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Philadelphia Is the Best City for Walking

This article is one part of our How Philly Stacks Up article. Read more ways Philly has been ranked as the best, the worst, and […]

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City Life

Philadelphia is the Worst City for Politics

This piece is one part of our How Philly Stacks Up article. Read more ways Philly has been ranked as the best, the worst, and […]

City Life

Fishtown: An Oral History (So Far)

The neighborhood that symbolizes a new Philadelphia finds itself at a crossroads. From Roland Kassis to Stephen Starr, 26 people who made Fishtown what it […]

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City Life

Hey, How About We Just Let Christmas Cards Die?

My dad retired from his job when he turned 60, which was way too young. I know it was too young because he spent the […]

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City Life

Larry Krasner vs. Everybody: Inside the Philly DA’s Crusade to Revolutionize Criminal Justice

Shortly after U.S. Attorney Bill McSwain took office in April 2018, he met with Larry Krasner. McSwain, his close-cropped hair and ramrod posture reflecting his […]

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Property

Meet the 9 Interior Designers Who Are Changing How Philly Looks Right Now

The once-rarefied world of interior design is now open to everyone, thanks to virtual design apps, interior design start-ups and social media. (Have you searched […]

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City Life

Can This Charismatic Pastor Rally Philly Around Its Most Intractable Problem?

Almost four years ago, I met Bill Golderer for the first time, and like many people who meet Bill Golderer, I felt moved. I can’t […]

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City Life

I Built My Identity Around Being Bipolar. Then My Doctor Said I’m Not Bipolar

My psychiatrist first floated the idea that I don’t have bipolar disorder months ago, when we were spending another session dissecting my history of disasters. […]

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City Life

Rhynhart vs. Kenney: Inside the Most Contentious Relationship in City Hall

Let’s start at the top: If age generally moves politicians to the right, Mayor Jim Kenney seems utterly determined to stand that notion on its […]

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There’s Never Been a Better Time to Drink Mezcal in Philly

It’s hard to believe there was ever a time when mezcal — a distilled elixir made from agave, like tequila, but smoked in pit ovens […]

Foobooz

The Triple Markup on Wine Is Dying. And Good Riddance.

The triple markup on wine is standard at Philly restaurants and bars. Tradition. It makes sense: The PLCB barely gives a wholesale discount, meaning restaurants […]

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Foobooz

The Best Bars in Philadelphia

Note: Do to the novel coronavirus, many of our favorite bars and restaurants are currently shut down. We’ve rounded up Philly restaurants that are still […]

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City Life

What Can Philly Do About Climate Change? A Whole Lot, Actually.

You know those digital flood-simulation maps? The ones that show how water will begin to creep into the streets of Lower Manhattan and put it […]

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City Life

The City’s $200M Plan to Save South Philly’s FDR Park

This article is one piece of a bigger story on climate change in Philadelphia. You can read the full story here. Philly’s sole estuary park […]

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City Life

Philly Should Charge People to Drive Into Center City

This article is one piece of a bigger story on climate change in Philadelphia. You can read the full story here.  Philadelphians waste more than […]