This article originally appeared in the January 19, 2012 edition of the Philadelphia City Paper, now defunct. The author does not own the copyright. The Rise of Darrell Clarke From … Continue readingThe Rise of Darrell Clarke: From John Street protégé to City Council president.
Tell a story enough times, and it has a way of becoming true — especially when that “truth” is a convenient one. On June 16, a raucous outdoor party at … Continue readingCity, media are quick to blame stop-snitching culture in shooting — maybe too quick
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For years, it had beckoned: The tiny island, sitting smack dab in the middle of the Schuylkill River — just daring this reporter to get there. What was it? More … Continue readingGone a’Fowl: A reporter journeys to a forgotten inner-city island
I’m honored to announce that my 2011 Philadelphia City Paper piece, “Why is Harry Bennett Dead?” has been selected as the first place winner of the Division 5 Pennsylvania Newspaper … Continue reading“Why Is Harry Bennet Dead?” — investigation wins 1st Place Keystone ‘Investigative Reporting’ award
After rising a wave of Obama-esque optimism into Philadelphia’s City Hall, Mayor Nutter’s now got just about everyone in the city mad at him: that just might be his … Continue readingThe Nutter Equation: Everybody is mad at the mayor; maybe that’s his greatest strength.