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The Pandemic Exposed Our Broken Higher-Education System. It’s Also Given Us a Chance to Make Things Better

The chaos of COVID could mean the start of a new era in saner, fairer college admissions. Sometimes it takes a revolution to build a better world.


Jim Kenney Is the Most Ambitious Mayor Philly Has Ever Had

Why doesn’t anyone know that?

Stressed about whether your kid can claw her way into Penn? Or Swarthmore? Or ’Nova? Relax. With the college-application landscape changing fast, local admissions pros share the latest secrets about how to play the game.

Eric J. Furda, dean of admissions at the University of Pennsylvania—a.k.a. the gatekeeper at Philly’s most prestigious college—is talking about the wait-list. The wait-list, for […]

Sing, Bake, Slay, Repeat: How Patti LaBelle Conquered the World. Again.

The Godmother of Soul has parlayed a talent for cooking into a multimillion-dollar empire.

Is Josh Innes Destroying Philly Sports Radio?

Insecure, self-absorbed, temperamental, polarizing — and clearly the future.

The Overture

WOLFGANG SAWALLISCH HAD JUST SAID YES. IT happened in Munich over lunch at a restaurant above an open-air market a few blocks from the Vier […]


Could Chris Christie Become President?

“It’s just crazy and I’m tired of dealing with the crazies.” That was classic Chris Christie, two years ago this month in response to criticism […]

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27 Philadelphia-Area Wedding Hair and Makeup Pros You Need to Know

You’ll look your best on your Big Day.


The Larry Krasner Experiment Starts Now

After decades as a brash lefty outsider, Larry Krasner is now the city’s new DA. If you think change is going to come easy, well, you haven’t lived in Philly very long.

Here’s why, more than ever, we need a mayor like Dick Dilworth

HE LOVED THE city when it took an act of profound imagination to love it, when it was grimy, when it stank, when you could […]