Brandon Baker

Brandon Baker

Brandon Baker is a graduate of Temple University's Lew Klein College of Media and Communication and native of Waynesboro, Pennsylvania. When he's not burying himself in geek culture or re-binging all six seasons of "The West Wing," you can catch him hobnobbing with a Manhattan -- up, extra bitters -- in hand.

March 22, 2017


Infrequently Asked Questions: What are the origins of the Philly rowhome?

The history behind Philly's rowhomes -- and what the actual difference is between a row home and a brownstone.

March 15, 2017


Infrequently Asked Questions: Which skincare ingredients are actually good for you?

What to look for in skincare product labels -- and whether it's OK to switch regimens

March 9, 2017


Infrequently Asked Questions: Why does music give you 'chills'?

The 411 on why listening to music sends chills down your spine.

March 1, 2017


Infrequently Asked Questions: Do I still need to floss?

Jefferson's Robert Diecidue responds to last summer's AP report on flossing.

February 22, 2017

Urban Planning

Infrequently Asked Questions: What is a middle neighborhood?

Community development expert Paul Brophy explains, on the back of his new book 'On the Edge.'

February 15, 2017


Infrequently Asked Questions: Do I still need third-party virus protection on my computer?

On whether virus protection software is necessary in 2017 -- and whether it's slowing down your computer's performance.

February 8, 2017


Infrequently Asked Questions: Why is the mountain laurel Pennsylvania's state flower?

The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society's annual Flower Show will bloom inside the Pennsylvania Convention Center on March 11, bringing with it hordes of horticultural geeks -- and the many more of us who just like pretty flowers.

February 1, 2017


Infrequently Asked Questions: Is swallowing chewing gum bad for you?

Jefferson gastroenterologist on the dangers of swallowing gum

January 25, 2017


Infrequently Asked Questions: What do my browser's 'cookies' really do?

What are internet cookies for? A Drexel professor explains.

January 23, 2017

The Arts

Broadway veteran opens local training ground for young performing artists

This week, Malvern native Mindy Dougherty kicks off a new semester of Music Theatre Philly, a performing arts education studio operating for the first time out of its own studio space at 1201 Spruce St. It follows a year-long stint of operating out of Plays & Players Theater.

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