David Murrell

Staff Writer

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Life & Style

Chatting Men’s Haircuts With Celeb Barber Faheem Alexander

Get to know the South Philly barber who makes regular trips to NYC to keep the Roots looking fresh.

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Life & Style

5 Next-Level Men’s Grooming Treatments to Try Now

Men’s beauty services are getting fancier than ever.

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City Life

Five Below Now Sells Stuff for 10 Bucks. No, the Name Isn’t Changing.

Don’t think of it as a price hike — think of it as a chance to purchase a vibrating foot pillow that’s twice as fancy.

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City Life

The Penn Museum’s New Galleries Reckon With Colonialism. Plus: Air Conditioning.

While most museums of archaeology shy away from the thorny issue of how they acquired their items, the newly renovated Penn Museum makes it part of the narrative.

City Life

Here’s What You Missed at ThinkFest 2019

The main issue Philly must solve to become the greatest city in America in the next 20 years, according to our speakers and panelists? Inequality.

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City Life

National Dog Show Will Decide Which of These Very Good Dogs Are the Best Very Good Dogs

And you’ll get to pet the doggies and form your own opinions, too.

City Life

A Wawa Gas Station on Columbus Boulevard? No Way, Neighbors Say. But a Regular Wawa? Sure!

A zoning hearing on a contentious proposal from developer Bart Blatstein turned into a tale of two Wawas.

City Life

Philly Could See Record Low Temperatures This Week — and Maybe a Dash of Snow

With expected lows in the 20s, consider it a winter weather preview.

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City Life

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.

City Life

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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City Life

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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City Life

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.

City Life

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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City Life

YA Author Kacen Callender on Transgender Characters and Writing for Teens

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

City Life

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

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