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Brittany Lynn on Her Biggest Fear, Her Secret Power and Growing Up Gay in the Northeast

The don of the Philly Drag Mafia talks penis-tucking, life in South Philly, and where to get a Big Mac pizza. 


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From Starbucks to Cease-and-Desist: The Implosion of a Philly Racial Justice Org

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Michael Forman — the Philly Power Player You’ve Never Heard of — Is About to Make Some Noise

CBS News correspondent Robert Costa and Kathy Barnette, a candidate for U.S. Senate in the Pennsylvania primary
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Q&A: Bucks Co. Native Robert Costa of CBS News Talks Getting Stiffed by Kathy Barnette

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Philly’s Democratic Establishment Has Officially Lost Its Mojo

After a series of embarrassing endorsement flops in the PA Primary, Philadelphia’s Democratic City Committee needs new leadership, now.

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Brittany Lynn on Her Biggest Fear, Her Secret Power and Growing Up Gay in the Northeast

The don of the Philly Drag Mafia talks penis-tucking, life in South Philly, and where to get a Big Mac pizza.

News

From Starbucks to Cease-and-Desist: The Implosion of a Philly Racial Justice Org

Four years ago, after calling out the controversial arrests of two Black men at a Rittenhouse Starbucks, Melissa DePino and Michelle Saahene co-founded From Privilege to Progress to “desegregate the public conversation about race and racism.” Today, they’re no longer on speaking terms as they negotiate dissolving their nonprofit.

CBS News correspondent Robert Costa and Kathy Barnette, a candidate for U.S. Senate in the Pennsylvania primary
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Q&A: Bucks Co. Native Robert Costa of CBS News Talks Getting Stiffed by Kathy Barnette

The Pennsbury High grad, in town for the suddenly crazy PA primary, tried to get into the surging GOP Senate candidate’s Bucks rally on Saturday. It didn’t go so well.

Longform

Michael Forman — the Philly Power Player You’ve Never Heard of — Is About to Make Some Noise

The CEO of FS Investments has quietly amassed powerful friends and lots of money. Now he’s ready to fix Philadelphia’s problems.

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Reflections on the Reopening of the Weitzman Museum

What the new exhibits at Philadelphia’s museum of Jewish American history — now with a new name — say about the moment we’re living in.


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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Backyard Chickens Could Finally Be Legalized In Philadelphia

“I’m ecstatic,” says longtime Philadelphia backyard chickens activist Maureen Breen. “Dreams do come true.”

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Q&A: Philly Playwright James Ijames on Winning the Pulitzer

“We had some champagne last night,” the South Philly resident told us less than 24 hours after getting the news. “But now I gotta go to work.”

a still from a live snacktime performance of their "fuck the ppa" anthem
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Finally, Somebody Wrote the “F&*k the PPA” Song We’ve Always Dreamed Of

Snacktime is a true civic treasure.

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Wilmington: the It City Next Door

Thanks to a resurgent downtown and a red-hot dining scene, Wilmington is building a buzz.

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12 Cool Philly Public Art Works

The city is forever bursting with great new eye candy. Here’s what to see and where.

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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.


one turtle slapping another -- a precursor to turtle sex -- at Heinz Wildlife Refuge
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Turtle Foreplay Video from Heinz Wildlife Refuge Goes Viral

“I put so much time and effort into my stand-up videos,” says Philly comedian Jamie Pappas. “But of course it’s the turtles I post that get all the attention.”

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Streets Dept’s Conrad Benner on Philly’s Public Art Scene

His blog has been a go-to resource for public and street art for more than a decade.

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Karen Hepp Wins Another Victory in Her Battle Against Facebook

Mark Zuckerberg’s company tried to get the Fox 29 anchor’s lawsuit tossed. Again. But the judge wasn’t having it. Here’s the latest.

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Hop Sing Laundromat’s Lê on His Ban List, Jack Nicholson, and the Key to His Success

The man behind Hop Sing Laundromat pours forth on his future with the Chinatown speakeasy.

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