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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?

City Life

Babies of the Pandemic: A Photo Essay

Meet seven Philly families who decided to add new members during the depths of the COVID crisis.

City Life

What the Hell Is Bitcoin? A Useful Explainer for Beginners

LOL just kidding I don’t understand it, probably because it’s imaginary money.

City Life

This Lavish New Book Explores Italy’s Legacy in Philly

From the Declaration of Independence to red gravy to our own Bridge of Sighs, all the ways the Old Country has made its mark on these parts.

City Life

How the Pandemic Brought Campbell’s Soup Back From the Brink

As a nation, we had moved on from Campbell’s. Then, last year, a bowl of Tomato and a grilled cheese sammy started sounding mighty comforting. Is this the beginning of a new chapter for Philadelphia’s favorite soup?

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City Life

A New Book Traces the Rocky, Riveting History of Big East Hoops

Newtown’s Dana O’Neil gets the inside scoop on everything from Villanova’s wild 1985 Cinderella run to Allen Iverson’s mom’s plea to Georgetown coach John Thompson Jr. to take a chance on her kid.

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City Life

The Biden Administration Keeps Tapping Penn People for Major Roles

D.C.’s gain is Philly’s loss.

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City Life

Witchcraft, Boiled Bones, and All the Other Creepy Things We Learned About PA History in This New Book

Just in time for Halloween, Dark History of Penn’s Woods is the perfect book to keep you up all night.

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City Life

What’s Going to Happen to All the Crap I’ve Accumulated When I Die?

All across America, we boomers are finding ourselves stuck with heirlooms and mementos that we can’t give away.