City

News

What’s In Store for the Free Library of Philadelphia?

1. Big changes at the Parkway Central Library. Six levels of stacks were recently taken down to make way for communal spaces, and the public […]

News

Check It Out: The Philadelphian’s Guide to Local Libraries

Old Books Are Awesome A rare-book walking tour for aspiring literati. Read more » Five Philly-Area Libraries You’ll Have to Drag the Kids Out Of […]

News

Five Philly-Area Libraries You’ll Have to Drag the Kids Out Of

Langhorne Library Head straight for Penn’s Little Village, a preschooler-size town where kids can fight (make-believe) fires, shop a grocery store, fix a car and […]

News

Old Books are Awesome: Here’s Where You Can Find Them in Philly

1. The plush wood-paneled rooms are reason enough to visit the Rare Books department at the Parkway Central Library (1901 Vine Street, Fairmount), but you’ll […]

News

24 Things Other Than Books to Check Out From the Library

24 things to take out and check out — no reading required: To Lend: 1. Museum passes. Many area libraries have free passes to places […]

News

The Manayunk Bike Race Is Dead — Again

Fans, cyclists, and Manayunk revelers had their fingers crossed that the iconic Philadelphia one-day pro cycling race, which got its start in 1985 and took […]

impeach trump, party to impeach, dwight evans, tom steyer
News

U.S. Rep. Dwight Evans Is Holding a Party to Impeach Trump on Saturday

U.S. Rep. Dwight Evans will join philanthropic billionaire Tom Steyer during his “Party to Impeach” tour in Philly on Saturday. The tour, co-hosted by Evans and Steyer, […]

News

Nick Foles Still Hasn’t Heard From Sore Loser Tom Brady

Forget the five Super Bowl rings. As a human being who walks the same ground as the rest of us regular folks, Tom Brady is […]

congressional map
News

Wolf, Democratic Lawmakers Submit Congressional Map Proposals

Days after Gov. Tom Wolf rejected a congressional map submitted by Republicans in the wake of last month’s state Supreme Court gerrymandering decision, Democrats and […]

News

Larry Krasner Sues Big Pharma, Drops All Marijuana Possession Charges

On the same day a Philly.com op-ed was published in which Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner (and Mayor Kenney) admitted the failure that was the […]

crack epidemic, kenney, krasner, safe injection sites
News

Kenney and Krasner: Criminalizing Crack Addiction Was a Mistake

Philly Mayor Jim Kenney and District Attorney Larry Krasner declared on Thursday that criminalizing crack addiction in the 1970s and ’80s was a mistake. In an […]

News

Center City Macy’s Santa Sentenced for Online Sex Crime

William McKinlay, a 57-year-old Philadelphia resident who previously worked as a Santa at the Center City Macy’s, was sentenced on Monday to serve up to […]

News

Rocky? Will Smith? The Geator With the Heater?

This August, we’ll release our 45th Best of Philly issue. (I know, I know, we don’t look a day over 30.) For most of those […]

dirty franks bartender
News

Fundraiser for Critically Injured Dirty Frank’s Bartender Tops $11K

A GoFundMe page for Sheila Modglin, the beloved Dirty Frank’s bartender who was critically injured after being hit by a car last week, has brought in […]

News

Eagle Chris Long to Climb Mount Kilimanjaro for Charity

Just how far is Eagles defensive end Chris Long willing to go to help out the less fortunate? To the tippy-top of Africa’s tallest peak, […]