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A Philly Teacher Opens Up About What Really Happens in the Online Classroom

Ninth-grade history teacher Emily Simpson on Zoom technical difficulties, online classes of 30-plus students, 12-hour work days, and the occasional feel-good moments amid all the chaos.


Opinion

The Problem With “Feed Fatigue” and Other Excuses White People Make for Remaining Racist

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Guides

Here Are All the Ways You Can Cast Your Ballot in the General Election

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News

The Liberal Philadelphia Weekly May Become a Conservative Alt-Weekly

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Longform

What Would Philly Look Like If Urbanists Ran the City?

We asked some of Philly’s brightest minds to sketch out their biggest, boldest, most audacious ideas for improving our town. Here, in broad strokes, are their plans for taking the city to the next level.

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Longform

My 96-Year-Old Grandfather Moved to Town a Few Years Ago, and Nothing’s Been the Same Since

After decades in which I knew him from afar, my grandfather now lives 10 minutes away. I wasn’t used to having him around, and now he’s everywhere.

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News

The Best Thing That Happened This Week: The “Tell Your Dog I Said Hi” Mask

At last, a solution to the can’t-pet-’em-in-a-pandemic conundrum.

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News

Sneak Peek: Inside Philadelphia Magazine’s October Issue

Canyons, lakes, vistas, mountains — oh my! Our October issue features the best places to get outside this fall.

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News

No, Mail-In Ballots Won’t Be Available On Monday. Blame the Green Party

Plus: State liquor police take it way easy on Philly-area bars amid COVID. And why you can’t watch the Eagles game with your friends.

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News

Another Parkway Encampment “Deadline” Passes Amid Complaints of Public Sex and Drug Use

Plus: $25,000 reward in hit-and-run of bicyclist. And how Trump could win Pennsylvania. Again.


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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News

City Slammed with Two New Lawsuits Over Philly Police Actions at Protests

A man says police pierced his skin to the bone with rubber bullets. A woman says she and her young kids were tear-gassed on her porch.

Opinion

To Combat Philly Gun Violence, Dismantle the Office of Violence Prevention

The city’s leading department on addressing gun violence has become a detriment to tackling this public health crisis.

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News

Yes, the King of Prussia Mall Now Has Its Own COVID-19 Boutique

Whether you need a “designer” mask, some doohickey that opens doors and presses buttons for you, or mint mask spray, they’ve got it.

Opinion

Temple Shows Its True Colors in Bringing Students Back to Campus, Causing COVID Outbreak

It’s time to stop thinking of universities as altruistic civic institutions. They are businesses. Nothing more, nothing less.

News

Four Ways Election Day in Philly Could Go Terribly Wrong

From long waits at the polls to delays in counting ballots, there could be significant problems. But there are ways voters can help now.

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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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Longform

For 40 Years, Philly Mayors Have Promised to End Poverty. For 40 Years, I’ve Watched Them Fail.

Administration after administration, their plans have solved nothing. This is what having a front-row seat to decades of political futility looks like.

Opinion

Best Thing This Week: A New Record on the Appalachian Trail

Schwenksville native Liz Anjos ran — yes <em>ran</em> — the entire 2,190 miles in 51 days, 16 hours and 30 minutes, a new northbound record for women. What’s your excuse for not running 40 miles a day?

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News

Think Jim Kenney Is a COVID Hypocrite? You’ve Gotta Check Out This Bar-Owning Sea Isle Mayor

“It was terrifying,” says one woman of what she saw when she walked into the mayor’s bar.

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Q&A

How True Is Philly’s History? A Bella Vista Art Exhibit Asks the Question

Former Temple architecture professor John James Pron, who has an exhibition at the Da Vinci Art Alliance on display through September 13th, discusses Philly’s (a)history, historical preservation and why he hates all public statues.

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