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The Ugly Philly-Centric Feud at the Center of America’s 250th Birthday Celebration

Two opposing camps in Philadelphia are vying to dictate how the country celebrates its upcoming Semiquincentennial, complete with accusations of cronyism, sexism, double-dealing and bad faith. But hey, why should our 250th anniversary be different from anything else these days?


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A City Outraged: Scenes From a Weekend of Protest in Philadelphia

Opinion

The Philadelphian’s Case for Being a Tourist in Your Own Hometown

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Main Line Mystery: Dallyn Pavey’s 40-Year Search for Her Vanished Dad

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Scenes from a Weekend of Protest in Philadelphia

“As much as the feminist movement has moved mountains,” says protester Jenny Laden, “we still live with the fact that men don’t have to put up with the shit that women have to endure.”

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The Ugly Philly-Centric Feud at the Center of America’s 250th Birthday Celebration

Two opposing camps in Philadelphia are vying to dictate how the country celebrates its upcoming Semiquincentennial, complete with accusations of cronyism, sexism, double-dealing and bad faith. But hey, why should our 250th anniversary be different from anything else these days?

Opinion

The Philadelphian’s Case for Being a Tourist in Your Own Hometown

And why this is the summer to do it.

Springside Chestnut Hill Academy math teacher Andrew Wolf, who has been arrested by the FBI and charged with child pornography (photo via SCH Facebook page)
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Fired Teacher at Elite Philly Private School Pleads Guilty in Child Porn Case

Andrew Wolf was a math teacher at the prestigious Springside Chestnut Hill Academy, and prosecutors say some of his victims included his own students.

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WDAS Legend Patty Jackson on Faith, Lizzo, and Delivering “Auntie Advice”

As she celebrates 40 years on the air in Philly, Patty Jackson opens up about her life-changing medical crisis, her real name and her decades on the radio.

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Dallyn Pavey’s 40-Year Search for Her Vanished Dad

In 1982, fast-living Eugene Pavey disappeared without a trace. His daughter is still searching for answers.


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.


Opinion

If Philly Democrats Actually Care About Democracy, They’ll Make This One Simple Change

In what is essentially a one-party town, an open ward system would give voters an actual voice in how that party operates.

Opinion

An Ode to Beach Bodies at Every Shape and Size

Summer is the best time to fight back against fatphobia.

A Facebook comment made by Philadelphia real estate agent Sivan Ilamathi in which he insulted the family of Ori Feibush
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Realtor Wars: Keller Williams Fires Agent Who Trolled Ori Feibush’s Family On Facebook

Apparently, insulting a person’s wife and kids isn’t a great way to win friends and influence people — or keep a job.

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The Team Behind Always Sunny Is Coming to Philly for a Live Podcast

The show’s three creators will bring their podcast to The Met on September 18th, and tickets go on sale this week.

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Fired 15toKnow Employees Sue the Main Line COVID Testing Company for Racial Discrimination

The three Black women from Delco say everything was fine until the company hired a white manager, who allegedly mistreated them.

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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.


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The Philadelphia Folk Festival Is Hanging On By a String

The music fest is gearing up for its 60th installment, but this could very well be its last dance.

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The Hustle Reviews Are In, and People Like It!

Things could have gone either way for the shot-in-Philly Adam Sandler flick.

Opinion

Philadelphia Has a Real Chance to Improve Gun Control

Our leaders must fight for it like they fought for the soda tax.

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Post-COVID, Does Center City Have a Future?

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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