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an example of the type of immersive exhibit you'll find at the museum of illusions in philadelphia when it opens later this year
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A Museum of Illusions Is Opening in Old City, and No, It’s Not a Pop-Up

If you’re the type of person who loves Wonderspaces, Candytopia, and those other places that just scream out “Instagram me!,” you’ll be happy to know […]

a photo of a brood x cicada in washington d.c., a sight you'll be seeing as soon as there are cicadas in philadelphia, pennsylvania
City Life

Penn State Cicada Expert Says Brood X Should Emerge in Philly This Weekend

There’s been a lot of hype about Brood X cicadas in Philadelphia and elsewhere in Pennsylvania, but I haven’t seen one yet. So to find […]

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South Philly’s Singing Fountain Might Get a Pretty Dramatic Makeover

If you’ve ever strolled down Passyunk Avenue in South Philadelphia, you’ve probably stumbled across the Singing Fountain. You would remember this, because while there are […]

philadelphia maple syrup enthusiast jethro heiko
City Life

This Philly Dad Has Spent the Pandemic Tapping North Philly Maple Trees for Syrup

Jethro Heiko definitely wasn’t expecting to become the Philadelphia maple syrup guy. In 2018, which seems like a lifetime ago but really wasn’t, Heiko, his […]

an animated gif of an orange traffic cone being placed on a pothole in Philadelphia
City Life

Everything You Need to Know About Philly Potholes

If you’ve driven a car or pedaled a bike anywhere in Philadelphia in the past few weeks, you know we’re in the middle of an […]

dolly parton reading to kids as part of her dolly parton imagination library initiative
City Life

Dolly Parton Will Send Free Books to up to 2,000 Philly Kids Each Month

Dolly Parton is having a moment. A rather extended one, in fact. More than 54 years after she released her first album, the music icon […]

the author, saving his parking spot in philadelphia after the snowstorm
City Life

You Can Pry My Shoveled Parking Spot From My Cold Ungloved Hands

This week’s snowstorm — and I use the word “snowstorm” without any air quotes or sarcasm for what was actually an impressive system worthy of […]

City Life

The Most “Philly” Photos and Videos from the Philly Victory Party

In recent years, Philadelphia has played host to a massive Eagles Super Bowl celebration. And then there was the huge Phillies World Series parade. But […]

a woman drops her pennsylvania mail in ballot into a dropbox outside of city hall, and now a lot of pennsylvania voters are confused about the status of their pennsylvania mail in ballots because of an outdated state website
City Life

If Your Pennsylvania Mail-In Ballot Status Was “Pending,” Check Again

Last week, I told you that a lot of voters have been confused about the status of their Pennsylvania mail-in ballots. This is because the […]

Philadelphia voter Denise Pettus outside her polling place in West Philadelphia on Election Day
City Life

First in Line at the Polls, “Terrified” but Prepared

West Philadelphia resident Denise Pettus thought she was going to be the first person in line on Election Day. So when she showed up just […]

photos that the Trump campaign submitted as evidence of Philadelphia voter fraud in the campaign's lawsuit against Pennsylvania
City Life

The Trump Campaign Has Creepily Trolled Philly for “Evidence” of Voter Fraud

These days, it’s basically standard operating procedure to turn exercising your right to vote into an Instagrammable moment. Or a Facebook post. Or a TikTok. […]

participants in the inaugural heinz wildlife refuge deer hunt during Pennsylvania deer hunting season in 2019
City Life

Controversial Deer Hunt Returns to Philly This Weekend

This Saturday’s weather in Philadelphia looks particularly glorious for late October, with highs stretching into the mid-70s. But if you were planning on taking advantage […]

free philly wifi on septa buses
City Life

Hundreds of SEPTA Buses Have Free WiFi … When You Can Get It to Work

The other day, one of my colleagues was riding SEPTA’s 42 bus to 15th and Walnut when he noticed a message crawling across the bottom […]

amc theater philadelphia fashion district
City Life

The Scourge of the Cinema Eatery Has Finally Arrived In Center City

It’s the year 2032. The latest Rocky spinoff — which, thanks to the wonders of technology, stars a digitally preserved Sylvester Stallone — has just […]

deer hunting at heinz wildlife refuge
City Life

I Let My Son Try Archery Deer Hunting in Philly. Here’s What It Was Like

You might say that my wife and I were more than a little surprised when our 13-year-old son announced that he wanted to go deer […]