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Why Do We Even Have a Sheriff’s Office in the First Place?

After promising to eliminate scandals only to find herself embroiled in them, Sheriff Rochelle Bilal should resign — and the entire office should be eliminated.


Inside Jim Kenney’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Year


Philly Just Surpassed 500 Homicides. Can We Admit Gun Buyback Programs Aren’t Helping?


COVID Turned the Philanthropy World Upside Down

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How Much Are Those Manolos in the Window?

Sometime in the late ’80s, I was kicked back on the couch, watching television with my girlfriend. It was a documentary about fascism, and there […]

My Philadelphia Story: Lynne Abraham

Are you allergic to cats? They live here in the office. This is their home. We went from dogs to cats fairly rapidly. Always had […]

How T.O. Saved Us

Terrell Owens  rescued Philadelphia. He brought glamour and glitz and an electrifying jolt of good vibrations to the city, which was suffering in the spiritual […]

Power: Sherman’s Last Stand

Mark Sherman, the Savior of East Falls, wants to show me his horses. Really. He’s got steeds. Five of them. This is an eyebrow-raiser for […]

Get Fit Now!: The Trainer Tells All

I had been working out with a woman for months when one day, out of nowhere, she dropped the bomb. “I have been giving you […]

Music: Raising Her Voice

Lelia is about to go on. The houselights have dimmed, on this cold November night, inside Indre Studios in South Philly. The audience, about a […]

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.

Get Fit Now!: Workouts That Work

Remember when exercise was simple? There was the Jane Fonda approach — pull on those leg warmers and get physical! The Pumping Iron approach — […]

Exit Interview: Annie Duke

As professional poker rises to new levels of hipness, one of its biggest stars is Annie Duke, 39, a mother of four and Ben Affleck’s […]

How does a project-obsessed, to-do-list-­reliant, overworked, overachieving, over-dramatic woman give herself permission to take a bubble bath?

I have a to-do list for work. I have a to-do list for home. I have a to-do list for the house (separated, of course, […]

The Ultimate Comfort Guide: The 42 Most Comforting Places in Philly

We dug deep for this list. Took a good, hard look at spots  we keep going back to — or would love to go back […]

My Philadelphia Story: Chuck Bednarik

The most I ever got from football was $27,000. Of all the honors I got, getting inducted into the Hall of Fame is probably the […]

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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.

What does event planner Brian Kappra do on his night off? Throw his own glamorous dinner party, of course

Brian Kappra designed the $100,000 billowing beach tents for model Eva Herzigova’s wedding to Bon Jovi drummer Tico Torres in Asbury Park. He made a […]

A critical take on 19 dining stalwarts

Restaurants that stay in business for a decade or more must be doing something right. The best ones measure up to our memories while striving […]

Society: The Power Nun

Billions of dollars were sitting in the ballroom of the Philadelphia Marriott on the eve of the presidential election last fall. Philanthropists Lynne and Harold […]

Film: The Un-Shyamalan

There’s a party going on inside Bryn Mawr’s most extravagant home, courtesy of its owner, Dawn Lenfest, wife of Brook, heir to the Lenfest cable-television […]

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