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Can Mary Gay Scanlon and D.C.’s New Wave of Female Voices Derail the Trump Train?

Like a lot of people, I’ve been jockeying between rage and despair over the state of our national government. But when I walk into Mary […]

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A New Life for the Old Boyd Theatre

It hosted the likes of Grace Kelly, Mario Lanza and Charlton Heston. But I’m guessing that no premiere at the Boyd Theatre—built in 1928 and […]

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Philly Food Truck Wars

Crammed inside the galley kitchen of a converted box truck, Robin Admana forms a mass of dough into a baseball-size wad and plops it onto […]


Confirmed: Basically No One in Philly Will Be at Work on Thursday

It looks like an Eagles work holiday will come to fruition after all. Last week we told Philadelphians to not bother with work on Monday […]

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39 Things to Do This Weekend

Friday, February 23 Final Fridays: King Britt Presents @ Philadelphia Museum of Art An evening of art, poetry and music put together by Philly DJ/producer […]

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Oscar Beisert’s Quest to Save Philadelphia History

It’s not quite 5 p.m., and a bunch of haughty-looking Philadelphians are sucking back drinks at an early-bird soiree inside the Union League’s decorous Lincoln […]

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Ed Rendell and His Bitches

It’s four o’clock in the morning, and the former governor of Pennsylvania is standing on the back steps of his new East Falls bachelor pad, […]

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The No-B.S. Guide to Philadelphia-Area Women Running for Congress

This post has been updated to reflect both State Rep. Mary Jo Daley’s and Shelly Chauncey’s decisions to drop out of the race in the […]

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“Everybody Went to Bookie’s”

Bookbinder's was born in 1893, a family-run tavern that over the next century grew into a sprawling 54,000-square-foot structure that took up most of Walnut […]

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Sand Castles

ELAINE SCATTERGOOD CLUTCHES HER FEISTY LAPDOG, Frances, against her bosom, standing at the mammoth concrete base that will, this time next year, serve as the […]

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How Mike Bloomberg Ate Joe Biden’s Lunch in Philadelphia

This article started out as a fairly pro forma Gee Whiz Joe Biden Chose Philly For His National Campaign Headquarters What Do All The Local […]


Vegan cheesesteaks and fried chicken sandwiches that would satisfy even the most carnivorous eaters, a do-good mission bringing more plant-based cookery to our communities, and […]

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The No-B.S. Guide to the 2018 Midterm Election

Make no mistake: This year’s general election will be one for the books. The nation anxiously awaits November 6th to see how Donald Trump’s unprecedented presidency […]

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The Real Tom Knox

He’s the man to beat in the mayor’s race. Unfortunately, the crusading outsider Tom Knox plays on TV bears little resemblance to the connected insider […]

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Wrongful Death

On Monday, March 23, 2009, just after midnight, a young lawyer named Zachary Glaser was working late when he received a text message from a […]