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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 […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: The Baby, the Eagles Hat and the Massachusetts State Troopers

Okay, so technically this happened last week, but when a tree falls in the forest and all that, and it wasn’t until this week — […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: Thank U, Amazon, Next!

It happens so often, really, that it’s become a cliché: You meet the guy of your dreams. You fall hard, hard like week-old soft pretzels. […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: Our Raucous Caucus

Just a few years ago, the biggest question about American democracy was whether it would wither from lack of participation. Nationwide turnout for the midterm […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: Something Truly Terrifying

On Wednesday night, as soon as it got dark, a whole lot of strangers climbed the stairs to our front porch and knocked on our […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: An Error of Biblical Proportions

When last we were paying any attention to the Museum of the Bible, the D.C.-based evangelical extravaganza funded by the Green family of Hobby Lobby fame, […]