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Comcast’s Keesha Boyd on Her Must-See TV Shows

Keesha Boyd, Comcast’s head of multicultural video and entertainment engagement strategy, chatted with us about how she’s driving diversity in Comcast’s programming. Here, she shares […]

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City Life

Meet the Woman Who’s Driving Diversity in Comcast’s Programming

As studios and streaming services grapple with creating authentic diversity, representation and inclusion in television, Keesha Boyd is leading the way at one of the […]

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City Life

Nick Stuccio on the Good, the Bad, and the Very Tense Moments in Philadelphia Fringe Festival History

After stumbling into ballet in college — initially to meet ballerinas — Nick Stuccio came to Philly and joined the Pennsylvania Ballet. Then he left […]

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City Life

Harriett’s Jeannine A. Cook on Her New Collingswood Store and Being a Black Woman in Fishtown

Jeannine A. Cook opened Harriett’s Bookshop in Fishtown just before the pandemic and the racial upheaval. A little more than a year later, she’s expanding […]

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Helen Ubiñas on Covering Gun Violence in Philly, Newsroom Diversity, and Making Herself Heard

Ten years ago, journalist Helen Ubiñas left the Hartford Courant, where she was the paper’s first Latina news columnist, to become the Inquirer and Daily […]

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City Life

Meet the Philly Lawyer on a Mission to End the Death Penalty

Marc Bookman, who grew up in Lower Merion, has dedicated his career to fighting the death penalty, first in the Defenders Association of Philadelphia and […]

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Angela Duckworth, the Author of Grit, on Teaching Resilience Amid a Pandemic

Rittenhouse Square resident and soon-to-be empty nester Angela Duckworth has made a career of helping others uncover their inner fortitude. The Cherry Hill native talks […]

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Mare of Easttown Screenwriter and Chester County Native Brad Ingelsby on Writing for Kate Winslet

Buzz is building for Mare of Easttown, a locally shot crime drama starring Kate Winslet. It’s the latest big project from screenwriter, executive producer and […]

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City Life

Sonia Sanchez Still Has Work to Do

From a childhood spent in Jim Crow Birmingham to a rise as an activist in Malcolm X’s Harlem to a long legacy in the Black […]

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City Life

City Commissioner Al Schmidt, Hero of the 2020 Election, Is Ready to Call It Quits

When Al Schmidt first ran for city commissioner in 2011, seeking one of the three seats in charge of Philly’s elections, he probably never thought […]

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City Life

Yes, You Can Get the City to Cover Your Car’s Pothole Damage

One of the most persistent quality-of-life problems city residents had to deal with during the first big wave of the pandemic was trash pickup, with […]

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Lamar Gore on Helping Nature Through Climate Change, a Pandemic and Racial Inequity

As we’ve all been seeking safe, socially distanced outdoor activities during the pandemic, many Philadelphians have discovered John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge, those 1,000 acres […]

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City Life

U.S. Attorney Bill McSwain Is Proof That, One Way or Another, Trumpism Will Live on Past the Election

On February 12th of this year, at the Union League’s annual Lincoln Day celebration in Philadelphia, Bill McSwain, the U.S. Attorney for Eastern Pennsylvania, gave […]

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City Life

Novelist Jennifer Weiner on Mask Shaming, Virtual Book Tours, and the Toxic Side of Social Media

Philadelphians first saw Jennifer Weiner’s name when she was a young Inquirer staffer in the 1990s. More than two decades later, the Philly-based writer is […]

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City Life

MSNBC’s Ali Velshi on Covering Primaries, Pandemics and Protests

From primaries to protests to the pandemic, 2020 has been a busy year if you’re a journalist. For MSNBC host Ali Velshi — who splits […]