Latest from Karen Heller
Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton and “The Office” have helped define the best-known small city in America.
  • Jul 23, 2020
Scranton, Penn., may be the best-known small city in America, yet outsiders don’t really know much about the city.
  • Jul 22, 2020
“Becoming Duchess Goldblatt” blends a fictional character’s signature wit with an author’s real grief.
  • Jul 8, 2020
The day of this Pennsylvania salon’s reopening after 15 weeks was like the first day back at school — exciting but daunting.
  • Jul 2, 2020
Crump represents the families of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery — after seeking justice for Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown.
  • Jun 19, 2020
Philadelphia removed a likeness of controversial former mayor Frank Rizzo, after it was vandalized. Many statues have met similar fates this week.
  • Jun 4, 2020
Michigan’s governor has become a national figure amid a pandemic, a flood, protests, lawsuits, Biden’s interest in her as a vice presidential pick — and her battles with Trump.
  • Jun 2, 2020
Spring is a boom time for florists. But not the spring of a pandemic.
  • May 27, 2020
Exhaustion, confinement and sweatpants: “Maybe this is what retirement feels like.”
  • May 7, 2020
Jason Rosenthal’s wife Amy wrote the viral essay “You May Want to Marry My Husband” days before she died. Now he has a memoir about the experience.
  • Apr 21, 2020