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Life & Style

6 New Bookstores to Check Out Around Philly

A theory: Amazon didn’t pick Philly because our independent bookstore scene intimidated the hell out of them. Here are six (newish) shops worth scouting. Uncle […]

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10 Philly Literary Happenings That Every Book Lover Should Know About

1. Apiary Magazine’s launch parties They only happen once a year (well, almost), but keep an eye out: When this beloved local literary magazine drops […]

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Be Well Philly

This Philly-Area Man Wrote a Book About His Bike Ride Across America

In high school, Kyle Bryant was an avid snowboarder, a volleyball player, the prom king, for God’s sake. Yes, he was clumsy, known for getting […]

Business

30+ Books Philly CEOs Plan to Read This Year

If “reading more” is one of your goals for 2019, look no further than this list. A few Philly CEOs and business execs have given […]

City Life

Philly’s 20 Biggest Winners of 2018

At the end of the year, it is customary for us here at Philly Mag to take stock of the good, the bad, and the […]

City Life

Meet the Couple Behind South Philly’s New Hyperlocal Indie Bookstore

It’s a Passyunk love story for the books. Until a few months ago, now-newlyweds Christina Rosso-Schneider and Alexander Schneider could hardly find time to fit one […]

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City Life

This Philly Writer’s Book Is Being Turned Into an FX Horror Series

Since it was published last year, Carmen Maria Machado‘s debut short story collection, Her Body and Other Parties, has been raking in awards and nominations. It won the Bard […]

City Life

5 Reasons Philly’s Shakespeare & Co. Is the Indie Bookstore We All Need Now

From the moment you step through its door, the newly opened Shakespeare & Co. just feels like a special place. For one thing, you’re no […]

City Life

Staying In Is The New Going Out

I’m impatiently tapping my chunky heels and digging in my bag for my credit card as I wait in line to pay for two bottles […]

Things to Do

12 Things to Do in Comedy, Books, Movies, Burlesque and more

Rashomon Podcast Launch Party @ Good Good Comedy Theater | Wednesday, March 28 Hillary Rea, host of the long-running Tell Me A Story series, celebrates […]

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12 Things to Do in Readings, Dance, Comedy and Theater.

Tell Me A Story: Unpopular Opinions @ Shot Tower Coffee | Wednesday, March 21 Hillary Rea’s monthly storytelling series marches on, this time with contributions […]

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10 Things to Do in Comedy, Movies, Theater and Books

Jeremy McLellan @ Helium | Wednesday, March 14 The South Carolinian is a liberal Christian standup comic with a following in Muslim and libertarian communities. […]

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11 Things to Do in Theater, Dance, Books, Movies and Comedy

Lamont “U-God” Hawkins @ Parkway Central Library | Thursday, March 8 A co-founder of one of the most important hip-hop groups of all time celebrates […]

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10 Things to Do in Movies, Comedy, Books and Art

Dolemite @ Space 1026 | Wednesday, February 28 Comedian/showman Rudy Ray Moore stars in this blaxploitation action/comedy film from 1975. Dirty cops plant drugs, guns […]

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12 Things to Do in Movies, Comedy, Books and More

Unearthed & Untold: The Path to Pet Sematary @ PhilaMOCA | Wednesday, February 21 Directed by John Campopiano and Justin White, this independent documentary takes […]