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Philadelphia sports teams may be down in the dumps, but that won't stop at least one annual parade from rolling down Broad Street this year, courtesy of the local running community.
Philadelphia sports teams may be down in the dumps, but that won't stop at least one annual parade from rolling down Broad Street.
Anne Rush is praying to stay at St. Mary's Catholic Home. "It's the best place, other than heaven," says Rush, 95, who is upset about the Diocese of Camden's plan to sell the Cherry Hill facility where she has lived for seven years.
Bob Ford: The unalterable truth is that with money and success on the line, people will cheat if you let them.
Frank Fitzpatrick: Trash talk has been a part of sports for much longer than we have been talking about it.
What's wrong with the Philadelphia economy? It's come a long way since the dark days of the financial crisis, but its recovery is subpar. Growth is slow, much slower than in most of the rest of the nation.
This weekend marks the fourth anniversary of Egypt's Tahrir Square uprising, which became the hallmark of the Arab Spring. As though to mock those long-dead hopes, Yemen and Libya have collapsed, Syria lies in ruins, and much of Syria and Iraq are occupied by ISIS. Several youthful leaders of the Jan. 25, 2011, revolt have been jailed (while the Egyptian leader they ousted, H
Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers may have been lifelong Republicans, but that won't stop West Philadelphia's premier anarchist community center from screening their greatest hits. Political differences can be put aside for a good tap dance.
I was talking on the phone to my brother-in-law the clown two Sundays ago, the same day millions of people took to the streets of Paris and other French cities carrying "Je suis Charlie" signs in solidarity with the assassinated artists and journalists of the satiric magazine Charlie Hebdo.
Melissa Shang is not mad at American Girl. But she is getting even.
This weekend, Britain commences what will be a yearlong tribute to the man regarded worldwide as the person of the 20th century, Winston Churchill.
Adapted from a recent online discussion. Question: I did some research and found my perfect wedding venue: not expensive, halfway between his family and mine, lodging on site, in the woods. . . . I got all excited about it and told a girlfriend of mine. She has been engaged for over a year, and they have been saving for the ceremony.
Good looking guys don't have a prayer with Jennifer Lopez. "I like manly. I don't like a softer edge," J.Lo, 45, tells Bravo's Andy Cohen. "I go more for essence, for strength, the manliness."
Two Days, One Night. Marion Cotillard, nominated for the Best Actress Oscar, stars as a laid-off factory worker who can reclaim her job if she can persuade her colleagues to forgo a bonus. So she goes knocking on doors, asking, begging. An almost biblical parable about compassion and community, from the Belgian kitchen-sinkers, the Dardenne Brothers. R
I was talking on the phone to my brother-in-law the clown two Sundays ago, the same day millions of people took to the streets of Paris and other French cities carrying "Je suis Charlie" signs in solidarity with the assassinated artists and journalists of the satiric magazine Charlie Hebdo.
Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers may have been lifelong Republicans, but that won't stop West Philadelphia's premier anarchist community center from screening their greatest hits. Political differences can be put aside for a good tap dance.
This weekend marks the fourth anniversary of Egypt's Tahrir Square uprising, which became the hallmark of the Arab Spring. As though to mock those long-dead hopes, Yemen and Libya have collapsed, Syria lies in ruins, and much of Syria and Iraq are occupied by ISIS. Several youthful leaders of the Jan. 25, 2011, revolt have been jailed (while the Egyptian leader they ousted, H
What's wrong with the Philadelphia economy? It's come a long way since the dark days of the financial crisis, but its recovery is subpar. Growth is slow, much slower than in most of the rest of the nation.
Frank Fitzpatrick: Trash talk has been a part of sports for much longer than we have been talking about it.
Bob Ford: The unalterable truth is that with money and success on the line, people will cheat if you let them.
Anne Rush is praying to stay at St. Mary's Catholic Home. "It's the best place, other than heaven," says Rush, 95, who is upset about the Diocese of Camden's plan to sell the Cherry Hill facility where she has lived for seven years.
Philadelphia sports teams may be down in the dumps, but that won't stop at least one annual parade from rolling down Broad Street this year, courtesy of the local running community.
Inside the Eagles: Much has changed for Howie Roseman since 2010 when he arrived at the Senior Bowl as the Eagles' new GM.
Three years is too long for a team with the Phillies' resources to spend rebuilding.
Inside the Flyers: Giroux's style is to lead by his relentless style on the ice. His teammates haven't followed the example enough.
Inside the Sixers: Brett Brown's job in leading the rebuilding Sixers is tougher than any other coach has had it.
Mike Jensen: Villanova's on-campus arena not only needs a name, it deserves one.
Philadelphia sports teams may be down in the dumps, but that won't stop at least one annual parade from rolling down Broad Street.
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