Philly Schools already strapped and bracing for deeper cuts

The Philadelphia school system has been notoriously underfunded, in part because our governor Tom Corbett has slashed state support to the school district because reportedly he wants to crush the teacher's union and move the school system to using primarily privately run charter schools and other types of … » 8/17/14 10:02pm 8/17/14 10:02pm

American Apparel Flies Philly Bikini Barista to L.A. for Free Bikinis

Remember last week's story about the woman who was kicked out of a Philadelphia public swimming pool (and driven away via mockery at another) for wearing an American Apparel bikini that—to paraphrase Mel Horowitz—LOOKS LIKE UNDAH-WEAH? Well, there's a happy ending (I guess, if you like American Apparel bikinis),… » 7/24/14 6:45pm 7/24/14 6:45pm

Woman Kicked Out of Philly Pool for Wearing American Apparel Bikini

A Philadelphia barista and water sports enthusiast says she was ridiculed by staff and, eventually, prevented from swimming at a public pool for wearing a swimsuit that looked like "a bra and panties." It was, in fact, an American Apparel bikini, which she demonstrated by letting a male employee pull out the waistband… » 7/18/14 7:00pm 7/18/14 7:00pm

Police Investigating Mom Who Nodded Out On Bus, Put Daughter in Danger

Police have launched an investigation of a Philadelphia-area mother (whose name has been withheld) after a video of the woman nodding out on the bus went viral yesterday. And while video evidence of the mother's behavior is likely going to be something that the police and social workers take into consideration, it's… » 3/08/14 7:00pm 3/08/14 7:00pm

Philly Has a Street Harasser Who Drapes His Dick in Swiss Cheese

A man in Philadelphia (because of course a man in Philadelphia) has apparently taken serial street harassment (and the phrase "dick cheese") to a whole new level grossness by applying slices of Swiss cheese to his exposed penis and asking women to perform various sex acts. On his cheese-adorned penis. » 1/11/14 1:30pm 1/11/14 1:30pm

‘Hero Cop’ Charged with Raping Two Women at Gunpoint

According to several reports coming out of Philadelphia, a former “hero cop” who was once rewarded for his bravery in the line of duty with a seat next First Lady Michelle Obama during a presidential speech is being held on $60 million bail (apparently one of the highest in Philadelphia history) for allegedly raping… » 5/19/13 1:00pm 5/19/13 1:00pm

Why We Need to Talk About the Horrifying Gosnell Abortion Trial

Philadelphia abortion provider Dr. Kermit Gosnell is accused of running a clinic straight out of the Saw horror franchise: standard practices allegedly included snipping the spines of live newborns with rusty equipment, storing feces in cat-food containers and fetus feet in jars, and overdosing patients, particularly… » 4/12/13 2:05pm 4/12/13 2:05pm

Mall Cops Ask Breastfeeding Women Why They're Exposing Themselves,…

It's hard out there for a mom. Recently, a woman in Houston was kicked out of a Hollister store because no human beings should shop there. JK, it's because she was breast feeding. In response, three women decided to stage a "nurse in" at a Hollister store at the Concord Mall in Delaware on Saturday. Just for the… » 1/06/13 11:00pm 1/06/13 11:00pm

Massive Wedding Brawl Leaves One Dead, Three Arrested

Earlier today, at a wedding at the newly-renovated Sheraton Society Hill in Philadelphia, an incredibly confusing and enormous brawl broke out between two different wedding parties . It gets real when the bride hits the ground and the insanity just keeps happening on top of her. It's obviously totally awful but I… » 10/08/12 9:30am 10/08/12 9:30am

Philadelphia Flower Show Marred by Appearance of the Dreaded Man-Cave

Over the past week, Philadelphia, the city of steaks and the cheeses who love them, hosted the most venerable indoor flower show in all the land. That is, it had been the most venerable flower show in all the land until this year when somebody decided that what would really propel the event into the 21st century was a… » 3/11/12 8:00pm 3/11/12 8:00pm

Police Keep Interfering in Fun, Totally Safe-Sounding Home Butt-Pumping…

Our mothers had Mary Kay, their mothers had Tupperware, and now there's a new lady party in town: the butt pumping party. Unlike makeup and plastic storagewear, though, throwing festive gatherings wherein ladies have silicon injected into their asses is illegal. Which is bad news to several partying butt pumpers in… » 3/01/12 6:45pm 3/01/12 6:45pm