Claire Sasko

Staff Writer


Help Philly’s Real Concrete Cowboys Settle Into New Stables

A Southwest Philly man wants to move his riding club into a new home at Bartram’s Garden.

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Philly’s Latest Literary Star Has a Second Book Out This Week

We talk with Carmen Maria Machado about her haunting new memoir, In the Dream House.


This Giant Interactive Cocoon Exhibit Is Coming to the Navy Yard

You can visit — and crawl through, if you’re brave enough — starting on Saturday.

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Say Goodbye to Cash Tolls on the Pennsylvania Turnpike

And hello to E-ZPass, if you don’t already have it — or you can just wait for a bill to show up in the mail.


It’s 2039. Here’s How We Finally Smashed the Old Boys’ Network

At this year’s ThinkFest, Jamie Gauthier and Katherine Gilmore Richardson will discuss the future of Philly politics.


Your No-B.S. Guide to Philly’s 2019 General Election

Voting day is less than a week away. Study up.


It’s 2039. Here’s How Philly Rose to the Challenge of Climate Change.

At ThinkFest 2019, Christine Knapp, Billie Faircloth and Nydia Han will discuss how Philly is planning for global warming.

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How the Revamped Spruce and Pine Bike Lanes Lost a Safety Feature in Society Hill

The two lanes didn’t receive intersection protection after members of a community association opposed plastic delineator posts. Now cyclists — and some residents — are fed up.

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The City’s $200M Plan to Save South Philly’s FDR Park

Here are the five big changes coming to help preserve the often-flooded park.

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Philly Should Charge People to Drive Into Center City

And use the money to make SEPTA better.


We Need to Stop Building Shore Houses

Why? Because all those beach and bay homes could be worthless in 30 years.

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Philly Needs to Move the Airport Before It’s Underwater

One step toward preparing for climate change in Philadelphia.


The Frank Rizzo Statue Is Staying Right Where It Is (Until at Least 2021)

The city first said in 2017 that it would move the contentious 2,000-pound monument from Thomas Paine Plaza.

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The Best Spots Around Philly to Photograph Fall Foliage

A list of leaf-peeping destinations located within an hour of Center City.

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Mayor Kenney Endorses Elizabeth Warren for President

He’s the first major-city mayor to throw support behind the Massachusetts senator.