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We Want Answers: How Rebecca Rhynhart Pulled Off the Political Upset of the Year

When Philadelphians went to the polls during last spring’s primary, most eyes were on the city’s highly competitive DA’s race, in which ultra-progressive Larry Krasner […]

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We Want Answers: Maiken Scott

You were born in Germany. How did you end up in Philly? I made a mistake that ended up in my favor. When I was […]

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We Want Answers: Harold Honickman, Soda-Tax Opponent

The soda lobby has spent at least $1.7 million fighting Mayor Kenney’s proposed soda tax, which might actually pass next month. Why the effort? Is the […]

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We Want Answers: Yolanda Wisher

Congratulations on being named Philadelphia’s third poet laureate. What does the gig entail? It involves being an ambassador for poetry — an ambassador and advocate […]

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We Want Answers: Vatican Whisperer Rocco Palmo on Pope Francis

Your blog, Whispers in the Loggia, is one of the best sources of news and insight on the Vatican. How is it possible to do […]

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We Want Answers: New SRC Chair Marjorie Neff

The School District of Philadelphia has been beset in recent years by both financial and academic challenges. It seems to me you have the most […]

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We Want Answers: Geno Vento, Cheesesteak Heir

It’s been nearly four years since your father, Joey Vento, died. What’s the one thing you wish people knew about you and your dad? Dad […]

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We Want Answers: Emma Fried-Cassorla, Founder of Philly Love Notes

Your website, Philly Love Notes, lets people pay tribute to various things in our city. But you haven’t always loved Philly so much, have you? […]

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Rollie Massimino on Villanova’s 1985 Upset Over Georgetown

This is the 30th anniversary of Villanova’s historic upset over Georgetown in the NCAA Finals. How are you going to celebrate? Our players have come […]

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We Want Answers: Sally Elk, CEO, Eastern State Penitentiary

For years now, you’ve witnessed the phenomenon of people paying money to be petrified by other people. How do you explain this strange desire? It’s […]

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We Want Answers: Josh Innes, WIP Sports Talk Radio

How is Philly treating you more than half a year in? Considerably better than you might believe. Obviously, there are the comments you read online […]

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We Want Answers: David Devan, General Director of Opera Philadelphia

Earlier this season, you hosted a “Tweet at the Opera” experiment and something called a “Robot Opera.” Do you worry that any of this stuff […]

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We Want Answers: Naomi Adler, the First Female CEO of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia

You’re moving here from Westchester County, New York, to take this job. Philly can be frosty to outsiders. Are you worried? Oh no, I’ve already […]

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We Want Answers: James McBride

Congratulations on your National Book Award. Thank you. How does it feel to beat out George Saunders, the man who, according to the New York […]

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We Want Answers: Heather Mitts

You retired last spring with an announcement on Twitter. How did it feel when you hit “send”? It was tough. It was a long time […]