Phillies 2017 Preview

By Sam Carchidi

Growing up in the 1960s, I thought it was pretty cool how the Phillies had slogans each season. One year it was: Go Phillies Go! Another year, it was: Now Phillies Now! ...

Rupp & Ready

By T. Jordan Wompierski

As the saying goes, everything’s bigger in Texas, and at first glance, Plano native Cameron Rupp seems to fit the bill. A hulking 6-foot-2, 260 pounds, the starting catcher for t...

My Two Favorite Superstars

By Glen Macnow

Because I’ve covered Philadelphia sports for three decades, people often ask me to name the best and worst athletes I’ve dealt with. The worst is an easy call. Lenny Dykstra...

Twenty yards

By Mike Kern

That was the promise, from a friend in the business. So what would you do for 20 extra yards per drive? I didn’t have to think too long. “If they can do that, I’ll marry th...

Man vs. Food

By Alexandra Dunek

Ever hear of a stuffed donut burger and banana dogs? Or chocolate peanut butter-covered strawberry, banana, and bacon fudge brownie sandwiches? What about one large bacon, eg...

Alaa Abdelnaby is Excited about the Sixers

By Nick Santangelo

This season has been a roller coaster ride for the 76ers. Following years of dreadful basketball during the “tanking” error, the team finally seemed like it was worth getti...

Saving Space for Sanctuary

By Jamie Dunek

It’s a chilly Sunday night in March. I’m sitting on a stool at Dahlak Paradise in West Philadelphia, surrounded by no more than 20 strangers. The audience lingers in suspense u...

The McCartney Anomaly

By Andrew Ryan

At one time, you’ve got it, then you lose it, and it’s gone forever.” So goes Sick Boy’s unifying theory of life. Even those who haven’t watched Trainspotting fifty times...

Permanent Beauty

By Ashley Dunek

Makeup makes a woman feel good about herself. I’m sure some of us wear it to impress you gents, but many of us wake up and get ready for the day, for ourselves. As a young girl, ...

Just An Old Man Who Died Alone

By George Anastasia

He was, to borrow an over-used sports term, a game changer. And he, and all those around him, paid a significant price because of it. Little Nicky Scarfo, the violent Philadelph...

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The McCartney Anomaly

By Andrew Ryan

Just An Old Man Who Died Alone

By George Anastasia

The Golden Bear

By Bill Lyon

Let the (Unlimited) Wars Begin

By Anthony Mongeluzo

Person of the Month

Sheila Hess & Brandon E. Kamin

April 2017

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