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Sneak Peek: Inside Philadelphia Magazine’s December Issue

Our latest issue drops this week. Find out how Philly stacks up to other cities — in practically everything.


The December issue of Philadelphia magazine is on its way to mailboxes right now, and it’s bursting with content that gets at the heart of life in the region right now. Here are the big stories that print subscribers will get to read before anyone else:


How Philly Stacks Up: What can you tell about a town by its stats? A lot. From bedbugs to traffic jams, here’s how our city compares to the rest of America. Sandy Hingston and Samantha Spengler do an analytical deep dive to get a sense of how our hometown compares to cities across the country.


Fishtown: An Oral History (So Far): The neighborhood that symbolizes a new Philadelphia finds itself at a crossroads. Emily Goulet — and 26 people who made Fishtown what it is — talk about how it got there, and what comes next.


Larry Krasner’s Wars: Philly’s crusading DA is clashing with everyone from Trump-supported U.S. Attorney Bill McSwain to Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro. What, you thought blowing up the system was going to come without a fight? Steve Volk digs into the turmoil surrounding Philly’s most polarizing politician.


Vegandelphia: Memo to all the haters: Philly’s greenwashing was a long time coming. (No joke: Benjamin Franklin was writing about tofu all the way back in 1770.) Caroline Cunningham curates a package that reveals how our meat-loving city became an unlikely vegan paradise—and how to get the most out of it.


That’s just the tip of the iceberg. Subscribe now and we’ll start you off with the December issue.