Opinion

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

Proponents claim gun buybacks keep dangerous weapons off the street. They’re really just a flashy, performative and ineffective response to our current gun violence crisis.


Guides

COVID Turned the Philanthropy World Upside Down

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News

How to Find the Biggest and Best Christmas Lights Near You

Guides

30 Great Philly Nonprofits to Give To This Year

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News

School Masks Are Now a “Satanic Ritual,” According to Parents Suing a Local School District

But a representative of the official Church of Satan tells Philly Mag that’s simply untrue.

Guides

19 Organizations You Can Volunteer at Around Philadelphia

Get involved in your community by sharing your passions, talents, and skills with one of these organizations.

it was inside a philadelphia polling place like this one where mark squilla staffer Marie Beren is accused by the feds of participating in a conspiracy to commit voter fraud
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Mark Squilla Staffer Charged in South Philly Voter Fraud Conspiracy

Prosecutors say Marie Beren, who is no longer with Squilla’s office, used her role as a de facto judge of elections in three South Philly voting divisions to cast fraudulent votes for candidates at all levels of government.

Springside Chestnut Hill Academy math teacher Andrew Wolf, who has been arrested by the FBI and charged with child pornography (photo via SCH Facebook page)
News

Disturbing New Details Emerge About Springside Chestnut Hill Teacher Charged with Child Porn

The feds have released new allegations against Andrew Wolf in court.

Opinion

As I Turn 30, I Wish Philly the Same Confidence It Gave Me

This town struggles with the same imposter syndrome I once had to overcome. If it bet on itself, the City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection would be unstoppable.

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News

Meanwhile, the Main Line Has Its Own Christopher Columbus Monument to Grapple With

“This doesn’t belong here,” says one resident. “This whole stupid holiday is based on mythology. He killed people. He wasn’t successful. So why do we have this here?”


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.


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News

I Just Had to Airbnb This Tent on a Roof in South Philly

A look inside one of the most unique Airbnbs in town.

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Longform

Philly’s Housing Encampments of 2020 Led to a Nationally Celebrated Deal. Then It All Began to Unravel

It was supposed to be a historic agreement between the city and activists that would revolutionize the way Philly — and the country — dealt with homelessness. What happened?

Springside Chestnut Hill Academy math teacher Andrew Wolf, who has been arrested by the FBI and charged with child pornography (photo via SCH Facebook page)
News

Springside Chestnut Hill Academy Math Teacher Charged by Feds With Child Pornography

“We’re absolutely sickened,” an SCH parent says of the arrest of Andrew Wolf.

Q&A

The Novel That’s All Over Your Instagram Is Set in Philly

Co-authors Jo Piazza and Christine Pride tell us why this city’s “ride or die” mentality was essential to We Are Not Like Them. 

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Opinion

We Don’t Need a Jury to Tell Us That the Days of Johnny Doc Have Passed

Labor boss John J. Dougherty is finally in court after being charged in a federal bribery and corruption case along with Councilmember Bobby Henon. Guilty or not, no one man should have all that power.

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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.


South Philadelphia resident Michael Dickinson, who has been arrested for his alleged role in the Capitol riots on January 6th in Washington D.C.
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South Philly Man Charged in Capitol Riots

He was identified, in part, due to a unique sweatshirt emblazoned with “Grays Ferry,” “Devil’s Pocket” and “Schuylkill.”

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News

Four — Yes, Four — Phones Went Off During Philadelphia Orchestra Opening Night with Yo-Yo Ma

“It’s disturbing,” one longtime member of the orchestra told Philly Mag. “But it’s also the world we live in.”

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News

Notorious Cop Joe Bologna Slammed in New Lawsuit Filed By Woman He Tackled During Protests

Another blow struck against 2020’s poster child for police brutality in Philly.

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Longform

Todd Carmichael Is Stepping Down as La Colombe’s CEO to Reinvent the Way You Drink Water

What happens when the man who founded La Colombe and forever changed how Philadelphians drink coffee decides he needs a change? He sets out to transform our taste buds all over again, one bubble at a time.

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