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The Conversation Issue: Can We Talk?

This is the transcript of a chat on Slack — the intra-office messaging system Philly Mag uses — between editor Tom McGrath, senior editor Richard […]

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CNN’s Jake Tapper on Growing Up in Philadelphia

LIZ: You and I first met as students at the Philadelphia School in second grade, in 1975. That was the third year of the school’s […]

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Eagles Offensive Linemen Evan Mathis and Todd Herremans

Interview by Sheil Kapadia and Tim McManus PM: At what point in your lives did you realize that you had a chance to play football […]

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Stephen Starr and Pierre Robert on Music in Philadelphia

STEPHEN: You know, growing up, my goal was to be a disc jockey. PIERRE: Really? Wow. STEPHEN: I got my FCC license when I was […]

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Helen Gym and Bill Green Try to Find Common Ground (or Not) on Education in Philadelphia

He’s chairman of the School Reform Commission. She’s co-founder of Parents United for Public Education. They have very different ideas about how to run the […]