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The best restaurant? Matunuck Oyster Bar

Does Perry Raso run the best restaurant? Yes, I think he does.

The hidden history of Penn State’s Addams Family mural

They're creepy and they're kooky; mysterious and spooky–all together ooky– so how did the Addams family get a spot in Penn State's Pattee Library?

Riffs

Random tribute to the Cornucopia Majesty

Inspired by a segment on this morning's local news (clip below), I am ready for the longform profile and/or Showtime series about the Cornucopia Majesty, a commercial yacht for rent docked in Hoboken.

(Updated) Nieman Lab editor issues statement regarding Temple University professor “doxxing”

In the style of many digital editors who seem to spend most of their day trawling the shallow waters of Twitter, Nieman Lab editor Josh Benton has a prolific account that spans all matter of topics.

How Warren Buffett thinks about Berkshire’s newspaper holdings

At Berkshire Hathaway's annual shareholder meeting, the Oracle of Omaha Warren Buffett shared a dismal outlook on print media.

The first Broad Street Run

Nearly 40 years ago on an 80ºF Sunday, the first group of Broad Street runners took off for a 10 mile run. The entry fee was $2.

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Thoughts

Less, More, and None

My friend Ethan shared his Less, More, and None list (inspired by Jacoby Young). Cool idea, thought I’d give it a try. Always good to remind yourself of your better aspirations.

Lenfest Institute and Digital First Media?

Notes on dynamic meters

Notes on newsletters

Notes on the membership model for news

Essays

Capturing Shawmont Station before its $1,000,000 preservation begins – the oldest extant passenger rail station in America

Originally a 18′ by 36′ stone house (Wissahickon Schist), the structure wouldn’t have stood out from the other country homes in this part of Philadelphia, at the tip of the Manayunk Reach, situated at the end of today’s Manayunk Canal Towpath.

Testing WordPress Gutenberg on a high volume news site

Water, sand, and societal change

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