David Murrell

Staff Writer

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New World Cafe Host Raina Douris on Following David Dye and Why Radio Will Never Die

Also: how she plans to get baby-boomer XPN listeners to trust a millennial’s musical taste.


It’s 2039. Here’s How Philadelphia Finally Embraced Its History.

Jeff Guaracino, Sheila Hess, and Marc Brownstein will discuss why Philly’s most unique asset — its history — helped us become the greatest city in America.

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Election Recap: Working Families Party Gains Council Seat, Democrats Take Delco

Oh, and Jim Kenney was reelected mayor. Here are six takeaways from Election Day.

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It’s Election Day in Philadelphia: Here’s What You Need to Know

From poll locations and hours to what to do if you see something suspicious, we’ve got you covered.


It’s 2039. This Is How Philadelphia Became the Greatest City in America.

Michael Nutter, Helen Gym, Christine Flowers, and Tayyib Smith will sit down with Philly Mag editor Tom McGrath at our annual ThinkFest conference on November 14th.

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YA Author Kacen Callender on Transgender Characters and Writing for Teens

Their first adult book, Queen of the Conquered, is out on November 12th.


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

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

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Prevention Point Needle Exchange Kept 10,000 People From Contracting HIV Over 10 Years, Study Says

Researchers from George Washington University also estimated the total lifetime taxpayer savings for 10,000 averted cases: $1.8 billion.


It’s 2039. Here’s How Philadelphia Built a Citywide Sports Dynasty.

At ThinkFest, sportscasters Seth Joyner, Ray Didinger, and Molly Sullivan will discuss an ambitious vision — five titles for each of the city’s big-four franchises in the next 20 years.

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Exit Interview: Veteran Inquirer Reporter and Editor Bill Marimow

The two-time Pulitzer winner, who’s leaving the paper at the end of the year, on being fired multiple times and the MOVE story he wishes he’d written.

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New Phillies Manager Joe Girardi Is the King of Managerial Meltdowns

If these videos are any indication, Girardi seems to intuitively understand the Philly tradition of losing your shit at sports games.

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A Delco Couple Hopes You’ll Say Yes to Funding Their Sexual Consent Card Game

The game exhorts players to “Explore your boundaries. Touch your friends. Change the world.” But its Kickstarter campaign is foundering.


Meet the Candidates Trying to Shake Up the City Council At-Large Race

Among those who will attend Monday’s candidates forum at the Free Library’s Marrero branch: Kendra Brooks and Nicolas O’Rourke, who are hoping to be the first ever third-party at-large councilmembers.

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The Northeast State Rep Who Thinks Democrats and Republicans Can Actually Get Along

Jared Solomon has a radical notion.

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Richard Florida Releases His Plan to Solve Philly’s Budding “New Urban Crisis”

Four takeaways from the report Florida published as the culmination of his yearlong Philadelphia Fellowship.