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

Two opposing camps in Philadelphia are vying to dictate how the country celebrates its upcoming Semiquincentennial, complete with accusations of cronyism, sexism, double-dealing and bad faith. But hey, why should our 250th anniversary be different from anything else these days?


News

A City Outraged: Scenes From a Weekend of Protest in Philadelphia

Opinion

The Philadelphian’s Case for Being a Tourist in Your Own Hometown

Longform

Main Line Mystery: Dallyn Pavey’s 40-Year Search for Her Vanished Dad

Latest Stories

The Good Life: The Mix: Look We Love: Hats

Hats Off

Real Estate 2005: Will The Bubble Burst?

Want the good news first? Prices still up! Rates still low! In fact, the average house-price in the Philadelphia area in 2004 increased by a […]

The perfect present for dad this year? A lacewood and beech chess box

Check Mate

Pulse: Chatter: Five Questions for Janice Woodcock

Janice Woodcock, newly appointed executive director of Philadelphia’s City Planning Commission, who will try to follow in the footsteps of William Penn and Ed Bacon […]

A new powder brush from NARS transports us overseas

Brushing Up

Once a week, a group of Main Line homeowners meet for drinks, discussion and design

“ALL RIGHT EVERYONE, LET’S REFOCUS,” says Mary Anne Whalen, clapping her hands together, her voice cutting over the din in a house that’s rarely this […]


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.


Why go to the supermarket when it will come to you?

E-Groceries

The views at the Water Works Restaurant are so fabulous, it’s tough for the kitchen to compete

Water Works- in-Progress

Pulse: 60-Second Critic: Venues: Johnny Brenda’s

Venues: Johnny Brenda's

New procedures may make spinal surgery a thing of the past

Backs of the Future

Travel: One-Night Stands

Upper Black Eddy 1:38 Head to the top of lovely Bridgeton House, where the Penthouse room has a lofty, romantically lit feeling, a marble bathroom, […]

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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.