Opinion

Here’s What Happened When I Turned the Tables on a Street Harasser

An uncomfortable encounter in Center City has reminded me that going outside again means a return to some BS as well. But inaction is no longer an option.


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Q&A

Snacktime Brass Band’s Sam Gellerstein on Creating the “Party You Wish You Were At”

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Q&A

6 ABC’s Alicia Vitarelli on Living in South Philly and Raising an Eagles Fan When You’re a Native New Yorker

the flower show's infamous veggie hoagie, which made Philadelphia Magazine's 2021 Worst of Philly list along with Ben Simmons
Opinion

The Worst of Philly 2021: From Fraudulent Hoagies to Headhouse Square to Ben Simmons

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Opinion

Here’s What Happened When I Turned the Tables on a Street Harasser

An uncomfortable encounter in Center City has reminded me that going outside again means a return to some BS as well. But inaction is no longer an option.

snacktime philly
Q&A

Snacktime Brass Band’s Sam Gellerstein on Creating the “Party You Wish You Were At”

The musical ensemble has been spreading cheer throughout the pandemic. Now, they’re branching out to the event-planning biz.

the flower show's infamous veggie hoagie, which made Philadelphia Magazine's 2021 Worst of Philly list along with Ben Simmons
Opinion

The Worst of Philly 2021: From Fraudulent Hoagies to Headhouse Square to Ben Simmons

The 20 people, places and, yes, sandwiches that made us utterly cringe.

Alicia Vitarelli
Q&A

6 ABC’s Alicia Vitarelli on Living in South Philly and Raising an Eagles Fan When You’re a Native New Yorker

The newscaster tells us the song she always turns up in the car, why she never worked from home during COVID, and her big superstition.

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News

The Highs and Lows for Philly Public Figures During a Really Tough Year

A high: Jim Kenney landing $1.4 billion in federal COVID relief. A low: learning Tom Farley okayed the destruction of MOVE victims’ remains.

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News

Notable Philadelphians on the People and Places That Got Them Through the Past Year

We asked Kiley Reid, Adam Joseph, Martha Graham Cracker and more to shout out their favorites.


Six of Philly’s Best Writers on How the Past Year Changed the City — and Us All

Six of Philly’s Best Writers on How the Past Year Changed the City — and Us All

After a long, unprecedented year, Philadelphia is still standing. We asked these powerful voices to reflect on how their favorite places in the city evolved and endured.

Jill Biden Is Exactly What Washington, D.C., Needs: A Philly Girl

Jill Biden Is Exactly What Washington, D.C., Needs: A Philly Girl

The First Lady’s no-nonsense, relatable strength — born in New Jersey and forged in Willow Grove — is key to who she is and why she endures.


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Beer, Cheesesteaks, Mascots and More: What Our Readers Nominated as the Best of Philly

We asked, you answered: Here are this year’s reader picks.

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News

Here’s How Much Philly Arts Venues Received of $6.8 Billion in COVID-Relief Grants

From $10 million for the Kimmel Center to $1 million for a popular Main Line rock club, here’s how the federal government is doling out “shuttered venue” grants in our area.

Opinion

Mayor Jim Kenney Doesn’t Care About Black People

More than 10 people, mostly Black, are being shot in Philly every day this month. The Mayor’s refusal to declare our city’s gun violence crisis a state of emergency shows you exactly where he stands on race.

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Longform

Jeff David Thinks the Fitler Club Is Key to Philadelphia’s Post-Pandemic Rebirth

Hotelier Jeff David has spent his career opening über-luxurious properties and rubbing shoulders with the likes of Barack Obama and Michael Jordan. Now at the helm of Fitler Club, he thinks his private club can turn Philly from a lagger (his word!) into a leader.

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Q&A

Helen Ubiñas on Covering Gun Violence in Philly, Newsroom Diversity, and Making Herself Heard

We ask the Inquirer columnist about reclaiming the eñe in her name, why she got into journalism, and who’s responsible for solving the city’s homicide epidemic.

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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.


Longform

The Pandemic Made Me Prepare For the Worst. But Nothing Prepared Me to Lose the Love of My Life

After lockdown started, I thought I had considered every possibility, every apocalyptic scenario. I was wrong.

Opinion

ICYMI, Philly Police Made Sure to Defend the Free Speech of White Supremacists

Police allowed hate group Patriot Front to harass Philadelphians without much intervention. Compare that to their treatment of Black Lives Matter protesters, and the double standard is galling.

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Philly’s Biggest Wedding Company Slapped With Class-Action Suit Over COVID-Era Refunds

The suit accuses Cescaphe of fraud. Cescaphe’s lawyers say the whole thing is “frivolous.”

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Longform

The World’s a Twisted Place. Thank God We’ll Always Have Mister Softee

Sixty-five years ago, two sons of immigrants burst from a West Philly garage and revolutionized the ice-cream business. The city has changed. Mister Softee hasn’t — and that’s a good thing.

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