Randy LoBasso

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Snowstorm Clunker in Philadelphia, State Patrick’s Day at Penn State, and Obama Health Care Reform

PHILLY2PHILLY Weekly Local and National News Wrap-UpThe Local:You know the garbage all over your street (in addition to the dog feces your too-cool-for-school neighbor thought would just disintegrate into the snow? Yeah, well, it’s...

Philly2Philly Music Profile: The Bad Rabbits (With a Philly Tweet)

The Bad Rabbits  are five guys from Boston who’ve been playing their own blend of pop for the better part of two years – a genre they’re calling “New Crack Swing.” The guys began...

Weekly News Wrap-Up: New Philly Bike Lanes Coming, Beer at WalMart, Palin Should Resign From Fox News

The Local:Oh happy day – if you’re a biker (or someone who hates bikers getting in the way of their SUV.) The Local:Oh happy day – if you’re a biker (or someone who hates bikers...

Weekly Wrap-Up: Snowmageddon in Philly, PA House Healthcare bills, Debra Medina, and Glenn Beck

In spite of the Philadelphia government’s usual awfulness as it pertains to any sort of street clearing capabilities after snowstorms, this past week’s "Snowmageddon", as it’s been called by the mass media (see also:...

Philly2Philly Music Profile: Tegan and Sara

Canadian twin sisters Tegan and Sara Quinn have released six combined albums under their first names: Tegan and Sara. Canadian twin sisters Tegan and Sara Quinn have released six combined albums under their first names:...

In Defense of the English Major in Philadelphia Colleges and beyond

Being an opinion writer, I get critical email and comments from readers on a consistent basis. I expect that. What I didn’t expect was a small tidbit <img src="/sites/default/files/cartoon_0.bmp" alt="Doesn't this cartoon explain everything? Being...

Local Music Profile: The Bad Apples

The Bad Apples play funk. And their fans are so into them, it tends to get poetic. Just check out Mike Grau’s writings on a Buddies Tavern show in  Parlin, New Jersey: The Bad Apples play...

Supreme Court Opens Government Control to Foreign Corporations

Last week the Supreme Court’s Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission decision struck down a 63-year-old ban on unlimited corporate and union spending in election campaigns. That’s bad. Last week the Supreme Court’s Citizens United v....

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May is PKU Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness of this rare, lifelong genetic condition. A Philadelphia native, Mark Slopey, has...

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