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living near grandparents
City Life

My 96-Year-Old Grandfather Moved to Town a Few Years Ago, and Nothing’s Been the Same Since

“Can you come over and help Pop-Pop? He got locked out of his iPad again.” My mom sounded frantic on the phone, as though my […]

philadelphia poverty
City Life

For 40 Years, Philly Mayors Have Promised to End Poverty. For 40 Years, I’ve Watched Them Fail.

There are so many poor folk in Philadelphia that in March, City Council President Darrell L. Clarke announced a plan that would lift 100,000 of […]

public schools ranking
City Life

Ignore the Rankings: Why the Best School for Your Kid Is Probably the One in Your Neighborhood

It can be very hard to be in the minority in a social or professional setting. Those in the majority may look askance at you, […]

company names
City Life

There’s Not a Company Name Cute Enough to Mask the Dark Side of Corporations

In 1963, when I was in second grade, I entered the classroom one day with my fellow students following our usual rousing session of morning […]

minimalism clutter
City Life

How the Pandemic Taught Me to Embrace My Clutter

It was roughly six years ago that Marie Kondo first entered my consciousness. Her book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, had just come out, […]

end of restaurants closing philadelphia coronavirus
Foobooz

This Could Be the End of Restaurants as We Know Them. Maybe That’s Not Such a Bad Thing.

Back in June, an Instagram account called @phillyfoodworkers appeared on my feed. No one’s name is attached to the profile, and the avatar is just […]

Scott Knowles
City Life

Scott Gabriel Knowles Is on a Quest to Understand What the Pandemic Reveals About Americans

Scott Gabriel Knowles, the head of the history department at Drexel University and an expert on disasters, found himself in an intense public discussion with […]

ala stanford
NextHealth PHL

How Ala Stanford Became a Champion for the Health of Black Philadelphians Amid COVID

It was purely by chance that at the very moment Ala Stanford walked into a revival service at a Philly church last summer, a man […]

black in philly
City Life

8 Prominent Philadelphians on What Being Black in Philly Should Look Like

There is a sense — here and elsewhere — that the nationwide protests in the aftermath of the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis […]

City Life

Sneak Peek: Inside Philadelphia Magazine’s August Issue, Our Annual Best of Philly Tribute

The August issue of Philadelphia magazine is on its way to mailboxes right now, and it’s bursting with content that gets at the heart of life in the region […]

coronavirus pandemic impact
City Life

12 Philadelphians on How COVID-19 Turned Their Worlds Upside Down

In an instant, the COVID-19 crisis changed everything about how we live. Twelve Philadelphians on how their worlds have been turned upside down. Philly’s Managing […]

City Life

Sneak Peek: Inside Philadelphia Magazine’s April 2020 Issue

The April 2020 issue of Philadelphia magazine is on its way to mailboxes right now, and it’s bursting with content that gets at the heart of […]

philadelphia networking events
City Life

Confessions of a Philadelphia Serial Networker

“You’re dressed as if you’re competing against Liberace,” an acquaintance told me as she picked me up for an event. “These folks will stare.” I […]

march 2020 issue
City Life

Sneak Peek: Inside Philadelphia Magazine’s March 2020 Issue

The March 2020 issue of Philadelphia magazine is on its way to mailboxes right now, and it’s bursting with content that gets at the heart of […]

City Life

Sneak Peek: Inside Philadelphia Magazine’s February 2020 Issue

The February issue of Philadelphia magazine is on its way to mailboxes right now, and it’s bursting with content that gets at the heart of life […]