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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: 12

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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