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Will Sports Betting Change What It Means to Be a Fan in Philly?

For the next generation of sports fans, gambling has become a primary entry point. Here’s what that could mean for a town defined by its fanaticism.


Opinion

Democrats Need to Stop Fighting With Each Other if They Want to Win in November

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Can the First Philadelphia Polo Classic Make the City a Pony Town?

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The Always Sunny Gang Played the Met During the Eagles’ Home Opener, and Philly Fans Lost Their Minds

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Buzz Bissinger on Why He Refuses to Teach His Book Friday Night Lights at Penn

Plus, his leather obsession, his new book, and how he felt about ghostwriting for Caitlyn Jenner.

Opinion

Shakeup on Council Is Good, But These Former Councilmembers Leave Big Shoes to Fill

With the resignations of Councilmembers Domb, Green, Parker and Quiñones-Sánchez, City Hall won’t be the same. There’s some good to that, but their presence on Council will also be missed.

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Philly Today: Sheryl Lee Ralph Gave the Best Emmy Speech Ever Last Night

Plus: You can own a piece of Elon Musk’s days at Penn! And more of what Philly is (or should be) talking about.

Opinion

We Need More Black Teachers. Here’s How to Make That Happen

Because Black teachers are critical for the success of Black students, we need to work even harder to recruit and retain them, says urban educator and writer Rann Miller.

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Philly Today: Main Line Mom Racks Up 40 Million Views for Adorable Back-to-School Video

Plus: “Dr. Oz wears pants.” And more of the news the city is (or should be) talking about.

Longform

Can the First Philadelphia Polo Classic Make the City a Pony Town?

Work to Ride phenom Kareem Rosser is aiming to make the city a force in the polo world.


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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Philly Today: Local TV Outlets Have Officially Gone Queen Elizabeth Crazy

Plus, Wegmans ditches plastic, some Eagles and Phils news, and more of what the city is (or should be) talking about.

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News

Can a Sex Shop Just Open In Your Neighborhood Without Permission?

NoLibs residents want to know now that Hustler Hollywood is invading their space. The answer isn’t a simple yes or no.

News

REC Philly Gets $2 Million Investment From Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs for Miami Expansion

REC Miami will be the creative hub’s first location outside of Philly.

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Philly Today: Merriam-Webster’s New Word List Is an Insult to the City

Plus: Fetterman to debate Oz. And more of what the city is (or should be) talking about.

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Philly Today: PETA Trolls Pat’s and Geno’s, a Shoplifting Surge, and Pricey Eagles Tickets

Plus more of what the city is talking about.

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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.

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Philly Today: Maria Resigns, Bad Bunny Tips $50,000, and New Soda Tax Research

Plus more of what the city is talking about.

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Q&A

Ya Fav Trashman Wants to Become Ya Fav City Councilman

Terrill Haigler, better known as Ya Fav Trashman, on why he’s running for City Council At-Large and how cleaning up trash in the city could improve everything from gun violence to educational attainment.

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News

In Rare Win for Drivers, Numerous Delco Parking Meters Think Pennies Are Quarters

Now if we could only get PPA meters to do the same.

Opinion

Philly’s 2023 Mayoral Election Season Starts Now

Between now and September 15th, expect other members of City Council to join Allan Domb in resigning to ponder the city’s top job. Here’s who we think will run, who probably won’t — and who might be bluffing.

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