Happy 40th Anniversary, PW: Here's to Four Decades of Renegade Journalism

By Liz Spikol
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Intern(al) Affairs: Jeff Barg recalls some truly memorable characters and polls former interns on what it was like to work for free.

Cover Me Rad: Portraying the counter-cultural revolution. A look at some stories we just had to tell.

Coming of Age: The making of Philadelphia Weekly, from the Welcomat to now.

Musical Heirs: Former Music Editor Neil Ferguson and current Music Editor Brian McManus attempt their first sober conversation in six years.

High on the Blog: Meet Dan McQuade, the paper's first and only full-time blogger.

Staff infection: Joey Sweeney on being the most hated/most loved staffer at the paper.

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1. jj said... on May 5, 2011 at 07:06PM

“minor league 2nd rate journalisim is more like it. minorities&women madea&had all kinds of handouts long before this rag came along. jj”

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2. Ben M. said... on May 13, 2011 at 11:07AM

“I was a young adult just out of Penn when I started reading the weekly papers, including the Philadelphia Weekly. I was riding on the 1960 El trains. You remember, the ones with no air conditioning, so the windows were open, hot air was blowing, and the noise from the tunnel was so loud you couldn't hear yourself think? It was during that time on the El that I became a Philadelphian, reading PW as it chronicled the human side of a modern city. Philadelphia has always felt like a big-small town, which is why it appeals to me. PW, with Ms. Spikol, Mr. Whitaker, Ms. Gregory, Mr. Bevenour and so many others, consistently informed and entertained on my way to and from work with their witty and insightful writings and illustrations. In spite of the headwinds, I encourage you continue to do what you do so well.”

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