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Do Democrats Want to Be Right, Or Do They Want to Win?

Once again, the moral case for defeating Trump isn’t sticking. With a month until the election, it’s time for Dems to take a different approach.

Former Whole Foods Plymouth Meeting employee Michelle Brown, who has filed a racial discrimination suit against the company

Michelle Brown Says the Plymouth Meeting Whole Foods Was a Horribly Racist Place to Work


Here’s Where You Can Vote in Person Before Election Day

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U.S. Attorney Bill McSwain Is Proof That, One Way or Another, Trumpism Will Live on Past the Election

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Flower-press artist Janie Gross’s delicate home accents grow out of her Wynnewood garden

One looks like a child’s pinwheel, another resembles an impish face, a third suggests a mottled stingray seen through rose-colored glass. Whether a purple cosmos, […]

How Bush will decide who's mayor of Philadelphia

Those looking for clues to the city’s big political guessing game — how many of the six quasi-announced Democratic mayoral candidates will still be candidates […]

From the Editor: June 2006

Run, Carl, run. That’s been the sentiment around our office ever since Carl Singley sat down with us for the interview that appears on page […]

One great view was all it took to inspire the zen-like transformation of a 1980s beach house

The Philadelphia businessman has lived all over the world, but he remembers exactly where he was standing four years ago when he first saw this […]

Off the Cuff: June 2006

I know it sounds ridiculous, but recently I’ve been thinking about Jimmy Carter. Back in the ’70s, during the first oil crisis, Carter (who was […]

In his latest book, A Writer’s Life, literary titan Gay Talese describes growing up in Ocean City — among many, many other things. And much like his books, a conversation with the 74-year-old is filled with unexpected diversions. Unli

Exit Interview: It’s a pleasure to speak with one of the forefathers of magazine journalism. Should I call you Mr. Talese? Gay? Daddy? Gay Talese: […]

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.

Taste: Edible Art


An ambitious DIY-er tackles reupholstering, one staple at a time

She was my favorite chair when I was a kid — I would wake up extra early on Saturday mornings to watch cartoons and snuggle […]

Taste: Where We’re Eating July 2006

Royal Flush The main sources of light at South Philly’s Royal Tavern (937 East Passyunk Avenue, 215-389-6694; seem to be the single TV by […]

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Harrah's Big Hurrah

BOP Spotlight: Eyewear

Eyewear: Margot & Camille Optique

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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.

Serving Peace

Serving Peace

The Good Life: Homegrown: Taking Flight

Taking Flight

Forget lawns. It’s ornamental grass that’s suddenly sexy, thanks to new varieties, four-season interest and environmental cachet

It’s the word-association game. Ready? Quick — I say “grass,” and you say … “green,” right? Rick Darke wants to change that. Darke, who was […]

It's summer, and you know you want to take your top off. So we drove four new convertibles a gajillion miles to help you do it in style.

Lexus SC 430 The dent: $65,355 base What it’s got: A 288 hp V8 engine and a super-sleek Japanese design that screams, “Looky here!” What […]

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