Christopher Columbus

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Who Deserves a Statue — And Who Never Did? Philly’s Monument Lab May Have Answers

Just last August, a 34-year-old West Philadelphia painter named Joy Taney went door-to-door in Philadelphia’s Fairmount neighborhood and made an unusual request. She wanted people […]

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Meanwhile, the Main Line Has Its Own Christopher Columbus Monument to Grapple With

Monday in Philadelphia marked the first time the city officially recognized Indigenous Peoples’ Day exclusively, kicking Columbus Day to the curb for good. Fittingly, the […]

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The Worst of Philly 2021: From Fraudulent Hoagies to Headhouse Square to Ben Simmons

Every year since 1974, Philly Mag has published the Best of Philly: the people, places and things we want to lift up and celebrate. Things […]

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The 7 Most Ridiculous Parts of the Pro-Columbus Day Lawsuit Against the City

The City of Philadelphia is facing the last gasps of a historic pandemic, rising gun violence, and a litany of other serious crises. Fortunately, City […]

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This Philadelphia Newspaper Is Forcing Its Employees to Work from the Office During COVID-19

A roundup of Philly news. This article may be updated at any time as new information becomes available. Philadelphia Tribune Bans Employees from Working Remotely […]

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Who Was the Real Christopher Columbus?

The fight over the Christopher Columbus statue in South Philly’s Marconi Plaza sounds simple enough: Either the statue should stay or it should go. It […]

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We Sat Through (Most of) the Art Commission’s Five-Hour Columbus Statue Zoom Call

Democratic norms may be crumbling all around us, but the erosion apparently hasn’t quite made it to the Philadelphia Public Art Commission. On Wednesday, the […]

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Kenney Said Vigilantism “Will Not Be Tolerated.” So Why Is He Still Tolerating It?

As I scrolled through videos on Tuesday of indignant white men wielding weapons at Marconi Plaza in South Philadelphia, I recalled something Mayor Jim Kenney […]

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City Threatens to Shut Down Restaurants Where Outdoor Dining Rules Aren’t Being Followed

A roundup of Philly news. This post may be updated at any time as new information becomes available. City Threatens to Shut Down Restaurants Where […]

a man with a gun guards the christopher columbus statue in south philadelphia
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Those Assault Rifles Down at the Columbus Statue May Be Perfectly Legal

A roundup of Philly news. This post may be updated at any time as new information becomes available. Those Gun-Toting Christopher Columbus “Defenders” Probably Aren’t […]

men armed with guns and bats "defending" the christopher columbus statue in south philadelphia
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Men Break Out Guns, Bats and Hatchets to “Protect” South Philly’s Christopher Columbus Statue

A roundup of Philly news. This post may be updated at any time as new information becomes available. Men With Bats, Guns and Hatchets “Protect” […]

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Now That Frank Rizzo Is Gone, Maybe It’s Time to Talk About Those Christopher Columbus Statues

A roundup of Philly news. This post may be updated at any time as new information becomes available. First Frank Rizzo. Are Those Christopher Columbus […]

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Columbus Just Canceled Columbus Day. Philly Should Too.

The City of Columbus just canceled Columbus Day. That’s right: The Ohio city named after Christopher Columbus — one that once spent $95 million to […]

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It’s Columbus Day. Did You Remember to Send Your Kids to School?

Columbus Day is still a federal holiday (for now), meaning all city offices are closed, and trash and recycling are delayed one day this week. But […]

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OPINION: Let’s Make History and Abolish Columbus Day in Philly

When news broke last month that Los Angeles was joining Seattle and Denver in removing Columbus Day from its city calendar, I looked to see what […]