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City Life

I Won’t Vote for Joe Biden, the Lesser Racist, Until I Have To in November

As a millennial black voter, I take every election very seriously. When my mail-in ballot arrived last week, it listed three Democratic presidential candidates: former […]

City Life

Now Is the Time for Penn and Philly’s Other Big-Money Nonprofits to Pay PILOTs

When enjoying the classic card game of spades, most players wait until the very end of a round to play their most competitive hand. Those […]

Be Well Philly

My Morning Moka Pot Is the Calm Before the Storm

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 […]

City Life

I Didn’t Like to Cook Before the Pandemic. I Don’t Like to Cook Now

Twenty or so years ago, I gave my dear friend Ruth a cookbook for her birthday. She looked at it, looked at me, and without […]

City Life

If Philadelphia Can’t Apologize for the MOVE Bombing 35 Years Later, How Progressive Are We?

On May 13, 1985, 11 people, including five children, were killed during a city-authorized bombing and burning of a black neighborhood in West Philadelphia. The state-sanctioned […]

jacqueline mcbride, who has been arrested for the di bruno bros. spitting incidents
City Life

Jacqueline McBride Is White Privilege Personified

Let’s just get this out of the way: If Jacqueline McBride were black, you wouldn’t be reading this op-ed about our societal fascination with the […]

City Life

The Pandemic Isn’t Bringing Out the Best in People. It’s Showing People as They Truly Are

One of the abiding tropes when it comes to disasters like the one we’re living through is that they bring out the best in people. […]

Be Well Philly

Paying Way Too Much Attention to My Plants Is a Welcome Distraction

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 […]

City Life

People Protesting Coronavirus Lockdown Orders Are Terrorists

One day after Pennsylvania reported its highest daily increase in deaths caused by the coronavirus, a group of disgruntled residents was protesting, demanding that the […]

City Life

No More Mr. Nice Mayor: Jim Kenney, Shut This City Down

Philadelphia, we are now in the four-digit club. As of Monday, Philadelphia had officially surpassed 1,000 cases of COVID-19, with positive tests in every zip […]

City Life

Millennials and Gen Z Make Up Philly’s Largest COVID-19-Positive Group. We Need to Take This Seriously.

This is not a drill: Young Philadelphians, we are screwing this up. According to coronavirus data released by the Department of Public Health on Wednesday, […]

City Life

Coronavirus Outbreak Reveals Philly at Its Absolute Best — and Utter Worst

A week ago, I was able to buy toilet paper and bleach in abundance at my nearby CVS. I did this while planning a dinner […]

rochelle bilal sheriff's office sheriff
City Life

The Rochelle Bilal Fiasco Is Everything That’s Wrong With Philly Politics

The late, great poet and civil rights icon Maya Angelou once said, “When you know better, do better.” She also famously said, “When people show […]

City Life

Kenney Was a Coward in Letting Philly’s Safe Injection Site Fail

When the public rails against a project that would ultimately be in its best interest, you have to consider it a failing of the project’s […]

City Life

Special Elections Are Undemocratic, Wasteful and Downright Stupid

Tuesday nearly broke all that was left of my faith in the democratic process. I’m what many would consider a super voter, given that I’ve […]