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Laura Swartz

Deputy Editor, Digital

Things to Do

The Best Places to See Holiday Lights Around Philadelphia

The most magical, twinkly-light-filled spots around town.

Life & Style

The Ultimate Guide to Stress-Free Holiday Entertaining

Here’s everything you need to ensure your celebration impresses everyone on your guest list.

Things to Do

A Guide to the Holidays in Franklin Square

Light shows, mini golf, cozy drinks, Santa visits and more to celebrate all season long.

Things to Do

Dilworth Park’s Skating Rink and Holiday Market Open This Week

Dilworth unveils its ice-skating rink, Wintergarden maze, and holiday season plans for November.

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The Triumphant Return of Philly’s Star-Chef Dinner Series

Plus: why the Eeva closing stings, the goods on Schulson’s newest spot, a second Rosy’s Taco Bar, Evil Genius’s beer-naming contest and out-of-this-world doughnuts.

City Life

This Year’s Eagles Christmas Album Has a Deluxe Version and a 500-Piece Puzzle

Presale starts Friday, November 3rd, so set your reminders.

City Life

Wells Fargo Center Unveils Upgrades Amid Arena Debate

The new locker rooms and behind-the-scenes areas are shiny and state-of-the-art, but will they be enough to keep the Sixers around?


It’s Spooky Season and ‘Wawa Has Pizza’ Is Starting to Sound Like a Threat

Plus, guess who’s got 4,000 bottles of rare whiskey they’re looking to unload?

Life & Style

Jimmy Gorecki Drops New JSP x Eagles Streetwear Line

The collection releases today and spans the different shades of green that represent the Birds’ eras: kelly and midnight.

City Life

Dispatches From Gritty’s Chaos Corner and More of What’s New at Wells Fargo Center

Gold-leaf cheesesteaks, a Stephen Starr restaurant, and even more mischief from the Flyers mascot.


Where to Watch the Phillies in the Playoffs

Philly bars where you can bank on being surrounded by other fans who are just as excited/anxious as you are.

Dolph Lundgren (aka Drago from Rocky) in a Zaxby's commercial that makes it clear that Zaxby's doesn't understand Philly or cheesesteaks at all

Someone Tell Drago and Zaxby’s There’s No Such Thing as a “Philly” in Philly

Plus: Burgertime NJ calls it quits. Lots of Santucci’s news. And a new brunch for you to check out.

City Life

The Ultimate Guide to the Phillies 2023 Playoffs

Where to watch, how to watch, who to watch, and everything else you need to know about Red October.

Things to Do

Here Comes Howl-o-ween: Philly’s Top Dog Halloween Parties

Dress up your doggo for costume contests, pet parades and more spooky fun this season.

City Life

There’s a New Gritty Calendar and You Must Buy It Immediately

Stare into those orange googly eyes for 12 months straight.