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How to Find the Biggest and Best Christmas Lights Near You

Delco dad Mike Kane is back with a new version of his Christmas Prism app — and yes, there’s now an Android version.


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Philadelphia chef Marcie Turney

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Contrarian: Roll ‘Em on the River!

Like it or not, ready or not, Philadelphia will be a gambling town just a few years from now. Under the state’s new gaming laws, […]

Loco Parentis: Creature From the Third-Floor Bedroom

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Vince Fumo “I build LEGOS during long and protracted budget negotiations, to give me relief from the tensions and B.S.,” State Senator Vince Fumo says. […]

A Different Drummer

Just days after Benedict XVI took his place in the Pope-mobile, Ahmir Thompson sits in his dressing room, grappling with temptation of -near Biblical proportions. […]

The Jock and the Madman

Red Colt fascinated Adam Bruckner from the moment they first met. Bruckner handed him a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. “Why, thank you, Adam,” Red […]

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 […]

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.

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!

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Is Wharton Ruining American Business?

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Girl Power

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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, […]

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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.

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 […]

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