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City Life

I Fear the Parkway Encampment Crisis Could End Up Like the MOVE Bombing

In some ways, 2020 is starting to feel like 1985. Right now, a group of vulnerable and displaced people is actively defying the city’s demand […]

Foobooz

Here’s to the Restaurants Refusing to Reopen Their Dining Rooms

On Tuesday, dining rooms were officially allowed to reopen in Philadelphia at a quarter of their capacity. It was a momentous day in the very […]

City Life

To Combat Philadelphia Gun Violence, We Must Dismantle the Office of Violence Prevention

At this point, to describe our city as a broken record in how it responds to gun violence would be an understatement. Here’s how it […]

City Life

Temple Shows Its True Colors in Bringing Students Back to Campus, Causing COVID Outbreak

When the coronavirus pandemic first hit the United States, it became virtually impossible to read a story about the present moment without bumping into the […]

City Life

The Best Thing That Happened This Week: A New Record on the Appalachian Trail

If you’ve pretty much been sitting at home on your couch for the past six months, you’re not gonna want to hear about Liz Anjos. […]

City Life

With Indoor Dining Faux Pas, It’s Official: Jim Kenney Can’t Read the Room

After a summer of strict (and necessary) COVID-19 regulations surrounding our city’s restaurant scene, Mayor Jim Kenney had to go screw it all up. When […]

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Life & Style

Need a Therapist? Try the App Store

Here’s something that’s unexpected: The App Store might hold the key to unlocking your deepest emotional hang-ups. There are dozens of apps catering to your […]

City Life

The Best Thing That Happened This Week: The Girl Scouts Get a New Look

There’s been a lot of news on the Girl Scout front lately. Earlier this month, the organization unveiled a brand-new cookie flavor: the Toast-Yay!, shaped […]

City Life

These Are the Worst Four Words You Can Tell Philly Voters Right Now

Last week, the Democrats made their case for why Americans should vote blue in the November 3rd presidential election. Republicans are now making the case […]

City Life

The Best Thing That Happened This Week: It’s BLT Season!

On Monday of this week, we made ourselves a BLT for supper. (We enjoyed it while watching the Sixers.) On Tuesday, we had a BLT […]

City Life

White Democrats, It’s Time for You to Get Your People to Vote

As the Democratic National Convention finally takes off, Black voters are infighting more than ever. Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s pick of California Senator Kamala […]

City Life

The Best Thing That Happened This Week: The Kids Are All Right

Ben Simmons has always made it hard to love him. Once ranked the number one player in the nation, he’s had a career of more fits […]

City Life

I Was a Virtual Teacher This Summer. Nobody Is Talking About the Real Reasons Public School Kids Will Struggle This Fall.

“Make sure their cameras are on and they keep their mics muted,” my program director advised us on a Zoom conference call. “Even though we’re […]

Foobooz

How Does a Restaurant Like This Happen in 2020?

There was so much intentionality, there were so many decisions made, in the weeks and days leading up to the launch of Char Kol, Michael […]

City Life

Why the Return of Sports Feels So Uncomfortable

If the last few months of lockdown have made anything clear, it’s that the feeling of normalcy (remember normalcy?) is built on routine. Commutes, work, […]