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I Was an Undercover Uber Drivernew

I drove a hundred rides for UberX to fact-check whether a middle-of-the-pack driver can make $90,000 a year. This is what I learned.
Philadelphia City Paper  |  Emily Guendelsberger  |  05-15-2015  |  Business & Labor

Video Shows Philly Guard Beat Prisoner, but Prisoner is Chargednew

Prisoner John Steckley looks like he might have been mouthing off as he walked out of the visitors' room at Philadelphia's Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility, but he appeared to be posing no physical threat to the guard standing at the door. Even so, the corrections officer coldcocked Steckley in the face and then, along with another guard, proceeded to beat him.
Philadelphia City Paper  |  Daniel Denvir  |  10-30-2014  |  Crime & Justice

Philly Pot Arrest Maps: Black People in Black Neighborhoodsnew

Eighty-three percent of the 4,314 marijuana-possession arrests made by Philly police in 2013 were of African-Americans.
Philadelphia City Paper  |  Daniel Denvir  |  08-15-2014  |  Race & Class

Dispatches from Killadelphianew

Despite the efforts of thousands of pastors, cops, reformed gangsters, concerned parents and politicians, Philadelphia is consistently among the most violent big cities in a country with the highest murder rate of any wealthy nation on earth.
Philadelphia City Paper  |  Daniel Denvir, Samantha Melamed and Eric Schneider  |  09-30-2013  |  Features

Paywall? Philly Papers' Elusive Effort to Make Journalism Paynew

The long-awaited and are online this week, liberating the dailies from the bikini-and-gossip-coated digital stinkpit of and locking content behind pay walls, where readers will finally have to pay for it. Sort of.
Philadelphia City Paper  |  Daniel Denvir  |  04-18-2013  |  Media

Major Pro-Voucher Group Might Have Broken PA Election Lawnew

Political operative John D. McDaniel's Progressive Agenda PAC funneled $5,900 from Students First PAC, a Pennsylvania group backed by Bala Cynwyd hedge fund managers and wealthy national school voucher advocates, to a Penn. state house candidate who was heavily supported by voucher proponents.
Philadelphia City Paper  |  Daniel Denvir  |  02-27-2013  |  Elections

The Cash Machinenew

How the Philly D.A. seizes millions in alleged crime money — whether there's been a crime or not.
Philadelphia City Paper  |  Isaiah Thompson  |  11-30-2012  |  Crime & Justice

Registered Philly Voters Required to Cast Provisional Ballots in Large Numbersnew

Provisional ballots, if they are counted, are not counted until up to seven days after the election.
Philadelphia City Paper  |  Daniel Denvir  |  11-06-2012  |  Elections

Dada Issuesnew

How a trip to the Philadelphia museum of Art inspired the 20th century's most radical artists.
Philadelphia City Paper  |  Shaun Brady  |  10-24-2012  |  Art

Fractured Fairy Talesnew

Locust Moon hooks up with Dark Horse for Sci-Fi Fairy tales in Once Upon a Time Machine.
Philadelphia City Paper  |  Elliott Sharp  |  10-13-2012  |  Books

How the So-Called Liberal Media Defeated Voter IDnew

Relentless and accurate media coverage was decisive in bringing about the judicial defeat of Pennsylvania's voter ID law.
Philadelphia City Paper  |  Daniel Denvir  |  10-02-2012  |  Elections

Oh, Canadanew

The Toronto Film Festival forecasts a so-so film season.
Philadelphia City Paper  |  Sam Adams  |  09-24-2012  |  Movies

PA Supreme Court Hears Case Against Voter ID Lawnew

Democratic Supreme Court justices slam Pennsylvania voter ID law, lawyers ask for injunction.
Philadelphia City Paper  |  Daniel Denvir  |  09-13-2012  |  Elections

Run-on Sentencenew

An unforgiving and broken system is forcing sex offenders further to the fringes of society—and that’s dangerous for all of us.
Philadelphia City Paper  |  Samantha Melamed  |  08-24-2012  |  Crime & Justice

43 Percent of Philly Voters May Not Have Voter IDnew

The number of Pennsylvanians who might not have the photo identification necessary to vote this November has more than doubled.
Philadelphia City Paper  |  Daniel Denvir  |  07-25-2012  |  Elections

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