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News

America’s Oldest Theater Wants to Shut This South Philly Actress Up

A lawyer representing Walnut Street Theatre and its extremely well-paid executive director, Bernard Havard, has sent a cease-and-desist letter to Jenna Pinchbeck over comments she’s been making on social media.


Opinion

I’m Boycotting the Philly Pride Parade Until It’s Under New Leadership

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Longform

The Pandemic Forced Us Apart. Will Philadelphia Ever Fully Regain Its Intimacy?

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Longform

It’s the Peregrine Falcon’s World

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Opinion

Philadelphia Owes the MOVE Survivors More Than an Apology

Mayor Jim Kenney’s admission of wrongdoing is long overdue — but it’s not enough to rectify the hardship the city has caused the Africa family for nearly four decades.

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News

Iconic Soldier Statue Returns to Delco Bar After a Series of Unfortunate Events

A bar named Callahan’s. A retired machinist named Lammy. And a story that could only happen in Delaware County.

Opinion

How to Have a Hot Vax Summer and Be COVID-Safe, Too

These are the new rules for hanging out now that more and more of us are vaccinated.

News

Philly Announces COVID Restrictions to End on June 11th

All capacity restrictions for businesses and private gatherings will be lifted, though you’ll still need to wear a mask in public.

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Q&A

This Philly Journalist’s Podcast About Artificial Intelligence Will Scare the Hell Out of You

Slaughterbots. Predictive policing. Malcolm Burnley tells us all about it.

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Longform

I Thought Making Money as an Instagram Momfluencer Would Be Easy

Advertisers are willing to spend big on women who show off their perfect lifestyles on Instagram. Could I fake it enough to cash in?


Love, Money, Sex, Cheating: The Real Stories of 10 Philly Marriages

Love, Money, Sex, Cheating: The Real Stories of 10 Philly Marriages

An unfiltered, unvarnished look at what “till death do us part” means now.


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Opinion

Not Enthusiastic About Voting for Either Larry Krasner or Carlos Vega? You’re Not Alone.

Both campaigns reveal what happens when polarizing politics negate the legitimate concerns of voters — forcing them to be conflicted at the polls.

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News

Former Yards Brewing Company Manager Claims She Was Fired for Getting Pregnant

Gina Vasoli says the male-dominated craft-beer giant became a terrible place to work after she revealed she was having a baby.

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News

Bee Swarms Keep Popping Up in Philadelphia. Here’s What to Do If You Spot One

Tens of thousands of flying, stinging insects have been sighted in large clusters recently. Whatever you do, don’t call an exterminator.

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News

Penn Researchers Need Your Sweaty T-Shirts to Train Their COVID-Sniffing Dogs

The virus-detecting dogs-in-training are learning how to sniff out the coronavirus, but they need your help.

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Longform

The Bizarre, Infuriating Story of Philly Fighting COVID’s Meteoric Rise and Swift Fall

A 20-something student with big ambitions and no medical experience thought he was the best person to lead Philly’s COVID vaccination efforts. The city agreed. What could possibly go wrong?

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Beyond Condoms, Cheese Puffs and Beer: How GoPuff Became Essential

Beyond Condoms, Cheese Puffs and Beer: How GoPuff Became Essential

The company is offering a lesson in adaptability and community partnerships during the pandemic.


Q&A

Author R. Eric Thomas on How Living in Philly Was “Life-Giving, Vibrant and Weird”

With his New York Times bestseller Here for It out in paperback this month, we talk to him about his preferred Krimpet, Wawas in space, and what that “R” stands for.

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News

The Definitive List of Philly Athletes Trying to Make Some Extra Cash on Cameo

For a personalized shout-out from T.O., be prepared to pay $400; the budget-conscious can consider Vince Papale at a mere $55.

Opinion

Dear White People: Wanna DM Me on the Latest Racist Outrage? Read This First

Every time there’s a big news story involving racism, my alerts blow up. Here’s what people say, and what I say back.

News

Where Are Philadelphians Flying to Now? Florida, Florida and … Florida

Among booked and searched travel, Florida reigns supreme as a preferred destination. Meanwhile, European hot spots like London and Paris are lagging far behind (for now).

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