Longform

Peek Inside Philadelphia’s Psychedelics Revolution

Tripping’s not just for deadheads anymore: Philly parents — and lots of other people — are learning that the secret to health, happiness and healing might just come from some formerly far-out drugs.


News

Pa. Could Legalize Psychedelics Much More Quickly Than it Did Marijuana

News

An Anonymous Philly Mom Opens Up About Microdosing THC

Guides

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Opportunities to Volunteer and Celebrate in Philadelphia

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News

Philly Fighting COVID CEO Andrei Doroshin Is Back in the Vaccine Game

A whistleblower alleges that Vax21, a company founded by Andrei Doroshin’s father that operates clinics in multiple states, features problems strikingly similar to those that plagued PFC — including the involvement of Andrei himself. After inquiries from Philly Mag, the Georgia health department has “terminated” Vax21 from its vaccine program.

Q&A

At 80, Philly Expat Gloria Allred Is Still Every Predator’s Worst Nightmare

Here, the Girls’ High and Penn grad talks her humble roots, abortion, and taking on R. Kelly and Harvey Weinstein.

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Longform

Inside the Ridiculously Vicious and Increasingly Nasty Local Elections in Bucks County

From satanic rituals to mudslinging school-board campaigns to an anonymous gossip column straight out of Bridgerton, what the heated politics in Philly’s most purple collar county say about the state of, well, everything.

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Opinion

Now That Larry Krasner’s Apologized, Will the Pols Who Flogged Him Do Something About Gun Violence?

Where was all the gun violence outrage before the DA put his foot in his mouth? And what will all those who came for his head do now?

Q&A

6 ABC’s Karen Rogers on Philly’s Snow Obsession and the Biggest Weather Event She’s Covered

The station’s newly appointed lead morning meteorologist speaks frankly about feeding the trolls, blown forecasts and the challenge of climate change.

Longform

I Tell People I’m From Philly, But I Live in South Jersey. That Counts, Right?

In which our writer, who was born in the city but now lives just over the bridge, ponders who is, and who is not, a Philadelphian.


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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Opinion

Why Do We Even Have a Sheriff’s Office in the First Place?

After promising to eliminate scandals only to find herself embroiled in them, Sheriff Rochelle Bilal should resign — and the entire office should be eliminated.

Longform

Inside Jim Kenney’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Year

When he was first elected in 2015, Jim Kenney seemed like the perfect mayor for the moment. Then COVID struck, and the moment changed. Will the pandemic ruin what’s left of his legacy, or is there still time for him to bounce back?

Opinion

Philly Just Surpassed 500 Homicides. Can We Admit Gun Buyback Programs Aren’t Helping?

Proponents claim gun buybacks keep dangerous weapons off the street. They’re really just a flashy, performative and ineffective response to our current gun violence crisis.

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News

How to Find the Biggest and Best Christmas Lights Near You

Delco dad Mike Kane is back with a new version of his Christmas Prism app — and yes, there’s now an Android version.

Guides

COVID Turned the Philanthropy World Upside Down

Last year the local non-profit sector had to adapt on the fly, and organizations stepped up in a big way. Here’s why we need to step up for them—and keep doing it.

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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.


Guides

30 Great Philly Nonprofits to Give to This Year

The pandemic reinforced just how powerful the simple act of giving can be. These are a few of our favorite causes.

Opinion

My Three Big Lessons From Our First Month of Marriage

After dating the love of my life for more than seven years, I was convinced marriage wouldn’t hit that differently. I couldn’t have been more wrong.

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Q&A

Chef Marcie Turney on Flipping Burgers, Adopting Babies and Future of Her Restaurant Empire

The restaurateur behind Gayborhood hotspots like Bud & Marilyn’s and Little Nonna’s opens up about learning to cook, the first time she met her wife, and the last cheesesteak she ever had.

Longform

How the Pandemic Brought Campbell’s Soup Back From the Brink

As a nation, we had moved on from Campbell’s. Then, last year, a bowl of Tomato and a grilled cheese sammy started sounding mighty comforting. Is this the beginning of a new chapter for Philadelphia’s favorite soup?

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