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Is West Philly the New Portland?

When I moved out West from Philly in 2010, it felt like striking gold. In Portland, Oregon, I found a beautiful city with a sense […]

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Can We All Agree Now That College Rankings Are Bunk?

America loves a list. Twenty best places to live! Ten scariest movies! Eight ways to improve your love life! The downside, of course, is that […]

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Even Philly’s Fanciest Restaurants Have Hardcore Regulars

By the 15th course, we all started looking pretty dumb — nine of us, slack-jawed, watching Jesse Ito push slivers of fatty bluefin tuna (flown […]

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Stephen Fried on Our Other Big Ben

The Rundown Age: 60 CV, abridged: Editor in chief, Philadelphia (1999–2000); two-time National Magazine Award winner; lecturer, University of Pennsylvania; author of seven books. Latest […]

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Take Me to the River: Michael Solomonov’s Favorite Place

Each month Philadelphia magazine asks notable Philadelphians to share their favorite spots in the region. This month, restaurateur Michael Solomonov takes us to the river. Why […]

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Does Philly Even Care About Its Musical Heritage?

The Made in America music festival comes to the Parkway this month, but future installments were jeopardized when the Kenney administration, rather nonchalantly, nearly evicted […]

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Philly Mag’s Fall Arts Preview 2018

5 Philly Artists You Need to Watch This Fall From dance to theater to rock, these are the names to watch. Read more » The […]

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Hall of Shame: Philly’s Greatest Social Media Fails

We’ve seen nothing more bizarre than the Twitter scandal that felled Sixers GM Bryan Colangelo this spring. (Short version: His wife used burner accounts to […]

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Inspiration Point: DJ Jazzy Jeff’s Favorite Place

Each month Philadelphia magazine asks notable Philadelphians to share their favorite spots in the region. This month, we go on a stroll with record producer, […]

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The Era of the Comcast Joke Is Officially Over

For much of the past year, cities across America — ours included — have been falling all over themselves attempting to land Amazon’s second North […]

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How Philly Became a Front in the War on Knockoff Swag

Last year, Philly’s Customs and Border Protection seized an estimated $3 million in counterfeit goods. If that sounds like a lot, consider that through July […]

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Eagles Legend Brian Dawkins on Joining the Hall of Fame and Finally Getting His Ring

The Rundown CV, abridged: 16 NFL seasons, 13 as the Eagles’ starting free safety; nine-time Pro Bowler; two years as an Eagles football operations executive; […]

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Diamond (No Rough): Jim Gardner’s Favorite Place

Each month Philadelphia magazine asks notable Philadelphians to share their favorite spots in the region. This month, Action News legend Jim Gardner takes us out to […]

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From 1992 to 2018: The Year of the Woman, Redux

The similarities are uncanny. In 1992, the year after Anita Hill’s testimony about Clarence Thomas ignited a national debate on sexual harassment, a record 24 […]

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Obama Stenographer Beck Dorey-Stein on Life in the White House

The Rundown Age: 32 CV, abridged: White House stenographer under presidents Obama and Trump (2012-’17); high-school English teacher in Hightstown, New Jersey, Washington, D.C., and […]