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  • July 7, 2015 |  That's History

    Why we believe in conspiracy theories

    Hey, did you hear that the U.S. Army is going to invade Texas, suspend habeas corpus, and confiscate everybody's guns?
  • July 7, 2015 |  Philadelphia Neighborhoods in Flux

    Philly should prioritize fair neighborhood development, more green space

    Philadelphia needs to be a town that is both affordable and well developed; everyone deserves to live in a neighborhood that meets their needs within ...
  • July 6, 2015 |  Philadelphia Streets Under Pressure

    Crosswalk button effect: bad design encouraging bad behavior

    I gave the large, prominent, silver button a push, and waited for the light to change. I waited some more, then I gave it another push. Nothing seemed...
  • July 1, 2015 |  EssayWorks

    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...
  • July 1, 2015 |  EssayWorks

    Viewing Philly's early gay rights demonstrations from the sidelines, but with no less risk

    Marj McCann is a longtime gay rights activist in Philadelphia who, 50 years ago, refused to participate in the first gay right demonstrations in front...
  • July 1, 2015 |  EssayWorks

    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 ...
  • June 30, 2015 |  Prime Time

    One woman's message to Philly seniors: Stay sexy

    Sex is probably the one subject you don't bring up with your parents, but it's the main topic of conversation when Theresa Clark, 56, visits...
  • June 30, 2015 |  EssayWorks

    Is that a banana in your book drop, or are you just happy to see me?

    Life holds plenty of surprises, especially when you work at a public library. Last week, for instance, we found a banana in the book drop. Naturally, ...
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