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Brittany Lynn on Her Biggest Fear, Her Secret Power and Growing Up Gay in the Northeast

The don of the Philly Drag Mafia talks penis-tucking, life in South Philly, and where to get a Big Mac pizza. 


News

From Starbucks to Cease-and-Desist: The Implosion of a Philly Racial Justice Org

Longform

Michael Forman — the Philly Power Player You’ve Never Heard of — Is About to Make Some Noise

CBS News correspondent Robert Costa and Kathy Barnette, a candidate for U.S. Senate in the Pennsylvania primary
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Q&A: Bucks Co. Native Robert Costa of CBS News Talks Getting Stiffed by Kathy Barnette

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Daryl Hall on Philly Soul, Flunking Bio at Temple, and Opening for Bowie

Ahead of his April 9th Philly show, we talk with half of Hall & Oates about his solo retrospective, today’s musical landscape, and thanking nobody.

Longform

Code Switch

How (and why) the team best known for beating people up is on a mission to take the bullies off Broad Street.

a gun and an example of a license-to-carry gun permit application, which have risen dramatically in Philadelphia in the last year
News

License-to-Carry Applications Have Skyrocketed In Philly — Even More Than You’d Think

“When I saw how high the numbers were, I had to call our stats department to make sure they were right,” a Philadelphia Police Department representative told us.

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The Son Also Rises

It took me years of false starts and frustration to figure it out, but I’m coming to realize that my autistic child might know more about what’s important and how to live than I do.

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Meet Alexandra Hunt, the Former Stripper Gunning for Dwight Evans’s House Seat

She’s garnered national buzz for her “Elect Hoes” slogan. Her war chest is approaching $500K. She’s been backed by former presidential candidate Marianne Williamson. Here’s how she plans to unseat an incumbent who’s been in politics longer than she’s been alive.

The headquarters of the Philadelphia Police Department, which finds itself the center of a new lawsuit filed by two homicide detectives who allege rampant overtime abuse and gender-based discrimination within the department
News

Philly Homicide Detectives Claim “Rampant Abuse of Overtime” and Sexual Harassment in Department

In a just-filed federal lawsuit, detectives Danielle Slobodian and Shawn Leahy say they’ve been labeled as “rats” for complaining about police overtime practices and other problems on the job.


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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Q&A: Popular NPR Host Gene Demby Talks Wawa, the Sixers, and Growing Up In South Philly

Meet the co-host of NPR’s award-winning podcast and radio show Code Switch.

sharon griswold, who has filed a lawsuit against drexel university for sexual discrimination
News

Former Drexel Top Doc Sues School for Sexual Discrimination, Calls It a “Boys’ Club”

Sharon Griswold claims her repeated complaints led not to results, but to retaliation.

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Q&A: Quinta Brunson, Philly’s Comic Genius Behind Abbott Elementary

The West Philly-born-and-raised comedian is a particularly hot topic right now thanks to her hit ABC sitcom. What’s the secret to her success?

Longform

Life After Johnny Doc

How the conviction of Philly’s most infamous power broker is changing the city — for better and for worse.

Longform

The Icewomen Cometh: Why Dozens of Women from the Philly Area Are Taking Arctic Soaks in Winter

Some go daily. Some stay in for 10 minutes. And, yes, I reluctantly joined in the, uh, fun.

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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.


Opinion

The Inquirer’s Attempt at a Buzzy Anti-Racist Apology Failed. It Didn’t Have To.

Right after the paper published “A More Perfect Union,” the NewsGuild union alleged that the paper was paying a Black staffer less than a white counterpart. Oops.

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Help! My Kids Are Developing Philadelphia Accents

I lived most of my adult life away from Philly. Now that I’m back, my kids — born and raised in D.C. — are learning to speak Philadelphian. I’m not sure how I feel about that.

Longform

Babies of the Pandemic: A Photo Essay

Meet seven Philly families who decided to add new members during the depths of the COVID crisis.

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Why Allan Domb Decided to Jump Into the Messy World of City Politics

Once content to merely rake in millions on his condo development empire, the businessman has successfully emerged as a major political power player on City Council. Will he run for mayor?