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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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In ‘exile’ after sentencing, marijuana activist Goldstein continues fight
By Randy LoBasso

Politicians are endorsing it. President Obama says it’s not so dangerous. If a Democrat wins the Pennsylvania’s governor’s race this November, it’ll be decriminalized. But for the time being, in Philadelphia, its advocates and users are still getting arrested, and receiving, in one case, two years probation and harsh fines. Chris Goldstein, a member of Philly’s [...]

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KKK affiliate starts neighborhood watch–what could possibly go wrong?
By Josh Kruger

According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, 41 hate groups actively operate in Pennsylvania. In York County, an affiliate of the KKK and longtime nemesis of the SPLC has decided to “give back” to its community: by starting a neighborhood watch group. “A local chapter of the Traditionalist American Knights of the Ku Klux Klan launched a [...]