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Spoiler alert: This post discusses specific plot points of the Tuesday, Oct. 16, premiere of ABC's "The Conners."

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Falconry requires a lot of time and training but for those bird lovers, it's worth it.

Jesmyn Ward’s ‘Sing, Unburied, Sing,’ a tale of history, violence, and identity, is the featured selection for 2018-19 One Book, One Philadelphia program

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Jesmyn Ward’s ‘Sing, Unburied, Sing,’ a tale of history, violence, and identity, is the featured selection for 2018-19 One Book, One Philadelphia program

It's a bold choice, a decidedly adult book, encompassing drug abuse, violence and death, the prison-industrial complex, and broken familial relationships.

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Dilworth Park announces ice skating rink hours for this winter

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John Oliver weighs in on Scott Wagner’s ‘golf spike’ threat video on ‘Last Week Tonight’

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Tovah Feldshuh to perform ‘Dancing with Giants’ at Congregation Rodeph Shalom

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‘Every Brilliant Thing’ returns to Arden, with a handshake

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‘The Goldbergs’ head to (’80s) Hersheypark and its superdooperLooper

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‘Detroit ’67’ at McCarter: Disappointing production of Dominique Morisseau’s study of riot-torn city

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Historical Commission ponders archaeological potential and decides there’s nothing it can do in Society Hill

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Tinto closed until Halloween for movie filming in Center City

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