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Mike Rossi’s Endless Marathon

It’s come to this, for Mike Rossi. He’s a karaoke DJ at a bar on Old York Road in Abington. At first glance, the Kitchen […]


Under the Influence

Outside the Art Alliance on 18th Street, a paper airplane’s toss from Rittenhouse Square, it’s just another day at the virtual office for Ian Michael […]

Birds 24/7

Zone Read: Eagles-Washington, the Day After

Nick Foles walked slowly and gingerly from his locker to the podium in the media room at Lincoln Financial Field. He had removed his jersey […]

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Just Who Is Maria Papadakis?

I’m roaming around a giant warehouse by the Delaware River, looking for Maria Papadakis. Maria isn’t hard to spot when she’s onstage with a mic in her […]

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Little Boy Lost: John Bolaris Has Some Regrets

John Bolaris is in a bit of a pickle, as John Bolaris often is. He wants to talk, he really does. But talking always seems […]

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Will This Doctor Hurt Your Baby?

A few years ago, Paul Offit found himself in a small room with a bob-haired American mother of three who was so mad at him […]

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Would You Trust This Man With Your Neighborhood?

One morning in late June, real estate developer Bart Blatstein drove his black Cadillac to a mammoth vacant lot on 2nd Street just south of […]

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Tyrone Gilliams: Ivy League Scam Artist

In December 2010, a tall, puffy 40-something ex-Penn basketball player named Tyrone L. Gilliams Jr. announced that it was time for him—for all of us—to […]

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7 New England Getaways No Philadelphian Should Miss

  Nantucket, Massachusetts For the island charm Talk to folks on Nantucket, and you’ll find a refreshing determination among visitors, seasonal residents and locals alike: […]


The No-Bullshit City Council At-Large Election Guide

It’s totally OK if you haven’t been paying attention to Philadelphia’s Democratic City Council At-Large race. The contest hasn’t grabbed a lot of headlines, with […]