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Blinq Archive: May, 2008
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Philadelphia, What's YOUR Problem?
Fri, May 30, 2008, 10:44 AM
Great cities attract ambitious people, the post by essayist Paul Graham begins. "In a hundred subtle ways, the city sends you a message:...
Breakdancing With An Ancient Greek Chorus
Thu, May 29, 2008, 8:09 AM
How to deal with a study that finds old folks are happier than young ‘uns? I could go personal – I was just at my parents’...
R.I.P. Jimmy McGriff
Tue, May 27, 2008, 8:35 AM
Jimmy McGriff, the Germantown-born bluesy jazz organist, died Saturday in his Voorhees home, his wife reports. He was 72 and had MS. The former...
Sun, May 25, 2008, 10:35 PM
Here’s a tender Philadelphia tale for the holiday, full of patriotism, camaraderie and grand larceny. All it’s missing is a happy...
Another Blood-Sucking Pol?
Fri, May 23, 2008, 3:15 PM
Guest Blinqer Sam Wood contributed the following item for your exclusive enjoyment, exclusive in that no one else in the mainstream Philadelphia...
Wasting In the Land of Plenty
Wed, May 21, 2008, 6:58 PM
Thursday's column asks the impolite question: Has Philabundance gotten too successful? There's no denying it's doing more to feed the hungry...
Excuse Me For Not Getting Up
Fri, May 16, 2008, 5:26 PM
“Excuse me for not getting up,” Msgr. Louis Marucci says, offering his hand. “It’s not going to happen.” He’s...
Rats On Peach Street
Thu, May 15, 2008, 1:37 PM
Leonard Bonarek was on the phone, just a little concerned. Yes, he actually got misty-eyed reading about himself this morning. (The tech-savvy...