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Laura Swartz

Deputy Editor, Digital

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Otherworld Brings a Trippy Immersive Experience to the Northeast

There’s no rules, just vibes. Just dystopian vibes.

City Life

There’s Now an All-Digital Wawa in Philly

Plus, an errant pet alligator returns!

Philadelphia Wedding

This Hot Pink Wedding Transformed the Horticulture Center into Barbie Land

The couple’s “flower dog,” Ellie, stole the show.

City Life

The Battle for 76 Place: Where Things Stand With the Sixers’ Arena Project One Year Later

The debate over the Sixers’ potential move from the Sports Complex to Center City has become a standoff involving Philly’s most powerful interests.

City Life

Philly Teens Need to Be Included in Our Public Spaces

The city needs to help empower teens to reimagine their public spaces, to give them a sense of belonging and ownership.

City Life

17 Big Ideas to Make Philly a Kid-Friendly City

A Philly that’s better for kids is better for everyone.

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Barbie-Themed Parties and Pop-Ups in Philly

Pop-ups, cocktails … and glittery beer. Come on, Barbie, let’s go party.

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Pixar Putt, Reviewed: Come for the Mini Golf, Stay for the Nostalgia

The new pop-up at Penn’s Landing is a must-do for Pixar fans, but you might enjoy the photo ops more than your actual golf game.

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Where to Celebrate Bastille Day in Philadelphia

Liberté, égalité, fraternité ... and lots of macarons and wine.

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The Oval Summertime Pop-Up Is Returning in July

The Oval will feature seven weekends of music, family fun, movie nights, and a giant Ben Franklin-inspired mural.

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Where to Watch Outdoor Movies in Philadelphia This Summer

Grab a blanket and catch al fresco showings of old favorites, new favorites, and lots of Super Mario.

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Your Guide to the Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival

The dragon is back! Everything to see, do, and eat as Franklin Square lights up.

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Your Guide to Wawa Welcome America, Philly’s July 4th Celebration

Fireworks, free museum days, block parties, concerts, and more!

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The Best Father’s Day Gifts and Events Around Philly

Treat Dad to a pampering session, a kid-friendly concert, and lots of food.

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Juneteenth Celebrations in Philly

Block parties, free museum days, kids’ programming, live music and more.