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Growing Up in Philadelphia: The Lost City

Eddie Gindi seems genuinely excited as he stands at the dais in the Union League. The executive vice president and co-owner of Century 21 department […]

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The Sad, Sad Auction of Monica Lewinsky’s Lingerie

Bidding on Lot #375 closes at 8 p.m. today. What’s up for auction? “An Extraordinary Lot of Items From Monica Lewinsky — Used by Kenneth […]

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Guess How Much Money We Still Owe for Building Veterans Stadium

For its first 10 years, Veterans Stadium was, as its architect called it, the “Crown Jewel of Philadelphia”—hyperbole, perhaps, but at least it could stand […]

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Smooth Jazz Makes Philly Comeback, Proves It’s Immortal

Do you have a place in your heart that’s been empty for five years, one that can only be filled by Dave Koz, David Sanborn […]

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12 Great Moments at the Penn Relays

Today, the first guns will go off for the Penn Relays, which each year draw the country’s top high school, college, professional, and masters track […]

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Let the Philly Accent Fade Away

Historically, Philadelphia has had a bad case of cainophobia. Whether we’re talking about building a highway or bumping up trash day, Philadelphians generally don’t react […]

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PA Senate Declares “Peeps Are the Best”

  In case tax season has left you grumpy about the productivity of your tax dollars, buck up! Last Tuesday, at the Pennsylvania State Senate, […]

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Can the Return of Miss America Save Atlantic City?

You may have heard the recent announcement that the Miss A­merica Pageant is returning to Atlantic City in September after a seven-year affair with Las […]

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Share This: Old Images of Philadelphia on Facebook

There is a place on Facebook—beyond the endless photos of newborn babies and your annoying friend from high school who updates her status exclusively in […]

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Terry Gross: The Queen of “Like”

The first time I heard my father say it, I was seven years old. We were waiting for an elevator in New York, where we […]

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Fascinating Historical Hybrid Photos of Philadelphia Merge Old With New

We’ve been pretty enamored with the historical images of Philadelphia coming out of PhillyHistory.org and the Old Images of Philadelphia Facebook page. But now local […]

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Philly Gold Heist Foiled, 80 Years Later

It has all the makings of the next Indiana Jones movie—or maybe something smaller, like National Treasure, only with fewer daring escapades and more bureaucratic […]

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In 20 Years, the Daffy’s Magic Never Failed Me

The news that Daffy’s would close on September 30th hit me hard. It feels like something bigger than the closing of a department store; it […]

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Remembering Neil Armstrong, Who Gave Us Hope for the Future

Neil Armstrong’s obituaries were only half-right. Yes, Armstrong was the first human to step foot on the moon. What’s possibly more significant, though, is that he […]

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So Long, Weirdo Six Flags Drive-Through Safari

I found the news oddly crushing. Six Flags Great Adventure has announced plans to cease the “drive-through” portion of its Wild Safari. Wild Safari is […]