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philly politics
City Life

Philly Politics Is a Mess. Here’s Why That’s Encouraging.

Of all the takeaways from May’s primary election, perhaps the biggest trend to emerge … is that no trends emerged. Recent elections have had obvious […]

arena football
City Life

How Philly Is Making the Arena Football League the Perfect Sport for Gambling

If you’re not a die-hard fan of the Arena Football League (chances are you’re not), your knowledge of the game likely starts and ends with […]

Smokin’ Joe Frazier
City Life

Forget Rocky: Biographer Mark Kram Jr. on Philly’s Real Boxing Hero, Smokin’ Joe Frazier

The Rundown Age: 62 CV, abridged: Senior writer, Philadelphia Daily News (1987-2013); panelist, Comcast SportsNet’s Daily News Live (1999-2012); winner, PEN/ESPN Award for Literary Sports […]

philly pension board
City Life

Philly’s Pension Board Is Finally Getting Its Act Together

It’s hard to believe, but it may finally be time to say something positive about Philadelphia’s much-maligned Board of Pensions. They’re the geniuses that gave […]

roots picnic at the mann
City Life

The Roots Picnic Should Be at the Mann Center Every Year

Every few years, there’s a seismic shift in the Philly music landscape. Just six months ago, the gorgeously restored 111-year-old Met (formerly the Metropolitan Opera […]

city council incumbency
City Life

For Philly City Council, Incumbency Doesn’t Mean What It Used To

Earlier this year, City Councilman Allan Domb proposed a bill to stamp a 12-year cap on his and his colleagues’ time in office. Term limits […]

Lori Reiner
Business

The Best Career Advice This Philly Accounting Exec Has Ever Received

THE DETAILS Age: 54 Title: Chief people officer Workplace: Accounting firm EisnerAmper Trained as: Certified public accountant On becoming 1,600-person EisnerAmper’s first-ever chief people officer: […]

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Foobooz

Why It’s Unlikely Top Chef Will Ever Film in Philly

There are certain rites of passage for every major metropolitan city. Some, like hosting the DNC and the Pope, have gravitas. And some … well, […]

City Life

Pennsylvania’s Cannabis Movement, by the Numbers

This month marks one year since Philly’s first medical marijuana dispensary opened its doors — and two bills are in the works in Harrisburg that […]

chasing cosby
City Life

Investigative Journalist Nicole Weisensee Egan on Chronicling Bill Cosby’s Fall

The Rundown Age: 51 CV, abridged: Washington, D.C., correspondent and crime reporter, Philadelphia Daily News (1992-2005); senior writer, People (2005-2017); adjunct journalism professor, Temple’s Klein […]

marian anderson
City Life

Philly’s Marian Anderson Is Getting Some Long-Overdue Love

One of the pitfalls of living in a city so well stocked with Historical Characters of Great Import (HCGIs) is that many compelling figures fade […]

vegan convenience store
City Life

What the New Vegan Convenience Store Says About South Philly

Like ad hoc microbiologists, food-shopping vegans must squint carefully at labels: Which seemingly plant-based product will contain egg whites or gelatin today? If only there […]

catalyst experiential digital advertising
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 […]

marc lamont hill
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 […]

philadelphia sheriffs race
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 […]