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jennifer weiner
City Life

Novelist Jennifer Weiner on Mask Shaming, Virtual Book Tours, and the Toxic Side of Social Media

Philadelphians first saw Jennifer Weiner’s name when she was a young Inquirer staffer in the 1990s. More than two decades later, the Philly-based writer is […]

curtis jones jr.
City Life

City Council’s Curtis Jones Jr. Talks Dangerous Missions, Closing Prisons and His Green Thumb

My full name is … Curtis Joseph Jones Jr. I have to put the Jr. on because my father doesn’t want his reputation sullied. I […]

online shopping
Life & Style

I Never Knew How Much I’d Miss Shopping in Person

The small front hall of my Queen Village home has morphed into a full-on packing, shipping and receiving facility. (Jeff Bezos would be impressed.) On […]

sustainable beauty products
Life & Style

8 Ways to Cut Back on Plastic Waste in Your Beauty and Wellness Routines

This article was originally published in our April 2020 print issue as a part of a guide to living a zero waste lifestyle. Given the […]

living near grandparents
City Life

My 96-Year-Old Grandfather Moved to Town a Few Years Ago, and Nothing’s Been the Same Since

“Can you come over and help Pop-Pop? He got locked out of his iPad again.” My mom sounded frantic on the phone, as though my […]

chestnut hill home renovation
Life & Style

Instead of Moving, This Family Turned Their Chestnut Hill House into a Stylish Dream Home

The story of this 2019 Chestnut Hill reno is sort of like an episode of HGTV’s Love It or List It. This was the owners’ […]

philadelphia poverty
City Life

For 40 Years, Philly Mayors Have Promised to End Poverty. For 40 Years, I’ve Watched Them Fail.

There are so many poor folk in Philadelphia that in March, City Council President Darrell L. Clarke announced a plan that would lift 100,000 of […]

cape may in the fall
Things to Do

Your Guide to Visiting Cape May in the Fall

This jewel of a Shore town — all postcard-perfect beaches, Victorian facades and adorable antiques shops — has a wild side the summer crowds miss: […]

atlantic city fall
Things to Do

Your Guide to Visiting Atlantic City in the Fall

A place that was once all about casinos is now a diverse, multicultural, food-centric oceanfront city for people who actually like cities. Plus, easy connections […]

seven mile island
Things to Do

Your Guide to Visiting Seven Mile Island in the Fall

The chichi sister towns of Avalon and Stone Harbor slow to a crawl in the off-season … which is exactly the point. Where to Stay […]

asbury park
Things to Do

Your Guide to Visiting Asbury Park in the Fall

With its retro-cool vibe and eclectic year-round music, art, retail and restaurant culture, this famous little Shore town has become, as one local told the […]

long beach island
Things to Do

Your Guide to Visiting Long Beach Island in the Fall

The handful of towns that dot this slender 18-mile barrier island offer a taste of everything: majestic hotels and tiny B&Bs, briny beach cafes and […]

sabbatical beauty skincare
Life & Style

Sabbatical Beauty’s Adeline Koh on How She Develops Her Powerhouse Skin-Care Products

Ingredient obsessive Adeline Koh — founder of Sabbatical Beauty — on the powerhouse potions she mixes in her Bok Building studio What I make: Asian-inspired […]

oxford street furniture speaker
Life & Style

This Sleek Wood Speaker Will Make a Statement in Any Room

Serious audiophiles spend megabucks on big speakers. Casual listeners are happy with a small Sonos. The Mac is for the people in between — those […]

public schools ranking
City Life

Ignore the Rankings: Why the Best School for Your Kid Is Probably the One in Your Neighborhood

It can be very hard to be in the minority in a social or professional setting. Those in the majority may look askance at you, […]