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Jennifer Weiner: The Literary Lioness

This is what the world knows about Jennifer Weiner: She writes funny and emotionally gripping novels about plucky plus-size heroines. She writes insightful and pithy […]

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Nicole Cashman: Maven of Messaging

Over nearly two decades, Nicole Cashman has grown her single-employee start-up shop into one of the most formidable public relations powers in the region. Cashman […]

Business

Stephen Klasko: Health-Care Disrupter

What difference can one man make? How Jefferson has grown during Klasko’s time as president and CEO. Originally published as part of “The 100 Most […]

News

Carl June: The Cancer Slayer

Take a giant leap toward a cure for cancer, and everybody wants a piece of you. On an afternoon in late August, two days before […]

Business

Adam Grant: The Thinker

Over the six years Adam Grant has spent as a professor of management at Wharton — the youngest tenured prof at the school and the […]

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Michael Solomonov: The Culinary Emissary

Michael Solomonov was in his chef’s apron, dusty with bread flour. Zahav was still brand-new, in 2008, and he was rolling out disks for laffa, […]

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Ali Perelman: New Philly’s Old Money

Ali Perelman, the millennial scion of one of the wealthiest families in Philadelphia, is shoving a giant push broom down the street in Bella Vista. […]

News

Joseph Forkin: The River Warden

Joseph Forkin started his march toward reuniting Philadelphia with its working river long before he made the leap this summer from COO to president of […]

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Ron Barchet and Bill Covaleski: Brewmeisters, Biz Whizzes

At this point, ordering a Victory Prima Pils might be just as “Philly” as ordering a Yuengling lager — a stunning expression of the influence […]

Business

Meryl Levitz: Tourism’s Pied Piper

When Meryl Levitz came here in 1971, “Philly tourism” was a punch line, not a billion-dollar industry. Now, Philadelphia regularly tops lists — from big-deal […]

News

The Sixers’ Future: Markelle Fultz, Ben Simmons & Joel Embiid

A few years ago, the Sixers marketing team got out ahead of the actual team, which created a bit of a problem for the win-thirsty […]

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What Do the 100 Most Influential People Have to Say About Our City?

ThinkFest is our Disney on Ice moment: It’s when we get to present the pressing issues and big personalities we cover all year in the magazine as […]

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A Challenge to Our Most Influential Philadelphians

A few weeks ago, this magazine moved its offices from Rittenhouse Square to Washington Square, which means my daily commute in and out of the […]

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Shani Akilah and Abdul-Aliy Muhammad: Rebels With a Cause

Pink slips for mayoral appointees are rare. But Mayor Kenney’s axing of Nellie Fitzpatrick as his liaison to the LGBTQ community was particularly remarkable because […]

News

Jon Geeting: The Urbanist

Jon Geeting changed Philly with a blog post. Granted, it’s a very small part of the city — one intersection, really — and it took […]