In Culture, Magazine by Shelli GimelsteinLeave a Comment

In a tiny yoga studio nestled between Indian restaurants and medical offices, Danielle L. Stimpson, a shaman and Reiki master, is summoning the energy of the universe. It’s a cool, sunny afternoon in the Philadelphia suburb of Elkins Park, but it’s dark and warm, almost stuffy, inside the mint green …

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Comfort Food

In Food, Magazine by Kristen MartinLeave a Comment

In the summertime, I bake pies. Blueberry-blackberry pies, strawberry-blueberry pies, nectarine-raspberry pies, peach pies. Pies with all-butter crusts and lattice tops, made from scratch, baked until the fruit bubbles and the crust is golden brown. People have told me that my pies are the best they have ever tasted. When …

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Trey Popp

In Magazine, Profile by Zoe KirschLeave a Comment

Philadelphia magazine restaurant critic Trey Popp is a magician. In his hands, a review becomes a statement about our nation’s quantity fetish (Table 31), or one chef’s errant intuition (Square Peg), or the underdog story of a snubbed neighborhood on the rise (NoBL). In general company, Popp doesn’t flaunt his tricks. …

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In Feature, Magazine by Shaj MatthewsLeave a Comment

On April 28th, the Museum of Innocence, the long-awaited realization of Orhan Pamuk’s novel of the same name, opened in one of Istanbul’s more bohemian quarters. But let us not begin with the Museum of Innocence or The Museum of Innocence. Rather, let us begin with the word museum. It …

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Five Things that remind us of Marie

In Essay, Magazine by Samantha OsakiLeave a Comment

 From the writer: Putting this together was a bit of a catharsis for me. It’s based off the recollections I have of my estranged older sister, Mary. I tried to build a portrait of her through the eyes of our priest, her son, her ex-husband, my mom, and myself. I.               …

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Books You May Have Missed Last Summer

In Books, Magazine by Shoshana AkabasLeave a Comment

A Hologram for the King by Dave Eggers 328 pages. McSweeney’s. You may have missed Eggers’ dazzling new book, which hit shelves June 19th, since almost everything about this book was kept under wraps until the release date. This National Book Award nominee is Eggers at his best, filled with …

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The Hot Seat

In Essay, Magazine by Amanda WolkinLeave a Comment

I’m convinced that Regis Philbin was placed on Earth because he has the perfect voice for television. Forget the newest string of robberies on Channel 3 or the catfights on The Real Housewives of New Jersey. Regis, in his thousand-year-old glory, takes over the small screen and makes it big.  …

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