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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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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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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 […]

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City Life

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 […]

City Life

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 […]

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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 […]

City Life

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 […]

City Life

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 […]

City Life

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 […]

City Life

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 […]

City Life

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 […]