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Will Sports Betting Change What It Means to Be a Fan in Philly?

For the next generation of sports fans, gambling has become a primary entry point. Here’s what that could mean for a town defined by its fanaticism.


Opinion

Democrats Need to Stop Fighting With Each Other if They Want to Win in November

Longform

Can the First Philadelphia Polo Classic Make the City a Pony Town?

News

The Always Sunny Gang Played the Met During the Eagles’ Home Opener, and Philly Fans Lost Their Minds

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Q&A

From the Main Line to A League of Their Own: An Interview With Abbi Jacobson

The comic actor talks suburban diners, pandemic loneliness, and driving really, really fast.

Longform

How COVID Warped Our Sense of Time

How the pandemic has skewed our sense of weeks and years and days.

Opinion

The City Has Failed University City Townhome Residents

The traumatizing clearing of the University City Townhome encampment in West Philly symbolizes the ongoing racial injustice of gentrification.

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News

Philly Woman Slams Facebook and Instagram in New Lawsuit, Claiming They Harmed Her

She says she became addicted to the platforms as a minor and that her interactions on them led to depression and an eating disorder, among other conditions.

Longform

This Is Why Prescription Drugs Have Such Weird-Ass Names

And why you can’t get the Ozempic jingle out of your head.

Q&A

Kevin Bacon on Cheesesteaks, Playing Villains, and “Six Degrees”

The “professional pretender” talks about playing vile characters, as he does in Showtime’s new season of City on a Hill.


Best of Philly 2022: City Life

Best of Philly 2022: City Life

A gaming whiz kid, good sports, and how Questlove always keeps his cool.

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?

News

Philly Massage Therapist Booking Appointments Despite Sexual Assault Charge, Suspended License

A state official has called Eric Elliott an “immediate and clear danger to the public health and safety.” And yet, he’s still practicing.

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News

America250 Announces Leadership Change Amid Planning Turmoil

The latest chapter in the ongoing drama surrounding the celebration of America’s 250th anniversary in 2026.

Q&A

Ryan Long on His Best of Philly Picks, His Wawa Order, and the Eagles

Philly’s winningest Jeopardy contestant shares his gripe with the Rocky statue and the person he’s a little scared to face in the Tournament of Champions.

News

Jim Kenney Said He Hasn’t Met With Murder Victims’ Families. Past Mayors Took a Different Approach.

We reached out to Philly’s previous mayors to see how they handled interactions with families of homicide victims.

Opinion

Summer Shouldn’t Be Canceled in Black Neighborhoods Due to Gun Violence

The recent shutdowns of several Black community events reinforce racial double standards and political hypocrisy.

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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.

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News

Two Lower Merion Students Want to Make Your Beach Trip 20 Times Easier

The rising juniors just launched Perfect Beach Day NJ in two Jersey Shore towns. And they already have their eyes on expansion.

Longform

How My Local Buy Nothing Group Made the Suburbs Feel Like a Real Place

The gifting economy offers exactly the kind of low-stakes engagement I never knew I needed before COVID.

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News

Anti-Abortion Activists Are Making a Ton of Fake Online Appointments to Clog the System

“It’s technological warfare,” says one.

Guides

8 Lesser-Known Abortion Funds to Support Post-Roe

Planned Parenthood isn’t the only abortion provider offering support to those seeking abortions. Here are eight other organizations you can donate to today.

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