Illustrated by Tony Auth

  • Listen to the trailer

    The Pine Barrens aren't big enough for Sasquatch and the Jersey Devil

    By Peter Crimmins, @PeterCrimmins

    April 1, 2014

    There might be a Bigfoot in South Jersey.  More »

  • OBAMACARE: THE SHORT ANSWER

    Dangling bigger incentives for workplace wellness programs

    By Elle Pfeffer

    August 7, 2013

    Got questions about the Affordable Care Act? WHYY/NewsWorks Health and Science Desk provides "The Short Answer." Question: Does the Affordable Care Act change workplace wellness programs?  More »

  • OBAMACARE: THE SHORT ANSWER

    What is the deal with 'pre-existing conditions'?

    By Zack Seward, @zackseward

    July 31, 2013

    Got questions about the Affordable Care Act? WHYY/NewsWorks Health and Science Desk provides "The Short Answer." Question: Will I be able to get health insurance with a pre-existing condition?  More »

  • OBAMACARE: THE SHORT ANSWER

    How will the Affordable Care Act affect Medicaid in Pa., N.J. and Del.?

    By Elana Gordon, @Elana_Gordon

    July 24, 2013

    Got questions about the Affordable Care Act? WHYY/NewsWorks Health and Science Desk provides "The Short Answer." Question:How willMedicaidchange under the Affordable Care Act?  More »

  • Lightning Rod Blog

    What magicians can teach scientists about skepticism

    By Faye Flam, @fayeflam

    July 19, 2013

    Since I'm a journalist by profession, I think of skepticism as a job requirement – essential for those of us who work in media outlets that cater to educated consumers. NewsWorks readers would be outraged if I suddenly started writing credulously about psychics, palm readers or homeopaths. But for some people, skepticism is a movement, and last week I had a chance to learn a lot more about i...  More »

  • How will health-care reform affect addiction treatment?

    By Maiken Scott, @maikenscott

    July 17, 2013

    Today's question:Will addiction treatment be affected by the Affordable Care Act? It's expensive, and many insurance plans don't cover it.  More »

  • EssayWorks

    How Atlantic City killed an art museum and missed a golden opportunity

    By Reese Palley

    July 15, 2013

    The open-air sculpture museum being curated by Lance Fung in the heart of Atlantic City calls to mind a similar tale. Legendary Philadelphia architect Louis Kahn once had a plan to make Atlantic City an art destination. It didn't go so well.  More »

  • OBAMACARE: THE SHORT ANSWER

    What if I don't buy health insurance in 2014?

    By Carolyn Beeler, @carolynbeeler

    June 5, 2013

    Question:I still don't want insurance. What happens if I refuse to buy it? Answer:In 2014, you'll pay a penalty of $95 for uninsured adults and $47.50 for uninsured children, or 1 percent of family income, whichever is greater.  More »

  • Obamacare: The Short Answer

    Will I be able to find decent insurance on my own?

    By Taunya English, @taunyaenglish

    June 5, 2013

    Question:If I'm shopping on my own, with no workplace coverage, will I be able to find decent health insurance? Answer:Your chances of that should improve significantly when the new law is fully in effect.  More »

  • OBAMACARE: THE SHORT ANSWER

    Will mental health coverage become a routine part of care?

    By Maiken Scott, @maikenscott

    June 5, 2013

    Got questions about the Affordable Care Act? WHYY/NewsWorks Health and Science Desk provides "The Short Answer." Question: This thing I've been hearing about called "integrated care" — does that include mental health?Answer: Yes. Mental health care is supposed to become part of routine healthcare.  More »

  • OBAMACARE: THE SHORT ANSWER

    If I get my health insurance through work, will anything change in 2014?

    By Zack Seward, @zackseward

    June 5, 2013

    Got questions about the Affordable Care Act? WHYY/NewsWorks Health and Science Desk provides "The Short Answer." Question: If I get my health insurance through work, will anything change in 2014?Answer: No — not for now, at least.  More »

  • NewsWorks Tonight Feature

    Picture it: 'Rizzo' the play, opening night — who's on the red carpet?

    By Peter Crimmins (@petercrimmins) and Chris Satullo (@chrissatullo)

    April 2, 2013

    Renowned local playwright Bruce Graham is writing a play aboutformer Philadelphia mayor Frank Rizzo. Tony Auth has imagined a guest list for the premiere. Who would you have there? Tell us about it, and Tony may draw your suggestions.  More »

  • Asked & Answered

    Tony Auth illustrates Philadelphia's property tax bureaucracy

    By NewsWorks Staff

    March 5, 2013

    NewsWorks artist in residence Tony Auth asked readers for some help and suggestions when he hit the drawing board to illustrate some of the FAQs at our new blog Taxipedia. See what he came up with.  More »

  • CENTRE SQUARE BLOG

    Pass the turkey, hold the post-election taunting

    By Chris Satullo

    November 18, 2012

    OK, so it could get awkward. Thanksgiving dinner, that is. After all, it's coming only two weeks after the election.  More »

  • List

    Crying malarkey: Top 15 euphemisms for 'bullsh--'

    By Eric Walter

    October 12, 2012

    No matter who won the vice presidential debate Thursday night in Danville, Ky., Joe Biden was the king of euphemism. If the veep brings "malarkey" back, what other replacements for "bullsh--" would you like to see? We have a list.  More »

  • Art program helps Alzheimer's patients focus

    By Peter Crimmins

    September 24, 2012

    Many museums have created programs to make their exhibitions accessible to people in wheelchairs or the blind. The Berman Museum of Art at Ursinus College, in Collegeville, Pa., is reaching out to people with mental disabilities.  More »

  • Car-charging stations in Atlantic City could be shocking in severe conditions

    By Tom MacDonald

    September 17, 2012

    Officials in Atlantic City are getting the wrong kind of attention for a new electric car-charging station. The Casino Reinvestment Development Authority's new "Wave" garage at the foot of the Atlantic City Expressway boasts a half dozen charging stations for cars such as the plug-in Toyota Prius and Chevrolet Volt. But right next to them are signs warning motorists that the are...  More »

  • New paths at Philly Zoo will allow animals to wander

    By Carolyn Beeler

    August 16, 2012

    The Philadelphia Zoo has unveiled a section of new trail and elevated catwalk for orangutans. Eventually, it will connect to the gibbon and gorilla habitats and allow each species to take turns getting out of their usual enclosures. It's the second phase in a project to connect the whole zoo with a series of animal trails.  More »

  • ILLUSTRATED BY TONY AUTH

    The wild turkeys and the South Jersey township

    By NewsWorks Staff

    July 11, 2012

    The township of Hainesport in Burlington County is sending a message to residents who opt to feed the growing wild turkey population: don't feed the birds or pay the fine.  More »

  • ILLUSTRATED BY TONY AUTH

    Memories of past small town New Jersey Fourth of July parades

    By NewsWorks Staff

    July 4, 2012

    Celebrating Independence Day can mean many things. For some, it's all about the fireworks, while for others the entire day focuses around the grill, and yet for some, July 4th is simply a day of relaxation.  More »

  • ILLUSTRATED BY TONY AUTH

    Powerless in 2012

    By NewsWorks Staff

    July 2, 2012

    "Powerless in 2012,"illustrated by Tony Auth,is a commentary on the storms that hit South Jersey over the weekend, cutting power to thousands of homes.  More »

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