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Q&A

Brittany Lynn on Her Biggest Fear, Her Secret Power and Growing Up Gay in the Northeast

The don of the Philly Drag Mafia talks penis-tucking, life in South Philly, and where to get a Big Mac pizza. 


News

From Starbucks to Cease-and-Desist: The Implosion of a Philly Racial Justice Org

Longform

Michael Forman — the Philly Power Player You’ve Never Heard of — Is About to Make Some Noise

CBS News correspondent Robert Costa and Kathy Barnette, a candidate for U.S. Senate in the Pennsylvania primary
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Q&A: Bucks Co. Native Robert Costa of CBS News Talks Getting Stiffed by Kathy Barnette

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News

City Devastated by Deadly Residential Fire That Killed 12

Here’s what we know and what you can do.

Guides

All the Best Places to Play Board Games in Philly

The board-gaming boom has overtaken our region. Get in on the action at one of the city’s many places to try your hand at a new-to-you game.

Longform

What the Hell Is Bitcoin? A Useful Explainer for Beginners

LOL just kidding I don’t understand it, probably because it’s imaginary money.

Longform

What If You Could Just Take a Year Off?

Every seven years, Jews celebrate a shmita year — 12 months to rest, recharge and replenish. As we embark on 2022, could this ancient tradition be a cure for our very specifically modern malaise?

News

This Lavish New Book Explores Italy’s Legacy in Philly

From the Declaration of Independence to red gravy to our own Bridge of Sighs, all the ways the Old Country has made its mark on these parts.

Longform

After Two Years of Pandemic Living, We All Really Need Hobbies

Couldn’t we all benefit from something to take our minds off of everything — even if just for a few fleeting moments?


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

Philly Fighting COVID CEO Andrei Doroshin Is Back in the Vaccine Game

A whistleblower alleges that Vax21, a company founded by Andrei Doroshin’s father that operates clinics in multiple states, features problems strikingly similar to those that plagued PFC — including the involvement of Andrei himself. After inquiries from Philly Mag, the Georgia health department has “terminated” Vax21 from its vaccine program.

Q&A

At 80, Philly Expat Gloria Allred Is Still Every Predator’s Worst Nightmare

Here, the Girls’ High and Penn grad talks her humble roots, abortion, and taking on R. Kelly and Harvey Weinstein.

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Longform

Inside the Ridiculously Vicious and Increasingly Nasty Local Elections in Bucks County

From satanic rituals to mudslinging school-board campaigns to an anonymous gossip column straight out of Bridgerton, what the heated politics in Philly’s most purple collar county say about the state of, well, everything.

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Opinion

Now That Larry Krasner’s Apologized, Will the Pols Who Flogged Him Do Something About Gun Violence?

Where was all the gun violence outrage before the DA put his foot in his mouth? And what will all those who came for his head do now?

Q&A

6 ABC’s Karen Rogers on Philly’s Snow Obsession and the Biggest Weather Event She’s Covered

The station’s newly appointed lead morning meteorologist speaks frankly about feeding the trolls, blown forecasts and the challenge of climate change.

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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.


Longform

I Tell People I’m From Philly, But I Live in South Jersey. That Counts, Right?

In which our writer, who was born in the city but now lives just over the bridge, ponders who is, and who is not, a Philadelphian.

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Opinion

Why Do We Even Have a Sheriff’s Office in the First Place?

After promising to eliminate scandals only to find herself embroiled in them, Sheriff Rochelle Bilal should resign — and the entire office should be eliminated.

Longform

Inside Jim Kenney’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Year

When he was first elected in 2015, Jim Kenney seemed like the perfect mayor for the moment. Then COVID struck, and the moment changed. Will the pandemic ruin what’s left of his legacy, or is there still time for him to bounce back?

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.

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