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Opinion

Not Enthusiastic About Voting for Either Larry Krasner or Carlos Vega? You’re Not Alone.

Both campaigns reveal what happens when polarizing politics negate the legitimate concerns of voters.


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News

Former Yards Brewing Company Manager Claims She Was Fired for Getting Pregnant

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News

Bee Swarms Keep Popping Up in Philadelphia. Here’s What to Do If You Spot One

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Longform

The Bizarre, Infuriating Story of Philly Fighting COVID’s Meteoric Rise and Swift Fall

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News

White South Jersey Cop Who Casually Pepper-Sprayed Black Teen Is Banned From Holding Any Public Job In the State

Back in June, we told you about Ryan Dubiel, the white Woodlynne police officer who was caught on video pepper-spraying a Black teen who wasn’t […]

Opinion

After Trump Insurrection, the Need for Newsroom Diversity Couldn’t Be More Obvious

The failed white supremacist coup was incited by the President, but it was enabled by those in the predominantly white media who spent years refusing to call his supporters what they are.

News

Here’s Who’s Next in Line to Get the COVID Vaccine

Three key takeaways from Philadelphia’s weekly briefing, including the return of indoor dining.

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Q&A

City Commissioner Al Schmidt, Hero of the 2020 Election, Is Ready to Call It Quits

Attacked by Trump and targeted by his base, the embattled Republican explains why this term will be his last.

News

The Big List of Philly Pols Demanding Resignations and Prosecutions After Capitol Siege

From Congresspeople with actual impeachment votes to city and state legislators, the calls for removal, impeachment, and criminal prosecution are coming fast and furious.

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Q&A

Master Illusionist Teller on the Return of His CW Show and What He Misses Most About Philly

Why he remains silent during performances, his advice for aspiring magicians, and why he doesn’t call Philadelphia “Philly.”


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.


News

Why Is Most of Philly’s COVID-19 Vaccine Still Sitting in Storage?

Some 60 percent of the doses we’ve received have yet to be administered. Inside the logistical nightmare of launching a massive vaccination program during a pandemic.

Opinion

Philadelphia’s Homicide Rate Hit a Record High. Now Can We Get Serious About Defunding Police?

Pumping more money into policing isn’t working. In fact, recent events prove policing is beyond repair. It’s time to invest elsewhere.

News

Happy 2021! You Can Go to the Museum Again!

For those of you who, like us, spent the past week in an isolation chamber, here’s a guide to what’s now open under the city’s COVID-19 guidelines.

Opinion

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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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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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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News

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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Longform

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?

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