frank rizzo sculptor Zenos Frudakis
City Life

The Man Who Made the Rizzo Statue Has His Own Surprising Ideas About What to Do With It

There are those who believe that the Frank Rizzo statue needs to go, and there is a plan for removal — sort of — that […]

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City Life

Philly Needs More Surveillance Cameras. Now.

Of all the life-changing revelations I’ve experienced since becoming a parent (translation: someone whose date nights routinely revolve around streaming television), one of the greatest […]

City Life

Philly Media Giant Entercom Is Doubling Down on the Future of Radio

Like any smart CEO, David Field knows that you lead with the good news and try to hum a happy tune over the bad, especially […]

City Council member Kendra Brooks
City Life

City Council’s Kendra Brooks on the Big Change She’d Like to See at City Hall

My full name is … Kendra Nicole Brooks. I was named after Angela Davis’s friend Kendra, who was mentioned in the New York Times in […]

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City Life

Sorry Millennial Travelers! Visit Philly’s New Target for 2020 is Boomers

Millennials? Relax. Gen Z? Sit this one out. While you’re yukking it up on Twitter with your pithy little hashtags, 2020 is shaping up to be, […]

City Life

SEPTA Says the Historic Route 15 Trolleys Will Return Late Next Year

One thing’s for sure: The historic trolleys that currently serve SEPTA’s trolley Route 15, which runs between West Philadelphia and Port Richmond, are going to […]

City Life

Losing the Ritz at the Bourse Takes Philly’s Film Scene From Bad to Worse

The Ritz at the Bourse is my favorite movie theater in Philadelphia. I find myself defending this preference often; friends who are also avid moviegoers […]

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City Life

What Two Centuries of Census Records Taught Us About Philadelphia

More than two centuries after Congress (meeting right here in Philly) first decreed it, the census takers will be out again this year. The results […]

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City Life

Vision Zero, Philly’s Bold Plan to Eliminate Traffic Deaths, Needs Bolder Action

One word to sum up Philly’s Vision Zero goal of eliminating traffic deaths by 2030? Ambitious. Even bike-loving Sweden — which pioneered the global safe-streets […]

City Life

Face Recognition Promises to Speed You Through PHL’s Gates. But Should You Use It?

There is no such thing as personal information. Try as you might to protect it, some corporation has probably already failed you. Maybe you went […]

City Life

The Coolest Addition to Philly’s Indie Bookshop Scene Is Opening in Fishtown

Walking into Harriett’s Bookshop in Fishtown, you’ll notice dark wood floors, vibrant book covers on display, and a warm, slightly spicy aroma. Jeannine A. Cook, […]

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City Life

Temple’s Online MBA Makes a Less Than Triumphant Return to U.S. News Rankings

When U.S. News & World Report released its latest rankings on Tuesday for the nation’s best online MBA programs, Temple’s Fox School of Business — home to the […]

City Life

What to Expect at This Year’s Women’s March on Philadelphia

It’s been roughly three years since millions of women flooded streets across the nation to denounce the inauguration of Donald Trump, creating the largest single-day […]

City Life

Citywide Survey Says We Love the Fire Department, Agree to Disagree on the Water

When Mayor Jim Kenney first took office in 2016, it had been a decade since anyone in the Mayor’s Office performed a systematic survey asking […]

City Life

Inside the New Tiny Wawa: What’s Different From the Fancy Flagship (and What’s the Same)

At last, Philly’s brand-new baby Wawa has arrived: The chain opened the doors to its smallest store in Philly — and the second-smallest in the […]