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Bruce Graham's 'Rizzo': Remembrances and Relevance

SaraKay Smullens | Posted 11.03.2015 | Arts
SaraKay Smullens

Philadelphia's Theatre Exile's entertaining production of Bruce Graham's commissioned play, Rizzo, has opened to largely positive reviews that I found well deserved. However, after the applause left me, I found myself strangely unsettled, and even sad.

Why Ferguson Had to Happen

Nancy K. Humphreys | Posted 11.02.2014 | Crime
Nancy K. Humphreys

African Americans are not the only ones in this country filled with distress and distrust about what happened to Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. ...

Philly Finally Makes Good On a Promise to Record Interrogations and Confessions

Steve Drizin | Posted 02.21.2014 | Crime
Steve Drizin

The failure to record entire interrogations left police officers open to allegations of abuse, and over the years has led some Philly judges to toss out confessions and other juries to acquit potentially guilty defendants when defendants have claimed they were coerced.

Leaving the Party: The Journey of Arlen Specter

SaraKay Smullens | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
SaraKay Smullens

Yes, the right wing Republicans, who have so destroyed the soul of a party, are right. Arlen Specter never left the Democratic Party. It was the reasons he never left, his commitment to hope, promise and protection, that elude them.