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We Need to Stop Building Shore Houses

This article is one piece of a bigger story on climate change in Philadelphia. You can read the full story here.  Approximately no one wants […]

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Philly Needs to Move the Airport Before It’s Underwater

This article is one piece of a bigger story on climate change in Philadelphia. You can read the full story here.  That glittering river you […]

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City Life

There Goes the Gayborhood

It was around one o’clock in the morning, and I was standing in a long line of mostly straight Penn alumni waiting to enter Voyeur […]

City Life

Whatever Happened to Cutting People Some Damn Slack?

In Philadelphia, for obvious reasons, schoolchildren certainly get more than their fair share of Revolutionary War history. Where I grew up, though, the lore and […]

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Inside Pizzeria Beddia’s $450-a-Night Hoagie Room

This article is part of our guide to food experiences in Philly. See more here. There’s a ridiculousness about the Hoagie Room. Without a doubt, […]

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Foobooz

The Secret Menu Items to Order at Philly Restaurants

This article is part of our guide to food experiences in Philly. See more here. Rib-tip sandwich at Rex 1516 Braised rib tip, pineapple-mustard bbq, […]

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Foobooz

23 Philly Food Experiences You Absolutely, Positively Have to Try

Going out to eat isn’t really about eating anymore — it’s about collecting. And as is true of all collections, the rare items are the […]

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City Life

A Penn Genetics Professor Wants to Change How We Think About Race

Three decades ago, a white couple I know was awaiting the birth of a baby they were adopting. Not long after the delivery, the pediatrician […]

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City Life

Where to Stay: Your Philadelphia Hotel Guide

Rooms are popping up all over the region, but downtown is especially awash. Here’s your guide to new Philly hotels. Cambria Hotel Penthouse accommodations at […]

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Philadelphia Is Finally Becoming a Great Hotel Town

If I were Ben Shank, I’d be stressed. Can’t-sleep, pulling-out-my-hair-level stressed. But Ben doesn’t seem stressed. Across the table from me, casually dressed in khakis […]

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City Life

4 Stunning, Instagram-Worthy Boutique Hotels in Philly

Big-box hotel brands might be taking over Center City, but in neighborhoods where Philadelphians actually live, it’s another story. Here, four stylish homegrown alternatives to […]

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City Life

Just How Cool Is Philly’s Hotel Scene?

Here’s how we compare to other cities in what makes hotels work for locals. The Must-Have: A local-celeb-chef-driven restaurant Who’s Got It: D.C. Foodies love […]

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Critics Say Richard Florida’s Ideas Helped Ruin American Cities. Can He Redeem Himself in Philly?

The subject was grim — poverty and the struggling middle class — but when Richard Florida took the stage at Drexel one evening this past […]

City Life

Fact-Checking All of the Mysteries Surrounding Donald Trump and Penn

It was, it can be said without fear of exaggeration, a day that will live in infamy. When President Donald Trump emerged from his mysterious […]

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City Life

The 40 Best Public High Schools in Philadelphia and the Suburbs

We crunched the numbers on academic performance and learning environment to bring you the schools* at the top of their class. City Schools Listed alphabetically […]