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What a German Taught Me About His Country and the Holocaust

Back when I was in college, a good friend started dating a German guy. He was from a small town in Bavaria and owned lederhosen […]

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Education 2022: See No Evil. Hear No Evil. Teach No Evil?

When I reached out to Philadelphia journalism legend Linn Washington Jr. to ask if he would moderate a discussion about how — in the continuing […]

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The Fight Over How to Teach America’s Past Is Itself a Test

Benjamin Franklin didn’t coin the phrase that nothing can be certain but death and taxes. Other writers said it first. But out of anyone, he, […]

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The 40 Top-Rated Public High Schools in Philadelphia and the Suburbs

In the pandemic era, ranking high schools presents several challenges, with limited availability of data being the biggest one. For example, Pennsylvania stopped releasing schools’ […]

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Can Ryan Boyer Change How Philly Unions Do Politics?

May 17th was supposed to be a political coronation for Ryan Boyer. Boyer is the business manager of Laborers’ District Council, the umbrella organization that […]

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Best of Philly Spotlight: 11 Best Vendors for a One-of-a-Kind Wedding

For this year’s Best of Philly, our team decided to dedicate a section specifically to some of the finest wedding vendors in the area. We […]

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Where to Eat in South Philly

While South Philly has historically been heavy on Italian-American classics, now you can find dozens of cuisines and traditions all crammed together amid the rowhouses […]

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Best of Philly Spotlight: 7 Random Free Things to Do in Philly

From museum days to kids’ programming to outdoor concerts, we’re lucky to have an abundance of free stuff to do around town. But you know […]

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Best of Philly Spotlight: 90 Minutes with Personal Trainer Roger Schwab

This year’s Best Trainer has been coaching for more than 50 years. We watched the 77-year-old do his thing at X-Force, his Center City gym […]

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Best of Philly Spotlight: 60 Minutes with 40+ Double Dutch Club

This year’s Best Pastime winner 40+ Double Dutch Club started from a 2016 gathering of friends in Chicago and is now a nationwide women’s fitness […]


Best of Philly Spotlight: How to Shuck an Oyster with Fishtown Seafood

At the new Fishtown Seafood, owner Bryan Szeliga only stocks thoughtfully sourced, chemical-free fish and shellfish, including small-batch East Coast oysters dug up from Jersey […]


The Year That Restaurants Said No

On a hot day in the summer of  2020, Jennifer Zavala — a true Philadelphia multi-hyphenate known for her stint on Top Chef, her time […]

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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 […]

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The Ultimate Philadelphia Travel Guide (Especially for Philadelphians)

The past two years have created a disconnect between many of us and the place we call home — which is why there’s never been […]

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8 Unique Philly Tours You’ll Actually Want to Take

Look, everybody loves a double-decker bus tour, and why not? It’s the greatest-hits album of the city: easy, breezy, covering all the biggies. But as […]