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Lenfest Institute and Digital First Media?

What if Alden let another organization manage its newspaper assets as a blind trust? It would lose a great deal of flexibility in using DFM assets to leverage other companies it owns, but it would be able to wash its hands of the growing public relations crisis. Furthermore, it would give space for the strategic direction of DFM to be explored and pursued without the added baggage of hedge fund cross-percolation.

The other Hershey (and its railroad)

Cuban town Camilo Cienfuegos might be one of the least expected places to find remnants of America's great 20th-century industrial expansion – that is, until you hear its pre-revolutionary name: Hershey.

On Henri Rousseau, age, and naivety

A 2009 visit to the Barnes Museum in Lower Merion introduced me to Rousseau, whose style I instantly adored and whose story I came to respect.

La Colombe raising some prices, just please don’t touch the sparkling water

Quick note after stopping at the Dilworth-adjacent La Colombe this morning. Prices on some drinks, cappuccinos for example, will be raised next Wednesday September 6. Exact prices weren't ready yet, at least at the counter, but it sounds like iced coffee will be unaffected by this round of price increases (currently $3 for a draft coffee and $3.50 for a draft latte).

Peeking at the future of the Reading Viaduct (Paris edition)

Here are some pictures of the Reading Viaduct's inspiration in Paris.

Blockchain for news organizations – which problem to solve

I wanted to take 5 minutes to identify the problem space here, and identify which I believe is most ripe for blockchain application.

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