Opinion

Philly Just Surpassed 500 Homicides. Can We Admit Gun Buyback Programs Aren’t Helping?

Proponents claim gun buybacks keep dangerous weapons off the street. They’re really just a flashy, performative and ineffective response to our current gun violence crisis.


Guides

COVID Turned the Philanthropy World Upside Down

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News

How to Find the Biggest and Best Christmas Lights Near You

Guides

30 Great Philly Nonprofits to Give To This Year

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News

It Just Got Even Easier to Get Backup Proof of Vaccination in Philly

Lost your vaccine card? Not to worry. If you got vaccinated in Philly, a replacement document is now just one click away.

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News

Mummers Move Forward With 2022 Parade

But some Mummers regulars aren’t so sure that’s a good idea — or if they’ll have the money to participate.

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Longform

Before COVID, the Uptown Theater Had a Real Shot at Revival. Will the Show Still Go On?

The onset of the pandemic and the death of the North Philadelphia theater’s champion threw into question what would come next for the iconic venue.

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News

Mount Airy Man Sues Trader Joe’s for Racial Discrimination

In a just-filed lawsuit, Mount Airy resident James Jarmon claims he was mistreated at Main Line and Delco locations of the popular store.

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News

Remembering Connie Mack, the Philadelphia Athletics Manager Who Led the Team for 50 Freaking Seasons

The former catcher made his major league debut 135 years ago this month, on September 11, 1886. His longevity in the dugout is a feat we’re not ever likely to see in pro sports again.

Opinion

Kenney Administration’s Anti-Gun Violence Spending Won’t Immediately Combat Gun Violence

Putting your money where your mouth is means nothing if you’re working with a bad script. Someone should tell that to the Kenney administration as […]


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

Nick Stuccio on the Good, the Bad, and the Very Tense Moments in Philadelphia Fringe Festival History

The festival founder takes a trip down memory lane as he prepares to launch the weird and wonderful event’s 25th season.

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Longform

Inside YaFavTrashman’s Meteoric Rise From Mild-Mannered Sanitation Worker to Garbage Superhero

For Terrill Haigler, solving Philadelphia’s trash issues is about so much more than clean streets. Is his eager idealism just what the city needs — or will he get swallowed by the muck?

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News

Photos: Schuylkill River Floods Philadelphia in Aftermath of Hurricane Ida

The tail end of Ida leaves streets, homes, and businesses underwater.

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News

The Curious Case of Roxborough’s Nazi Flag

Sometimes a photo doesn’t tell the whole story.

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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.

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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.


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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