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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

Longform

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
Q&A

Q&A: Bucks Co. Native Robert Costa of CBS News Talks Getting Stiffed by Kathy Barnette

Latest Stories

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News

The World’s First Public Orchestra Launches in Philadelphia

Backed by a $700,000 Pew grant, the Philadelphia Public Orchestra ambitiously seeks to redefine just what an orchestra is — and what it plays.

News

This Map Will Show You When and Where to See Peak Fall Foliage in Pennsylvania

The state Bureau of Forestry’s fall foliage map, which tracks and projects the changing of the leaves all across Pennsylvania, will help you take the most delightful of autumnal photos this season.

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Q&A

Meet the Woman Who’s Driving Diversity in Comcast’s Programming

Keesha Boyd, Comcast’s head of multicultural video and entertainment engagement strategy, grew up in the 1980s, seeking out television characters who looked like her. Now, she’s making sure the current generation doesn’t have to go searching.

Many Saints of Newark co-star Leslie Odom Jr.
Q&A

Leslie Odom Jr. Explains His Big Role in the New Sopranos Movie

The actor and father of two takes us through his journey from West Oak Lane to Hamilton to The Many Saints of Newark.

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Longform

What’s Going to Happen to All the Crap I’ve Accumulated When I Die?

All across America, we boomers are finding ourselves stuck with heirlooms and mementos that we can’t give away.

Fox 29 anchor Karen Hepp, who is suing Facebook and other companies over the unauthorized use of her photo
News

Karen Hepp Wins a Major Victory in Her Battle Against Facebook

In 2020, a federal judge in Philly dismissed the lawsuit the Fox 29 anchor filed against Facebook. But an appeals court just reversed that call.


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.


Opinion

Stop Judging People for Going to Outdoor Events. The COVID Mandates Are Working.

This summer’s big music festivals weren’t the epic super-spreader events many armchair experts predicted, thanks to the enforcement of vaccination and testing mandates. We should acknowledge scientific breakthroughs and not be such Debbie Downers.

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News

Harry Styles Declared His Love for Wawa at His Philly Concert

But was his declaration genuine? An investigation.

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Longform

Look Out, Philly. Lisa DePaulo Is Back

After 23 years and many adventures, Philadelphia was calling my name.

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Longform

From Hospitals to Restaurants, Philly Employers Can’t Find Enough Workers

The so-called “labor shortage,” which has employers offering signing bonuses and $15-an-hour wages for the first time ever, may actually be what the city needs to build a healthier economy.

A bottle of Veuve Clicquot, one of the 43 products the PLCB is now rationing in Pennsylvania liquor stores (Getty Images)
News

Here’s the Full List of Booze That Pennsylvania Is Now Rationing to Residents, Bars and Restaurants

We hope you don’t need a case of Veuve this weekend.

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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.


South Philadelphia cheesesteak shop pat's steaks, the site of two recent murders
News

Pat’s Steaks Owner Speaks Out Following Two Homicides at His Iconic Cheesesteak Shop

“My stomach is in a knot,” says Frank Olivieri, who says he’s investing in increased surveillance and security outside of his shop.

Opinion

Philly Will Pay $2 Million to Settle a Police Brutality Case. It Will Also Give Cops a Raise. Why?

The new police contract means taxpayers are about to pay even more for bad policing.

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News

Some Jawn Youse Might Not Know About Jawn

Not every city has its very own word, yo.

News

It Just Got Even Easier to Get Backup Proof of Vaccination in Philly

Lost your vaccine card? Not to worry. If you got vaccinated in Philly, a replacement document is now just one click away.

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