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Inspector General: City Failed to Properly Vet Philly Fighting COVID

“Simply put, there is no question that the City of Philadelphia should never have been so closely aligned with PFC,” the city inspector general concludes, though he stops short of recommending any disciplinary action. 


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William Penn Only Spent Four Years In Pennsylvania, And Other Strange Founder Facts

on the left is callahan's bar in upper darby, which served as inspiration for the jeremy piven movie last call, depicted on the right in the movie poster
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That Movie About an Upper Darby Bar Is Actually Getting Released This Month

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Didn’t Get an Email After Submitting a Vaccine Interest Form? The City Promises You’re on the List

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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.


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“Don’t Tell My Husband”

The shocking next chapter of the Philadelphia magazine investigation that reopened the 30-year-old case of Marie Noe’s dead babies and led her to be charged with eight counts of murder.

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Cradle to Grave

In the 1960s, a local couple became the most famous bereaved parents in America as their ten babies died mysteriously, one after another. In April 1998, a Philadelphia magazine investigation revealed the deaths were indeed tragic, but perhaps not unexplainable.

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The Trouble With Harry Jay Katz

Harry Jay Katz’s act is wearing thin. Philadelphia’s aging libertine is facing lawsuits, accusations and bankruptcy. Still, the party must go on.

In a 1995 Philadelphia magazine feature, the 2012 presidential candidate was depicted as a Newt Gingrich acolyte, a Congressional bully, a class clown … and someone who changed his mind about abortion because of “science and religion.”

IN THE SUMMER OF 1989, Rick Santorum and a fellow associate at the Pittsburgh law firm of Kirkpatrick and Lockhart left work to drive to […]

In honor of Philly Mag’s centennial, we look back at one of our biggest stories

In “How Many Ed Rendells Are There?” (April 1994), Lisa DePaulo masterfully dissected the glowing national reputation of our then-mayor — and found herself splashed […]

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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.


Snider Shrugged

“It would be so fabulous.” Ed Snider is on his invisible soapbox again, eyes apop with the potential fabulousness of his idea, hands aflutter with […]

Over the Edge

When two Bucks County teenagers leaped to their deaths from a quarry cliff, they left a quiet suburban community in shock. “That kind of thing doesn’t happen here,” people thought. Then it happened again.

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