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  • The Departed

    Even as the Philly Mafia has declined in membership and power over the last three decades, it continues to be sought out by other organized-crime groups and gangsters longing to […]

    • Oct 8, 2015
  • I was an undercover Uber driver

    Two good-looking young strangers are having an amazing conversation in the backseat of my car. I’m eavesdropping so hard I nearly run a red light. Her: Then don’t make me […]

    • May 7, 2015
  • A million stories, nutter decimation

    Last week, U.S. District Judge William H. Yohn reaffirmed his decision to issue an injunction against Mayor Nutter’s ban on the serving of meals to the homeless and hungry in […]

    • Aug 16, 2012
  • WEEKLY CANDY: Kinder Happy Hippos

    OK so we don’t really rock this feature on a weekly basis anymore, but we’re gonna keep on calling it Weekly Candy, in the same spirit of Conan O’Brien continuing […]

    • Nov 22, 2011
  • Pizzelle Partyin’ like it’s 1392

    The story goes like this: In the little town of Cocullo, in the province of L’Aquila, Abruzzi, there dwell the serpari. These charmed descendants of Circe may handle the deadly […]

    • Dec 17, 2010
  • Shooting the Messenger

    It’s an impressive document. Compiled by the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), the action plan is a 618-page list of recommendations for reducing Pennsylvania’s annual greenhouse gas emissions by 95.6 […]

    • Dec 16, 2009

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