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City Life

Are Billboards as Civic Monuments the Future of Suburban Advertising?

I didn’t think it was possible to make Business Route 1 in lower Bucks County look cheesier, but in Middletown Township, I believe they’ve pulled […]

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City Life

Temple Professor and Cultural Lightning Rod Marc Lamont Hill on Being a Dissenting Voice

The Rundown Age: 40 CV, abridged: Professor, Temple’s Klein College of Media and Communication; author, four books, including New York Times best-selling Nobody; columnist, Daily […]

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City Life

Philly Has Never Elected a Woman as Sheriff. These Candidates Want to Change That.

The momentum that ushered in America’s unprecedented wave of women office-holders will be put to the test in the May primary — and not just […]

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City Life

Here’s How Likely These 6 Philly-Area Politicians Are to Run in 2020

As the 2020 presidential campaign intensifies, an unprecedented number of politicians (literally scores) are thought to be considering runs at President Donald Trump. And a […]

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City Life

Manny Machado, Bryce Harper and Philly’s Unhealthy Obsession With “Hustle”

It was embarrassing. Manny Machado — the youngest (26), arguably most talented baseball player to hit free agency since Alex Rodriguez inked a quarter-billion-dollar contract […]

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City Life

Inside the Hunt for Artifacts Buried Under Philly’s Oldest Properties

You never know what you’re going to find in the privy. That’s what Melissa and Matt Dunphy discovered in 2016 after they bought the former […]

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City Life

Temple Coach Fran Dunphy Deserved Better

Last March 10th, after Temple men’s basketball lost to Wichita State in a conference-tournament quarterfinal, a reporter asked Owls coach Fran Dunphy about his future […]

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City Life

Meet Raj Haldar, the South Philly Rapper Who Co-Wrote a Delightfully Confusing Children’s Book

The Rundown Age: 37 CV, Rap: Releases albums under the names Lushlife and the Skull Eclipses; produced resistance-oriented compilation My Idols Are Dead + My […]

City Life

Kendall Jenner Keeps Popping Up in Philly, and We Should Embrace It

By the time you read this, Bendall — the mercurial pairing of precocious Sixers point forward Ben Simmons and Kardashian-clan sensation Kendall Jenner — may […]

City Life

Raquel Salas Rivera on Identity, Footnotes, and the Difference Between a Philadelphian and an American

The Rundown Age: 33 CV, abridged: Current Philadelphia poet laureate; co-organizer of We (Too) Are Philly poetry festival; author of five books of poems; longlisted […]