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Is West Philly the New Portland?

When I moved out West from Philly in 2010, it felt like striking gold. In Portland, Oregon, I found a beautiful city with a sense […]

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Can We All Agree Now That College Rankings Are Bunk?

America loves a list. Twenty best places to live! Ten scariest movies! Eight ways to improve your love life! The downside, of course, is that […]

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Even Philly’s Fanciest Restaurants Have Hardcore Regulars

By the 15th course, we all started looking pretty dumb — nine of us, slack-jawed, watching Jesse Ito push slivers of fatty bluefin tuna (flown […]

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City Life

Stephen Fried on Our Other Big Ben

The Rundown Age: 60 CV, abridged: Editor in chief, Philadelphia (1999–2000); two-time National Magazine Award winner; lecturer, University of Pennsylvania; author of seven books. Latest […]

City Life

Take Me to the River: Michael Solomonov’s Favorite Place

Each month Philadelphia magazine asks notable Philadelphians to share their favorite spots in the region. This month, restaurateur Michael Solomonov takes us to the river. Why […]

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City Life

Does Philly Even Care About Its Musical Heritage?

The Made in America music festival comes to the Parkway this month, but future installments were jeopardized when the Kenney administration, rather nonchalantly, nearly evicted […]

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City Life

Hall of Shame: Philly’s Greatest Social Media Fails

We’ve seen nothing more bizarre than the Twitter scandal that felled Sixers GM Bryan Colangelo this spring. (Short version: His wife used burner accounts to […]

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Inspiration Point: DJ Jazzy Jeff’s Favorite Place

Each month Philadelphia magazine asks notable Philadelphians to share their favorite spots in the region. This month, we go on a stroll with record producer, […]

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City Life

The Era of the Comcast Joke Is Officially Over

For much of the past year, cities across America — ours included — have been falling all over themselves attempting to land Amazon’s second North […]

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City Life

How Philly Became a Front in the War on Knockoff Swag

Last year, Philly’s Customs and Border Protection seized an estimated $3 million in counterfeit goods. If that sounds like a lot, consider that through July […]