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City Life

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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City Life

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 […]

City Life

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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City Life

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 […]

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City Life

How the Revamped Spruce and Pine Bike Lanes Lost a Safety Feature in Society Hill

The newly repaved Spruce and Pine street bike lanes feel like the future of street infrastructure in Philly: They’re smooth and well-marked, and ultimately allow […]

City Life

The Recent Penn Grad on a Mission to Help LGBTQ Homeless Youth

Each night tens of thousands of LGBT youth across the country sleep on the streets or in shelters, while thousands more teeter on the verge […]

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City Life

Exit Interview: Veteran Inquirer Reporter and Editor Bill Marimow

If you’ve been a subscriber to the Philadelphia Inquirer at any point over the last five decades, you’ve likely encountered the name Bill Marimow. Now vice […]

City Life

The Frank Rizzo Statue Is Staying Right Where It Is (Until at Least 2021)

After a deadly white nationalist riot in Charlottesville, Virginia, in 2017 forced cities around the world to reckon with their Confederate and other controversial monuments, Philly announced that it […]

City Life

United Way Aims to Boost Philly’s Census Efforts With $1 Million Fundraising Challenge

Amid efforts to ensure an accurate count of Philadelphia’s population in the 2020 Census, the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey on […]

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City Life

The Best Spots in and Around Philly for Fall Foliage Photos

Fall is here, and so are the fall photos. If your timeline has yet to be filled with infinite gradients of rusty autumnal tones, it won’t […]

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City Life

Mayor Kenney Endorses Elizabeth Warren for President

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney has officially weighed in on the 2020 presidential race — and he’s throwing his support behind Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren. Kenney announced his endorsement on […]

City Life

SEPTA’s 15th Street Station Just Got a $28 Million Upgrade

You might notice some changes at SEPTA’s 15th Street Station this week. City, federal, and transit officials gathered on Monday morning to cut the ribbon […]

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City Life

There Goes the Gayborhood

It was around one o’clock in the morning, and I was standing in a long line of mostly straight Penn alumni waiting to enter Voyeur […]

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City Life

The Best Thing That Happened This Week: Not Just Fishtown Anymore

Did you celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day on Monday? Fishtown certainly did, beneath the steady gaze of its new light-pole toppers: the wild turkey and white […]

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City Life

Richard Florida Releases His Plan to Solve Philly’s Budding “New Urban Crisis”

Richard Florida, the renowned urbanist who’s spent the past year studying Philadelphia as part of a yearlong fellowship sponsored by Drexel, Jefferson, and the University City […]