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A Pennsylvania Judge Absolutely Eviscerated Trump’s Last-Ditch Election Lawsuit

Judge Matthew Brann equated the Trump campaign’s argument to “Frankenstein’s Monster.” That, plus the other five best quotes from the decision, which has cleared the way for counties across Pennsylvania to officially certify the election results.

mummers strutting during a mummers parade in philadelphia

The Mummers Are Secretly Planning a Parade, Even Though Philly Has Canceled It

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Raheem Ikeam Myers Was the City’s 203rd Homicide Victim This Year. This Is His Story.


Inside the Fight to Abolish Police in Philadelphia

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Feature: Abner Comes Home

In a landscape of simple white farmhouses, this one stood apart. Simple, yes. White, yes. Farmhouse. But the flashy snowmobile out front hinted at something […]

Soapbox: Does Black Philadelphia Need a White Mayor?

On February, on the first day of the trial of Janice Renee­ Knight — along with for-mer city treasurer Corey Kemp and three others implicated […]

Contrarian: Flood the Courts!

When April showers flooded out New Hope, Yardley and Trenton this spring, the scenes of ruined homes and shell-shocked victims were what you might only […]

Is Wharton Ruining American Business?

The sun had just begun to set on the verdant acres of the Iroquois Springs Camp in Rock Hill, New York, and the air had […]

Girl Power

One night last December, Denim, Rittenhouse Square’s first and only velvet-roped nightclub, hosted the holiday party for Nicole Cashman’s public relations company, Cashman & Associates. […]

My Philadelphia Story: Larry Kane

I am eligible for Social Security now, which is a weird feeling. There was a time when I regretted not going to the network level, […]

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.

Exit Interview: Adam McKay

When Malvern’s Adam McKay left Temple University and moved to Chicago, he ran through the American Comedy All-Star Circuit — from Second City and Upright […]

Some call themselves golf clubs, some cricket clubs, some racket or yacht or tennis clubs. But whatever their physical facilities, all are first and foremost social clubs, litmus tests of class acceptance, gathering grounds for like-minded souls, sanctuaries for “people like us” to take refuge from the Big Bad Other. Wherever you might be seated at the Palm, however many square feet your McMansion has, membership in Philadelphia’s clubs remains the ultimate golden ticket. Herewith, a guide to the ones that matter.*

The Racquet Club215 South 16th Street; 215-735-1525 The Racquet Club has always been a younger, swaggering sibling among the city’s clubs. Life here is centered […]

The Mayor’s legacy is shaping up to be a hailstorm of scandal, a soaring deficit, and a rude­ reputation. So why on earth is he so happy?

As his first public act of 2005, Mayor John F. Street decided to go to prison. Since he was inaugurated in 2000, Street has spent […]

I want my kids to grow up brave, courageous and bold. And their role model for that would be …

A few weeks back, my husband went to get his photo taken for his driver’s license renewal. He came home with a booklet: Pennsylvania Driver’s […]

Zack Stalberg can’t clean up City Hall until he cleans out the Committee of Seventy

Late February offered a single bright moment during what was an otherwise embarrassing week for the city. While TV news played wiretaps of the Mayor’s […]

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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.

Exit Interview: Peter Boyle

Exit Interview: Do you still have family here? Peter Boyle: I have friends there, but I’ve lived in New York since 1960. EI: I understand […]

Desperate customers calling at 4 a.m.? Hundred-thousand-dollar fur sprees? Chanel jewel-encrusted sandals and $2,700 Gucci handbags? At Neiman Marcus, King of Prussia’s monument to luxury, the top salespeople earn hundreds of thousands of dollars a year — and they work for it

Linda Chodorow is frowning at an $880 Yves St. Laurent camel-and-red silk top, which in size 38 is not sitting exactly the way it should […]

Marisa Weiss, founder of, is spreading the word: Doctors need to rediscover their “sacred bond” with patients

As is often the case, but rarely with doctors, you know things are about to get interesting when Marisa Weiss, M.D., takes off her pants. […]

Arby's! NASCAR! South Jersey! It's a white-trash bonanza this month as we chat with anchorman Brian Williams, who covered the Garden State for WCAU-TV (Channel 10) in the '80s before going network and succeeding Tom Brokaw in the NBC Nightl

Exit Interview: What are your memories from the WCAU days? Brian Williams: Any visit to Jim’s Steaks or Tacconelli’s or DiNardo’s. I covered Jersey. I […]

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