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Of Teacups, Shared Trauma and Shared Destiny: Reflections on the Weitzman’s Reopening

What the new exhibits at Philadelphia’s museum of Jewish American history — now with a new name — say about the moment we’re living in.


Q&A: Philly Playwright James Ijames on Winning the Pulitzer

philadelphia backyard chickens legal

It’s Time to Legalize Backyard Chickens In Philly, and It May Finally Happen


Conrad Benner on Why Philly Is a Special Place for Public Art and 6 Artists You Need to Know

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Ask the Experts: How Can Guests Keep Comfortable in Extreme Heat?

Q: The weatherman forecasts blue skies for our outdoor wedding—but the mercury is expected to hit 105 degrees. How can we keep our guests comfortable? […]

Scout around for a vintage chair with star appeal, whether you prefer a Windsor rocker, an Eames lounger or a classic Chippendale

From where John Levitties sits, an antique chair is a work of art—and it also comes in handy at cocktail time. “I’m a bit of […]

Wedding Details: Philly Pride

If your wedding guests are coming to Philly for the first time, take a minute to make sure they fall in love with it. First […]

Snapshot: West Chester

How do you tell when spring has arriv-ed in West Chester? Pink blossoms appear on the cherry trees lining Gay Street. Bistros and taverns set […]

Is there a market for marketing Philly celebs?

Still more proof that Philly ain’t what it used to be (or that the Rapture is just around the corner): A city with no celebrities […]

Tired of all the remotes? Innovative home systems and compact designs simplify life

In the new “smart house,” video screens drop magically from the ceiling, drapes open and close with the touch of a keypad—and there’s no jumble […]

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.

Hit a home run with a reception that’s got game

Planning a wedding means sharing what you love with your guests. And there are few loves that approach what true sports fans feel for their […]

Create a private paradise at home with colors that evoke favorite faraway places

After a blissful honeymoon on the Caribbean isle of St. John, Sarah Besadny moved into the Philadelphia row house she’d be sharing with her new […]

Don’t bother with white plaster. Ceiling design has reached the upper limits of the imagination

Walls get all the credit. Hailed as a home’s canvas, they’re adorned with equally artistic designs, from paint to paper to fabric. For years, designers […]

Whether you need power, maneuverability or a cup holder, a new crop of mowers is making the grass look a whole lot greener

Nothing says summer like a green, well-groomed lawn. But beautiful yards take work—or do they? With the right machine, lawn care can be quick and […]

Home stagers use throw pillows and flowers to boost closing prices. Borrow their ideas to make your own house look like a cool million

What a difference a pillow can make. Or a colorful wall hanging, or a well-placed easy chair. If you’ve ever watched Curb Appeal, Trading Spaces […]

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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.

Plant a backyard soup garden for four-season harvests

In America, land of amber waves of grain, home vegetable gardens look like miniature farms, with row upon row of peppers, tomatoes and string beans. […]

Homefront: No Buoys Allowed

Forget lighthouse-shaped soap dispensers and other beach kitsch. Adding seaside flair to your home can be easy with the right accent pieces—just take a look […]

Homefront: Shopping Ambler

When the renovated Ambler Theatre reopened in 2003, it brought a flood of new shops and restaurants to Butler Avenue and Main Street. These days, […]

Bridal Bouquet: Operation Buff Bride

Your wedding is approaching and you want to look your best, not just to make your pictures look pretty, but also to feel good about […]

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