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City Life

Best Thing This Week: A Win for a Great Old Oak Tree

The owners of Chester County’s Great Oak Farm have prevented future development of their property, home to a magnificent William Penn Tree.

City Life

Best Thing This Week: Ballard Spahr’s Racial Justice and Equality Initiative

The Philly firm will put the power of its 250-person litigation team to work for racial justice … for free

City Life

Best of Philly: Here’s to the Scientists and Frontline Heroes Fighting for Our Lives

Whether they’re helping patients who are sick or homing in on a vaccine, let’s hear it for the scientists.

City Life

Best Thing: Philly Sports Are Back! Sort Of!

The sounds of summer — pro sports on the radio — return.

City Life

Best Thing: Gritty’s Big Queer Eye Makeover

That navel! Those eyebrows! How do you improve on perfection?

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City Life

The Best Thing That Happened This Week: The Zoo Goes Greener

A rain garden in the parking lot? You bet — and more!


City Life

Best Thing This Week: Malcolm Jenkins’s New Gig

Here’s to a warrior on and off the field.

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City Life

The Best Thing This Week: A High-School Graduation Like No Other

Off they go, into the wild blue yonder …

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City Life

The Best Thing This Week: We Voted

In the midst of everything, Philadelphians stood up for democracy.

City Life

Best Thing: Let’s Pile Into the Car and Go Watch a Movie!

When social distancing shuts down your banquet venue, why not turn your parking lot into a drive-in theater?

Be Well Philly

The Weird Etiquette of Coronavirus Walking

When to say “hi,” when to look away, when to step aside, and when to flip the bird — because socially distanced exercise has rules all its own.

City Life

Best Thing: The Phanatic Is Toast

Mascot-free baseball! It’s what we should have had all along.

City Life

Best Thing: A Penn Student Made This Stop-Motion Video of Her Daily Commute

Get ready to feel nostalgic for the Before Coronavirus Times!

City Life

I Didn’t Like to Cook Before the Pandemic. I Don’t Like it Now

Go ahead and post your sourdough selfies and your precious pandemic paella pics — just leave some chicken fingers in the freezer section for me.

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City Life

We’ve Always Craved Being Home. Then We Were Told to Stay There

A look at what happens when a city shelters in place.