A blessing for some, a cross to bear for others: Church building conversion on rise in Philly

A blessing for some, a cross to bear for others: Church building conversion on rise in Philly

When Austin, Texas, transplant Melissa McCormack started her search for a Philadelphia apartment after landing a job at an IT consulting company, she came across a church.

Penn Alexander in Philadelphia wins major national education award

Penn Alexander in Philadelphia wins major national education award

The Penn Alexander School in West Philadelphia has been called many things since it opened in 2001: success story, ground breaker, gentrifier. Now it can add a new label: national award winner

Schuylkill Expressway improvements aim to prevent accidents and speed travel…eventually

Schuylkill Expressway improvements aim to prevent accidents and speed travel…eventually

How do you make the Schuykill Expressway less of a parking lot?   PennDOT thinks technology and active traffic management eventually will help ease congestion. 

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Essay: I might have Asperger's Syndrome, but do I really want to know?
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Essay: I might have Asperger's Syndrome, but do I really want to know?

Most people are unaware of the symptoms of Asperger's syndrome. They include an unusually high IQ and a difficulty surviving in the social world. The fact that the symptoms vary in gender doesn't help. Serenity Baruzzini, age

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Essay: Dismissing the other candidate's voters as idiots is a disservice to your ideals

If liberals like me get sucked into the delusion that those who don't share our Democratic values are inferior beings, we are not just getting down in the mud with them. We are drinking the same poisonous Kool-Aid.

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Accelerating intimacy between strangers: artists experiment with the power of eye contact

Accelerating intimacy between strangers: artists experiment with the power of eye contact

You know that old saying, 'the eyes are the window to the soul'? Well, during Philadelphia's Fringe Festival this past week, two artists literally took a closer look into that, and whether a simple act, a mutual gaze, could

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