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Cell Phones

City Life

On the Scourge of Cell Phones at Live Performances

Dmitri Shostakovich and Sergei Rachmaninoff wouldn’t have had a clue when they wrote their respective Cello Concerto No. 1 and Symphonic Dances in the mid-20th […]

yo-yo ma and yannick nezet-seguin performing with the philadelphia and some noisy cell phones at the kimmel center
City Life

Four — Yes, Four — Phones Went Off During Philadelphia Orchestra Opening Night with Yo-Yo Ma

Tuesday was a big day at the Kimmel Center. The seasonably mild evening marked opening night for the Philadelphia Orchestra and, more importantly, the first […]

City Life

Philly and Its Northern ’Burbs Are Getting a Third Area Code: 445

We know the area codes for Philly and its northern suburbs like the back of our hands: 215 and 267. But starting in March, we’ll […]


Philly Courts to Start Having Visitors Lock Cell Phones in Bags

Visitors to the Juanita Kidd Stout Center for Criminal Justice will soon have to do more than just go through a metal detector — they’ll […]


Video: Keep it in Your Pants This Valentine’s Day

With Valentine’s Day coming up on Sunday, a Philly advertising agency has a simple message: Keep it in your pants. I’d explain, but it’s probably […]

Be Well Philly

The Checkup: Five Easy Ways to Be a Healthier (and More Sane) Human Today

• Five easy ways to be a healthier, more sane, less cries-in-the-bathroom kind of human today, from drinking a kombucha (fermented foods are linked to […]

Be Well Philly

The Checkup: 5 Healthier Cocktails to Order at Happy Hour 

• If you’re plan on heading straight to happy hour as soon as the clock strikes five, read this first: Five healthier — emphasis on […]


PPA Hopes to Let You Pay for Parking With Your Cell Phone

The Philadelphia Parking Authority is hoping to allow you to pay for parking with your cell phone by next summer. Well, “hopefully,” a spokesperson says. […]


You’ll Soon Be Able to Use Your Cell Phone on PATCO Underground

PATCO Speedline riders will soon be able to use their cell phones underground, following the installation of cellular transmission equipment in PATCO’s tunnels. There is […]