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City Life

The Best Thing That Happened This Week: Joe Biden Quotes the Sixers’ New Coach

It wasn’t four score and seven years ago that the Sixers named a new head coach — it was only a week ago, actually. But […]

Be Well Philly

When the World Around Me Moves Too Fast, I Look Up

Welcome to Ritual, Be Well Philly’s column of essays about the low-tech, inefficient things we do that pleasurably slow us down. From taking the long […]

Foobooz

We’ve Entered the Guy-Fieri-Opening-Restaurants-in-Philly Circle of Hell

Guy Fieri opening a restaurant in Philly was always an inescapable reality, I’m afraid. Dude’s too prolific a restaurateur, opening over 60 restaurants in casinos […]

City Life

“Bad Things Happen in Philadelphia” Is the Stupidest Thing We’ve Rallied Behind in Years

I am usually here for a great Philly clap back, because they are often exceptionally massive with purpose. Like when we recently came together en […]

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City Life

The Best Thing That Happened This Week: “Bad Things Happen in Philadelphia”

These haven’t been the easiest of times in the City of Brotherly Love. There’s the, um, Carson Wentz problem. The Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons […]

Be Well Philly

I’m Running the Broad Street 10-Miler This Weekend. But I Already Got my Medal.

If you’re a runner in Philly, the Independence Blue Cross Broad Street Run is one of the best days of the year. The race is […]

City Life

Do Democrats Want to Be Right, Or Do They Want to Win?

This week, we’ll hit the less-than-30-days mark before Election Day 2020 — and it’s starting to feel like 2016 all over again. On October 7th, […]

City Life

The Best Thing That Happened This Week: Buh-Bye, Summer From Hell

The crop is in!! — Not4Nothing (@fbonn2000) June 21, 2020   Happy autumnal equinox, the date this time of year on which day and night […]

City Life

The Problem With “Feed Fatigue” and Other Excuses White People Make for Remaining Racist

At the start of the summer, white people’s interest in Black Lives Matter grew during the George Floyd protests. But I didn’t believe them. As we […]

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Life & Style

I Never Knew How Much I’d Miss Shopping in Person

The small front hall of my Queen Village home has morphed into a full-on packing, shipping and receiving facility. (Jeff Bezos would be impressed.) On […]

City Life

The Best Thing That Happened This Week: Trump’s Philly Town-Hall Disaster

On Tuesday evening, President Donald Trump appeared here in our city, where the founding fathers he’s so fond of proclaimed the existence of truths that […]

Be Well Philly

I’ve Made a New Playlist Every Month for the Past Four Years

Welcome to Ritual, Be Well Philly’s column of essays about the low-tech, inefficient things we do that pleasurably slow us down. From taking the long […]

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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 […]