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By Michael Alan Goldberg

Pennhurst: Haunted by Its Past, Unsure of Its Future

From the start, Pennhurst hospital was doomed to fail. Residents poured in from all over the region, and by 1910 administrators were already complaining about extreme overcrowding and severe underfunding from the state. Now, residents of Spring City say a new haunted house exploits the most tragic elements of the hospital's history.

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Posted Oct. 12, 2010 | Comments: 58

NEWS AND OPINION

By Emily Crawford

Yes Men Tackle One Lie at a Time

The Yes Men are responsible for all manner of performances and social actions, but their main shtick is to impersonate corporate representatives dispersing misinformation. And yes, a lot of what they do entails lying, breaking the law and committing fraud.

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Posted Oct. 12, 2010 | Comments: 1

NEWS AND OPINION

By Aaron Kase

Asian Lesbians Find Their Niche

Philadelphia had no existing organization providing exactly what Megumi Kanada was looking for, so she and some friends decided to start their own group: Hotpot!, a community designed specifically for queer-identified Asian and Pacific Islander women and more.

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Posted Oct. 12, 2010 | Comments: 3

NEWS AND OPINION

By Randy LoBasso

The Republicrats

Hate to say it, but sometimes Republicans can serve a purpose. And the lack of any real Republican voice against the Democratically-led City government has been deafening, especially lately. So, where’s the Republican counter-punch now that we need it?

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Posted Oct. 12, 2010 | Comments: 3