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 »
If you believe what you see, hear and read in the mainstream media, you might think the GOP has a problem with Latino outreach and bipartisanship. We are told the only solution is to swallow the gigantic immigration bill with More »
I always wondered about women whose second marriages ended in divorce. Were they unworthy of love? Incapable of loving? Either way, clearly something was wrong with them. Then one sunny June day, a New Castle County, Del., More »
My father-in-law, Josiah Matshikete Mabaso, remembers a night in Pimville, South Africa, in 1975, when an angry pounding at the door woke him and his wife at four in the morning.
My mother-in-law, Anita, dashed to the wardrobe More »
My friends in Indonesia always say to me, usually with a combination of ridicule and wonder, "Why do you live in Philly? Why not in New York, D.C. or Los Angeles?" For them — for people around the world probably — living in More »
I can honestly say that I have never understood how someone could come to tears over the death of a public figure; a person he never even met. But I have learned today. Nelson Mandela has had such a profound effect on my More »
I love the City of Brotherly Love! That being said, I must admit that I was a suburbanite for most of my younger days. Now, looking back, I see that I never realized how boring the suburbs were until I moved into Center More »
Eric loves living in South Philly's East Passyunk neighborhood. Before moving to Philadelphia in 2009, 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.