Power

helen gym
City Life

Helen Gym Is the Most Popular Politician in Philadelphia

The day I spent with Helen Gym was the day after the New York Times endorsed two women, a moderate Democrat and a progressive, in […]

pat toomey
City Life

Pat Toomey Defends Impeachment Vote, Says He’ll Support Trump in November

Senator Pat Toomey had a smart plan for how to publicly explain his vote in President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial. He rolled it out last […]

Carmela Apolonio Hernandez
City Life

Meet the Asylum Seeker Leading Philly’s Fight Against the National Immigration Crackdown

This interview was conducted as part of our New Philly Power series, which highlights 38 Philadelphians determined to shake up the city’s status quo. Read more here. In […]

meeting spots
Business

5 Places Where Philly’s Next Generation of Power Works and Meets

Move over, City Hall. Here’s where Philly’s New Power class gets stuff done in 2019. The Co-Working Space: 1776 This chain (with Philly roots) has […]

tierra whack
City Life

North Philly Rapper Tierra Whack Is the Future of Hip-Hop

This interview was conducted as part of our New Philly Power series, which highlights 38 Philadelphians determined to shake up the city’s status quo. Read more here. If […]

JaeHee Cho
Foobooz

Chef JaeHee Cho on Making the Sixers One of the Best-Fueled Teams in the NBA

This interview was conducted as part of our New Philly Power series, which highlights 38 Philadelphians determined to shake up the city’s status quo. Read more here. In […]

Malcolm Kenyatta
City Life

Philly’s Trailblazing Legislator on the End of City Politics as Usual

This interview was conducted as part of our New Philly Power series, which highlights 38 Philadelphians determined to shake up the city’s status quo. Read […]

City Life

Philly’s Genre-Defying Feminist Writer on Finding Her Voice

This interview was conducted as part of our New Philly Power series, which highlights 38 Philadelphians determined to shake up the city’s status quo. Read more here. If […]

City Life

The Kids Are All Red: Socialism Rises Again in the Age of Trump

It’s one of those final, bittersweet Fridays of the summer, and a dozen people are crowded around a picnic table at the El Bar in […]

Citified

In 2016, Jim Kenney Reminded Us How Effective a Seasoned Politician Can Be

Jim Kenney doesn’t want to be here. It’s mid-October, and we’re meeting in his sprawling office in City Hall to talk about something that should […]

Citified

People Aren’t Taking This Miracle AIDS Drug, And That’s a Big Problem for Philly

The eyes of Damon Jacobs were slowly filling up with tears. It was a warm and busy day in late June, and at a national […]

Citified

28 Days Later, Still No Answers From Henon About the FBI Raid

Next week, when City Council starts its fall session, Bobby Henon is going to have to be in the same room with a reporter. For […]

John Dougherty, in his trademark outfit
Citified

Johnny Doc Finally Comments on His FBI Raid Outfit

When John Dougherty was raided by the FBI on August 5th, many reporters took note of the outfit he wore: white button-down shirt, khaki shorts, […]

Citified

Who’s Behind Phone Survey Critical of Seth Williams?

The other day I answered a phone call and found myself taking a 15-minute survey about District Attorney Seth Williams and a former and possible […]

Citified

Bobby Henon Has Done This 53 Times Since the FBI Raided His Offices

Councilman Bobby Henon is still refusing to answer any questions about the FBI’s raid of his offices 24 days ago.