It doesn't mean he gets his way, but South Jersey businessman and Democratic powerhouse George Norcross has bought out one of the co-owners of the company that owns the Philadelphia Inquirer, Daily News and Philly.com, giving More »
Throw the confetti, clang the church bells, and smooch in the streets! C'mon everybody, it's V-B Day!
I say that in jest; I know that Victory-Budget Day is not exactly a cause for national celebration. But let's at least More »
If you've been tracking the tiresome troll attacks on Nelson Mandela, as I did here yesterday, you've undoubtedly noticed the frequent invocation of the word terrorist - such as, "Mandela was a heartless murderer and More »
Nelson Mandela was a giant. And now that he has died, we will spend the days ahead recognizing him for all that he accomplished, and mourning him for all we lost when he left us. But after the mourning is through, when the More »
"Sister Robert Anne's Cabaret Class" is the latest to arrive here in Dan Goggin's series of shows in the "Nunsense" vein, in which nuns are 1) comical; 2) performing, and 3) snarky. But in "Sister Robert Anne," you have to More »
Three Fringe Festivals back, Pig Iron Theatre Company -- among the nation's most cutting-edge -- dipped into the classics. The troupe gave us William Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night," but with a particularly Pig-Iron sensibility. More »
The successful hunter has an intimate knowledge of the animals he pursues. In preparation for the New Jersey bear hunt, Oak Ridge resident Bummer Cronk and his 12-year-old son, Hunter, spent months scouting locations and More »
Republicans are warning that Democrats will regret their November 21 party-line vote to change rules of the U.S. Senate to permit confirmation of presidential appointees (except Supreme Court justices) by a simple majority More »
I'm writing down my recollection of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, not because my experience was in any way special, but because my experience was in many ways typical, and because most Americans alive today More »
WHYY's urban life correspondent Elizabeth Fiedler has a great story today about Philadelphians who choose to live in the city without relying on a car — even after they have kids. The things people do to get around inspired More »
"All Is Lost" is like life itself: compelling and difficult, with an ambiguous ending. The two-hour film depicts a harrowing shipwreck, telescoping eight terrible days for the anonymous, stoic Our Man, played by Robert Redford. More »
It lived for more than four billion years in the fringes of the solar system before a passing star would change its destiny, sending it on a fatal course toward the sun.
Some thought Comet ISON would survive its close brush More »
Science fans will get our own special entertainment on Thanksgiving this year. In addition to the usual football and college basketball games, the afternoon will offer a comet slinging around the sun. Scientists are giving it More »
"We don't want this to be a way for kids to cheat or anything like that," said University of Pennsylvania sophomore Adam Elkassas. "We want it to be more of a good study aid."
Elkassas is the co-founder of Noteriety — a More »
December 14 is the one year anniversary of the Sandy Hook school shooting. I won't recount the details of that event here because I know the horrors are firmly etched in our collective psyche. But I will say that as the More »
Authorities led drug-sniffing dogs through the corridors of Lacey Township High School Wednesday morning.
The sweep of the school is part of Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph Coronato's multifaceted approach to curbing drug More »
A storm is brewing and will likely impact the New Jersey region this weekend, but the precipitation type for the area is an open question, forecasters say.
The National Weather Service's Weather Prediction Center in More »