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Reflections of a Temple Grad

Peak Johnson | Posted 01.23.2015 | College
Peak Johnson

So many thoughts started to form in my mind as my row started to join the long line of graduates. It amazed me at the time, and it still does on occasion, that a kid from North Philadelphia who originally had no plans on attending an institution of higher learning was now graduating from college again.

20 Strange and Surprising Reasons to Visit These Northeast Towns

Malerie Yolen-Cohen | Posted 01.22.2015 | Travel
Malerie Yolen-Cohen

As a travel writer open and game to exploring the offbeat and oddball within a few hours or one day's drive of New York City (Virginia to Maine), I've stumbled on some pretty bizarre, eccentric and/or downright weird things. Here's just a sampling from this year's explorations.

The Top 10 Places To Propose In The Northeast U.S.

Malerie Yolen-Cohen | Posted 01.20.2015 | Weddings
Malerie Yolen-Cohen

Not everyone wants to propose marriage on a beach at sunset, at a restaurant over dessert or via a made-for-Youtube extravaganza. Here are ideas from Virginia to Maine for lovers of all sorts.

Backstage With Adore Delano

Alexander Kacala | Posted 01.14.2015 | Gay Voices
Alexander Kacala

I had the opportunity to sit down with Adore Delano backstage after her show at the TLA in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. We chatted social media, ex-boyfriends, her new album, and why she wants to kill Bianca Del Rio.

The Houses of Louis Kahn: Where Are They Now?

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 01.08.2015 | Arts
National Trust for Historic Preservation

Of these nine, all are still standing today, some still owned by the original families. We wanted to get the lowdown on each of these houses, so we did some digging. We hope our findings are as interesting to you as they were to us.

Bianca Del Rio, Interviewed and Reviewed

Alexander Kacala | Posted 02.13.2015 | Gay Voices
Alexander Kacala

I had an opportunity to sit down with Bianca in her dressing room right after she got off the TLA stage in Philadelphia. I asked her about being compared to Joan Rivers and what she thinks about local Philly queen Mimi Imfurst.

Heroic Teen Saves Cop Trapped In Squad Car Moments Before Vehicle Is Engulfed In Flames

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 11.11.2014 | Good News

When a cop found himself in grave danger, this teen sprung into action, putting his life on the line for an officer he had never met. Joe Chambers,...

Best Obamagram Yet?

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grim | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

Whatever his mood headed into what looks to be a difficult day for Democrats, President Barack Obama shook it off to two-step with an a cappella group...

New Philly Boardwalk Lets Visitors 'Walk On Water'

AP | By SEAN CARLIN | Posted 12.03.2014 | Travel

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Thousands of bikers, joggers and walkers exercise each week along a scenic path in Philadelphia that travels past the iconic art...

Enough Is Enough: Pennsylvania Must Contribute Its Fair Share to Fund Our Schools

Brian Sims | Posted 08.27.2014 | Politics
Brian Sims

For the last several years, we have found ourselves facing an unacceptable lack of state funding for schools. This year we are once again facing the Commonwealth's dereliction of duty in properly funding our public schools.

Can Philadelphians Afford to Pay for Fresh Air?

Christopher Norris | Posted 08.18.2014 | Green
Christopher Norris

Philly is the 11th most polluted city in the U.S and a metropolis with the highest rate of deep poverty, so if someone did sell cans of fresh air, cou...

Unusual Spaces, Unusual Characters

Raymond Schillinger | Posted 07.27.2014 | Impact
Raymond Schillinger

Over the course of producing Unusual Spaces, I've encountered a recurring theme: Behind each fascinating unusual space, there are equally fascinating unusual people who have taken up their cause. Case in point: Paul VanMeter.

Philly's Nommiest New Eats

AP | By KATHY MATHESON | Posted 07.02.2014 | Travel

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Tourism officials will tell you the restaurant-rich area at the heart of downtown is called Midtown Village, but that moniker ha...

'Tetris' On The Side Of A Skyscraper Is Awesome

AP | By KATHY MATHESON | Posted 06.06.2014 | Technology

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Sam Robinson said it's been about 15 years since he last played the videogame Tetris on a Game Boy. On Saturday night, he played...

You've Never Seen 'Tetris' Like This

AP | By KATHY MATHESON | Posted 06.05.2014 | Technology

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Hundreds of Tetris fans had a little fun Saturday with a big version of the classic video game. The Philadelphia ...

Affluenza: Plagued With the Complexion for the Protection

Christopher Norris | Posted 06.03.2014 | Politics
Christopher Norris

Affluenza is quite possibly the only sickness on the face of the Earth where those who are afflicted by it show no sense of urgency to be cured.

Philadelphia Mural Arts: The World's Largest Outdoor Art Gallery

Malerie Yolen-Cohen | Posted 06.04.2014 | Arts
Malerie Yolen-Cohen

In 1984, several overactive graffiti taggers were given the option to either go to jail or take part in a new city beautification initiative.

How Did Actor Barry Floyd of BET's The Game Finagle His Way in to an Apartment?

Ilana Rapp | Posted 05.11.2014 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

"My advice to anyone just starting out in this business, and to people who haven't gotten their start yet, is not to give up and not to be discouraged by disappointment. It's a long journey."

Activists Seek to Impeach Philly's First Black D.A.

Christopher Norris | Posted 04.19.2014 | Black Voices
Christopher Norris

Seth Williams, who was hired by the citizens of Philadelphia to prosecute the guilty as well as protect the innocent in his role as District Attorney, is not very popular these days; in fact some of his bosses, the taxpayers, are calling for his job.

Things Black Men and Boys Say

Christopher Norris | Posted 03.23.2014 | Black Voices
Christopher Norris

The important dimensions of black males' lives, such as manhood, brotherhood, masculinity and community, were just a handful of topics discussed last Friday at Sankofa Freedom Academy, located in the Frankford section of Philadelphia.

Millennials Mix & Move, Asking: "What's Your Problem?"

Christopher Norris | Posted 02.18.2014 | Impact
Christopher Norris

B.O.L.D member Richard Taylor (pink shirt), a Chicago-based motivational speaker, leads a round of "What's Your Problem?" during a millennial mixer...

Philadelphia P.A. -- A City of "Makers"

Malerie Yolen-Cohen | Posted 02.12.2014 | Travel
Malerie Yolen-Cohen

Philadelphia's diverse neighborhoods have been the bastion of artisans and craftspeople since their very beginnings.

Millennial Raptivist Organizes Community's Voice

Christopher Norris | Posted 02.01.2014 | Impact
Christopher Norris

Looking around his West Philly community a 19-year-old do-gooder held his first community event, aiming to both recreate the look and feel of memorable childhood block parties, and bring warmth to an otherwise 'cold block.'

Female CEO Provides Communities with Year-Round Culture

Christopher Norris | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Christopher Norris

In addition to parents being accountable for exposing their children to meaningful programs, the mother of two says there's a role for the elected official to play in promoting engagement.

Millennial, Civic Leaders Advocate for America's Oldest HBCU

Christopher Norris | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Christopher Norris

Many in the widespread coalition that make up "Heeding Cheyney's Call," are stating that the racially inequitable funding formula is the main reason that Cheyney, an all-time great institution, now has an all-time low student enrollment.