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Q&A

Philadelphia Union Head Coach Jim Curtin on His Unused Peloton and What He Thinks of IPA Drinkers

Fresh off being named Major League Soccer’s 2020 Coach of the Year, Jim Curtin looks forward to the season’s first matches, which are expected to begin in April.


Opinion

Vaxathon Reveals There’s More to the Narrative About Black Americans and the COVID Vaccine

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News

New Scholarships at Community College of Philadelphia Honor Civil Rights Icon Octavius Catto

News

From Double Masking to When to Toss Your Cloth Mask: All Your COVID Masking Questions, Answered

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The Big List of Philly Pols Demanding Resignations and Prosecutions After Capitol Siege

From Congresspeople with actual impeachment votes to city and state legislators, the calls for removal, impeachment, and criminal prosecution are coming fast and furious.

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Q&A

Master Illusionist Teller on the Return of His CW Show and What He Misses Most About Philly

Why he remains silent during performances, his advice for aspiring magicians, and why he doesn’t call Philadelphia “Philly.”

News

Why Is Most of Philly’s COVID-19 Vaccine Still Sitting in Storage?

Some 60 percent of the doses we’ve received have yet to be administered. Inside the logistical nightmare of launching a massive vaccination program during a pandemic.

Opinion

Philadelphia’s Homicide Rate Hit a Record High. Now Can We Get Serious About Defunding Police?

Pumping more money into policing isn’t working. In fact, recent events prove policing is beyond repair. It’s time to invest elsewhere.

News

Happy 2021! You Can Go to the Museum Again!

For those of you who, like us, spent the past week in an isolation chamber, here’s a guide to what’s now open under the city’s COVID-19 guidelines.

Opinion

10 Philly Comforts We Hope to See Again in 2021

From cheap ballpark hot dogs to the warm human embrace of our neighbors, it’s time to start reclaiming the things we missed out on last year.


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.


Opinion

2020 in Review: The People and Things I’m Grateful For in a Challenging Year

No one is sad to see 2020 go, but there were moments in this difficult year that showed us we’re stronger than our biggest setbacks.

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Opinion

2020 in Review: 11 Winners (and No Losers) from Philly’s Strange Year

Now that 2020 is (mercifully) more or less behind us, it’s time to take a look back at the year that was.

News

2020 in Review: 7 Stats That Tell the Story of Philadelphia

It was a year unlike any other. Here are the numbers that prove it.

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News

COVID Clobbered Philly’s Economy. Who’s Bouncing Back — and Who’s on the Brink?

Unemployment is above 10 percent. Tax revenue and transit ridership remain down. The newest COVID stimulus bill doesn’t include aid for restaurants or city governments. But people are still buying things, and the Center City real estate market is hot.

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Longform

The Day the Great Apes Died: The Legacy of the 1995 Philadelphia Zoo Fire

Twenty-five years ago, the tragedy at the World of Primates building broke the city’s heart and raised a loaded question: What, exactly, do we owe the animals in our care?

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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.


Opinion

Black Americans Don’t Trust the COVID Vaccine. It’s Up to Doctors to Change That.

Generations of deception and neglect mean the U.S. health system has a lot of catching up to do when it comes to Black patient trust. With the coronavirus, there’s no time to lose.

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News

Delco Dad’s Christmas Lights Map App Goes National

Alas, success comes with its share of issues.

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Opinion

2020 Even Ruined Snow Days. Great.

They were one of childhood’s most treasured rituals. Oh well.

News

Here Comes the Snow! Philly Area Prepares for First Big Snowfall in a Really Long Time

Parts of the region could see up to a foot, though there’s still a bit of uncertainty in the forecast.

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