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Sandy Hingston

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City Life

Being an adult was once something you evolved into. When did it become something to aspire to instead?

City Life

Spring Is Coming, and Spring Training Is Heating Up

Plus: A Phillies’ phenom’s rude greeting, a Girl Scout Cookie tracker, and an Owl-iant effort

Foobooz

All Hail the Hoagie

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

City Life

Meet This Year’s Philly-Area Puppy Bowl Contestants

Including the Eagles-inspired team leader, Tailen Hurts.

Foobooz

The Philly Food Scientists Who Can Make a Potato Chip Taste Like a Cheesesteak

So you’d like a long-hots-and-sharp-provolone chip? Meet the flavorists who make those dreams come true.

City Life

Philly (Sports) Today: The Good News (Sixers), Bad News (Eagles) Edition

The Birds’ loss, ahem, hurts, but at least Embiid, Harden and the rest of the Sixers are looking good.

Jalen Hurts after the Philadelphia Eagles beat the Chicago Bears to improve their record to 13-1
City Life

Philly (Sports) Today: The Eagles Won By This Much, Sixers Won Messy, and Messi Won Big

The Eagles stumbled, fumbled and doinked, but ultimately found their windy way to win number 13 against the Bears. Plus: Tyrese Maxey sweater watch and the rest of the weekend’s sports, recapped.

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.