Adam Hermann


Adam is a web curator at He grew up on the other side of Pennsylvania but was raised versed in Philadelphia culture. He’s a graduate of Drexel University, where he studied journalism and history. Adam has written for the Inquirer, Daily News, Philadelphia magazine, and He used to write about sports (and still does now and then) but is also interested in environmental policy and very fresh produce.

October 17, 2019


Odds for Phillies' next manager: Buck Showalter, Joe Girardi are heavy favorites

The Phillies are looking for their next manager, who will ideally be able to turn a roster featuring Bryce Harper, J.T. Realmuto, and Aaron Nola into a World Series contender.

October 17, 2019

Mental Health

Gambling near-misses don't encourage your brain to keep betting after all, study suggests

A new study suggests the "near-miss effect" doesn't exist. It is contrary to decades of thinking that theorized nearly missing a successful gamble would trigger something in your brain and encourage you to place another bet,

October 17, 2019


Pennsylvania is auctioning off a 76-year-old, World War II-era DUCK Boat

The Pennsylvania Department of General Services is holding an enormous automobile auction on Oct. 22 in order to get rid of vehicles that are no longer used by state agencies. The auction will feature nearly 600 vehicles, including a runaway standout: a 1943 GMC DUCK Boat.

October 17, 2019

Odd News

New Jersey couple sues Taco Bell over $2.18 chalupa dispute

Taco Bell has used "Live Más" as its slogan since 2012, but a New Jersey couple is claiming in a recently-filed lawsuit that the popular fast food chain also charges más.

October 16, 2019

Marijuana Legalization

What to know about proposed bill that would legalize marijuana in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania state senators introduced legislation this week that would legalize adult marijuana use across the state. The bill calls for expungements, allows for home delivery, and much more.

October 16, 2019


Former Flyers enforcer Donald Brashear now working at a Tim Hortons in Quebec

Former Flyers enforcer Donald Brashear, who spent 16 years in the NHL, is now working at a Tim Hortons in Quebec City. On Wednesday, coverage from Canadian news outlets about Brashear's current employment went semi-viral and sparked a discussion about what is newsworthy after a professional athlete retires from pro sports' spotlight.

October 16, 2019


Will Smith, Kevin Hart, more Philly natives named among Hollywood's 100 most powerful people

The Hollywood Reporter released a comprehensive list Wednesday, ordering the 100 (or so) most powerful people in the buzzy entertainment industry. Four Philly-area natives showed up, including one in the Top 5.

October 16, 2019


ESPN analyst on First Take: Sixers' Ben Simmons could be in MVP conversation this year

It's no secret that the 2019-20 NBA season will go a long way in defining the Sixers' Ben Simmons as a basketball player.

October 15, 2019


Sixers, Budweiser release 'City of Brotherly Love' cans ahead of 2019 season opener

Budweiser and the Sixers teamed up for some fancy exclusive beer cans, which will be available in the Philadelphia and South Jersey areas ahead of the 2019-20 NBA season.

October 15, 2019


Burlington County political candidate shown in photo in blackface, refuses to drop out of race

Photos of a candidate for township committee in Burlington County wearing blackface at a Halloween party surfaced this week, but the candidate said Monday he will not step out of the race.

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