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#PhillyFive What We're Reading: Dec. 22, 2014

What we're reading this morning.

Stories from around the Web that we're reading this morning. Something for everyone.

1.) Pennsylvania tied Washington for the most Bigfoot sightings in 2014, with four. The Atlantic's Citylab includes a cool map of all the "official sightings" across the continental United States.

2.) A Center City retailer is profiled on a blog for American Express called Open Forum. The tale follows the entrepeneur behind a small clothing shop near Rittenhouse Square called Duke & Winston.

3.) Former Inquirer City Hall reporter Patrick Kerkstra gazes upon the 2015 race to follow Mayor Michael Nutter as Philadelphia's next mayor. How does Kerkstra, whose writing often mixes old-fashioned journo-cynicism with "New Day" Philadelphia optimism, access the current political landscape? "I found myself screaming internally."

4.) And then there's this: the first officially-announced mayoral forum in the 2015 race, as PoliticsPA reports.

5. takes a detailed look at how authorities brought down a home-invasion ring that terrorized victims in multiple states and is now charged in five New Jersey attacks.