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Opinion

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I Was This Close to Graduating From the University of the Arts

I remember burning acceptance letters in my backyard. It was just over three years ago, and I’d recently been accepted into the creative writing program […]

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Point/Counterpoint: Educators and Students Weigh in on ChatGPT

University-based instructors make the case for AI’s potential to level the educational playing field. Meanwhile, one Temple journalist argues that generative AI could defeat the […]

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72 Years Ago, Philadelphia Made a Huge Mistake

If you picked up a copy of the Inquirer on November 23, 1952, and turned to page 47, here’s what you would have seen: a […]

Foobooz

Sweet Freedom: An Ode to the Margate Dairy Bar

I never learned to drive. Some combination of my anxiety and my overprotective mother made it feel like something that just wasn’t for me. That’s […]

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I Don’t Know Who Anybody Is Anymore. And I Don’t Care

I think it was this year’s Emmys that finally broke me. I didn’t watch them, of course, because they were opposite that dreadful Eagles wild-card […]

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Crime in Philly Is Falling (Spread the Word)

When I talk to people about what’s happening in Philadelphia these days, the most frequent comments I hear are about crime. My neighborhood doesn’t feel […]

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The Big Winners and Losers in Philadelphia’s 2024 Primary Election

Philadelphia’s primary election on Tuesday was historic for a number of reasons. For the first time ever, an LGBTQ candidate won a statewide primary. A second […]

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Allan Domb Is Upbeat About Philly’s Economy (And You Should Be, Too)

Why am I bullish about Philadelphia’s economy — and Philadelphia’s future overall? The number one reason is simple: Cities never die. Yes, they go through […]

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I Had 700-Level Season Tickets at Veterans Stadium and Lived to Tell the Tale

As part of our remembrance of the good, the bad and the ugly that was Veterans Stadium, which we imploded 20 years ago this month, […]

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It’s Not “Executive Privilege” When Black Professionals Assert Their Titles for Survival

The situation was hauntingly familiar: a viral video of a white law enforcement officer acting rather aggressively — arguably hostilely — toward a Black person […]

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Philly’s Great Office Building Conversion Needs to Start Right Now

The COVID pandemic is something most of us will never forget. One of the permanent shifts brought about by the pandemic is how — and […]

Foobooz

A Tale of Two Bacon and Cornbread Dishes

Earlier this week Ernest Owens, Philadelphia magazine’s political writer at large and Eater Philly’s food editor, took to Instagram, claiming that Fitzwater Cafe had stolen […]

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3 Ideas To Make Philly’s Life Sciences Boom Benefit All of Philadelphia

Our city remains one of the world’s most dynamic and productive hubs for healthcare innovation. We have a concentration of world-class healthcare systems, life sciences […]

Foobooz

What We Don’t Talk About When We Talk About the Michelin Guide

Kiki Aranita is a food writer, former Classics scholar, and the owner of Poi Dog Sauces, a company that grew out of her former Center […]

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3 Simple Ideas to Prepare Philly Kids For the Future

We spend a lot of time talking about poverty in Philadelphia, as we should. For decades we’ve held the unfortunate title of being the poorest […]