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City Life

How the Flyers’ Social Media Geniuses Made the World Love Gritty

On day one, it was a tale of two Grittys. In person, the neck-beardy orange fuzzball was an instant success. Bolstered by balloons and confetti […]

Picky-Eater Toddler Tips: Noah eating his food happily.
Be Well Philly

How I (Painstakingly) Reformed My Picky-Eater Toddler

I think most first-time parents will sympathize with me when I tell you the following story. The rest of you might think I’m a tad […]

Citified

How Jim Kenney’s Big Soda Tax Victory Is Upending City Hall

For years, Philadelphians saw government dysfunction everywhere they looked. In City Hall, former Mayor Michael Nutter was so impotent that he couldn’t persuade a single Council […]

Citified

The Challengers: For Al Taubenberger, Elected Office Is a Lifelong Dream

This week, Citified is featuring Q&As with leading at-large City Council challengers running for the two slots reserved for minority parties and independents. Will this be the […]

Things to Do

10 Best Movies of 2015

This year was a rich phantasmagoria of features and strong performances, capped off by a slate of better-than-average prestige pictures into December. Some years we […]

Birds 24/7

Eagles Key Plays: How They Happened

The Eagles scored three times, gave up one touchdown, recorded four giveaways and forced three turnovers in their win over the Giants. Here’s how it […]

City Life

Love in the Time of Dog DNA Testing

This is my third Chihuahua. That’s what I used to say about my dog, Birdie, until this summer, when I got her DNA tested. That’s […]

Donald Trump ascends the stairs with his fist raised after the opening of the Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort in Atlantic City, N.J. on April 5, 1990.
City

The Truth About the Rise and Fall of Donald Trump’s Atlantic City Empire

It’s an April Sunday in Atlantic City in 1989. Though it’s early spring, the boardwalk is packed outside Trump Plaza and the convention hall next […]

Photo Credit | Matt Rourke, AP
Citified

The Jim Kenney Q&A: The Candidate on Empathy, Vince Fumo, Johnny Doc and Mummers

Jim Kenney is a candidate with huge strengths and glaring weaknesses. He has the potential to appeal to probably a broader swathe of the electorate than any […]

City Life

Philadelphia Pop-Ups Are Why We Can’t Keep Nice Things

If any one thing cinched Spruce Street Harbor Park as the summer’s best pop-up, it was probably the hammocks — dozens of them scattered in […]