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Càphê Roasters’ Thu Pham on Collaboration, Coffee and Fried Chicken Bánh Mì

Behind the Line is Foobooz’s interview series with the people who make up Philly’s dynamic bar and restaurant scene. For the complete archives, go here. When I […]

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City Life

Ya Fav Trashman Wants to Become Ya Fav City Councilman

Lawyers, businesspeople, doctors — these are the professions that tend to produce politicians. Trashmen? Not so much. But it does have its advantages: The slogans […]

City Life

Helen Gym Is Ready for Battle Over Roe, the Sixers and More

She started out as a journalist and then a teacher before becoming a community organizer and an activist. Now, City Councilmember Helen Gym is, perhaps, […]

City Life

How Do We Teach History in America Today?

On a Tuesday in late June, we gathered six distinguished local educators (meet the panel) in our offices in the Curtis building, just off Independence […]


Cybille St. Aude-Tate on Honeysuckle Provisions and Supporting Black Farmers

Behind the Line is Foobooz’s interview series with the people who make up Philly’s dynamic bar and restaurant scene. For the complete archives, go here. If you […]

City Life

From the Main Line to A League of Their Own: An Interview With Abbi Jacobson

I’m originally from … Wayne, but when I’m talking to people outside the area, I just say I’m from Philly. I definitely identify as being […]

Life & Style

Visit Philly’s Angela Val on Her Trusty Leather Jacket, Her Mi-ki, and What Keeps Her Going

As the newly minted president and CEO of Visit Philly, Angela Val brings three decades of tourism expertise — from her early days in hotels […]

Be Well Philly

Philly Native and FBF Body Founder Zakia Blain on What It’s Like Being in Biz for 10 Years

Ten years ago, Chester native and current Delco resident Zakia Blain launched FBF (now FBF Body), a clothing and lifestyle brand carrying athleisure — like […]

City Life

Kevin Bacon on Cheesesteaks, Playing Villains, and “Six Degrees”

From Friday the 13th and Footloose to JFK, A Few Good Men, and a plethora of new projects, Philly’s own Kevin Bacon has had a […]

City Life

Ryan Long on His Best of Philly Picks, His Wawa Order, and the Eagles

My parents named me … after my mom’s favorite soap opera: Ryan’s Hope. I was born in … Booth Maternity on City Line Avenue. It’s […]

City Life

Ruben Amaro Jr. Talks Water Ice, Brisket and Blowing Bubbles

I was born at … Jefferson Hospital. We lived in Rhawnhurst before moving to Bustleton when I was in my early 20s, and my mom […]

City Life

WDAS Legend Patty Jackson on Faith, Lizzo, and Delivering “Auntie Advice”

The most listened-to radio station in Philadelphia is 105.3 WDAS-FM. And the best-known local personality at that station is its midday host, the one and […]

City Life

Jeremiah Zagar on Directing Adam Sandler in Hustle, Growing Up on South Street, and His Philly-Famous Family

You may not know the name Jeremiah Zagar, but you’re certainly familiar with his father, Isaiah, creator of South Street’s mesmerizing Magic Gardens. But this […]

City Life

David Morse on His Dark, Tony-Nominated Broadway Role That Was 25 Years in the Making

Currently earning rave reviews (and up for a Tony) in a dark and disturbing Broadway play, veteran actor David Morse has been in the biz […]

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Temple’s Journalism Dean Thinks We Should See the Carnage of the Texas School Shooting

On Tuesday, an 18-year-old with a legally purchased an AR-15 assault rifle and handgun proceeded to murder 21 people, including 19 children, at Robb Elementary […]