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America’s Oldest Theater Wants to Shut This South Philly Actress Up

A lawyer representing Walnut Street Theatre and its extremely well-paid executive director, Bernard Havard, has sent a cease-and-desist letter to Jenna Pinchbeck over comments she’s been making on social media.


Opinion

I’m Boycotting the Philly Pride Parade Until It’s Under New Leadership

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The Pandemic Forced Us Apart. Will Philadelphia Ever Fully Regain Its Intimacy?

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It’s the Peregrine Falcon’s World

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south philadelphia actor jenna pinchbeck, who has taken bernard havard and walnut street theater to task on social media
News

America’s Oldest Theater Wants to Shut This South Philly Actress Up

A lawyer representing Walnut Street Theatre and its extremely well-paid executive director, Bernard Havard, has sent a cease-and-desist letter to Jenna Pinchbeck over comments she’s been making on social media.

Opinion

I’m Boycotting the Philly Pride Parade Until It’s Under New Leadership

Philly Pride Presents doesn’t represent the LGBTQIA community. The group’s latest social media posts prove it.

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Longform

COVID Stole So Much, But It Couldn’t Take Away Music

During a year of disruption and disorientation, music kept so many of us connected — and helped us through even the most devastating losses.

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Longform

The Pandemic Forced Us Apart. Will Philadelphia Ever Fully Regain Its Intimacy?

What happens to a city when you can’t touch it?

odunde festival
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When Everything Shut Down, Philly’s Black Community Found New, Revolutionary Ways to Convene

When Odunde and the Roots Picnic were postponed, there came a wave of reimagination that, characteristic of our American experience, took the bad and made something new and good.

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In 2020, West Philadelphia Was the Best Place in This Terrible World

My neighborhood is committed to the American city despite the continuing problem of American history, profoundly welcoming, community-minded, and thirsty for justice.


Love, Money, Sex, Cheating: The Real Stories of 10 Philly Marriages

Love, Money, Sex, Cheating: The Real Stories of 10 Philly Marriages

An unfiltered, unvarnished look at what “till death do us part” means now.


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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.

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What Is Old City Without Tourists?

When travel restrictions curtailed the red-white-and-blue-clad throngs, another group of ardent pilgrims took their place, and changed everything about how we saw our home.

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Longform

It’s the Peregrine Falcon’s World

We’re just living in it.

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Bryn Mawr College Undergrad Says Former Professor Sexually Assaulted Her and Other Students

She lays out the allegations in a just-filed federal lawsuit against David Barreto and the college itself.

Opinion

Why Am I Not More Excited That Philadelphia Is Finally Reopening?

The city’s full-throttle charge into normalcy felt good at first, but now I’m feeling something unexpected: survivor’s guilt.

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Beyond Condoms, Cheese Puffs and Beer: How GoPuff Became Essential

Beyond Condoms, Cheese Puffs and Beer: How GoPuff Became Essential

The company is offering a lesson in adaptability and community partnerships during the pandemic.


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Want a Shot at $50,000? All You Have to Do Is Get Vaccinated

Anyone who’s been vaccinated so far is eligible to win the grand prize in Philadelphia’s new vaccine lottery — and those from zip codes with the lowest vaccination rates have even better odds.

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What Will Happen to Center City If Commuters Never Return?

Many downtown workers spent the past year working from home. The future of office buildings — and Philadelphia — may depend on what happens next.

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Check Out the Gayborhood’s New 36-Foot-Tall Lil Nas X Mural

It took South Philly artist Ash Ryan just over a week — and 138 cans of spray paint — to pay tribute to the LGBTQ icon.

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Permits, Parking and Kiddie Pools: How to Throw a Raging Philly Block Party This Year

As post-pandemic revelry approaches, what better way to celebrate than with the age-old Philly tradition of the block party?

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