Blinq Archive: September, 2009

A Note to my Friends in Public Relations

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A note to my friends in public relations: From time to time you e-mail me with pitches, wild pitches. But I try to read them all before I spike... Read more

A Hoodie, a punch & a second chance

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Remember the season of fires and fist-fights at West Philly High? It was the winter of 2006-7, and Danielle Harris remembers it as being brutally... Read more

People Who Died: Jim Carroll

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R.I.P. Jim Carroll, author of the autobiographical "The Basketball Diaries," and writer of such early `80s classics as "People... Read more

Shooting Wilder Street

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When an upbeat band of young moderns comes to your neighborhood bearing basketball nets, backpacks stuffed with school supplies and gallons... Read more

"No Laying" Allowed

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It's hard to imagine how an English teacher could get any reading done on the PATCO line, what with signs like this taunting her. Mrs. Etheljean... Read more