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City Life

There Is No Reason for Anyone to Be Happy About How the Shutdown Ended

Shutting down the shutdown and avoiding imminent default was not like Idris Elba in Pacific Rim “cancel[ing] the apocalypse.” Democrats making victory laps on the […]

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Meet Krokodil, the Dangerous New Drug Narcotics Officers Really Hope Doesn’t Make it to Philadelphia

These days, it’ll cost you anywhere from $10 to $50 to get high off of Oxycontin, depending on the size of the pill and the […]

City Life

Philly Has Its $45 Million in State School Funding. Now What?

So now the Philadelphia School District has its $45 million in state aid—and a bit of breathing room. Now what? The good news is that […]

PA Governor Tom Corbett
City Life

Will $45 Million Buy the Governor a Transportation Bill?

Yesterday’s announcement that Gov. Corbett would release $45 million in education spending was met with both relief and confusion. Since disclosing the money’s existence in […]

City Life

The Republican Party Is Sinking. And That’s Bad for America.

Sixteen days after shutting down the government and less than 48 hours before pushing America into default, Republicans in Congress have finally abandoned their fruitless […]

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City Life

Mayor Nutter Is Going to the Wrong European City

So Mayor Nutter is going to London in a couple of weeks. I get it. He wants to improve the city’s business relations. He’s looking […]

Let The Fire Burn
City Life

10 Must-See Films at the Philadelphia Film Festival

I know I wasn’t the only cinephile disappointed that the Philadelphia Film Festival didn’t make IndieWire’s inaugural list of the 50 leading film festivals back […]

City Life

10 Things Montreal Has That Philly Desperately Needs

Montreal is a great city. Philadelphia is a great city. Here, some things that our great city should steal from theirs, based on observations from […]

Rocky Statue
City Life

About That Zillow List of 10 Reasons to Move to Philly

“If you’ve seen Liberty Bell and had a cheesesteak, you’ve likely spent a day in Philadelphia.” So begins Zillow’s list of 10 reasons to move to […]

Dr. Martin Luther King and Dr. Walter P. Lomax
City Life

What Philadelphia Lost When it Lost Dr. Walter P. Lomax Jr.

On this past Thursday at 8:30 a.m., 81-year-old Dr. Walter P. Lomax Jr. passed away. “So what?” you ask. “What’s the big deal?” you ask. […]

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City Life

How to Fix ObamaCare and End the Shutdown

Say, wouldn’t this all be easier if we’d simply passed a single-payer health insurance program? We’ve spent several weeks now watching, first, the House of […]

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City Life

Have Americans Become Too Comfortable Receiving Government Assistance?

The great fish moved silently through the water, and into immortality. Without question, Jaws was a classic, filled with memorable lines. But the one that […]

Lincoln Financial Field
City Life

Eagles Fans No Longer NFL’s Worst

  Eagles fans rejoice! We are no longer the national media’s go-to example of drunken, knuckle-scraping, mentally deficient football fans. Thank you, thank you, Houston […]

City Life

The Worst Sports Bar In Philadelphia?

There’s a fun piece in this month’s Philadelphia magazine about bars across the country where Philly sports fans gather. Of particular interest, considering this Sunday’s […]

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Philadelphia Deserves a Better Flag

I know this fellow from Washington, D.C. No, not the guy who tried to help me dispose of my trash over Labor Day weekend. This […]