A bottle of Veuve Clicquot, one of the 43 products the PLCB is now rationing in Pennsylvania liquor stores (Getty Images)
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Here’s the Full List of Booze That Pennsylvania Is Now Rationing to Residents, Bars and Restaurants

We hope you don’t need a case of Veuve this weekend.


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Pat’s Steaks Owner Speaks Out Following Two Homicides at His Iconic Cheesesteak Shop

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Philly Will Pay $2 Million to Settle a Police Brutality Case. It Will Also Give Cops a Raise. Why?

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Some Jawn Youse Might Not Know About Jawn

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The Pandemic Forced Us Apart. Will Philadelphia Ever Fully Regain Its Intimacy?

What happens to a city when you can’t touch it?

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When Everything Shut Down, Philly’s Black Community Found New, Revolutionary Ways to Convene

When Odunde and the Roots Picnic were postponed, there came a wave of reimagination that, characteristic of our American experience, took the bad and made something new and good.

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In 2020, West Philadelphia Was the Best Place in This Terrible World

My neighborhood is committed to the American city despite the continuing problem of American history, profoundly welcoming, community-minded, and thirsty for justice.

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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.

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What Is Old City Without Tourists?

When travel restrictions curtailed the red-white-and-blue-clad throngs, another group of ardent pilgrims took their place, and changed everything about how we saw our home.

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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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Bryn Mawr College Undergrad Says Former Professor Sexually Assaulted Her and Other Students

She lays out the allegations in a just-filed federal lawsuit against David Barreto and the college itself.

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Why Am I Not More Excited That Philadelphia Is Finally Reopening?

The city’s full-throttle charge into normalcy felt good at first, but now I’m feeling something unexpected: survivor’s guilt.

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Want a Shot at $50,000? All You Have to Do Is Get Vaccinated

Anyone who’s been vaccinated so far is eligible to win the grand prize in Philadelphia’s new vaccine lottery — and those from zip codes with the lowest vaccination rates have even better odds.

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What Will Happen to Center City If Commuters Never Return?

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Check Out the Gayborhood’s New 36-Foot-Tall Lil Nas X Mural

It took South Philly artist Ash Ryan just over a week — and 138 cans of spray paint — to pay tribute to the LGBTQ icon.

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How the Pandemic Turned a South Philly Golf Course Into the City’s Best New Park

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An Oral History of the Sound of Philadelphia

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Permits, Parking and Kiddie Pools: How to Throw a Raging Philly Block Party This Year

As post-pandemic revelry approaches, what better way to celebrate than with the age-old Philly tradition of the block party?

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

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

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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.

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