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Did Adidas Just Rip Off a Nike Sneaker Sculpture Made By Two Philly Artists?

The Dufala Brothers created a ridiculously elongated sneaker that caught the attention of Snoop Dogg and the sneaker world at large. Now, Adidas has released a sneaker that looks remarkably similar.


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Philly Politicians Are Condemning Derek Chauvin. Why Are They Silent on Local Police Brutality?

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Man Claims the Philadelphia Parking Authority Fired Him for Being Gay

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The 7 Most Ridiculous Parts of the Pro-Columbus Day Lawsuit Against the City

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10 Philly Comforts We Hope to See Again in 2021

From cheap ballpark hot dogs to the warm human embrace of our neighbors, it’s time to start reclaiming the things we missed out on last year.

Opinion

2020 in Review: The People and Things I’m Grateful For in a Challenging Year

No one is sad to see 2020 go, but there were moments in this difficult year that showed us we’re stronger than our biggest setbacks.

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Opinion

2020 in Review: 11 Winners (and No Losers) from Philly’s Strange Year

Now that 2020 is (mercifully) more or less behind us, it’s time to take a look back at the year that was.

News

2020 in Review: 7 Stats That Tell the Story of Philadelphia

It was a year unlike any other. Here are the numbers that prove it.

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COVID Clobbered Philly’s Economy. Who’s Bouncing Back — and Who’s on the Brink?

Unemployment is above 10 percent. Tax revenue and transit ridership remain down. The newest COVID stimulus bill doesn’t include aid for restaurants or city governments. But people are still buying things, and the Center City real estate market is hot.

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The Day the Great Apes Died: The Legacy of the 1995 Philadelphia Zoo Fire

Twenty-five years ago, the tragedy at the World of Primates building broke the city’s heart and raised a loaded question: What, exactly, do we owe the animals in our care?


Love, Money, Sex, Cheating: The Real Stories of 10 Philly Marriages

Love, Money, Sex, Cheating: The Real Stories of 10 Philly Marriages

An unfiltered, unvarnished look at what “till death do us part” means now.


Opinion

Black Americans Don’t Trust the COVID Vaccine. It’s Up to Doctors to Change That.

Generations of deception and neglect mean the U.S. health system has a lot of catching up to do when it comes to Black patient trust. With the coronavirus, there’s no time to lose.

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Delco Dad’s Christmas Lights Map App Goes National

Alas, success comes with its share of issues.

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Opinion

2020 Even Ruined Snow Days. Great.

They were one of childhood’s most treasured rituals. Oh well.

News

Here Comes the Snow! Philly Area Prepares for First Big Snowfall in a Really Long Time

Parts of the region could see up to a foot, though there’s still a bit of uncertainty in the forecast.

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15-Year-Old Montco Girl Somehow Makes the Perfect Christmas Song for 2020

“I’ve never experienced anything like this,” said singer-songwriter WALLIS on Thursday night as her single “Lonely Christmas” breached 100,000 YouTube views.

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Beyond Condoms, Cheese Puffs and Beer: How GoPuff Became Essential

Beyond Condoms, Cheese Puffs and Beer: How GoPuff Became Essential

The company is offering a lesson in adaptability and community partnerships during the pandemic.


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News

Conde Nast Traveler Names Philadelphia a Top Destination on 2021 “Gold List”

The magazine listed Philly as one of the eight best destinations in the whole wide world, along with places like Rome and St. Barts.

Opinion

Let’s Talk About the Economic Reason “Defund the Police” May Be a Hard Sell in Philadelphia

The call to reduce police power in major cities like Philly is necessary — but those who still depend on the salaries, pensions and benefits associated with the troubled institution can’t see a viable future without it.

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How Philadelphia-Area Santas Are Dealing With a COVID Christmas

From tire juggling to playing Santa behind a plastic wall, five performers tell us how they’ve adapted their Christmastime acts.

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News

A Philly-Area Dad Just Built an App That Lets You Find Houses With Awesome Holiday Lights

“It’s just a way for people to show off a little during these dark times,” says Father-of-the-Year candidate Mike Kane. “And for others to find joy.”

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