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Saxbys’ Nick Bayer on Putting Millennials in Charge and Starting Without a Business Plan

THE DETAILS Age: 41 Title: Founder and CEO Workplace: Saxbys Trained as: Sales manager On what inspires him: We’re at a real tipping point in […]

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Foglietta Plaza May Be Philly’s Most Criminally Underused Public Space

I got a call from a Queen Village resident asking for help solving a mystery: Why doesn’t anybody use Foglietta Plaza for anything? If the […]

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Malcolm Harris on Abatements, Developer Extortion, and Philadelphia’s Role in the Revolution

The Rundown Age: 31 CV, abridged: Editor, The New Inquiry (2011-present); author, Kids These Days: Human Capital and the Making of Millennials (2017); coordinator, Philly […]

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Sorry Millennial Travelers! Visit Philly’s New Target for 2020 is Boomers

Millennials? Relax. Gen Z? Sit this one out. While you’re yukking it up on Twitter with your pithy little hashtags, 2020 is shaping up to be, […]

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Vision Zero, Philly’s Bold Plan to Eliminate Traffic Deaths, Needs Bolder Action

One word to sum up Philly’s Vision Zero goal of eliminating traffic deaths by 2030? Ambitious. Even bike-loving Sweden — which pioneered the global safe-streets […]

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Joel Embiid Has a Trash Talk Problem

From the day Joel Embiid was drafted by the Sixers, the center’s impish social media presence was a delight — a welcome contrast to the […]

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Sheer Mag Singer Tina Halladay on Owning Your Masters and Getting Stiffed by Spotify

The Rundown Age: 34 CV, abridged: Lead singer of Sheer Mag (2014-present); singer, Mohawktown (2013-2016); B.A., liberal arts, SUNY Purchase (2004-2008). Latest record: A Distant […]

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This Philly Restaurateur’s Fight With Grubhub Is Getting Serious

When we broke the news in January that Munish Narula, founder of Philly Indian restaurant chain Tiffin, had filed a class-action lawsuit against food-delivery giant […]

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Life-Sciences VC Osagie Imasogie on Passion, Diversity, and the Need to Fail Fast

THE DETAILS Age: 58 Title: Senior managing partner Workplace: PIPV Capital, which Imasogie co-founded Trained as: An attorney On passion: I have a thirst for […]

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How Yardley Went From Quaint, Sleepy Suburb to Happening River Town

Before they opened the Vault brewpub in Yardley in hopes of launching an unlikely nightlife scene, the Cain family saw the sleepy Bucks County borough […]

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Will Philly Ever Get Its Act Together on Street Sweeping?

Sometime in the coming weeks, the City of Philadelphia will determine the fate of its desperately needed street-sweeping pilot program, which launched in April and […]

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Your Guide to the Only-in-Philly Sights at the Thanksgiving Day Parade

Philadelphia’s Thanksgiving parade might not be the biggest of its kind (that’s New York) or the most famous (also New York), but it is the […]

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Why Youse Guys Should Start Saying Y’all

Anytime I’m talking to someone new, the question inevitably arises: “Wait — where are you from?” My apparent outsider status is given away by one […]

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YA Author Kacen Callender on Transgender Characters and Writing for Teens

The Rundown Age: 30 CV, abridged: Editoral staffer, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (2014-’18); three-time Kirkus starred author; winner, Stonewall Book Award, for middle-grade […]

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The Northeast State Rep Who Thinks Democrats and Republicans Can Actually Get Along

The Rundown Age: 40 CV, abridged: President and founder, Northeast Philly civic group Take Back Your Neighborhood (2008-2016); state rep, 202nd Legislative District (2016-present). Big […]