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July 2023 Issue



The Case of the Disappearing Neighborhood Bars

Thanks to our state’s old-school liquor laws and new competition from grocery stores, the price of a license to sell booze in Philly has skyrocketed.

City Life

Saleka Shyamalan Is Staking Her Own Claim in Showbiz

An interview with M. Night Shyamalan’s 26-year-old daughter, who grew up in Bryn Mawr and lives in Rittenhouse Square.

City Life

Why Are 30,000 People Studying Poetry Online With This Guy?

Poetry’s dead? The acolytes of Penn prof Al Filreis’s ModPo course would beg to differ.


Philadelphia Wedding

An Onstage Academy of Music Wedding Years in the Making

“Our guests loved the details — ­the chandeliers and murals — and being able to see the whole venue without it being crowded by patrons,” says the bride.

Philadelphia Wedding

From Handkerchiefs to Monogrammed Jean Jackets, This South Jersey Embroiderer Has Your Wedding Details Covered

Colleen Corcoran, owner of the Handkerchief Shop, just opened a new appointment-only studio for consultations with couples.

Philadelphia Wedding

This Bride Changed Into Her Prom Dress for Her Wedding Reception

Another surprise? The couple’s balloon “doppelgängers.”

Philadelphia Wedding

Tie the Knot in Gilded Age Decadence at This New Philly Wedding Venue

Marble, frescoes and golden touches galore at Elstowe Manor at Elkins Estate

Philadelphia Wedding

A Pride-Themed Indian American Wedding Weekend

The couple’s double baraat shut down Market Street.