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The No-B.S. Guide to the 2019 Primary Election

The 2019 municipal primary is nearly here, Philly. If you’re registered to vote, you should absolutely get to the polls on Tuesday. There’s a lot at stake when […]


20 Smart Transportation Ideas Reshaping Philadelphia (and Your Life)

Our city has reached a tipping point. Just look outside, in the streets, where rentable, shareable Indego bikes have come, conquered and multiplied. Meantime, regional […]

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The Inimitable Michael Solomonov

On any given night, a customer who walks through the verdant, manicured grounds of I.M. Pei’s Society Hill Towers and into the restaurant called Zahav […]

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Rocky: An Oral History

I. The Setup IRWIN WINKLER, producer: My partner, the late Robert Chartoff, and I interviewed Sly Stallone as an actor for another picture, and he […]

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An Oral History of the Mann Center

In the 20th century, presenting free classical music concerts under starry summer skies was one of the determinants of a city’s civility. This gratis dispensation […]

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Angelo Cataldi’s Long Farewell

It’s a friend of mine — let’s call him Billy from Broomall — who captures something important about the arc of Angelo Cataldi’s long run […]

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New Superintendent Tony Watlington Is Here to Transform Philly Schools

Tony Watlington wasn’t naive. He knew about the challenges. “The issues with facilities, asbestos, clean water — none of those surprised me,” he says. These […]

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The Secret Life of Chip Kelly

I am in pursuit. It’s late May, and I’m spending a few days driving all over the southeastern corner of New Hampshire, that plug of […]

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Upside the Head

Corey Calicat-Wayans looks like he was born to cause concussions. A noseguard at the Haverford School, he’s a six-two, 330-pound freshman, with room to grow. […]

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28 Amazing New Ways Philly Doctors Can Save Your Life

You don’t want to be sick—but hey, if you are, thank God you’re in Philadelphia. Nowhere in the country—in the world—can you find a more […]

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Best Places to Raise Kids: Raising Kids in the City

I remember the first time it truly hit me that my daughter’s urban childhood was so not my suburban one. Addie was 11 years old […]

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The Ugly Philly-Centric Feud at the Center of America’s 250th Birthday Celebration

Independence Hall. A glorious spring day. Enthused parents and less-enthused teenagers march around, gazing up at the bronze statue of Commodore John Barry, his outstretched […]

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“It Was So Fascinating! Here They Were, in My Little House in the Suburbs, Trying to Plan a Murder!”

WE’RE IN NASHVILLE, trust me, just not that Nashville, not the sequin-knockered bosom of country music and home of the Grand Ole Opry — and […]

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John-John Veasey’s Life After the Philly Mob

THE ITALIAN AMERICAN car salesman looked so out of place in Middle America that strangers would walk up to him and ask, “Say, are you […]