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You Can Help Philly’s Real Concrete Cowboys Settle Into Permanent Stables

For some, talk of Philly’s “Concrete Cowboys” might conjure up visions of British actor Idris Elba on horseback, thanks to the star’s role in a […]

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Philly Could See Record Low Temperatures This Week — and Maybe a Dash of Snow

If you were to step outside right now, on Monday afternoon, you’d find yourself in the balmy embrace of fall. Temperatures in the mid-60s, the […]

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Can This Charismatic Pastor Rally Philly Around Its Most Intractable Problem?

Almost four years ago, I met Bill Golderer for the first time, and like many people who meet Bill Golderer, I felt moved. I can’t […]

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I Built My Identity Around Being Bipolar. Then My Doctor Said I’m Not Bipolar

My psychiatrist first floated the idea that I don’t have bipolar disorder months ago, when we were spending another session dissecting my history of disasters. […]

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Why Youse Guys Should Start Saying Y’all

Anytime I’m talking to someone new, the question inevitably arises: “Wait — where are you from?” My apparent outsider status is given away by one […]

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Philly’s Latest Literary Star Has a Second Book Out This Week

One of Philly’s most distinguished modern writers, Carmen Maria Machado, has a second book out this week. The 33-year-old Penn professor’s memoir, In the Dream […]

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Behold This Giant Cocoon by the Group Behind the Navy Yard Sea Monster

The Navy Yard is about to get weird. Group X, the anonymous Philly-based art collective responsible for SEA MONSTERS HERE (the bright blue, green and […]

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New World Cafe Host Raina Douris on Following David Dye and Why Radio Will Never Die

David Dye hasn’t been the full-time host of World Cafe on WXPN since 2017. But let’s be honest: If we were to ask you for […]

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This Exton Mom Says Urban Outfitters Fired Her for Trying to Get Pregnant Again

While many workplaces seem to have gotten the message about certain types of discrimination, pregnancy discrimination remains a “rampant” problem at many companies, according to […]

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Say Goodbye to Cash Tolls on the Pennsylvania Turnpike

Long, idling car lines at Pennsylvania Turnpike tollbooths (and tollbooth attendants) could soon be a thing of the past. By late 2021, tollbooths on the […]

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Rhynhart vs. Kenney: Inside the Most Contentious Relationship in City Hall

Let’s start at the top: If age generally moves politicians to the right, Mayor Jim Kenney seems utterly determined to stand that notion on its […]

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Is Elton John’s “Philadelphia Freedom” Actually About Philly?

When Elton — sorry, make that Sir Elton — plays his farewell shows in Philadelphia on November 8th and 9th at the Wells Fargo Center […]

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YA Author Kacen Callender on Transgender Characters and Writing for Teens

The Rundown Age: 30 CV, abridged: Editoral staffer, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (2014-’18); three-time Kirkus starred author; winner, Stonewall Book Award, for middle-grade […]

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Your No-B.S. Guide to Philly’s 2019 General Election

At the polls on Tuesday, you’ll have the opportunity to vote for mayor, City Council seats, city commissioner and more. Mayor Jim Kenney is up for reelection, facing […]

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Prevention Point Needle Exchange Kept 10,000 People From Contracting HIV Over 10 Years, Study Says

When Prevention Point first began distributing clean syringes to drug users in order to prevent infectious diseases like HIV and Hepatitis C, it was technically […]