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nick stuccio fringe festival
City Life

Nick Stuccio on the Good, the Bad, and the Very Tense Moments in Philadelphia Fringe Festival History

After stumbling into ballet in college — initially to meet ballerinas — Nick Stuccio came to Philly and joined the Pennsylvania Ballet. Then he left […]

Brian Balthazar
Life & Style

Love It or List It Exec Brian Balthazar Has a New Show Set in Philly. Here’s What He Can’t Live Without

At Home Morning ritual: I take a bath every morning — I have the tub of my dreams — and read the news on my […]

alex smith
City Life

Science Fiction Writer Alex Smith on Falling in Love With Comics, Creating Queer Characters, and Black Vans

West Philly resident and 2020 PEW Fellow Alex Smith is one of the finest science fiction writers in the world. In 2012, he founded Laser […]

jeannine a. cook
City Life

Harriett’s Jeannine A. Cook on Her New Collingswood Store and Being a Black Woman in Fishtown

Jeannine A. Cook opened Harriett’s Bookshop in Fishtown just before the pandemic and the racial upheaval. A little more than a year later, she’s expanding […]

Bungee Oblečení
Life & Style

Darrell Alston on His Luxury Sneaker and Apparel Brand, Bungee Oblečení

What I make: “High-end sneakers and apparel.” Before becoming a designer: “I was a teenage rap artist. My manager told me that your clothes should […]

snacktime philly
City Life

Snacktime Brass Band’s Sam Gellerstein on Creating the “Party You Wish You Were At”

Even if you’ve never heard of Snacktime Philly, you’ve probably heard them. Starting last August, the homegrown brass band’s melodic pop, jazz and R&B tunes […]

Alicia Vitarelli
City Life

6 ABC’s Alicia Vitarelli on Living in South Philly and Raising an Eagles Fan When You’re a Native New Yorker

My full name is … Alicia Marie Vitarelli Pantaleno. Lots of vowels. I grew up in … Staten Island, which is very much like South […]

helen ubinas
City Life

Helen Ubiñas on Covering Gun Violence in Philly, Newsroom Diversity, and Making Herself Heard

Ten years ago, journalist Helen Ubiñas left the Hartford Courant, where she was the paper’s first Latina news columnist, to become the Inquirer and Daily […]

City Life

How to Save Money on Taxes in Philly According to an Expert

It often feels like Taxes can’t get much worse. Luckily, they can actually get better according to Jaime Reichardt, JD, LLM., a state and local […]

ana ortiz
City Life

Ugly Betty’s Ana Ortiz on Meeting Tom Hanks, Swimming in Swann Fountain, and Having a Dad on City Council

My full name is … Ana Louise Ortiz. My grandmother is Louise, my mother’s middle name is Louise, and my father’s middle name is Luis, […]

City Life

Philly’s Ex-Litter Czar on Why the Hell the City Can’t Pick Up Trash on Time

Chances are you’ve been engaged the past few weeks in a game of peekaboo with your trash bins, checking each day to see if they’ve […]

adaptimmune
NextHealth PHL

NextUp: The Navy Yard-Based Biopharma Company Engineering T-Cell Receptors to Destroy Cancerous Solid Tumors

“NextUp” is a weekly NextHealth PHL feature that highlights the local leaders, organizations and research shaping the Greater Philadelphia region’s life sciences ecosystem. Email ccunningham@phillymag.com […]

colman domingo
City Life

Zola Star Colman Domingo Talks Cooking, Coming Out, and Going to High School With Will Smith

My full name is … Colman Jason Domingo. There’s no “e” in Colman. I have to tell you that because it always winds up in […]

isaac scott photo
City Life

Isaac Scott Photographed Philly’s Summer of Protest. Now He’s Won a National Magazine Award

Some of the most famous photographs in American history were taken at protests: Birmingham police unleashing dogs and firehoses on protesters during the civil rights […]

lady lancaster
Life & Style

Meet the Lancaster Clothier Turning Vintage Quilts Into Wearable Art

What I make: “We transform vintage textiles into wearable art — one-of-a-kind jackets, denim, scrunchies, collars and now masks.” How I got started: “I started […]