Wilma Theater created the season’s hottest show in a quarantine bubble in the woods
For 'Heroes of the Fourth Turning,' cast and crew decamped to a collection of cabins in the woods. With 'comfy pants' nights and comfort food, it was the theatrical commune of Blanka Zizka's dreams.

Half of American families say they fear a hungry holiday season
In Pennsylvania, 52% of households with children are “not very confident” they will be able to afford needed food over the next four weeks. In New Jersey, the number is 55%.

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Penn State finally gains that elusive first win, 27-17 over Michigan, behind strong performances by Lee and Clifford

Freshman Keyvone Lee rushed for 134 yards. Sean Clifford did not turn the ball over, and the defense limited the Wolverines to 286 total yards as the Nittany Lions stopped a five-game slide.

Exhausted health-care workers ‘scream into the abyss’ about rising coronavirus cases

As doctors and nurses gear up to battle what could be the most threatening surge of cases yet, they don’t feel like the public is listening.

Philadelphians brace for a long coronavirus winter: ‘It’s a fog that surrounds us all’

It is clear to many Philadelphians that the spring peaks of the pandemic may have been bad, but what lies ahead seems surely worse.

Home inspections are a bargaining chip in Philly area’s hot real estate market

In the Philly area, where houses have been selling quickly after bidding wars, real estate agents say their clients are losing out on homes because competitors are waiving their right to inspections.

From galvanizing the Black vote to fighting hair discrimination, this Temple grad’s mission is racial equity

“I helped another Black woman ascend to the second highest office in the land,” Asamoah said. “I was just so proud. The weight of the world was lifted off my shoulders.”

Average winter temperatures have warmed by 4.8 degrees in Philly since 1970, says new research

Snow and plunging temperatures are not a thing of the past, but winters have warmed considerably since 1970 in the Northeast, including Pennsylvania and New Jersey, according to data.
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