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City Life

Here’s Where to Get Free Wi-Fi in Philly

I was recently sitting in my car in a parking spot next to Washington Square and found myself with the need to send some large […]

City Life

The South Philly Refinery Explosion Was a Failure in City Transparency

We’ve relived the event over and over: On June 21st, the Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery complex exploded and sent a blazing ball of fire and […]

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City Life

How Mike Bloomberg Ate Joe Biden’s Lunch in Philadelphia

This article started out as a fairly pro forma Gee Whiz Joe Biden Chose Philly For His National Campaign Headquarters What Do All The Local […]

City Life

Facebook Calls B.S. On Karen Hepp’s $10 Million Lawsuit Against the Company

Last September, we told you that Fox 29 co-host Karen Hepp had filed a $10 million lawsuit against Facebook and other Internet companies, claiming that […]

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City Life

Philly Jesus Is Suing Police and City for First Amendment Violations

It’s been quite a while since I wrote about the man known best as Philly Jesus. The last time was way back in 2016, when […]

City Life

The Opioid Crisis Is Worsening Homelessness in Philly. Solving the Problem Is a Matter of Survival

It’s another perfectly shitty day to be homeless in Philadelphia. Cold, wet and pitiless. T.S. Eliot famously said that April is the cruelest month, but […]

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City Life

Foglietta Plaza May Be Philly’s Most Criminally Underused Public Space

I got a call from a Queen Village resident asking for help solving a mystery: Why doesn’t anybody use Foglietta Plaza for anything? If the […]

City Life

Daylin Leach Threatens Lawsuit After Losing Delco Dems’ Endorsement

Daylin Leach is known for lawsuits. Early last year, the wisecracking state Senator who represents portions of Montgomery and Delaware counties sued a woman who […]

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City Life

The Utterly Ridiculous History of Lawbreaking (and Allegedly Lawbreaking) Philly Politicians

‘Twas more than a century ago that muckraking investigative journalist Lincoln Steffens wrote about Philadelphia in a series of articles detailing corruption in U.S. cities. […]

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City Life

Why I, Like So Many in My Generation, Can’t Make Up My Mind About Having Kids

It seems like it used to be easier. Or at least that there wasn’t much deliberation involved. First comes love, Then comes marriage, Then comes […]

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City Life

6 Very Philly Groundhog Day Predictions

Every February, we turn our frowning, frostbitten faces toward Punxsutawney, PA, to observe the behavior of one special groundhog in order to make vague long-term […]

City Life

Philly’s New Archbishop Might Not Be as Progressive as You Think

Last Thursday, Pope Francis named Cleveland bishop Nelson J. Pérez, 58, the 14th bishop and 10th archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia. The major […]

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Foobooz

My Friends Refuse to Eat in Chinatown Due to Coronavirus — and They’re Not the Only Ones

I was supposed to go to dinner in Philly’s Chinatown with a group of 10 tonight. But now that’s not happening. Why? You can blame […]

City Life

Women Writers Are Driving Philadelphia’s Literary Renaissance

Carmen Maria Machado is one of the country’s most celebrated contemporary fiction writers. A few years ago, she was catapulted into the national spotlight on […]

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City Life

I Went to Wildwood for the Donald Trump Rally and Lived to Tell the Tale

If you look forward to off-season day trips to the Jersey Shore as a chance to relax, restore and reset, Wildwood was not that on […]