Opinion

Philly Just Surpassed 500 Homicides. Can We Admit Gun Buyback Programs Aren’t Helping?

Proponents claim gun buybacks keep dangerous weapons off the street. They’re really just a flashy, performative and ineffective response to our current gun violence crisis.


Guides

COVID Turned the Philanthropy World Upside Down

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News

How to Find the Biggest and Best Christmas Lights Near You

Guides

30 Great Philly Nonprofits to Give To This Year

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Opinion

Philly Just Surpassed 500 Homicides. Can We Admit Gun Buyback Programs Aren’t Helping?

Proponents claim gun buybacks keep dangerous weapons off the street. They’re really just a flashy, performative and ineffective response to our current gun violence crisis.

a screenshot of christmas lights app christmas prism, which shows you where the biggest and most beautiful christmas lights and other holiday lights are located near you
News

How to Find the Biggest and Best Christmas Lights Near You

Delco dad Mike Kane is back with a new version of his Christmas Prism app — and yes, there’s now an Android version.

Guides

COVID Turned the Philanthropy World Upside Down

Last year the local non-profit sector had to adapt on the fly, and organizations stepped up in a big way. Here’s why we need to step up for them—and keep doing it.

Guides

30 Great Philly Nonprofits to Give to This Year

The pandemic reinforced just how powerful the simple act of giving can be. These are a few of our favorite causes.

Opinion

My Three Big Lessons From Our First Month of Marriage

After dating the love of my life for more than seven years, I was convinced marriage wouldn’t hit that differently. I couldn’t have been more wrong.

Philadelphia chef Marcie Turney
Q&A

Chef Marcie Turney on Flipping Burgers, Adopting Babies and Future of Her Restaurant Empire

The restaurateur behind Gayborhood hotspots like Bud & Marilyn’s and Little Nonna’s opens up about learning to cook, the first time she met her wife, and the last cheesesteak she ever had.


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.


Longform

How the Pandemic Brought Campbell’s Soup Back From the Brink

As a nation, we had moved on from Campbell’s. Then, last year, a bowl of Tomato and a grilled cheese sammy started sounding mighty comforting. Is this the beginning of a new chapter for Philadelphia’s favorite soup?

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News

A New Book Traces the Rocky, Riveting History of Big East Hoops

Newtown’s Dana O’Neil gets the inside scoop on everything from Villanova’s wild 1985 Cinderella run to Allen Iverson’s mom’s plea to Georgetown coach John Thompson Jr. to take a chance on her kid.

Opinion

5 Ways the Johnny Doc/Bobby Henon Verdict Will Shake Up Philly Politics

Our politics-as-usual took a big hit on Monday when Dougherty, the powerful labor leader, and Henon, the City Councilmember, were found guilty on most charges of conspiracy.

sean hughes, the lower merion high school principal killed in a tragic car crash, is the subject of a petition to rename the new lower merion middle school after him
News

Lower Merion Students Push to Rename New Middle School for Late Principal Sean Hughes

But school district policy currently prohibits naming buildings after individuals.

bobby henon, who was just convicted along with johnny doc, and seth williams
News

The Utterly Ridiculous History of Corrupt (and Allegedly Corrupt) Philly Politicians

Bobby Henon is just the latest in a long line of local pols accused of misdeeds, mischief-making, and assorted misbehaviors. From rum runners to bribe-takers, here are 21 of our, um, favorites.

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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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Longform

My Dog Is My Life, and One Day, He’ll Be Gone

For 13 years, Joey has been my best buddy. In dog years, he’s old enough to be my dad. What will I do without him?

Opinion

Philly Dems Failed Miserably Last Week. 3 Things They Must Fix Before Next Year’s Midterms

Turnout was dismal in an election with big implications for the courts and bigger implications for 2022 . If Democrats want to retain any of the power they gained last year, they’d better start shaking the table, now.

News

ThinkFest2021: William Hite and and Guy Generals Talk Educating Philly

Tune into ThinkFest on Thursday, November 11th at noon, for our discussion with William Hite and Guy Generals.

News

ThinkFest 2021: Ala Stanford Talks COVID-19 Plan

Tune into ThinkFest on Thursday, November 11th, at 4 p.m., for our discussion with Ala Stanford.

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