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Q&A: South Philly’s Pulitzer-Winning Playwright James Ijames on His Big Broadway Debut

Playwright James Ijames, who’s lived in Philly since 2003, pulled off quite a feat last year: He won the Pulitzer for Fat Ham, a play […]

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Other States Have Cool License Plates. Why Can’t Pennsylvania?

“Oooh, mom, look! Nevada!” I’m driving the family Honda, but traffic has slowed on 20th Street, so I flick my eyes to the right to […]

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Q&A: Patti LaBelle Talks Doja Cat, Her Shih Tzu and Living on the Main Line

On March 11th, the larger-than-life icon Patti LaBelle brings her new show to Caesars Atlantic City before appearing on Jimmy Fallon’s That’s My Jam a […]

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Why Is Adulting So Freaking Hard These Days?

I subscribe to and read a lot of magazines. This is because I enjoy magazines — the paper versions — and want them to continue […]

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Why Are Philly Brands Flocking to the Suburbs?

An earlier version of this article said Plymouth Meeting Mall had “shuttered.” The mall remains open in its original format. There’s nothing quite like shopping […]

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Life Unfiltered: Why I Opened Up About My Cancer Scare on Social Media

“I’m tired of hiding,” I say aloud to nobody. I’m alone on a travel assignment, scrolling Instagram in my room and thinking about how frustrating […]

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Q&A: Gisele Fetterman Talks Her Thrift-Store Wardrobe, Scrabble and Her New Oculus

Gisele Fetterman was born in Brazil. Her mom brought her and her brother to Queens, where she remained undocumented for more than a decade. Today, […]

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Why I Left My City Life to Try Remote Work in the Wilds of Pennsylvania

It’s only late September, but it’s the kind of night that belongs more to early winter than to fall. I wasn’t prepared for it, and […]


Meet the Philly Food Scientists Who Can Make a Potato Chip Taste Like a Cheesesteak

Another autumn, another snack-time promotion: In November, venerable Herr’s, headquartered in Chester County’s Nottingham, announced a new potato-chip flavor contest, with $15,000 in prizes at […]

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Q&A: Merrill Reese Picks the Best Eagles Ever and Talks Our Super Bowl Chances

Since 1977, Merrill Reese has been the play-by-play announcer for all Eagles games on WIP radio. He’s as much a part of the team’s legacy […]