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50 Years of Best of Philly: City Life

In honor of the upcoming 50th anniversary of Best of Philly this August, we’re taking a monthly look back. This month: City Life!


Guides

The Philadelphian’s Guide to Adopting, Pampering and Traveling With Your Pet

Opinion

I Don’t Know Who Anybody Is Anymore. And I Don’t Care

Longform

The Great Name Awakening: Inside the Audacious, Lucrative World of Baby Naming

Latest Stories

Longform

I Wasn’t Ready For My Parent’s Dating Drama

We all want our folks to be happy. But how do we feel about them jumping back into the dating pool?

Philadelphia police officers arrest someone during a May crackdown in Kensington.
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Philly Today: Mayor Parker’s Kensington Crackdown Intensifies

Still, no sign of National Guard troops. Yet.

The Rolling Stones performing at Lincoln Financial Field in South Philadelphia as part of they Hackney Diamonds tour
Reviews

It Happened Last Night: The Rolling Stones Took Over South Philly

Photos and dispatches from the packed (and hit-packed) performance.

George Santos expects to spend much of his summer vacation in the Poconos
News

Philly Today: George Santos Is Invading the Poconos This Summer

Plus, illegal deer, greased pole problems, and a new Netflix special from a Philly comedian.

Opinion

I Was This Close to Graduating From the University of the Arts

Our intern Owen Spaloss reports from the scene of the UArts drama.

Josh Kruger and his killer, Robert Davis
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Philly Today: Josh Kruger’s Killer Sentenced

Will the city now release texts and other evidence from the case?


Best of Philly 2023: City Life

Best of Philly 2023: City Life

An irresistible gossipmonger, numerous near-champions, and a roadway rebuild for the ages

Post-COVID, Does Center City Have a Future?

Post-COVID, Does Center City Have a Future?

Back in the day, Philly, like a lot of cities, banked on a revival of its downtown to spark new life. The plan worked fine — for Center City. But now that the pandemic has emptied offices, boomer residents are aging, and millennials are opting for the ’burbs, where do we go from here?


A scene from a Philadelphia block party in 2007, back in the days when it was much easier to get your Philadelphia block party application approved (photo via Flickr/Creative Commons)
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Philly Today: City Block Parties Have Been in Mad Decline

Getting your party approved can be easier said than done.

Q&A

Should We Trust AI? A Penn Expert Weighs In

We reached out to Penn professor Chris Callison-Burch to quell our fears.

Longform

I Hosted a Podcast on Artificial Intelligence. Then My AI Doppelgänger Showed Up

One writer’s wild journey into the uncanny valley

Guides

16 Fascinating Ways Philly Is Using AI

From pothole repair to emergency medical response to unraveling the mysteries of human biology, here’s how Philly is upping its game with AI.

AI
Guides

How Philly Learned to Love AI

Everything you need to know about the brave new bot-powered world springing up all around us

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How the Pandemic Turned a South Philly Golf Course Into the City’s Best New Park

How the Pandemic Turned a South Philly Golf Course Into the City’s Best New Park

The former municipal golf course at FDR Park became an indispensable natural refuge for many locked-down South Philadelphians over the past year.

An Oral History of the Sound of Philadelphia

An Oral History of the Sound of Philadelphia

Fifty years after founding their legendary Philadelphia International Records, Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, with friends and collaborators from Thom Bell to John Oates to Patti LaBelle, look back on the musical partnership that came to define the city.


Q&A

Five Really Smart Philadelphians Talk About What AI Can (and Can’t) Do

We ask five really smart local leaders about the capabilities of AI technology.

Opinion

Point/Counterpoint: An Educator and Student Weigh in on ChatGPT

Can AI help or hurt higher education?

Philadelphia composer Melissa Dunphy, who has composed a choir song about Gritty
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Philly Today: Finally, the World Gets the Gritty Choral Work It Deserves

“A Gritty Resolution” for SATB choir debuts this weekend.

Two images showing the University of the Arts, which is closing, and the first page of a class action lawsuit just filed against the University of the Arts
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Philly Today: University of the Arts Slapped With Class Action Lawsuit

Meanwhile, the school’s president has resigned and Temple may have a rescue plan.

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