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How — and Why — I Told My Teenage Daughter About My Abortion

From the Archives: In this column from 2004, the author revisits the most difficult conversation she ever had with her daughter.


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Celebrating Independence Day After Roe Was Overturned Feels Hollow

News

Philly Photographer Describes Capturing History at City Hall’s Massive Roe Protest

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The Ugly Philly-Centric Feud at the Center of America’s 250th Birthday Celebration

Latest Stories

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 […]

My Philadelphia Story: Ramona Africa

My friends call me Mona. I was a Temple political science major, intending to go to law school, when I met John Africa, the founder […]

Features: Training Sam

Now this is parenting: I am driving Sam, my 15-year-old son, to his regular workout at Summit Sports Training Center in Bryn Mawr, one raw […]

Features: The Secret Life of Your Teen

She was walking across the sand, marching over the dunes of Avalon last summer, when she saw him. Them. Er, it. It involved Ethan, her […]

Fashion: Boyds Meets Girl

This month, “Boyds, The Men’s Store,” as the luxury gentlemen’s clothier on Chestnut Street has come to be known, will fade from memory like an […]

Is Bigger Really Better?

It’s the heated white onyx tiles that really get me. I’m only halfway through a February afternoon tour of 530 Fishers Road in Bryn Mawr, […]


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.


How to Live Small

When Michael Green and Pete Palac were looking for an architect to renovate their 80-year-old brick bungalow in Frenchtown, just north of Lambertville, they had […]

Size matters: How to Live Large

When you walk into Georgeann and Roger Ballou’s vast ­circa-1810 Society Hill townhouse — some 7,500 square feet, with ceilings scaled for Shaquille O’Neal, and […]

Lord of the Barflies

On “Episode 17: Altercations” of The Real World: Philadelphia, cast member Melanie makes a plea to the Real Worlders that will resonate with any human […]

Power: The Importance of Being Ernie

Ernie Preate isn’t what he used to be. Old Ernie was a hardboiled pol. All about ambition. All about Ernie. All about his campaign du […]

My Philadelphia Story: Captain Noah

We love IHOP. Are you familiar with IHOP? We did 260 shows a year, and for a time we had a 57 percent market share […]

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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.


The Unknown Critic

Three days before Christmas, Craig LaBan called Dominique and Sabine Filoni and informed them that he would be reviewing Bianca, their new restaurant on the […]

Real Estate 2005: How to Sell Now

An odd thing happened when Joanne Davidow of Prudential Fox & Roach got the listing for a house on the beautiful, European-looking little block called […]

Real Estate 2005: The 10 Habits of Highly Ineffective Homebuyers

The 10 Habits of Highly Ineffective Homebuyers 1. Jump in, with no real plan, but with a lease that’s set to expire. We’d thought about […]

A decade ago, a fearless burglar plundered the Main Line. However, a recent capture doesn’t mean justice for his victims

Don’t shoot!” Robert Wittman drops to the floor of a Madrid hotel room, yelling for his life while a gang of ­machine-gun-­toting Spaniards storms in. […]

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