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Brian Hickey, Writer in Philadelphia, Community Editor at NewsWorks.org. Contributing Editor at Deadspin.com. Comments welcome here or emailed to brianhickey9 [at] gmail. On Facebook (Brian Hickey, in Philly) and Twitter (@brianphickey).

Drew Walton vs Heather Walton

Let the white-trash carnival continue! Under the tent today, we have Drew Walton, whose wife Heather says he likes playing softball more than being with her. And Heather Walton, whose husband Drew says he came home early one day and…






This Week’s Metro Column

Pop quiz, hotshots: Didn’t think I’d ever come running to Arlen Specter’s defense, didja? Me neither. But then again, I never thought a lady like Michele Bachmann would ever achieve a position of power. I figure that’d lead to rabbits…






Charlie Dawg Update

Had another animal-hospital appointment today. They said everything’s healing up splendidly. This is good because over the weekend, Charlie was back to Sea Isle energy Charlie, trying to run all over like my living room was the 91st St. beach.…






Violence, in violence’s wake

Back in ’06, my work and non-work worlds collided when Robert Pierson, a 17-year-old from Fairmount (a neighborhood in Philly, for those out-of-towners) who used to hang out on my stoop from time to time, was gunned down a block…






Coming next week …

… or sometime soon, I’m going to start tracking hit-and-runs from across the country on here. I’ve already started getting some public-figure help in an effort to strengthen the penalties in Pa. — much more on that later — but…






The Day the Music Coma-ed

I’ll readily admit to anybody who hasn’t been around me and a jukebox simultaneously that I’m a Killers fanboy. They just rock. I don’t care what anybody says to the contrary. But what I do care about is this news…