Where the Sidewalk Ends

About 9 p.m. on Sunday, a line forms on the sidewalk at Eighth and Arch streets. People are waiting to get inside a makeshift "cafe," a space leased by the city to give homeless people a safe, warm p...

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Posted Dec. 31, 2008 | Comments: 6

Post-Dramatic Stress Disorder

Before last month, the most bizarre thing I'd ever witnessed on Broad Street happened on Election Day 2004. Walking to my polling place, I saw a man hunker down and take a shit on the sidewalk in fro...

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Posted Nov. 19, 2008 | Comments: 1

Laptop Anthropologist

My new friend Juli invited me to a party for transgendered people out in the 'burbs. After hours at a fancy restaurant in a posh pocket of manure-smelling McCain country is the unlikely spot where me...

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Posted Oct. 8, 2008 | Comments: 6

Laptop Anthropologist

Ex-lovers--not that I talk to them--would tell you I'm not very nostalgic. I've always associated the saccharine sentimentality required for full-on nostalgia with stereotypical femininity, which is ...

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Posted Sep. 17, 2008 | Comments: 2

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Philly legislator Mike Stack talks minimum wage on MSNBC
By Randy LoBasso

Raising the minimum wage has become a huge national issue this election year and State Sen. Mike Stack (D-Philadelphia), who is running for Lt. Governor, has co-sponsored a bill that would raise both the standard and tipped minimum wage to $12 per hour in Pennsylvania. The bill, which he introduced alongside State Sen. Daylin Leach, [...]

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Donovan McNabb arrested in Arizona
By Randy LoBasso

The sports media world is scrambling to figure out one thing: Why was Donovan McNabb arrested in Arizona? Because he was. Former Eagle quarterback Donovan McNabb was arrested and the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office just released his mugshot. According to TMZ: Donovan McNabb was arrested in Arizona … and the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office has released his mug [...]