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philadelphia monuments
City Life

5 of Philly’s Most Meaningful Monuments, According to Monument Lab’s Paul Farber

We asked Monument Lab’s Paul Farber to pick five especially meaningful monumental places in Philly. The President’s House Opened in 2010, it shows where George […]

monument lab
City Life

Who Deserves a Statue — And Who Never Did? Philly’s Monument Lab May Have Answers

Just last August, a 34-year-old West Philadelphia painter named Joy Taney went door-to-door in Philadelphia’s Fairmount neighborhood and made an unusual request. She wanted people […]

parkway encampments
City Life

Philly’s Housing Encampments of 2020 Led to a Nationally Celebrated Deal. Then It All Began to Unravel

Edwin Jones spent many of his days riding the El as it hummed over Philadelphia and his nights sleeping in 30th Street Station. Jones, who […]

todd carmichael
City Life

Todd Carmichael Is Stepping Down as La Colombe’s CEO to Reinvent the Way You Drink Water

What happens when the man who founded La Colombe and forever changed how Philadelphians drink coffee decides he needs a change? He sets out to […]

watching sports bars
Foobooz

We’ve Really Missed Watching Sports at a Bar

Here’s the thing about sports bars — the good ones, anyway: Hanging out at them, watching a game at them, fraternizing the way you do […]

bars during covid
Foobooz

Have You Missed Bars As Much As We Have?

Their tall stools. Their sticky wooden tops. We miss the foggy beers and purple wines, the shots of whiskey lining up whenever a night would […]

neighborhood bars
Foobooz

Remember Disappearing Into a Crowd of Strangers at a Bar?

I’ve decided to spend a midsummer afternoon with four old men who want absolutely nothing to do with me. When I pop by just before […]

live music bars
Foobooz

There’s Nothing I’ve Missed More Than Enjoying Live Music in a Bar

I identify as an alcoholic, and not in that cute It’s wine o’clock somewhere! kind of way. And while I’m sober, I still missed going […]

philly dive bars
Foobooz

Finding Comfort in the Discomfort of a Dive Bar

We choose to go to dive bars not because they’re clean, but because they’re dirty. Or at least, we forgive the scratched glasses, hot-dog Jacuzzis […]

holiday bars
Foobooz

There’s Nothing Cozier Than Spending the Holidays Inside a Bar

An open bar isn’t the easiest thing to come by on Christmas Day. Even city fixtures like McGillin’s and Bob & Barbara’s close up shop […]

stuff after you die
City Life

What’s Going to Happen to All the Crap I’ve Accumulated When I Die?

Not too long ago, we had guests over to the house — a rare event anymore, even as we all slowly reenter the World of […]

lisa depaulo
City Life

Look Out, Philly. Lisa DePaulo Is Back

My first night back in town, I went to the Starbucks next door — why is there always a Starbucks next door? — and a […]

labor shortage
City Life

From Hospitals to Restaurants, Philly Employers Can’t Find Enough Workers

Stephen Starr is so desperate for workers, he’s considering turning to child labor. That, anyway, is the premise of a series of recent tongue-in-cheek videos […]

uptown theater
City Life

Before COVID, the Uptown Theater Had a Real Shot at Revival. Will the Show Still Go On?

If you find yourself in conversation with a North Philadelphian of a certain age, chances are you’ll hear a tale about a night at the […]

fall fashion
Life & Style

What We’re Wearing Now That We’re Finally Getting Dressed Up Again

What to wear when you’re getting all dressed up, now that there’s finally somewhere to go. Shot on location at La Chinesca, Callowhill | Styling […]