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By Michael Alan Goldberg

Liz Hession Has Been a Devoted Hair Stylist—and a Shoulder to Cry on—for 20 Years

“Oh my God, I hear it all—divorces, cheating, businesses failing, you name it,” says the gregarious 42-year-old brunette during a break from the Lakshmi action on a recent afternoon. “Some people want their 45 minutes with me and they tell me everything, things they don’t tell anyone else. The cut is just a bonus for them.”


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Posted Aug. 22, 2012 | Comments: 2

NEWS AND OPINION > WORKIN' IT

By Michael Alan Goldberg

Jung-eun Kim Deploys Dance for Art—and Sometimes for Politics

Balance is everything in her career: She’s a dancer, a choreographer, a teacher and a multimedia designer who crafts video projections, promotional posters and websites for dancers, dance companies and dance schools.

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Posted Aug. 15, 2012 | Comments: 1

NEWS AND OPINION > WORKIN' IT

By Michael Alan Goldberg

Being a Host on 97.5 The Fanatic Is Still Phil Allen's Dream Come True

It’s been almost 20 years since Phil Allen placed his first call to WIP to complain about then-Phillies manager Jim Fregosi. Host Howard Eskin called him a moron and an imbecile and told him never to call back. Undeterred, Allen eventually became the station’s most distinctive and celebrated caller.

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Posted Jul. 24, 2012 | Comments: 10

NEWS AND OPINION > WORKIN' IT

By Michael Alan Goldberg

Albert Yee Took the Plunge and Became a Full-Time Professional Photographer

Known in his neighborhood as “the kid with the camera” growing up just north of New York City, Yee started considering a career in photography, specifically photojournalism, in the early ’00s after covering a mayhem-filled World Trade Organization protest in Washington, D.C. (while he was attending American University and majoring in new media studies).

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Posted Jul. 17, 2012 | Comments: 6

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Those who’ve been following along probably already know: Local comedian and marijuana legalization activist N.A. Poe is running on the Libertarian Party ticket for the May 20 special election resulting from former Councilman-at-Large Bill Green vacating his seat to join the School Reform Commission. After a weird week in the news, which included some online tussles [...]

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An open love letter to Wawa
By Josh Kruger

Have you heard? Today is Wawa’s 50th Birthday! And to honor the hoagie and drink factory that’s saved us from all sort of bouts (mostly with hunger), I’ve written a solemn letter to you, Wawa, because let’s be real: You’re worth it. First, you’re one of the few places in the city where we can (thanks [...]