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My Ride-Along With the Police Commissioner

No issue is more critical to the future of Philadelphia than public safety. So we spent an evening in a squad car with interim commish John Stanford Jr., the man who thinks he’s got the best plan to secure our streets.


Wawa CEO Condemns Antisemitic Incident at Delco Store as “Disgusting”


There’s a Solution for Lifting People Out of Poverty In Philadelphia. Why Don’t We Try It?

Alyana Gomez from 6ABC / Photograph by Stevie Chris

6ABC’s Alyana Gomez Talks Trash TV, Schuylkill Traffic and Pickleball

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

Venues: Johnny Brenda's

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, […]

A new family resort in the Poconos is all child’s play—until Dad hits the black-diamond waterslide

You Can Take Them With You

Fans of cool-climate wines, take note: Victoria’s Yarra Valley is to South Australia what Oregon’s Willamette Valley

What to Drink: Green Point Chardonnay 2003

It’s Phoenixville. At least, the guys from Iron Hill hope it is

Raise a Glass to the Newest Restaurant Row

Pulse: 60-Second Critic: Creative Buzz November 2006

Creative Buzz

Best of Philly 2023: City Life

Best of Philly 2023: City Life

An irresistible gossipmonger, numerous near-champions, and a roadway rebuild for the ages

Post-COVID, Does Center City Have a Future?

Post-COVID, Does Center City Have a Future?

Back in the day, Philly, like a lot of cities, banked on a revival of its downtown to spark new life. The plan worked fine — for Center City. But now that the pandemic has emptied offices, boomer residents are aging, and millennials are opting for the ’burbs, where do we go from here?

In their never-ending search for fulfillment, formerly freewheeling yuppies are now embracing ultra-strict Orthodox Judaism. For their neighbors in Bala Cynwyd and Lower Merion, it’s anything but kosher

Oy Vey, There Goes the Neighborhood

Can Stephen Starr set the cocktail standard in the new A.C.?

Looking for the Next Buzz Aldrin

Philadelphia, Meet Your Future: Philebrity.com’s Greatest Hits

On House of Blues getting $1 million to open a location in Philadelphia, headlined: "House of Blues Hammer Suckles Rendell’s Hairy Bitch Tit For $1 […]


Ungodly Sick

Marie Noe pleads, but the story still isn’t over.


“Don’t Tell My Husband”

The shocking next chapter of the Philadelphia magazine investigation that reopened the 30-year-old case of Marie Noe’s dead babies and led her to be charged with eight counts of murder.

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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.


Cradle to Grave

In the 1960s, a local couple became the most famous bereaved parents in America as their ten babies died mysteriously, one after another. In April 1998, a Philadelphia magazine investigation revealed the deaths were indeed tragic, but perhaps not unexplainable.

Harry Jay Katz in Philadephia father of David Bar Katz who found Philip Seymour Hoffman Dead

The Trouble With Harry Jay Katz

Harry Jay Katz’s act is wearing thin. Philadelphia’s aging libertine is facing lawsuits, accusations and bankruptcy. Still, the party must go on.

In a 1995 Philadelphia magazine feature, the 2012 presidential candidate was depicted as a Newt Gingrich acolyte, a Congressional bully, a class clown … and someone who changed his mind about abortion because of “science and religion.”

IN THE SUMMER OF 1989, Rick Santorum and a fellow associate at the Pittsburgh law firm of Kirkpatrick and Lockhart left work to drive to […]

In honor of Philly Mag’s centennial, we look back at one of our biggest stories

In “How Many Ed Rendells Are There?” (April 1994), Lisa DePaulo masterfully dissected the glowing national reputation of our then-mayor — and found herself splashed […]

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