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City Life

A Penn Genetics Professor Wants to Change How We Think About Race

Three decades ago, a white couple I know was awaiting the birth of a baby they were adopting. Not long after the delivery, the pediatrician […]

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City Life

The Best Thing That Happened This Week: Our Very Own Ghost Ship

Goonies fans (and really, who’s not? “One-Eyed Willy!”) are already familiar with the concept of “ghost ships,” vessels found at sea with their crews either […]

City Life

Don’t Get Spooked by This South Philly Halloween Decor

You know how they say less is more? Well, enough with all of those over-the-top, baroque Halloween displays bursting with stage lighting, fake spider webs, ornately […]

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City Life

“The Rock” Wished This Fishtown Grandma a Happy 100th Birthday

Turning 100 years old is a celebration in and of itself — with or without Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson wishing you a happy birthday. But a […]

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City Life

You Can Now Track All Fatal Traffic Crashes in Philly

Philadelphia is home to one of the highest fatal crash rates in the nation. Over the last five years, our average traffic death — six deaths […]

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City Life

This Record-Breaking October Heat Has Us All Confused

It’s going to be 93 degrees Fahrenheit in Philadelphia today. On October 2nd. During what’s supposed to be fall. This weather feels more apropos of […]

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City Life

Capogiro Owners Stephanie and John Reitano Declare Bankruptcy

Ten months after Capogiro shocked gelato lovers and Philly food scenesters by announcing that it was closing all locations, founders Stephanie and John Reitano have […]

City Life

Attorney General Josh Shapiro Is Hosting a Philly Town Hall on Student Debt

Pennsylvanians are drowning in student debt. Some stats to prove it: Across the entire country, the debt load for college graduates totals $1.5 trillion. In […]

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City Life

Eagles Fan Rob Dunphy Is Putting His Philly Tattoos to Good Use

The last several days have been quite a trip for Rob Dunphy. On Thursday morning, nobody knew who the 26-year-old Bridesburg dad was. But by […]

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City Life

You Can Pick Up a Free Tree for Your Property This Fall

Trees and Pennsylvania go way back. Students of Latin will of course know that our state’s name translates to “Penn’s woods.” And William Penn himself, […]

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City Life

Feds Say CEO of Heaven Sent Courier Used Company Money on Alimony, Casinos, and Netflix

Heaven Sent Courier CEO Steve Rosner has been charged by the Department of Justice with filing false tax returns and obstruction, according to documents filed […]

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City Life

Here’s When Pa. Will Reach Peak Leaf-Peeping Season

The best time of the year — leaf-peeping season — is almost upon us. Pennsylvania’s Bureau of Forestry (yes, such an entity exists, and it’s […]

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City Life

Philadelphia Is Finally Becoming a Great Hotel Town

If I were Ben Shank, I’d be stressed. Can’t-sleep, pulling-out-my-hair-level stressed. But Ben doesn’t seem stressed. Across the table from me, casually dressed in khakis […]

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City Life

4 Stunning, Instagram-Worthy Boutique Hotels in Philly

Big-box hotel brands might be taking over Center City, but in neighborhoods where Philadelphians actually live, it’s another story. Here, four stylish homegrown alternatives to […]

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City Life

Just How Cool Is Philly’s Hotel Scene?

Here’s how we compare to other cities in what makes hotels work for locals. The Must-Have: A local-celeb-chef-driven restaurant Who’s Got It: D.C. Foodies love […]