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September 2018 Issue



Is West Philly the New Portland?

Come East, young, disillusioned Oregonian.

City Life

Can We All Agree Now That College Rankings Are Bunk?

The fallout from the Temple business school scandal.


Even Philly’s Fanciest Restaurants Have Hardcore Regulars

Meet the new breed of repeat customer.

City Life

Stephen Fried on Our Other Big Ben

In his new bio on founding father and revolutionary physician Benjamin Rush, the decorated journalist argues it’s not all about the Franklins.

City Life

Take Me to the River: Michael Solomonov’s Favorite Place

The chef, restaurateur, and runner on the postcard-perfect vistas of Boathouse Row.

City Life

Does Philly Even Care About Its Musical Heritage?

Enough with cheesesteaks and the Liberty Bell. Can we get a tourism campaign around our amazing music scene?


City Life

Jason Kelce’s Super Bowl Parade Speech, Annotated

You heard the oratorical masterpiece the Eagles center scream-shouted from the Art Museum steps. But do you know what it meant?

Be Well Philly

3 Full-Service Gyms in Philly That Are Actually Worth Joining

We may be addicted to boutique fitness these days, but Philly’s big box gyms are making it cool to have a membership again.

Life & Style

9 Ways To Rock The Swiss Mountain Man Look This Fall

These wears take your cold-weather gear upscale.

Life & Style

6 Incredible Facial Serums From Local Beauty Makers to Try This Fall

Transition your skin into colder, dryer weather with these high-performance, hydrating miracle workers.

Life & Style

Connoisseur: Sydney Grims’s Favorite Things

A peek into the life of the rising Philly dining-scene star.


Habitat: The Next Chapter in Society Hill

Commanding colors and custom touches reinvigorate an 18th-century townhome.

Life & Style

Why Aren’t You Wearing a Jumpsuit Yet?

They’ve been trending in Philly for years. But pulling one off isn’t so simple.


Why Young Homebuyers Should Consider Collingswood

This close-by South Jersey town is a study in downtown revival.