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City Life

The Ugly Philly-Centric Feud at the Center of America’s 250th Birthday Celebration

Independence Hall. A glorious spring day. Enthused parents and less-enthused teenagers march around, gazing up at the bronze statue of Commodore John Barry, his outstretched […]

City Life

The Philadelphia Folk Festival Is Hanging On By a String

Pinch me. There was Judy Collins, love of my seriously folked-up teenage life, sitting alone under a willow tree on the Wilson Farm at the […]


A Second-Generation Twist on Georgian Classics Joins Reading Terminal Market this Summer

If you want to eat Georgian food — without having grown up with someone who regularly made doughy-thick knots of khinkali in your own home […]


Here Comes Your Socially Acceptable Opportunity to Get Drunk at The Zoo (and More Philly Restaurant News)

Hitting The Jim in South Philly It’s tiny. It’s crowded. It’s got some history. And as of last week, it’s open. The Jim — brought […]


Nigerian Street Food Meets a Fast-Casual Model at Suya Suya

When you walk into Suya Suya, the place smells like onion and paprika charring on the grill; the guy behind the counter in the black […]

City Life

Post-COVID, Does Center City Have a Future?

If you ever find yourself awake at three o’clock in the morning and would like some company as you fret about whatever it is you’re […]

City Life

Confessions of a Jaded Millennial

The first time I was eligible to cast a vote for president, I cast it for a Black man. It was 2012, and  mine was […]

Be Well Philly

I Tried “Nature’s Xanax” for a Hangover-Free Buzz

Ever since I cut back on my alcohol consumption earlier this year, I’ve found myself more willing to try alternative, booze-free forms of unwinding: glassblowing, […]

City Life

How One Philly Institute Is Demystifying the Serious Science of Smells

Flashback to 1968, and the dining room of our house in Glenside. I’m 12. It’s a Friday night, and my mom is Catholic, which means […]


Kpod Finds a Middle Ground Between Comfort and Luxury in University City

He had me with the mandu. Six of them on a plate, seared, brown but not too brown, just a little crispy around the edges. […]

City Life

Brittany Lynn on Her Biggest Fear, Her Secret Power and Growing Up Gay in the Northeast

My legal name is … Ian Morrison, but everybody calls me Brittany, whether I am in drag or not, whether I’m on the street or […]


Attention Burger People: You Can Now Order River Twice’s “Mother Rucker” on Their New Outdoor Snacking Menu

Handrolls, the Mother Rucker burger, and more a la carte snacks to try at River Twice Over at River Twice in East Passyunk, chef Randy […]

Life & Style

Bonkosi Horn of Freedom Apothecary Runs on Style, Soul, and a Whole Lot of Coffee

Bonkosi Horn, co-founder of NoLibs wellness boutique Freedom Apothecary, is as much an entrepreneur as she is a connector: A visit to her chic shop […]


A Southern Spot Serving Po’boys and Nigerian Hot Chicken Opens This Week

Felicia Wilson is a first-time restaurateur who saw the tough two years the restaurant industry has gone through and thought to herself, seems like a […]


The Roxborough Tibetan Restaurant to Visit Again and Again

On a Friday night at White Yak, diners line up for tables. They wait on the street because it’s spring. Warm. Still daylight, even at […]