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Laura Swartz

Deputy Editor, Digital

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High-Tech Driving Range Topgolf Opens in Northeast Philly

Rent a climate-controlled bay, order a round of drinks, and tee off into the future.

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The Procrastinator’s Guide to Philly Summer Camps

Late on planning your kids’ summer? Here are a dozen great camps that still have spots.

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Kimmel Center Expands Free Plaza Performance Series

Family Fundays join Lunchtime Unplugged, Nightlife, and other free happenings at the Kimmel Center this season.

City Life

Reflections on the Reopening of the Weitzman Museum

What the new exhibits at Philadelphia’s museum of Jewish American history — now with a new name — say about the moment we’re living in.

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1040 Creative — a New Artistic Hub — Opens in Northern Liberties

The space contains an art gallery, artist’s studios, and classes for all ages.


Philly’s Biggest Restaurant Ever — Five Years in the Making — Is Now Open

Liberty Point seats 1,400 people on the outdoor decks of the Independence Seaport Museum.

Life & Style

Mother’s Day Gifts and Events around Philly

From a Philly-made gift to a relaxing spa day, make Mother’s Day special for every mom on your list — even if that mom is you.

Life & Style

Mix the Perfect Cocktails for Your Favorite Albums With This New Book

Philly-based siblings add 70 more albums (and 140 more cocktails) to your listening party lineup with their new book.


Rabbit Brings a Subterranean Speakeasy to South Street

With a sexy ’70s vibe, Rabbit takes cocktail service underground.

Life & Style

10 Philly Record Stores to Feed Your Vinyl Habit

From music-lover mainstays to niche genre havens, dig through the crates at these essential spots.

Be Well Philly

A Look Inside The Clay Studio’s Massive New Space in South Kensington

The brand new facility expands the organization’s studio, classroom and gallery space — and its plans for community outreach.

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Inside Xi West, Dim Sum House’s New Wedding and Event Venue

Four words: king crab three ways.

Life & Style

Salty Paws, an Ice Cream Shop for Dogs, Opens in Rittenhouse

Philly’s first ice cream bar and bakery just for dogs opened in Rittenhouse Square. And it’s adorable.

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Museum of Illusions Opens in Philly

Get ready to pose, ponder and be perplexed at this new Old City attraction.