NEWS AND OPINION

By First Person Arts

First Person Arts Podcast: Fall Down, Go Boom

Two stories of childhood play with smashing endings. Featuring storytellers Dave Hillis and Kathy Houng.

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Posted Apr. 22, 2015 | Comments: 0

Savage Love

I’m an American woman living abroad and have started a relationship with a wonderful man from a Middle Eastern country. We are having a great time exploring what is a foreign country for both of us.

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Posted Apr. 22, 2015 | Comments: 0

NEWS AND OPINION

By Timaree Schmit

Philly women need to take back the night, and here's why

In response to Speeth’s death, the first documented Take Back the Night event was organized in October of 1975. It built from the progress of American activists galvanized by the serial murders of women of color

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Posted Apr. 22, 2015 | Comments: 0

I didn’t invite you to my gay wedding, Rick Santorum

Our former senator says he won’t grace gay couples with his presence. Were we worried?

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Posted Apr. 22, 2015 | Comments: 1

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By Josh Kruger

Right now, we’re all being bombarded by negative ads in the run up to next Tuesday’s primary.  Everybody hates this shit.  Specifically, two ads have gotten our attention lately:  One from the governor’s race and another from PA-13, which we’re referring to as “GIRL PLEASE” AND “AWESOME SAUCE TASTES LIKE…” First up, Tom Corbett’s take on Democrat Tom Wolf’s [...]

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“Tips for Jesus” hits Philly; man leaves $7,000
By Josh Kruger

There’s a mysterious, awesome movement afoot right now in America: It was (probably) begun by a corporate executive, and it’s hit more than a dozen cities across the country. The mission: make the world a better place one ridiculously large tip at a time. Usually to often overworked, underpaid waitstaff and bartenders. And it seems that [...]