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BEST OF PHILLY

Best of Philly 2024: City Life

A squad of teenage robotics champs, a 100-year-old jazz trailblazer, a deeply laughable mascot, and a Flyer to be truly proud of


Longform

Meet the Man Who’s Making Philly’s Waterfront … Cool?

Guides

The Best Seats in Philadelphia

Opinion

Jailing Johnny Doc Won’t Solve Philly Corruption. Here’s What Will

Latest Stories

a rendering of a norwegian cruise line ship outside of philadelphia, where norwegian plans to start regular cruises to bermuda in 2026
News

You’ll Soon Be Able to Cruise from Philly to Bermuda for $1,200

There’s a Quebec City cruise, too. Service doesn’t begin until 2026. But you can book your voyage now.

Opinion

Jailing Johnny Doc Won’t Solve Philly Corruption. Here’s What Will.

The only way to stop Philadelphia corruption is for citizens like you and me to band together and say “enough!”

Left: A photo of Pennsylvania Josh Shapiro in Philadelphia Magazine, accompanied by the headline "Shapiro for President?" Right: Joe Biden on July 17tth as ew polling data showed Josh Shapiro outperforming Joe Biden for president.
News

Philly Today: Josh Shapiro Outperforms Joe Biden In New Poll

Plus, Kevin Bacon and a porn star.

The sun over Philadelphia, where we've been experiencing quite a heat wave
News

Philly Today: Goodbye, Oh Philadelphia Heat Wave

Plus, Steve Keeley is a one-man abandoned jet ski removal machine.

Upper Darby City Councilperson Jess Branas, whose "A for Effort" Facebook post after the Donald Trump shooting has led to confusion and threats
News

Philly Today: Delco Pol Jess Branas Swears Her “A for Effort” Post Was Not About Trump Shooting

Either way, she’s out of a job.

Q&A

Meet Chinatown’s Biggest Champion: John Chin

The unofficial mayor of Chinatown is fighting his biggest fight ever.


Best of Philly 2024: City Life

Best of Philly 2024: City Life

A squad of teenage robotics champs, a 100-year-old jazz trailblazer, a deeply laughable mascot, and a Flyer to be truly proud of
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?


Donald Trump after the shooting in Pennsylvania
News

Philly Today: Delco Fire Chief Resigns After Trump Shooting Comments

Plus, it’s take yourself to work day in Philadelphia.

Longform

Meet the Man Who’s Making Philly’s Waterfront … Cool?

For decades, the Delaware River waterfront was a development nightmare: empty lots, decaying infrastructure, poor usage. Joe Forkin has a different plan.

a rendering from the Avenue of the Arts 2.0 project on South Broad Street
Opinion

Philly Today: Does the Avenue of the Arts Really Need a $100 Million Makeover?

Plus, Mayor Parker declares, “I am at war.”

rendering of sculptural bench
News

Plans Revealed to Turn the Avenue of the Arts Into a 10-Block Park

From concrete canyon to landscaped park.

The new Pennsylvania license plate design released by Pennsylvania Governor Josh Shapiro
News

Philly Today: Pennsylvania Finally Gets the New License Plate It Deserves

Plus, more Wawa news than you can possibly handle.

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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.


train arriving at jefferson station
Guides

The Unwritten Rules for Riding SEPTA

Use your head and common courtesy and you’ll be fine.

Malvern's Great Valley Middle School, where a terrible TikTok scandal unfolded
News

Philly Today: Inside One Main Line Middle School’s TikTok Nightmare

Plus: Major Philly radio station drama. And Johnny Doc to learn his fate.

News

Hall Against Oates

The men behind the famous duo are coming to Philly this summer. But certainly not together.

Longform

Is Philly Going to Decide the 2024 Election?

All eyes were on our region as the world waited to see who would win the 2020 presidential election. Will 2024 be a repeat — and are we prepared?

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