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Longform

How Co-Writing a Book About an Interracial Friendship Helped Strengthen Our Own

To write an honest portrayal of friendship in We Are Not Like Them, my co-author and I had to start telling each other the truth.


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News

Witchcraft, Boiled Bones, and All the Other Creepy Things We Learned About PA History in This New Book

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Longform

Who Deserves a Statue — And Who Never Did? Philly’s Monument Lab May Have Answers

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Q&A

Keep an Eye Out for Philly’s Own Ta’Rea Campbell When Hamilton Launches in Philly This Week

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Opinion

We Don’t Need a Jury to Tell Us That the Days of Johnny Doc Have Passed

Labor boss John J. Dougherty is finally in court after being charged in a federal bribery and corruption case along with Councilmember Bobby Henon. Guilty or not, no one man should have all that power.

South Philadelphia resident Michael Dickinson, who has been arrested for his alleged role in the Capitol riots on January 6th in Washington D.C.
News

South Philly Man Charged in Capitol Riots

He was identified, in part, due to a unique sweatshirt emblazoned with “Grays Ferry,” “Devil’s Pocket” and “Schuylkill.”

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News

Four — Yes, Four — Phones Went Off During Philadelphia Orchestra Opening Night with Yo-Yo Ma

“It’s disturbing,” one longtime member of the orchestra told Philly Mag. “But it’s also the world we live in.”

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News

Notorious Cop Joe Bologna Slammed in New Lawsuit Filed By Woman He Tackled During Protests

Another blow struck against 2020’s poster child for police brutality in Philly.

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Longform

Todd Carmichael Is Stepping Down as La Colombe’s CEO to Reinvent the Way You Drink Water

What happens when the man who founded La Colombe and forever changed how Philadelphians drink coffee decides he needs a change? He sets out to transform our taste buds all over again, one bubble at a time.

eugene bozzi aka abdul gene malik, who wrestled an alligator into a trash can in florida this week
News

How Growing Up in Philly Prepared Me to Face Down a Gator

Recent Florida transplant Eugene Bozzi went from driving for SEPTA to facing down wildlife.


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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News

The World’s First Public Orchestra Launches in Philadelphia

Backed by a $700,000 Pew grant, the Philadelphia Public Orchestra ambitiously seeks to redefine just what an orchestra is — and what it plays.

News

This Map Will Show You When and Where to See Peak Fall Foliage in Pennsylvania

The state Bureau of Forestry’s fall foliage map, which tracks and projects the changing of the leaves all across Pennsylvania, will help you take the most delightful of autumnal photos this season.

keesha boyd
Q&A

Meet the Woman Who’s Driving Diversity in Comcast’s Programming

Keesha Boyd, Comcast’s head of multicultural video and entertainment engagement strategy, grew up in the 1980s, seeking out television characters who looked like her. Now, she’s making sure the current generation doesn’t have to go searching.

Many Saints of Newark co-star Leslie Odom Jr.
Q&A

Leslie Odom Jr. Explains His Big Role in the New Sopranos Movie

The actor and father of two takes us through his journey from West Oak Lane to Hamilton to The Many Saints of Newark.

stuff after you die
Longform

What’s Going to Happen to All the Crap I’ve Accumulated When I Die?

All across America, we boomers are finding ourselves stuck with heirlooms and mementos that we can’t give away.

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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.


Fox 29 anchor Karen Hepp, who is suing Facebook and other companies over the unauthorized use of her photo
News

Karen Hepp Wins a Major Victory in Her Battle Against Facebook

In 2020, a federal judge in Philly dismissed the lawsuit the Fox 29 anchor filed against Facebook. But an appeals court just reversed that call.

Opinion

Stop Judging People for Going to Outdoor Events. The COVID Mandates Are Working.

This summer’s big music festivals weren’t the epic super-spreader events many armchair experts predicted, thanks to the enforcement of vaccination and testing mandates. We should acknowledge scientific breakthroughs and not be such Debbie Downers.

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News

Harry Styles Declared His Love for Wawa at His Philly Concert

But was his declaration genuine? An investigation.

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Longform

Look Out, Philly. Lisa DePaulo Is Back

After 23 years and many adventures, Philadelphia was calling my name.

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