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Opinion

The City Has Failed University City Townhome Residents. They Should Pay For It — Literally

The traumatizing clearing of the University City Townhome encampment in West Philly symbolizes the ongoing racial injustice of gentrification. One solution: The city should buy the property.


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Kevin Bacon on Cheesesteaks, Playing Villains, and “Six Degrees”

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Ryan Long on His Best of Philly Picks, His Wawa Order, and the Eagles

Mark Zuckerberg, whose companies Meta, Facebook and Instagram are being sued alleging they cause addiction and injuries like eating disorders and depression, testifying before Congress in 2019
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Philly Woman Slams Facebook and Instagram in New Lawsuit, Claiming They Harmed Her

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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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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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Bart Blatstein Is Bringing Real Boxing Back to Atlantic City

More than three decades after he sat ringside to watch Mike Tyson KO Michael Spinks in Atlantic City, the mega-developer brings the sport back to the Shore town.

Opinion

Here’s What Happened When I Turned the Tables on a Street Harasser

An uncomfortable encounter in Center City has reminded me that going outside again means a return to some BS as well. But inaction is no longer an option.

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Q&A

Snacktime Brass Band’s Sam Gellerstein on Creating the “Party You Wish You Were At”

The musical ensemble has been spreading cheer throughout the pandemic. Now, they’re branching out to the event-planning biz.

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Opinion

The Worst of Philly 2021: From Fraudulent Hoagies to Headhouse Square to Ben Simmons

The 20 people, places and, yes, sandwiches that made us utterly cringe.


Best of Philly 2022: City Life

Best of Philly 2022: City Life

A gaming whiz kid, good sports, and how Questlove always keeps his cool.

Post-COVID, Does Center City Have a Future?

Post-COVID, Does Center City Have a Future?

Back in the day, Philly, like a lot of cities, banked on a revival of its downtown to spark new life. The plan worked fine — for Center City. But now that the pandemic has emptied offices, boomer residents are aging, and millennials are opting for the ’burbs, where do we go from here?


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6 ABC’s Alicia Vitarelli on Living in South Philly and Raising an Eagles Fan When You’re a Native New Yorker

The newscaster tells us the song she always turns up in the car, why she never worked from home during COVID, and her big superstition.

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The Highs and Lows for Philly Public Figures During a Really Tough Year

A high: Jim Kenney landing $1.4 billion in federal COVID relief. A low: learning Tom Farley okayed the destruction of MOVE victims’ remains.

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Notable Philadelphians on the People and Places That Got Them Through the Past Year

We asked Kiley Reid, Adam Joseph, Martha Graham Cracker and more to shout out their favorites.

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Beer, Cheesesteaks, Mascots and More: What Our Readers Nominated as the Best of Philly

We asked, you answered: Here are this year’s reader picks.

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Here’s How Much Philly Arts Venues Received of $6.8 Billion in COVID-Relief Grants

From $10 million for the Kimmel Center to $1 million for a popular Main Line rock club, here’s how the federal government is doling out “shuttered venue” grants in our area.

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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.

Opinion

Mayor Jim Kenney Doesn’t Care About Black People

More than 10 people, mostly Black, are being shot in Philly every day this month. The Mayor’s refusal to declare our city’s gun violence crisis a state of emergency shows you exactly where he stands on race.

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Longform

Jeff David Thinks the Fitler Club Is Key to Philadelphia’s Post-Pandemic Rebirth

Hotelier Jeff David has spent his career opening über-luxurious properties and rubbing shoulders with the likes of Barack Obama and Michael Jordan. Now at the helm of Fitler Club, he thinks his private club can turn Philly from a lagger (his word!) into a leader.

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Q&A

Helen Ubiñas on Covering Gun Violence in Philly, Newsroom Diversity, and Making Herself Heard

We ask the Inquirer columnist about reclaiming the eñe in her name, why she got into journalism, and who’s responsible for solving the city’s homicide epidemic.

Longform

The Pandemic Made Me Prepare For the Worst. But Nothing Prepared Me to Lose the Love of My Life

After lockdown started, I thought I had considered every possibility, every apocalyptic scenario. I was wrong.

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