Judge: Philly “Is Not a ‘Sanctuary City'”

In a major update in the sanctuary cities dispute, a federal judge has moved to prevent the Department of Justice from withholding essential funding to Philly. In […]

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Meet the Philly Writer Who’s a National Book Award Finalist

West Philly’s Carmen Maria Machado doesn’t like New York. But she’s there today. The 31-year-old literary mastermind’s latest collection — Her Body and Other Parties — […]


Whistleblower and Temple Professor John Raines Dies

John Raines, one of several whistleblowers who broke into an FBI office in Media in 1971, died on Sunday. He was 84 years old. Raines was a cleric, civil […]

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Here’s Why Philly Is Covered in Ginkgo Leaves Right Now

If you haven’t seen carpets of ginkgo leaves on Philly’s streets this fall, you’ve probably seen them littering your Instagram or Twitter feed. And just in […]


These Philadelphians Are Raising Money to Bail Out Inmates

Bethany Stewart wants you to turn up this weekend. More specifically, she wants you to “TurnUp to BailOut.” That’s the name of an event she and […]

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Deleted Video Leads to New Charges in Penn State Frat Death

The investigation into the death of 19-year-old Penn State student Timothy Piazza has taken a major turn. Twelve additional Beta Theta Pi brothers were charged in Piazza’s death […]


Philly College Students Say Uber Driver Stranded Them at Deserted Construction Site

Two students at Temple and Drexel universities say they had a nightmarish Uber rider earlier this month — and they’re warning other Philly women to […]


There’s a Rally for Meek Mill in Philly Tonight

It’s been a few days since Meek Mill became inmate ND8400 at state prison in Camp Hill. On Monday night, Philly will hold a rally in […]

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The Ice Skating Rink at Dilworth Park Opens Today

Here’s one upside to the wintry weather this Friday morning: the ice skating rink at Dilworth Park will officially open today. The park’s warm-weather fountains have given […]


Kenney: Pennsylvania Needs to Consider Legalizing Marijuana

Mayor Jim Kenney and Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro discussed Philly and America in the age of Trump – among other things – at Philly Mag’s […]

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How Philly Activists Want You (Yes, You) to Support Their Efforts

Session 3, Philly and the Age of Activism Posted by Philadelphia Magazine on Thursday, November 9, 2017 Undoubtably one of our most power-packed panels at […]

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Philly Just Got Bigbelly Trash Cans You Don’t Have to Touch

This summer, we were thrilled to tell you 275 new trash cans were on their way to Philly. You would think new trash cans wouldn’t be […]


South Jersey Official Who Mocked D.C. Women’s March Defeated by a Woman

An Atlantic County official known for mocking the January 2017 Women’s March on Facebook was defeated by a woman on Tuesday. Republican Freeholder John Carman, […]

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Binge-Watch “Always Sunny” While You Can: It’s Leaving Netflix

OK, Philly — now’s your chance to watch as many episodes of “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” while you still can. Next month, Netflix will remove the how. […]

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Against Philly’s Wishes, Pa. Inches Toward Property Tax Reform

Those who exercised their democratic right in Pennsylvania yesterday had the chance to answer the following ballot question: Shall the Pennsylvania Constitution be amended to permit the […]