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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!


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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

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Philly Today: What If Another Texas City Surpasses Philly’s Population?

10 thoughts on being (eventually) overtaken by San Antonio. Plus, a fire in New Jersey smokes out the Walt Whitman, a viral dance-off and the mayor’s ruling on remote working.

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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!

Protesters of the war in Gaza at an encampment at Philadelphia's Drexel University, which is now on lockdown
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Philly Today: Drexel University On Lockdown Amid Protests and Encampment

“This encampment must end,” insists Drexel’s prez. Plus: Penn students not allowed at commencement.

Opinion

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

In Sandy Hingston’s final (?) column, she bids farewell as only she can.

Guides

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

Whether you’re looking to adopt a four-legged friend or simply searching for a new way to pamper your pet, we’ve got you (and your bestie) covered.

Guides

Where and How to Adopt Your Pet in Philly

Where to look, and what to consider before you bring home a critter


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?


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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

Inside the Epic Search for Philly’s Next Tuba Master

The ultra-exclusive Curtis Institute of Music accepts only one tuba student at a time.

University of Pennsylvania protesters, who were targeted by a GoFundMe threatening to pay a Mariachi band to play next to the protest 24 hours a day
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Guy Raises $46,000 to Annoy University of Pennsylvania Protesters

The plan involved a mariachi band.

Former WMMR employee "Pancake" with WMMR DJ Pierre Robert
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Philly Today: Inside the Major Staffing Shakeup at WMMR

Employees at the historic Philadelphia rock-and-roll station are downright nervous.

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Philly Today: Mayor Parker’s Kensington Crackdown Begins

Plus, Main Line dad wins a Pulitzer.

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