Updike at Rest

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John Updike, born and raised in Shillington, PA and the Reading area, left the Commonwealth for good when he went off to Harvard but continued... Read more

The perks of politics

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Karen Heller: Who's a help and who's not By Karen Heller Inquirer Columnist Let us now praise famous local politicians. Oh, what... Read more

Flipping the Birds

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Here's a helpful, holiday tip that won't cost you a cent, ideal in these difficult economic times. It will restore hours to your life and... Read more

Garden of dispute

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With all the problems in the world, and especially in our fair city, you might think that Andrew Rosenberg's garden might not amount to more... Read more

Contemplating the Mayor's Cuts

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Ed Rendell jokes that when he was mayor and "the Eagles were in the playoffs, I could've raised the city wage tax and nobody would've cared... Read more

One November Night, Two Great Speeches

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What a night. In Philadelphia, what a week. Possibly, most memorable week ever. Barack Obama, a master orator, gave a beautiful, uplifting... Read more

Make Every Vote Matter

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By the time polls opened, there were 170 voters waiting at our local polling location. The neighborhood cafe was bringing coffee to voters. Inspiring... Read more

How to prepare a Halloween Phillies Parade

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Karen Heller: Halloween Phillies Parade By Karen Heller Inquirer Columnist Serves 1 million 25 premium... Read more