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Longform

How Co-Writing a Book About an Interracial Friendship Helped Strengthen Our Own

To write an honest portrayal of friendship in We Are Not Like Them, my co-author and I had to start telling each other the truth.


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News

Witchcraft, Boiled Bones, and All the Other Creepy Things We Learned About PA History in This New Book

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Longform

Who Deserves a Statue — And Who Never Did? Philly’s Monument Lab May Have Answers

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Q&A

Keep an Eye Out for Philly’s Own Ta’Rea Campbell When Hamilton Launches in Philly This Week

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Longform

Why, 30 Years Later, the World Still Loves Boyz II Men

In 1991, Cooleyhighharmony, the debut from four sweet-voiced Philly singers, took the pop world by storm. Here’s how the group became — and remained — cultural icons while many of their peers have faded.

News

Fully Vaxxed and Worried About Delta? Here’s What You Need to Know Now

We took a look at the latest science and spoke to epidemiologists about breakthrough infections and how to weigh the risks of those vaxxed-only, mask-off environments.

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News

This West Philly Doctor Says Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy Could Change Your Life

Hannah McLane just opened the region’s first-ever psychedelic-assisted mental health clinic. She’s already treating patients with ketamine and says MDMA and magic mushrooms are coming soon.

Opinion

Why I’ve Decided to Stop Debating Vaccine-Resistant People

Fear, not misinformation, is why some people around me aren’t getting vaccinated, and no factual counter-argument is going to change that. So I’m going to stop fighting them on it, keep my distance, and leave it to the experts.

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Guides

Go Take a Stroll Through These Six Historic Cemeteries Around Philadelphia

They’re grassy, shady, pretty — and lots of famous people are buried in them. Time for an educational graveyard day trip!

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Longform

The Pandemic Exposed Our Broken Higher-Education System. It’s Also Given Us a Chance to Make Things Better

The chaos of COVID could mean the start of a new era in saner, fairer college admissions. Sometimes it takes a revolution to build a better world.


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.


News

Expect a Rise in COVID Cases for the Next Month, CHOP Says

Just in time for the start of school, CHOP’s pandemic projection lab says we’re due for a rise in cases. But hospitalizations are the true metric to watch — and it’s still not too late to prepare.

Opinion

We Told Our Wedding Guests They Had to Be Vaccinated. Here’s What Happened Next

We called every guest and asked about their vaccination status. It led to some painful conversations — and some progress.

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News

This Collector You’ve Never Heard Of Helped Spark the Creation of the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Richard Carreño’s new biography of John H. McFadden is simply a ton of fun.

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News

The Preston and Steve Cast on What Got Them Through the Past Year

From Delco barbecue to the best potato soup in Philly to, yes, vodka.

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Longform

Help Me, Doctor! I’m a Philly Sports Fan

What do you do when a game … isn’t just a game anymore?

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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.


protecting unvaccinated
Opinion

New COVID Restrictions Prove That Unvaccinated Lives Matter

Those complaining about personal freedom being suppressed by new COVID rules are ignoring one thing: The very restrictions they loathe are here to keep them alive.

Guides

Everything You Need to Know About Philly’s Plastic Bag Ban

Get ready for your soon-to-be-plastic-bagless future.

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News

Going to a Philly Concert? You May Have to Bring Your Proof of Vaccination

New requirements are popping up at area music venues.

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News

How Philadelphia Became Pretzel Town, USA

Philly and pretzels? It’s a combo as natural as, um … okay, it’s a little weird. But here’s more than you ever wanted to know about how it came to be!

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