Opinion

City Life

These 4 Big Political Questions Will Loom Over Philly in 2022

“Expect the unexpected” could best sum up the past year in Philly politics. While matters have yet to return to any sort of pre-pandemic normal, […]

Life & Style

Why Low-Rise Jeans Should Definitely Be Left in the ’90s

In the fall of 1998, the search engine Google had launched, Viagra was approved, the Clinton-Lewinsky scandal wasn’t letting up, sleazy tabloids were seeing record […]

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City Life

Now That Larry Krasner’s Apologized, Will the Pols Who Flogged Him Do Something About Gun Violence?

There was ignorance, backlash, backpedaling, and finally, shame. Last week during a press conference, District Attorney Larry Krasner made the ignorant decision to try to […]

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City Life

Why Do We Even Have a Sheriff’s Office in the First Place?

In public service, there are officials who make simple mistakes — errors that can be corrected, and after they are, we move on. Example: when […]

City Life

Philly Just Surpassed 500 Homicides. Can We Admit Gun Buyback Programs Aren’t Helping?

With a month to go in 2021, Philadelphia has already hit 500 homicides. At an average of one homicide every 16 hours in the city, […]

City Life

My Three Big Lessons From Our First Month of Marriage

It’s been a full month since my husband and I said “I do” before our family and friends. To call our wedding phenomenal would be […]

City Life

5 Ways the Johnny Doc/Bobby Henon Verdict Will Shake Up Philly Politics

Philadelphia’s political world was rocked on Monday when a federal jury convicted union leader John Dougherty and City Councilmember Bobby Henon on bribery and conspiracy […]

City Life

Philly Dems Failed Miserably Last Week. 3 Things They Must Fix Before Next Year’s Midterms

Depending on whom you ask, last week’s Pennsylvania election results — a major disappointment for Democrats — were a big surprise or exactly what we […]

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Foobooz

La Chinesca Shouldn’t Work, But It Does

On a good night, you can feel La Chinesca before you actually get there. Bright colors, hot neon, the hum of a joint spinning in […]

City Life

Sorry, Dave Chappelle, But LGBTQ Jokes Aren’t Funny. This Killing Shows Us Why

“It’s just jokes — relax,” a guy at my barbershop said last month. He had been making off-color remarks about same-sex marriage as I was […]

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Foobooz

Now in Its Fullest Form, Eeva Is the Restaurant It Was Always Destined to Be

Have you been to Eeva yet? It’s fine if you haven’t. The world and everything in it has made going out to a restaurant like […]

City Life

Police Lies About SEPTA Riders Filming a Rape Show Yet Again Why We Can’t Trust Them

When something sounds too bizarre to be true, chances are it’s not — especially when the source is the police. Last week, reports of a […]

Foobooz

Why Middle Child Clubhouse Is So Special, According to the Middle Child Employees

I spent last summer searching for the restaurant of the future here in Philly. Which restaurants would be trailblazers in this strange new world in […]

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Foobooz

Audrey Claire Is No More. Charley Dove Might Become Its Indispensable Replacement.

For those of you who don’t follow the shifting tides of sway and power in the restaurant scene, let’s start here: Forever ago, restaurateur and […]

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Life & Style

Why Do We Think Buying Stuff Will Change Who We Are?

I am nobody’s idea of a shopaholic, but everyone has weak spots, and mine is beauty products. This will come as a surprise to those […]