"Why should young people vote in local primary elections?" Public education, climate change, civil rights, the justice system, taxes, services. Primaries are where most of the actual decisions in this city get made. "Why didn't young people vote on Tuesday?" is the more interesting question.
The Philadelphia district attorney has been criticized for its spending, yet Seth Williams himselfhas testified that his office was one of themost underfunded in the country.How much is actually budgeted to the office? And when so many programs in Philadelphia are experiencing cuts, how many millions of dollars are enough to fight crime?
The game of roads is often understood as a battle between motorist and bicyclist, but this is not the full story. Every day on my bike convinces me that the mercenary pedestrianis among the most dangerous players.
I have always had something of a love for suits, and I welcome any occasion to wear one. At my high school, opportunities to don a suit come rarely, if ever. So my penchant for wearing them led me to create a new tradition.
Stella is getting ready for her big day. As Joanne Dhody brushes Stella's teeth, a pink tongue searches for a random smear of beef-flavored toothpaste. Stella is Dhody's 13-year-old Jack Russell terrier, a registered therapy dog. The two have visited St. Christopher's Hospital for Children every week for the past 9 years.
Several years ago at a murder trial, my first time in the jury box, I held in my hand the piece of lead that took the life of a man.
Every time I remember my physical revulsion in that moment, I hold back a shudder. I remember the need that arose to be held and swaddled and told that everything is going to be OK.
What a scene the Broad Street Run was this year. Tens of thousands of people were wearing red socks or Boston Marathon shirts on Sunday, May 5, or holdings signs or carrying American flags.
To be clear: I sympathize with the people of Boston, not with terrorists. But the Broad Street Run, for me, has always been and will always be by, for, and all about Philly.
A Harrisburg native who now lives in Baltimore, where gay marriage is legal and anti-discrimination laws exist to protectLGBT citizens in employment and housing, explains why he can't live in Pennsylvania with his husband.
Eric loves living in South Philly and is very happy to be working in public media again as a NewsWorks web producer. Before moving to Philadelphia, he spent some time on the “dark side” producing web content at MTV Networks in New York. Eric did some freelance work for WNYC, but prior to that he lived in Minneapolis and produced websites and email newsletters for many of Minnesota Public Radio’s programs. Highlights from that time include meetings with a barefoot Garrison Keillor in his office, biking around the beautiful lakes of Minneapolis, and eating plenty of cheese curds, corn dogs and pronto pups at the Minnesota State Fair every year. Eric is originally from Michigan and wears his Detroit Tigers cap with pride.
Hormones are erupting all over the place at Theatre Horizon's "Spring Awakening" in Norristown – I nearly slipped and fell on the way out. So be careful if you go.The Tony-award winning musical, essentially about More »
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Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett's new column on the Philly.com website debuted this week.
The website is owned by Interstate General Media, the same company as the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Daily News. Company officials More »
Restaurant workers often complain that their employers skim some money off of the tips they make. A fired former manager at Chickie's & Pete's alleges the sports bar chain did just that -- and says More »