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Sugar Mom’s a pierogie playground in Old City

“It was impossible to find this place, but I’m glad we did. This is definitely my new favorite bar,” a college-aged customer at Sugar Mom’s said. She had just finished work at one of Old City’s art galleries and spent 15 minutes circling the streets with her friends looking for Sugar Mom’s.…

Man shot near HSC subway station

SEPTA Police shot a 23-year-old black male on the Broad Street Line near Temple Hospital at the Allegheny Avenue station Wednesday afternoon, SEPTA spokesman Jim Whitaker said. The shooting, which occurred around 1 p.m., jammed up subway lines and slowed down dozens of confused Temple students and commuters for more than two hours.…

Whodunit Books melds history, mystery

It’s a scene quite typical for one of Abercrombie & Fitch’s notoriously sexy catalogs. A boy and girl are making out amid high shelves of dusty novels in a used books store, their limbs so entangled it’s hard to tell which belong to whom.…

Vamping up City Hall

When it’s time to pay a parking ticket, apply for a permit or access public records, Philadelphia’s City Hall is the place to be. But if Mayor Michael Nutter has anything to say about it, City Hall will be much more than a government building.…

Taking a trip and getting an education

When it comes to studying abroad, it seems no one regrets the decision to go. And the experienced, like graphic arts and design professor Dan Dallmann, tend to say the “longer the program, the better.” “I believe a full semester or year is a far richer experience,” Dallmann said.…