PHILADELPHIA — On Thursday night, we joined thousands and thousands of people in Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Arena to watch Hillary Clinton accept the Democratic party’s nomination.
PHILADELPHIA — Chirlane McCray, First Lady of New York and longtime progressive activist, has had a busy week at the Democratic Convention. She’s spoken on panels about mental health and LGBT rights, and was seen supporting her husband, somewhat embattled New York mayor Bill de Blasio, as he addressed the convention…
PHILADELPHIA — It is day three of the Democratic Convention, and I have still not found Lincoln Chafee. It has come to my attention that perhaps this is because he is in Rio.
Welcome to ConBag, a daily roundup of gossip from the Democratic National Convention, which we are attending for four very long days.
PHILADELPHIA — “All your sins are forgiven!” Jesus informed me at a “Bernie or Bust” rally in front of Philadelphia’s City Hall. His robe was a little warm, he said. “I bought it at a Muslim store.”
PHILADELPHIA — America’s political conventions should last for two days each at the very most. And they should happen in the fall.
PHILADELPHIA — It’s day one of the Democratic National Convention, and everyone is here. Michelle Obama is here. Bernie Sanders is here. Every single reporter in the country is here. Debbie Wasserman Schultz is kind of here. But someone is missing. He has a center part, an amazing attitude, and my entire heart. His…
Welcome to ConBag, a daily roundup of gossip from the Democratic National Convention, which we are attending for four very sweaty days.
So much goes into planning a national party convention! You have to work out transportation and housing logistics with the host city. Prepare the venue(s). Develop a schedule of speakers and panelists. Field media requests. Beg celebrities to drop by. And coordinate an army of over 10,000 volunteers and DNC staffers,…
Last week Aniya Wolf was forcibly removed from her school’s prom because she was attired in a tuxedo rather than a gown. But while officials at Bishop McDevitt High School congratulate themselves on their crusade for gender conformity, Wolf will be enjoying an appearance on It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia.
In a Los Angeles, Janice Dickinson and her lawyer Lisa Bloom have asked that Cosby’s former lawyer Marty Singer be re-added to their defamation case against Bill Cosby as a defendant. Judge Debre Weintraub dismissed Singer in February.
By now, over 50 women have come forward to accuse Bill Cosby of sexual assault, and according to The Washington Post, the public vindication of these women’s stories may have contributed to a shift in progress: more victims are coming forward to police departments, who are in turn listening to more women, and altering…
On Thursday, Linda Weston, a 55-year-old who held six mentally-disabled adults and four children captive in her basement (and other confined spaces), was sentenced to life in prison plus 80 years for 196 federal counts, including murder, kidnapping, and sex trafficking.
Early Tuesday morning in Philadelphia, a transgender woman was jumped by at least five men and fatally shot twice in the back.
A nail salon in Philadelphia was robbed by a man who somehow thought it would be a nice idea to treat himself to a manicure first.
While addressing Congress on Thursday, Pope Francis took a sip of water from a glass at his side. Afterwards, Congressman Bob Brady stole the glass, brought it back to his office, and drank from it.
Antonin Scalia may act like he doesn’t care, but it must hurt at least a little bit to know that a brunch dish named after his horribleness was sold out so quickly that it made heads spin.
Uber is once again facing some questions about its safety standards, after a Philadelphia woman told police she was raped and kidnapped by an UberX driver. The company didn't learn about the rape until 40 days later, when a reporter from Philadelphia magazine told them about it.
A Philadelphia woman told Philadelphia police she was raped by an UberX driver on February 6, who then drove her around for nearly two hours, refusing to let her out of the car. When Philadelphia reached out to Uber for comment, the company was unaware the rape had occurred. That was 40 days ago, and the driver's…
The New Year, or South Philadelphia's share of it, was being assembled in a warehouse with a bright yellow Cottman Transmission sign at the entrance, right on the corner of 13th and Reed. "You don't want to get a screw in your foot," Jinks warned me. All around us were the raw materials and detritus of fun: brightly…