Monthly Archives

April 2014

You Can Fight AIDS Just By Going Out to Dinner


There are rare times when a major struggle finds a highly accessible and workable program to advance it. This week, the Philadelphia and Delaware Valley area will see for itself that the struggle against HIV/AIDS has found such a program.

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How Do We Heal the American Family?


It’s no secret that the nuclear family model that once defined America’s familial landscape—reaching its peak in the ’50s and ’60s—no longer resembles the typical American family. Since 1960, the share of these traditional families—married couples with children—among all households has been cut in half, from 44% to 19%.

Over the decades, our once-narrow vision of what it means to be a family has evolved to reflect the changing times—and now in 2014, as our households are looking more complex and diverse than ever, our definition of a family is fluid and all-inclusive. Who’s to say what the average home looks like these days?

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Will Obamacare Fix LGBTQ Healthcare?

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President Obama’s uncomfortably hilarious appearance on “Between Two Ferns” with Zach Galifianakis last month was a refreshingly clever policy-marketing move coming from the White House, at once entertaining and ingenious.

Even more ridiculous than the skit itself? The possibility that Funny Or Die has become our most prevalent source of clear, accurate information about the Affordable Care Act in 2014. (It at least beats out cable news.)

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Is Art Education Dead?… Not Yet

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In June of 2013, Philadelphia’s School Reform Commission approved massive cuts in funding in what critics referred to as “The Doomsday Budget.” In addition to severe cutbacks to necessities such as materials, faculty, and athletics, the prophetically dubbed budget plan entailed the wholesale elimination of arts and music programs in the majority of the city’s public schools…

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