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curtis jones jr.
City Life

City Council’s Curtis Jones Jr. Talks Dangerous Missions, Closing Prisons and His Green Thumb

My full name is … Curtis Joseph Jones Jr. I have to put the Jr. on because my father doesn’t want his reputation sullied. I […]

rebecca rhynhart
City Life

Rebecca Rhynhart on Her Political Aspirations and the One Book Everyone Should Read

I was born in … Madison, Wisconsin. My parents were at school there. And then I grew up in Abington, went to Abington High School, […]

tamala edwards
City Life

Tamala Edwards on Broadcasting From Her Living Room and Inspiring the Next Generation

My full name is … Tamala Edwards Lugrine. My sons were just asking me why “Edwards” is in there. They said, “Get rid of that. […]

philadelphia good news
City Life

50 Actually Good Things That Have Happened in Philly During the Coronavirus Crisis

In times filled with an endless bad news cycle, some good things still happened. Here are 50 positive moments from the past couple of months. […]

dance moves
Things to Do

Popular Dance Moves With Philly Roots

The Bristol Stomp This ’60s heel-tapping dance was set to a song of the same name by the Philly-based Dovells and modeled off a dance […]

go dancing philadelphia
Things to Do

Where to Go Dancing in Philadelphia: The Ultimate Guide

In case you missed it: Philly’s an awesome town in which to boogie down. Here’s how to get moving. For all kinds of music … […]

jose garces
City Life

Jose Garces on Restaurant Critics and the Strangest Thing He’s Ever Eaten

My full name is … Jose Alonso Garces. There are accents on it, but I don’t use them. I was named after my grandfather, who […]

all-day cafes
Foobooz

Are Philly’s All-Day Cafes Built to Last?

All-day restaurants — places that serve food at all hours of the day — aren’t novel. (Think: 24-hour diners; all the cafes in Paris.) But […]

craps casino
Things to Do

Craps Is the Only Casino Game You Should Play

I used to walk through a casino like a self-conscious teenage girl in a high-school cafeteria — unsure of what the unwritten rules were, but […]

philadelphia casinos
Things to Do

There’s Never Been a Better Time to Hang Out at Philly-Area Casinos

Sports betting is legal, the food is better than ever, and there’s a new venue coming to town: Why not hit up a casino? Here […]

sports betting
Things to Do

How to Get Started With Sports Betting the Next Time You Visit a Casino

Slots and table games have been around for a while, but sports betting? That’s a relatively new phenomenon around these parts. Tom Gable, director of […]

groundhog day predictions
City Life

6 Very Philly Groundhog Day Predictions

Every February, we turn our frowning, frostbitten faces toward Punxsutawney, PA, to observe the behavior of one special groundhog in order to make vague long-term […]

City Council member Kendra Brooks
City Life

City Council’s Kendra Brooks on the Big Change She’d Like to See at City Hall

My full name is … Kendra Nicole Brooks. I was named after Angela Davis’s friend Kendra, who was mentioned in the New York Times in […]

my general tubman
City Life

You Need to See Philly Author Lorene Cary’s Play, My General Tubman, at the Arden

It has been almost 30 years since West Philadelphia-bred Lorene Cary made it onto the radar of the literary world thanks to Black Ice, a […]

things to do with kids in winter
Things to Do

33 Things to Do With Kids in Philly When It’s Cold Outside

One major challenge of parenting around these parts? January through March. But with a little creativity and planning, winter can be as fun as summer. […]