‘Cafe son Sexo’ mixes sex and coffee talk

‘Cafe son Sexo’ mixes sex and coffee talk

People like talking about sex.  People also like coffee.  The folks at the Philly-based Gay and Lesbian Latino AIDS Education Initiative (Galaei) decided to put these observations together in their regular production, “Cafe con Sexo,” a YouTube talk show about sex. “One Friday morning, all of us had coffee in our hands, and we were having the most hilarious...

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If the tipped minimum wage goes up, can we eliminate tipping altogether?

If the tipped minimum wage goes up, can we eliminate tipping altogether?

As we reported last week, State Sens. Daylin Leach (D-MontCo) and Michael Stack (D-Phila) introduced a bill raising the minimum wage to $12 per hour. It was brought up with fanfare from all over the working spectrum earlier this month. But what really surprised us was Leach’s and Stack’s idea for the tipped minimum wage. Stalled at $2.83 per hour since 1997,...

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5 ways to deal with the (potential) SEPTA strike

5 ways to deal with the (potential) SEPTA strike

by Josh Kruger and Randy LoBasso The possibility of a strike looms larger each time SEPTA’s transit workers’ union and management can’t agree to a new contract. Last night was one of those times. SEPTA director of media relations Jerri Williams says in a statement that TWU “has refused to engage in bargaining since Friday afternoon when SEPTA put an...

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THIS IS AWESOME: $1 slice pizza joint starts pay-it-forward program

THIS IS AWESOME: $1 slice pizza joint starts pay-it-forward program

Mason Wartman at Rosa's Pizza Shop Someone walked into Mason Wartman’s pizza shop on Sunday with a novel idea. The shop’s slices were pretty decent and fresh, and at only $1 each, it had become relatively popular amongst Center City’s homeless population. So, the customer suggested, why not create a system in which well-off customers can donate a slice...

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Free market group still threatening to hit Pennsylvania with ads

Free market group still threatening to hit Pennsylvania with ads

Ninety percent of life is about showing up, and for a while now, the American Future Fund Political Action has been threatening to do so. The Fund itself is a nonprofit 501(c)(4) conservative group which believes free market principles are “under direct attack in America”—and it’s their job to fight back. Which means targeting moderate Republicans...

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What Pennsylvania raising the tipped minimum wage would mean

What Pennsylvania raising the tipped minimum wage would mean

The newest—and perhaps boldest—proposal being touted by Pennsylvania’s left wing is an increase in the minimum wage. Most support bringing the wage up to about $10.10 per hour, which is what President Barack Obama proposed at his last State of the Union address. But an increasing number of Pennsylvania pols have proposed bringing the tipped minimum wage...

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O’Reilly Factor embarrasses Philadelphians with street interviews

O’Reilly Factor embarrasses Philadelphians with street interviews

On a recent episode of Fox News’ The O’Reilly Factor, producer Jesse Watters, a Philadelphia native, returned to his home city to conduct “man on the street” interviews and—as he’s prone to do—embarrass random people by asking basic questions they can’t answer. Citing being in the “cradle of liberty,” Watters quizzed locals on information...

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UPenn investigating women’s lacrosse bar escapades

UPenn investigating women’s lacrosse bar escapades

Penn students and alumni haven’t been able to literally raise a “toast to dear old Penn” at the school’s Franklin Field for decades, so instead they’ve taken to figuratively throwing slices of toast onto the field during the singing of the ivy league university’s unofficial song, “Drink a Highball.” And based upon news reported in The Daily...

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Philly politics: Where the circus is always in town

Philly politics: Where the circus is always in town

So, I know that everyone is placing marbles in their kids shoes and writing fake news stories today. Hell, I even changed my Facebook profile picture to the fabulous bobcat (hey girl hey!) from the @CrapTaxidermy Twitter account.  In a particularly amusing turn of events, either intentionally from the webmaster or incidentally from the Universe, PoliticsPA’s...

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Local librarian chronicles Philly history through digital collection

Local librarian chronicles Philly history through digital collection

Image via Philadelphia Studies History is important.  Technology is awesome.  Local librarian Michael Krasulski knows this. And he weds them together in his blog, “Philadelphia Studies,” a digital collection of “Philadelphia history through books, ephemera, and the Episcopal Church.” Up front, that may sound a little dry. But, then you start to dig...

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