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duckduckgo
City Life

The World Is Freaking Out About Data Privacy, and DuckDuckGo Is Ready to Seize the Moment

Gabriel Weinberg swears there’s no Batman-esque origin story that inspired him to become Privacy Man, a superhero who protects citizens from the evil globo-corporations that […]

living with parents
City Life

I Never Thought I’d Move Back in With My Parents. But Here We Are

It occurred to me one night at midnight that I never really knew exactly how many clocks my parents have. I know it was midnight […]

Be Well Philly

How Philly Is Learning to Ditch Dieting and Evolve Our Relationship With Food

It’s 2004, and I’m celebrating my mom’s birthday in Northeast Philly with her six siblings and my 14 cousins. Our family is happily stuffing our […]

jimmy dennis
City Life

For 25 Years, Jimmy Dennis Was on Death Row. Then One Day, He Wasn’t.

Jimmy Dennis lives in a bubble. In the age of COVID, that’s not so uncommon. But even amidst this winter’s tightened restrictions, Dennis’s bubble is […]

City Life

Who, Exactly, Is Philly Fighting COVID?

Andrei Doroshin is 22 years old, working toward his degree at Drexel, and a C-suite executive in three different businesses: a real estate firm (CEO), […]

barstool sports dave portnoy
City Life

Barstool Sports Is Betting Big on Philly. But Are We the City They Think We Are?

It’s a rainy Friday afternoon in Havertown, and a guy from Boston is about to try a slice of pizza. Dave Portnoy, founder, president and […]

philadelphia zoo fire
City Life

The Day the Great Apes Died: The Legacy of the 1995 Philadelphia Zoo Fire

It was Christmas Eve — December 24, 1995 — and it had snowed in Philadelphia, big soft flakes floating through wintry skies and drifting to the […]

life sciences real estate philadelphia
NextHealth PHL

How Philly’s Bioscience Sector Is Driving the City’s Next Big Real Estate Boom

Philadelphia’s life sciences sector is right about where Michael Jordan was in 1989. If you’re into sports history, you know 1989 was a break-out year […]

pandemic puppy
City Life

How Pandemic Pups Are Getting Us Through a Very Dark Year

My husband would tell you that I manipulated him into getting a dog. He’s right. One afternoon in June, I was in my new home […]

philadelphia homocide
City Life

Raheem Ikeam Myers Was the City’s 203rd Homicide Victim This Year. This Is His Story.

Every three months or so, Philadelphia Inquirer beat reporters pull a weekend shift. That’s why health reporter Marie McCullough found herself working the July 4th […]

City Life

Inside the Fight to Abolish Police in Philadelphia

It’s an incredible idea, one that’s been percolating for a long time in Philadelphia and other cities. Certainly, all of YahNé Ndgo’s life. A 48-year-old […]

house spiders
City Life

Now That I Never Leave My House, I’m Getting to Know All About the Spiders Who Live Here With Me

Late in summer, I was sitting at my kitchen table, right in the spot where I’ve sat every morning for the past 10,423 days. It […]

phlprek philadelphia
City Life

Here’s How Philadelphia’s Pre-K Program Can Change an Entire Family’s Economic Prospects

This article is published in partnership with the Fuller Project. Malcolm Burnley is a journalist with the Fuller Project, a global newsroom that reports on issues affecting women. […]

philadelphia unions
City Life

Philly’s New Generation of Unions Is Young, Progressive, and Coming to a Coffee Shop Near You

The Cake Life Bake Shop is a sleek, narrow structure on the Frankford Avenue corridor in Fishtown. Its interior looks as much like a photo […]

Templeton Foundation
City Life

Science and Religion Have Never Been More at Odds. Can Conshohocken’s Templeton Foundation Bridge the Divide?

One would think claims of performing miracles would have a bit more resonance. After all, billions of people today hinge their religious faith on Jesus […]