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Sneak Peek: Inside Philly Mag’s October Issue

Our October issue drops this week. Here's what's inside.


The October issue of Philadelphia magazine is on its way to mailboxes right now, and it’s bursting with content that gets at the heart of life in the region right now. Here are a few of the big stories that print subscribers will get to read before anyone else:

The Cheesesteak, Reconsidered: Yep, we went there. Philadelphia’s relationship with its signature sandwich is complicated. As a city, we had become sort of exhausted by the thing. We rolled our eyes at the fanny packs in line at Jim’s, and at the stock footage at commercial breaks during football games of beef an onions getting slapped around on a griddle. It had all become so cliché. But now that we have established a truly destination-worthy restaurant scene, we say it’s time for Philly’s food scene to embrace the cheesesteak all over again. An appreciation of the sandwich that put us on the map, and our food critic’s picks for the 30 best cheesesteaks around.


Michael Rubin Is Playing the Long Game: E-commerce billionaire. Sixers co-owner. Meek Mill pal. Social justice crusader. Michael Rubin is a man in perpetual motion. Richard Rys goes inside the frenetic, fascinating life and mind of one of Philly’s most dynamic power players.


New School: Malcolm Burnley tells the inside story of how a small group of reformers is trying to disrupt education in Philly by opening a very different kind of high school. (Hint: It’s just as hard as you might imagine.) Plus, 19 local schools that are rethinking education in ways big and small.


And that’s just the tip of of the iceberg. Subscribe now and we’ll start you off with the October issue.