Alicia Vitarelli
Q&A

6 ABC’s Alicia Vitarelli on Living in South Philly and Raising an Eagles Fan When You’re a Native New Yorker

The newscaster tells us the song she always turns up in the car, why she never worked from home during COVID, and her big superstition.


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Opinion

The Worst of Philly 2021: From Fraudulent Hoagies to Headhouse Square to Ben Simmons

what got me through the pandemic
News

Notable Philadelphians on the People and Places That Got Them Through the Past Year

News

Beer, Cheesesteaks, Mascots and More: What Our Readers Nominated as the Best of Philly

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death penalty marc bookman
Q&A

Meet the Philly Lawyer on a Mission to End the Death Penalty

Marc Bookman’s new book, A Descending Spiral: Exposing the Death Penalty in 12 Essays, reveals the atrocities of death row and the broken system that puts defendants on trial for their lives.

john fetterman
Longform

One Moment From John Fetterman’s Past Could Derail His Senate Bid

The lieutenant governor has been on a meteoric rise from small-town mayor to darling of the national punditocracy. But one lingering incident from 2013 — and how it plays in places like Philly — may determine just how far his political journey goes.

Opinion

Stop Assuming Black People Won’t Spend $100 at Dinner — and Look Amazing Doing So

If you think Steak 48’s policies are racist, you might want to ask yourself why.

News

Poor Philadelphia Neighborhoods Have Worse Access to Public Parks

A report from the Trust for Public Land finds that while 95 percent of Philadelphians live within a 10-minute walk of a park, access to green space in the city is far from equal along racial and economic lines.

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Opinion

Why I Don’t Have a Problem With Steak 48’s $100 Minimum Dining Fee

The upscale chain restaurant in Center City has faced backlash on social media for its new policy. But it benefits the essential workers who suffered during an inequitable pandemic.

News

3 Health-Care Experts With Unvaccinated Kids Explain the COVID Precautions They’re Still Taking

The summer is coming and for an increasingly large share of the population, normalcy beckons. Not so much for those with kids under 12, who still aren’t eligible to be vaccinated.


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

Angela Duckworth, the Author of Grit, on Teaching Resilience Amid a Pandemic

The Penn psychologist talks about the importance of failure, why not everyone deserves a trophy, and the most exhausting month of lockdown.

a photo of a brood x cicada in washington d.c., a sight you'll be seeing as soon as there are cicadas in philadelphia, pennsylvania
News

Penn State Cicada Expert Says Brood X Should Emerge in Philly This Weekend

The cicadas are coming! The cicadas are coming!

Opinion

Four Major Takeaways From Philadelphia’s Democratic Primary

A night of progressive victories might mean new rules for how power flows through the city’s political corridors.

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News

Philly Bar Owner Says He’ll Require Vaccine Passports From All Customers

Plus, at least one huge Philly concert is requiring you show that little card for access to the pit. Is this the future of social life in Philadelphia?

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Guides

Got Your COVID-19 Vaccine? These Are the Freebies and Perks Around Philly You Should Know About

Drink free beer, munch on free donuts, and enjoy those antibodies coursing through your veins.

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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

Philadelphia Magazine Publisher Metro Corp. Appoints Kirk Davis as New President and CEO

Industry veteran Kirk Davis will join the legacy publishing company on June 1st.

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News

Nearly 3/4 of All Contributions to Larry Krasner This Year Came from Outside Philly

Hundreds of individual donations poured in from California, and a couple even came from as far as Qatar.

jill biden
Longform

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.

south philly casino
Longform

Philly Finally Has a Second Casino. What Exactly Do We Win?

It’s clear what gaming executives and elected officials get out of it — but what about us?

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