Why Philly's Free Library of tomorrow will look more like a coworking hub

Library chief Siobhan Reardon contemplates how a $25 million gift will help change the future.

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Posted Dec. 17, 2014 | Comments: 1

NEWS AND OPINION > COVER STORY

By Nina Sachdev Hoffmann and Joel Hoffmann

How should Rolling Stone have handled its rape story differently? Here's how we did it

In 2012, we collected, edited and published a book of first-person stories by sexual assault survivors. We didn't try to tell their stories for them. We just made sure to be careful about which truths could and couldn't be confirmed.

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Posted Dec. 10, 2014 | Comments: 3

PW's Holiday Guide 2014

We’ve got dozens of ways to make the season bright: Festive celebrations! Xmas eve dinners! A shop-local gift guide—and more!

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Posted Dec. 3, 2014 | Comments: 1

What if the Philly mayor's race were the Hunger Games?

This past week, the 2015 mayor’s race heated up, as former district attorney Lynne Abraham and state Senator Anthony Hardy Williams both threw their hats in the ring, joining already-announced candidates Terry Gillen and Ken Trujillo.

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Posted Nov. 26, 2014 | Comments: 2

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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 [...]