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jennifer weiner
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 […]

ali velshi
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 […]

jerry blavat
City Life

Jerry Blavat on Sinatra, the Mob, and the Music That Connects Us

Celebrating his 60th year in radio, and with his 80th birthday on the horizon, Jerry Blavat — a.k.a. the Geator with the Heater, the Big […]

Maia Weintraub
City Life

Meet Maia Weintraub, Philly’s Teenage Fencing Phenom

Adi Nott is kind of a big deal in fencing. A four-time All-American at Notre Dame and a member of the 2011 U.S. women’s foil […]

riverwards l and i coalition
City Life

This Riverwards Facebook Group Is Keeping Philly Developers on Their Toes

Neighborhood Facebook groups tend to be bastions of petty squawking. That’s why I was stunned to find one that actually gets stuff done. Founded in […]

photos from tv shows set in philadelphia, including hack, amen, philly, thirtysomething, and it's always sunny in philadelphia
City Life

The Great Lie of So-Called “Philly” TV Shows

It’s “Dispatches from Elsewhere Week” here at Philly Mag. Check back all week for more fun content about the new Jason Segel show on AMC. […]

nick bayer saxbys
City Life

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 […]

foglietta plaza
City Life

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 […]

malcolm harris
City Life

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 […]

boomer travel
City Life

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, […]

vision zero
City Life

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 […]

joel embiid trash talk
City Life

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 […]

sheer mag tina halladay
City Life

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 […]

grubhub lawsuit tiffin
City Life

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 […]

osagie imasogie
Business

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 […]