Street Lit Turns a Page

Author makes a case for a criticized genre

When I left North Philadelphia for a week at the beach, I could happily have spent my restful hours devouring the latest Sophie Kinsella novel or anything by Jennifer Weiner. But instead of an offering from my delicious chick-lit diet, I stretched out with something different: a book on the pros of street lit.

(Left) Vanessa Irvin Morris, author of The Readers’ Advisory Guide to Street Literature

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Neighbors await fate of Queen Lane Tower and burial ground

Neighbors await the fate of Queen Lane Tower and burial ground

While several of the Philadelphia high-rise buildings that poorly-served public housing tenants have been demolished, Queen Lane Tower still stands, seemingly mocking the dead and the living.

The 16-story project had seemed a betrayal from the start. What had been a promise in 1955 to replace a littered, forgotten...

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Divas in Training

A new book from Cheryl Ann Wadlington seeks to groom a new generation of divas


I always look forward to Cheryl Ann Wadlington events and the fabulous attendees they draw – well-coifed men in skinny-legged slacks, confident women in platform...

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Fun Wheels for Rent in City Park System

Locals and residents see the sites on rented bikes from Wheel Fund Rentals



       Jordan Schneider, her three children and their nanny peddle alongside Kelly Drive in a six-seater quadri-cycle, its yellow awning and red metal frame beaming in the sun as they return to the Wheel Fun Rentals lot nextto Boathouse...

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Guiding Daddies to Be “Right Here”

Local group helps fathers reconnect with children

altSabir Alim thinks Father’s Day is just another part of life that fathers “take on the chin.” And he’s not talking about the gift of a neck tie.

To Alim, a behavior specialist focused on African-American fathers, “By the time June 17th rolls around, fathers have been treated so...

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