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Sandy Hingston

City Life

Over the River and Through the Woods

How did my house become Grandmother’s house? And what does that mean?

J.T. Realmuto reacts with his hands on his head to Chas McCormick catching his fly ball against the outfield wall.
City Life

Philly Today: Phillies and Eagles and Sixers and Union and Man This Is Exhausting

The Phillies came this close; the Eagles went where no Eagles have gone before. The Union got good news. The Sixers got bad news. OK, and a little non-sports stuff, too.

City Life

How Do We Teach History in America Today?

Six Philadelphia educators discuss American history and other hot-button issues schools and teachers face in 2022.

City Life

See No Evil. Hear No Evil. Teach No Evil?

Six educators and three writers reflect on the fierce debate over teaching American history in 2022.

City Life

What Gardening Taught Me About Myself — and America

Sometimes you reap what you don’t sow. In gardening, as in life, that can be a very good thing.

City Life

This Is Why Prescription Drugs Have Such Weird-Ass Names

And why you can’t get the Ozempic jingle out of your head.

City Life

10 Powerful War Memorials in Philly

Soldiers, moms, buffalo, biceps and angels. A roundup of our 10 favorite memorials in the city.

City Life

Demystifying the Serious Science of Smells

University City’s Monell Chemical Senses Center knows (nose?) why people react to smells differently.

Things to Do

14 Philly-Area Gardens and Arboretums to Visit

Catch spring’s beautiful blooms at these Philadelphia-area gardens and arboretums.

City Life

The Science Behind Left-Right Confusion

Have trouble telling right from left? You’re not alone.

City Life

Ben Franklin Stoked a Rivalry Between Boston and Philly

A brand-new book on the fave founding father examines the heady competition he ignited between Philly and Boston.

City Life

45 Things You Never Knew About Ben Franklin

In advance of the new Ken Burns documentary, the lowdown on the life and loves of the Philly icon.

City Life

New Book Celebrates What Makes Philly a “City of Homes”

David S. Traub’s photographic journey through Philly’s residential architecture reveals deeper truths — and some neighborhood nostalgia.

Be Well Philly

What’s in a Smile?

They’re a dime a dozen, right — those facial expressions we make when we’re happy or pleased? Actually, they have a surprisingly hefty influence on everything from our intelligence to our longevity to our drinking habits. Here’s the lowdown.

City Life

Daylight Saving Time Is Stupid and Expensive and Dangerous. Just End It.

Back and forth, back and forth — why do we keep on with this insanity?