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voter recall
City Life

Undemocratic Democracy: The Trouble With Voter Recalls

State Rep. Jared Solomon has proposed a constitutional amendment that would allow voters to recall elected officials. It’s a great tool — if you trust the public to wield it.

wawa beer
City Life

This Is Not a Drill: It Looks Like Wawa’s Going to Sell Beer in Philly

The company won a $186,000 auction for a liquor license, which means, at least at one store, you may be able to rinse down the meat sweats from your Italian Shorti with a cold one.

best umbrella
Life & Style

Are You Even Adulting If You Don’t Own a Fancy Umbrella?

Why I took the plunge and spent good money on a bumbershoot.

bryce harper overrated
City Life

Bryce Harper Is the Most Overrated Player in Baseball (According to His Peers)

And nobody wants to play for manager Gabe Kapler, either.

apple streaming
City Life

Apple’s New Streaming Service Has Plenty of Philly Star Power

Projects from M. Night Shyamalan and others are in the offing.

esports stadium
City Life

Comcast’s New Esports Arena: You Can Stop the “Parents’ Basement” Jokes Now

Think esports aren’t “real” sports? Tell that to the $50 million arena to be built for our local Overwatch League franchise.

philadelphia gentrification
City Life

Philly Is Gentrifying More Than San Francisco, Per New Report

Whether you see that conclusion as a warning or a blueprint probably depends on whether you’re a developer.

naked grouse
City Life

Don’t Thank the City for Finally Removing Those Obnoxious Naked Grouse Bikes

Thank annoyed cycling advocates — and the diminishing returns on a poorly conceived guerrilla marketing campaign.

City Life

Gritty’s March Madness Bracket Is Better Than Yours

Thank your lucky stars that Gritty isn’t involved in your office pool, because his is a certified winner.

jeffrey stockbridge
City Life

A Philly Photographer on His Decade of Documenting the Opioid Epidemic

Jeffrey Stockbridge’s work turns again and again to Kensington, a neighborhood in the grips of a crisis that he says is “all too often reduced to a photo of a needle.”

septa key
City Life

Congrats, SEPTA! You’ve Actually Made a Decent Website

SEPTA Key’s new beta site actually looks … good?

marc lamont hill
City Life

Temple Professor Marc Lamont Hill on Being a Dissenting Voice

The pundit talks about the comments that got him in hot water with CNN.

philadelphia history
City Life

Philly Just Racked Up 5 More Historical Markers

Philadelphia already has 313 historical plaques as designated by the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.

mumps
City Life

Measles, Mumps, Flu: Is This Philly’s Sickest Season in Recent Memory?

People have been falling ill left and right this winter. One of the biggest reasons: They’re neglecting — or refusing — the vaccinations that would protect them.

yuengling craft brewery
Foobooz

Yuengling Named “Top” Craft Brewery in U.S. for Fifth Straight Year

An annual list from the Brewers Association once again declares the Pottsville company the king of craft beers … according to sales volume.