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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 […]

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These Philadelphians Want to Build a Shrine to Alexander Hamilton

The First Bank of the United States is located in Philadelphia. That’s not surprising; Philly claims a lot of American firsts. What is surprising is […]

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How a Philly Superfan Created The Athletic, the Only Sports Site You Really Need

If you care about sports in this town — like, really care — you know there’s only one place to get the straight dope on […]


Here’s the Problem With the New Bourse Marketplace

It’s a shame, really, that it is what it is. That it became what it became. Because as it stands today, with its grand opening […]

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Can Villanova Basketball Survive Its Success?

Jay Wright sees only one potential obstacle keeping Villanova’s basketball team from maintaining the trademark culture that has produced two national titles in the past […]

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Jeff Guaracino Takes the Reins at Visit Philly

The Rundown Age: 45 CV, abridged: Communications, Visit Philadelphia (2001-’12); strategy and communications, then executive director, Atlantic City Alliance (2012-’15); CEO, Welcome America (2016-’18); author […]

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The Fight Over Safe Injection Sites Isn’t Really About Safe Injection Sites

“Cities and counties should expect the Department of Justice to meet the opening of any injection site with swift and aggressive action.” That was Lower […]

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Other Cities Are Syncing Up Federal and Municipal Elections. Philly Should, Too.

Ask most political observers to name an upshot of the 2016 election, and you’ll likely get a version of this: The politically polarizing Trump Era […]

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Kurt Vile Loves His Country

The Rundown Age: 38 Occupation: Singer, songwriter, guitarist, occasional comedian. Notable gigs: Coachella, Bonnaroo, Portlandia, HBO’s Animals, Marc Maron’s WTF podcast. Honors: Philly’s Liberty Bell […]

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Can Philly Get a Lesbian Bar? Please?

On a Thursday night in July, my girlfriend and I were strolling the Gayborhood when we bumped into a crew of lesbians we know from […]