Philly News, Politics, People, and Opinion | phillymag.com
screen shots from a video of Ryan Dubiel deploying pepper spray against a Black teen who was just sitting on a step
News

White South Jersey Cop Who Casually Pepper-Sprayed Black Teen Is Banned From Holding Any Public Job In the State

As part of a deal, Ryan Dubiel pleaded guilty to simple assault and received a year’s probation — plus a lifetime ban from any taxpayer-funded job in Jersey. Now can we get a national police misconduct database?


Opinion

After Trump Insurrection, the Need for Newsroom Diversity Couldn’t Be More Obvious

News

Here’s Who’s Next in Line to Get the COVID Vaccine

city commissioner al schmidt
Q&A

City Commissioner Al Schmidt, Hero of the 2020 Election, Is Ready to Call It Quits

Latest Stories

philadelphia winter
News

4 Ways the City Could Make the Winter of COVID More Liveable

From making the most of parks to re-routing SEPTA, how Philly could and should adapt to the season.

Guides

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Opportunities to Volunteer and Celebrate in Philadelphia

Honor the legacy of the civil rights leader with these events and service opportunities.

screen shots from a video of Ryan Dubiel deploying pepper spray against a Black teen who was just sitting on a step
News

White South Jersey Cop Who Casually Pepper-Sprayed Black Teen Is Banned From Holding Any Public Job In the State

Back in June, we told you about Ryan Dubiel, the white Woodlynne police officer who was caught on video pepper-spraying a Black teen who wasn’t […]

Opinion

After Trump Insurrection, the Need for Newsroom Diversity Couldn’t Be More Obvious

The failed white supremacist coup was incited by the President, but it was enabled by those in the predominantly white media who spent years refusing to call his supporters what they are.

News

Here’s Who’s Next in Line to Get the COVID Vaccine

Three key takeaways from Philadelphia’s weekly briefing, including the return of indoor dining.

city commissioner al schmidt
Q&A

City Commissioner Al Schmidt, Hero of the 2020 Election, Is Ready to Call It Quits

Attacked by Trump and targeted by his base, the embattled Republican explains why this term will be his last.


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.


News

The Big List of Philly Pols Demanding Resignations and Prosecutions After Capitol Siege

From Congresspeople with actual impeachment votes to city and state legislators, the calls for removal, impeachment, and criminal prosecution are coming fast and furious.

teller
Q&A

Master Illusionist Teller on the Return of His CW Show and What He Misses Most About Philly

Why he remains silent during performances, his advice for aspiring magicians, and why he doesn’t call Philadelphia “Philly.”

News

Why Is Most of Philly’s COVID-19 Vaccine Still Sitting in Storage?

Some 60 percent of the doses we’ve received have yet to be administered. Inside the logistical nightmare of launching a massive vaccination program during a pandemic.

Opinion

Philadelphia’s Homicide Rate Hit a Record High. Now Can We Get Serioius About Defunding Police?

Pumping more money into policing isn’t working. In fact, recent events prove policing is beyond repair. It’s time to invest elsewhere.

News

Happy 2021! You Can Go to the Museum Again!

For those of you who, like us, spent the past week in an isolation chamber, here’s a guide to what’s now open under the city’s COVID-19 guidelines.

Read More About

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.


Opinion

10 Philly Comforts We Hope to See Again in 2021

From cheap ballpark hot dogs to the warm human embrace of our neighbors, it’s time to start reclaiming the things we missed out on last year.

Opinion

2020 in Review: The People and Things I’m Grateful For in a Challenging Year

No one is sad to see 2020 go, but there were moments in this difficult year that showed us we’re stronger than our biggest setbacks.

Ala Stafford, Dottie of Dottie's Serenade Service, and Kathleen Hall
Opinion

2020 in Review: 11 Winners (and No Losers) from Philly’s Strange Year

Now that 2020 is (mercifully) more or less behind us, it’s time to take a look back at the year that was.

News

2020 in Review: 7 Stats That Tell the Story of Philadelphia

It was a year unlike any other. Here are the numbers that prove it.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 >>