Emoji aren't ruining our language skills, they're enhancing them

Every few years, we hear folks bemoan the dilution of language. Typically, they blame younger generations for a phenomenon that’s held true since the earliest days of human history

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Posted Mar. 25, 2015 | Comments: 0

NEWS AND OPINION > THE UNCOMFORTABLE WHOLE

By Josh Kruger & Timaree Schmit

Why does our lust heat up with the weather?

Josh & Timaree try to figure out why warmer temps outside mean hotter thoughts inside.

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Posted Mar. 17, 2015 | Comments: 0

Do Atheists and Humanists Hate Christianity?

One Christian activist group says they do. So I decided to chat up these godless heathens.

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Posted Mar. 4, 2015 | Comments: 22

When food addiction looks a lot like drug addiction

Theatre Exile's "The Whale" depicts a man who's let his life go derelict. It hit me pretty close to home.

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Posted Feb. 18, 2015 | 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 [...]