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NEWS AND OPINION

By Liz Spikol

Former Editor Tim Whitaker Waxes Nostalgic

I think there were two periods when PW was really good—one was when we had Rick Fellinger, Karen Abbott and Solomon Jones. I’m so hesitant to name these people because I’m so afraid I’m going to leave somebody out. Then at the end, the year before I left, the paper won the most awards in its history.

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NEWS AND OPINION

By Steve Volk

Former Staff Writer Steve Volk Reflects on the Paper He Loved

Hard to believe now, but there was a time when every self-respecting bar, brew pub and restaurant in this city had to toss some money inside our doors. That unseemly bit of commerce, however, translated directly into paying jobs.

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Coming of Age: Philadelphia Weekly in the Making

Seeking a wider audience, the paper sheds its tabloid look in May 1995. The provocative cover and accompanying narrative signals the Welcomat’s transition from a community oriented pub to a formidable player in the alternative weekly arena.

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