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Inside Da’Vine Joy Randolph’s Wild Ride From Mount Airy to the Oscars

On March 10th, millions of people from around the world will tune in to watch the Academy Awards. And if all the buzz is correct, […]

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Death Can Be Isolating and Dehumanizing. But What If It Didn’t Have to Be?

Within days of learning she had pancreatic­ cancer that had already spread to her liver, forming more than a dozen tumors, Elaine Arazawa had her […]

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Josh Shapiro for President?

Longtime Montco resident Josh Shapiro made national news last year when he led the repair of a collapsed I-95 in just 12 days. He did […]


My Love Affair With Designer Ice

I’m a cubist. I am. Ask anybody who knows me: There’s no one on Earth who loves ice cubes more than I do. I drink […]

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How Kate Scott Went From Outsider to Groundbreaking Voice of the Sixers

It’s a surprisingly hot morning in late September, and Kate Scott is sitting in front of an enormous mountain of scrap metal. The claws of […]

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How 2023 Turned Me Into a Climate-Crazed Eccentric

“What the hell is that?” my next-door neighbor asks, peering over our shared backyard fence at the enormous orange plastic orb that’s taken up residence […]

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Anthony Gargano Is Done With Radio But Far From Done With Philly

He wanted to be a foreign correspondent. Instead, South Philly son Anthony Gargano became one of our most recognizable names in sports-talk radio. But after […]

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My Ride-Along With the Police Commissioner

Anyone who’s read my work here over the years knows where I stand on law enforcement: Like so many members of the Black community in […]


What Will Become of Philly’s Vacant Office Space?

Dropped by your office lately? I haven’t. This magazine gave up its offices on Washington Square in January of this year. And Philly Mag may […]

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Ten Years After Oprah Book Pick, Philly’s Ayana Mathis Is Back

In 2012, Germantown native Ayana Mathis suddenly found herself thrust into the spotlight when Oprah Winfrey singled out her debut novel for the famous book […]