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I Realized I Knew More About Stone Fruits Than Abortion Laws in My State

So I stopped pitting cherries and researched Pennsylvania abortion law and history instead. Here’s everything I learned about our current status and what lies ahead now that Roe v. Wade has been overturned.


Opinion

Overturning of Roe v. Wade Is a Reminder That We Aren’t a True Democracy

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This Philly Designer Turned Her Welcome America Fashion Show Into a Powerful Roe Protest

Longform

The Ugly Philly-Centric Feud at the Center of America’s 250th Birthday Celebration

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Opinion

We Told Our Wedding Guests They Had to Be Vaccinated. Here’s What Happened Next

We called every guest and asked about their vaccination status. It led to some painful conversations — and some progress.

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This Collector You’ve Never Heard Of Helped Spark the Creation of the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Richard Carreño’s new biography of John H. McFadden is simply a ton of fun.

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The Preston and Steve Cast on What Got Them Through the Past Year

From Delco barbecue to the best potato soup in Philly to, yes, vodka.

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Longform

Help Me, Doctor! I’m a Philly Sports Fan

What do you do when a game … isn’t just a game anymore?

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Opinion

New COVID Restrictions Prove That Unvaccinated Lives Matter

Those complaining about personal freedom being suppressed by new COVID rules are ignoring one thing: The very restrictions they loathe are here to keep them alive.

Guides

Everything You Need to Know About Philly’s Plastic Bag Ban

Get ready for your soon-to-be-plastic-bagless future.


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.


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Going to a Philly Concert? You May Have to Bring Your Proof of Vaccination

New requirements are popping up at area music venues.

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News

How Philadelphia Became Pretzel Town, USA

Philly and pretzels? It’s a combo as natural as, um … okay, it’s a little weird. But here’s more than you ever wanted to know about how it came to be!

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“Boston Marathon Dad” Mike Rossi Attacks Cops, Gets Probation

Yet another installment in the saga of the man accused of cheating to get into the Boston Marathon.

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Longform

Philly’s David Sylvester Has Hugged More Than Half a Million People, and He’s Not Quitting Anytime Soon

He started his idiosyncratic quest 20 years ago in the aftermath of 9/11. This year, thanks to him, September 12th will be celebrated as National Hug and High-Five Day.

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Q&A

Science Fiction Writer Alex Smith on Falling in Love With Comics, Creating Queer Characters, and Black Vans

The 2020 Pew Fellow explains the creative process behind his upcoming comic book and what it’s like being a Black writer in the competitive publishing world.

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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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A Bunch of Philly Teens Are Touring the Country With Jon Anderson, Founder of the Rock Band Yes

Here’s how 25 young musicians connected with a 76-year-old singer whose biggest works date back to before some of their parents were born.

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Opinion

If You Won’t Get Vaccinated, You Shouldn’t Be Allowed to Have Fun

The rise in cases caused by the Delta variant could be halted if we stopped coddling the source of the problem. More institutions should follow the lead of the Philly restaurants refusing service to those who won’t get vaxxed.

philadelphia restaurant martha, located in the kensington neighborhood, has angered many with its new proof of vaccination policy
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Philly Restaurant Martha Sparks Outrage Over Proof-of-Vaccination Policy

And Martha’s sister restaurant Sally is following suit.

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Q&A

Harriett’s Jeannine A. Cook on Her New Collingswood Store and Being a Black Woman in Fishtown

The celebrated bookseller on opening up her new shop, Ida’s, and advocating for her first shop’s namesake, Harriet Tubman, to get a federal holiday.

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