Why a crew of Philly educators are taking their kids down to the river

The Philadelphia Wooden Boat Factory wants students to become captains of their own destinies.

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Posted Jul. 30, 2014 | Comments: 0

The bizarre 48-hour news cycle when Philly police & Star Wars fans both discussed cutting off people's hands

Media critic and Muslim commentator Zaki Hasan offers a unique perspective.

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Posted Jul. 23, 2014 | Comments: 3

Why Meek Mill's jail time should have been avoidable

A judge’s decree forces Mill to take time off from his rap career and go to jail for what could easily have been avoided.

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Posted Jul. 16, 2014 | Comments: 16

The life of a pizza-counter man: thin crusts and puking drunks

Meet the guitar-strumming ex-New Yorker whose name is on the sign at Pete's Pizza Joint.

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Posted Jul. 9, 2014 | Comments: 0

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Pa-Gov: Here’s one ad we love—and one we hate
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 [...]