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Isaac Scott Photographed Philly’s Summer of Protest. Now He’s Won a National Magazine Award

The 30-year-old art student won the award for his images, published in the New Yorker, of the George Floyd protests in Philadelphia. He tells us what it was like at the protests and why he thinks his photos rose to the top.


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News

America’s Oldest Theater Wants to Shut This South Philly Actress Up

Opinion

I’m Boycotting the Philly Pride Parade Until It’s Under New Leadership

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Longform

The Pandemic Forced Us Apart. Will Philadelphia Ever Fully Regain Its Intimacy?

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Permits, Parking and Kiddie Pools: How to Throw a Raging Philly Block Party This Year

As post-pandemic revelry approaches, what better way to celebrate than with the age-old Philly tradition of the block party?

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Meet the Philly Lawyer on a Mission to End the Death Penalty

Marc Bookman’s new book, A Descending Spiral: Exposing the Death Penalty in 12 Essays, reveals the atrocities of death row and the broken system that puts defendants on trial for their lives.

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Longform

One Moment From John Fetterman’s Past Could Derail His Senate Bid

The lieutenant governor has been on a meteoric rise from small-town mayor to darling of the national punditocracy. But one lingering incident from 2013 — and how it plays in places like Philly — may determine just how far his political journey goes.

Opinion

Stop Assuming Black People Won’t Spend $100 at Dinner — and Look Amazing Doing So

If you think Steak 48’s policies are racist, you might want to ask yourself why.

News

Poor Philadelphia Neighborhoods Have Worse Access to Public Parks

A report from the Trust for Public Land finds that while 95 percent of Philadelphians live within a 10-minute walk of a park, access to green space in the city is far from equal along racial and economic lines.

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Opinion

Why I Don’t Have a Problem With Steak 48’s $100 Minimum Dining Fee

The upscale chain restaurant in Center City has faced backlash on social media for its new policy. But it benefits the essential workers who suffered during an inequitable pandemic.


Love, Money, Sex, Cheating: The Real Stories of 10 Philly Marriages

Love, Money, Sex, Cheating: The Real Stories of 10 Philly Marriages

An unfiltered, unvarnished look at what “till death do us part” means now.


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3 Health-Care Experts With Unvaccinated Kids Explain the COVID Precautions They’re Still Taking

The summer is coming and for an increasingly large share of the population, normalcy beckons. Not so much for those with kids under 12, who still aren’t eligible to be vaccinated.

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Q&A

Angela Duckworth, the Author of Grit, on Teaching Resilience Amid a Pandemic

The Penn psychologist talks about the importance of failure, why not everyone deserves a trophy, and the most exhausting month of lockdown.

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News

Penn State Cicada Expert Says Brood X Should Emerge in Philly This Weekend

The cicadas are coming! The cicadas are coming!

Opinion

Four Major Takeaways From Philadelphia’s Democratic Primary

A night of progressive victories might mean new rules for how power flows through the city’s political corridors.

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News

Philly Bar Owner Says He’ll Require Vaccine Passports From All Customers

Plus, at least one huge Philly concert is requiring you show that little card for access to the pit. Is this the future of social life in Philadelphia?

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Beyond Condoms, Cheese Puffs and Beer: How GoPuff Became Essential

Beyond Condoms, Cheese Puffs and Beer: How GoPuff Became Essential

The company is offering a lesson in adaptability and community partnerships during the pandemic.


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Guides

Got Your COVID-19 Vaccine? These Are the Freebies and Perks Around Philly You Should Know About

Drink free beer, munch on free donuts, and enjoy those antibodies coursing through your veins.

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News

Philadelphia Magazine Publisher Metro Corp. Appoints Kirk Davis as New President and CEO

Industry veteran Kirk Davis will join the legacy publishing company on June 1st.

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News

Nearly 3/4 of All Contributions to Larry Krasner This Year Came from Outside Philly

Hundreds of individual donations poured in from California, and a couple even came from as far as Qatar.

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Longform

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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