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This New Tour Lets You Get Up Close and Personal With the Free Library’s Rare Book Collection

At some point in your life, you’ve probably read at least a few Charles Dickens novels — even if only under duress in middle school. […]

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The 25-Year-Old Camden Trumpeter Who’s Taking the Jazz World by Storm

I’m going to use two phrases: “trumpet player” and “jazz club.” What immediately comes to mind? Chances are you’re imagining some old guy onstage playing […]

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Experimental Filmmaker Tiona Nekkia McClodden Doesn’t Care If You Miss the Point

The Rundown Age: 38 CV, abridged: Pew Fellow (2016); Guggenheim Fellow (2019); fellow in art and activism, Bard College (2018-’19); works exhibited at the Museum […]

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5 Philly Artists You Need to See This Fall

1. The Dancer: Ian Hussey Onstage: Principal dancer for the Pennsylvania Ballet since 2012, Hussey, 33, will play Tybalt in its production of Romeo & […]

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Best of Philly 2018 Fun and Games: From Scrabble to Drag to Marijuana Dinners

Best of Philly 2018, our annual listing of the region’s outstanding food, people, shops, services, and more, is now online as well as on newsstands. Here are […]

City Life

Mike Tyson Loves to Talk About His Past — Except the Rape Conviction

On Saturday night, close to 1,000 people turned out to the Borgata’s Music Box venue in Atlantic City for “Mike Tyson Undisputed Truth: Round Two,” […]

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WATCH: The “Creed II” Trailer Lands Like a Right Hook

The last time moviegoers saw Adonis Creed, Apollo’s pugilist progeny (Michael B. Jordan), he was helping a chemo-ridden Rocky climb those iconic Art Museum steps […]

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Made in America 2018: Meek Mill and Nicki Minaj Together Again (Kinda)

The organizers of Jay-Z’s popular Made in America festival have released the lineup for this year’s set of Labor Day weekend shows along the Parkway. […]

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LOVE Sculpture Creator Robert Indiana Dies at 89

Pop artist Robert Indiana, perhaps best known for creating the iconic “LOVE” image that was dedicated as a sculpture in Philadelphia in 1976, died at […]

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Staying In Is The New Going Out

I’m impatiently tapping my chunky heels and digging in my bag for my credit card as I wait in line to pay for two bottles […]

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Being Ben and Betsy: The Double Lives of Philly’s Historical Interpreters

It’s mighty easy to get swept up in revolutionary fervor while walking the cobblestones by Independence Hall, especially once the tourist high season hits and […]

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Nickelodeon to Revive “Double Dare” With Marc Summers

Attention children of the late 1980s and ’90s: Nickelodeon has announced that everybody’s favorite kids game show, Double Dare, will return to the network with […]

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Sesame Place Makes History With Autism Designation

The groundbreaking addition of a new character with autism was a major step for inclusion when Sesame Street introduced us to the cute-and-cuddly Julia in […]

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How a Novelist From Seattle Became Head of the Italian Market

Philly is a city famous for keeping neighborhood business in the neighborhood. So how did an author hailing from the Pacific Northwest become the leader […]

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Why My Open Office Feels … Walled Off

At work the other day, a Slack message from a co-worker popped up on my screen: “Do you happen to have a tampon?” I quickly […]