Weekly Entertainment Guide - Independence Day Celebrations

Weekly Entertainment Guide - Independence Day CelebrationsCelebrate "The Roots" of our Independence in Philadelphia and all across the region. Robin Bloom offers a guide to what's going on this holiday weekend.

The eight-foot fence - and other worries about papal visit

The eight-foot fence - and other worries about papal visitConcern is growing about security measures planned for Pope Francis' visit to Philadelphia this September, including reports of an 8-foot fence closing off a section of Center City.

'Intelligent Plants' perform in cabaret [photos]

'Intelligent Plants' perform in cabaret [photos]Are plants intelligent? Can they communicate? Can they also sing and dance? Yes, says the Bearded Ladies Cabaret.

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Gay rights picketer recalls 1965: 'Somebody had to get out and show their face in public'
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Gay rights picketer recalls 1965: 'Somebody had to get out and show their face in public'

Photographer Kay Lahusen is a longtime gay rights activist who was one of the original picketers at the first gay rights demonstration in Philadelphia. She remembers that Fourth of July in 1965: "Somebody had to get out and
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Activist looks back on gay and lesbian community, activism of '60s Philadelphia

Ada Bello, who emigrated to the United States from Cuba in the 1960s, found in Philadelphia a gay and lesbian community where she felt safe — even if it was behind closed doors. As she and her friends got more active, they

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Does beginner's luck really exist or is it all in our heads?

Does beginner's luck really exist or is it all in our heads?

Beginner's luck. It's an idea that's been around for generations. It even has its own Wikipedia page. But does it really exist?
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