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City Life

4 Reasons Michael Nutter Running for Mayor Would Be Totally Fascinating

Despite the initial will-they-or-won’t-they excitement, the crowded mayoral race has thus far been pretty lackluster. Beyond the announcements, there’s been a minor shot across the […]

City Life

What Temple Can Learn From Penn About Making Students Feel Safe

When I moved to Philadelphia from Houston 12 years ago to attend the University of Pennsylvania, I knew immediately that this was a city I’d […]

Foobooz

Dear Famous 4th Street Deli, Don’t Ever Change

One of the details I adore about Famous 4th Street deli is how far the dining room juts out into the sidewalk. It leaves just […]

Foobooz

The Case for a Better Lunch

On vacation last August, while dining with an Italian friend in Ascoli Piceno, I asked if she ever eats lunch at her desk. Milena is […]

Foobooz

The Myth of the Authentic Chef

“I’m missing a connection to you. … ” “[I don’t see] her Korean American roots. … ” “She was scared. … ” These were the […]

City Life

Are You Bored by the Mayor’s Race Already? Don’t Worry; It’ll Get Exciting Soon

At this point in the campaign to elect Philadelphia’s 100th mayor, you’re either not keeping up or not caring about the now-overcrowded field of candidates. […]

City Life

Philly Influencer Wallo’s Viral Poverty Porn Isn’t the Charitable Flex He Thinks It Is

This past Thanksgiving, while many of us were getting our family feasts together, Black social media sensation Wallo took to Instagram offering to take “15 […]

City Life

Why the Midterm Results Are Good (or Bad) News for Philly’s Mayoral Candidates

Now that the midterm results are finally wrapped up, it feels safe to say that Pennsylvania has gone blue. The governor’s mansion and the state […]

City Life

Over the River and Through the Woods

I grew up with only one grandma. My mom’s mom died the year before I was born, so I don’t know what her house was […]

City Life

Absolutely Hold Larry Krasner Accountable, But Not by Impeaching Him

Albert Einstein is often quoted as saying that if he were given just one hour to solve a problem, he would spend 55 minutes defining […]

City Life

Philly Fueled Pennsylvania’s Blue Wave, and Other Midterm Takeaways

Tuesday’s midterm election in Pennsylvania was an astonishing “blue wave” as Democrats held the governor’s mansion and flipped a red U.S. Senate seat. For the […]

City Life

Enough With the Damn Ads: In Pennsylvania’s Senate Race, Democrats Need to Focus on Turnout

The midterm election is less than a week away, and I, like so many people, can’t wait for this circus to finally end. For months, […]

City Life

What Bryce Harper Gets Right (and Wentz and Simmons Didn’t)

Outsiders say Philadelphia is a hard place to play sports in. They think the fans are tough and unappreciative, and they offer tired tropes of […]

City Life

Phillies Fever Shows Just How Thirsty This City Was for Joy

The peal of cowbells, hollers and chanting, people racing down my Fairmount block on Sunday — it could all mean only one thing: Some Philly […]

City Life

City Controller’s Police Audit Confirms We Don’t Know How We’re Spending Police Budget

With its budget of nearly $800 million, you would think the Philadelphia Police Department would be more responsible about how it spends our taxpayer dollars. […]