they run races, […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: Let’s Welcome Our Robot Overlords in Three … Two … One …

Philadelphia has, fairly or unfairly, a reputation as a tough town. Santa and the snowballs.  Frank Rizzo’s nightstick in his cummerbund. Boss Durham. Christine Flowers. […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: Temple’s Big Hoops Win

If you tuned into Wednesday night’s Sixers game because the team’s blizzarding of the Wizards on Tuesday whetted your appetite for the back-to-back rematch, we […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: Tom Wolf Buys Some Cool

We don’t know how you feel about Pennsylvania’s current governor, Tom Wolf, but we can guess how you don’t feel. We’re pretty sure you don’t […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: Emotional Support Chickens for All!

You remember the emotional support peacock, right? (He was owned by an “artist” who documented his doings on social media.) And the emotional support llamas? The […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: The Fight to Bring Amtrak’s Clack-Clack Back

First came the good news: 30th Street Station—the majestic Art Deco train hub in West Philly that through the years some individuals have officially renamed but hey, […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: A Clean Sweep! (Maybe … )

Back in (whoa!) 1988, we bought a house near 20th and Snyder in what was then known as South Philly but has now been gentrified into […]