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Laura Swartz

Deputy Editor, Digital

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Guide to the 2023 Philadelphia Flower Show

Everything to see, do, and know before you go

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Giant Animatronic Dinosaurs and Bugs Are Coming to the Zoo

Get up close and personal with a roaring T.rex — or a hissing cockroach — with a new outdoor exhibit opening in April.

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Women’s History Month Events in Philly

Celebrate trailblazers with tours and museum exhibits, support women-owned businesses at markets and food-and-drink events, and more.

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Ernest Owens on His New Book, The Case for Cancel Culture

We talked to Philly Mag’s editor at large about what cancel culture is and is not.

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New James Forten Exhibit Brings the Black Founding Father to Life

“It’s a great American story, and a great reminder that American history is not simple.”

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Disney100 Exhibit Celebrates 100 Years of Iconic Animation at the Franklin Institute

From Mickey Mouse to Marvel, the Franklin Institute’s new exhibit traces Disney’s history through artifacts, art, interactivity and more.

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Inside the New Interactive Friends Experience in KOP

Could we be any more excited?

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Philly Didn’t Win. We Celebrated Anyway

It was a season — and year — worth celebrating.

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The Most Ridiculous (and Philly-Centric) Super Bowl Prop Bets

From Rocky to baby Kelce to Bradley Cooper, you can pretty much bet on anything happening in the Super Bowl.


Eagles Super Bowl Food Specials for Last-Minute Fans

Green cannoli, green beer, football-shaped pizzas, and much more.

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Everything You Need to Know Before the Eagles Play in Super Bowl LVII

All the drama, inside jokes, Kelce shenanigans, and game recaps you need to make it to Sunday’s big game.

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Forget Dinner: Try These Unique Valentine’s Day Dates

Active dates, crafty dates, and straight-up unhinged evenings as unconventional as your love.


All Hail the Hoagie

Our all-you-can-eat guide to the true king of Philadelphia sandwiches. 

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Black History Month Events in Philadelphia

Here are some highlights to add to your calendar this February.

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What Philly Was Like When the Eagles Advanced to the Super Bowl

From tailgating to partying on Broad Street, Sunday was surreal, loud and oh, so Philly.