Table of Contents: Philadelphia Magazine
If you are forgoing city for 'burbs, as a parent you want two things: safe streets and good schools. But after that, the choices vary: A touch of urbanity? Wide-open spaces? A charming downtown? We crunched the numbers, analyzed the data and forayed out into the field. No matter your preference, we found a locale worth moving to
By Philly Mag Staff // Photography by Ryan Donnell
From the concussions of Eagles DeSean Jackson and Kevin Kolb to the tragic suicide of Penn football star Owen Thomas, Philly has been the epicenter of sports head-injury news. Now, two Penn researchers are poised to put a big dent in the problem
Through three decades of activism, Mark Segal and Malcolm Lazin turned Philadelphia into one of the most gay-friendly cities in America. But when their long-simmering feud—lit by a shocking e-mail sent 12 years ago—bubbled back to the surface this spring, it threatened the legacy they fought so hard to build
Yes, good public options do exist. Your guide to a dozen of the best
Results from our online poll
Noticed the number of strollers on Walnut Street lately? Why more Philadelphia parents are bringing up urban baby ... and how that's about to change Center City
Photos of his farmhouse
For me and an entire generation of Philadelphians, local broadcasters of yore like Gene London, Jim O’Brien and Hank Sperka were certified celebrities. Why can’t today’s bland batch of talking heads match up?
If you haven’t heard of Martha Graham Cracker by now, well … you need to get out more. Not only has Martha been slaying audiences at her...
Watch out for a black Jeep Commander with a “Licensed Arborist” decal right above the NRA sticker. That’s Scott Wade—and chances are his eyes aren’t on the road
Thirty-two years ago, Jay and Neil Shah’s immigrant parents bought a tiny motel outside Harrisburg. Today, the Philly-based duo is running a $1.6 billion hotel empire, and changing everything from the New York tourism biz to your local Hampton Inn
What one of our favorite Phillies has in common with Warren Buffett
Dining, Food & Wine
A few things have happened in Cuba over the past 10 years. Russia’s last military base on the island closed. The country won “Axis of...
Regional sandwich history is a murky, oft-contentious business, filled with pompous posturing and rampant revisionism. Inquire about the origins of...
David Fields, Valerie Safran, Ellen Yin and Aimee Olexy weigh in on the mathematics of doomed restaurants
Pounding out stride intervals on a refurbished player piano, singing into a Western Electric broadcast microphone from the Coolidge era, and...
Meet Brian Sikora, A.Kitchen's invisible man
Shopping & Style
Invest in one or two (or all!) of these utterly autumnal pieces, perfect for whiling away crisp fall evenings by the fire
You’ve done Manhattan a million times. Now try something different
The eight things this high-fashion style-setter and manager of Joan Shepp can’t live without
Of all the problems America is talking about—and wringing hands over—the one that stands above the rest is the terrible job we’re...