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“This Is What Democracy Looks Like” — But Is the DNC Seeing It?

I emerged from City Hall exit of the subway to the sound of Andean music and humid heat that aggressively wrapped itself around me, tight […]

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Guess How Many Water Bottles the City Has Dished Out?

This probably won’t come as a big surprise, but Philadelphia officials have gone through a crazy amount of water trying to keep cops and protesters […]

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Philly LGBTQ Community Turns Out En Masse to Thwart Tiny Group of Westboro Baptist Church Protesters

What was expected to be a large demonstration by the Westboro Baptist Church protesting LGBTQ members entering the Mazzoni Center instead became a huge pride block […]

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20 Photos From the Big “Bernie or Bust” Rally

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PHOTOS: DNC Celeb Spotting With HughE Dillon, Day 1

On Monday, Philly Mag’s man about town HughE Dillon hit DNC celeb party scene in search of bold names. He made the rounds at the Creative Coalition […]

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DNC CELEBS: John Kasich’s Office Swears That Wasn’t Him in Philly on Monday

We could go on and on all day about all the powerful Democrats who have been spotted roaming around Philadelphia — it’s the DNC, of […]

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Conventioneers, It’s Clear: Take the Subway

Back in 1983, when I moved here, SEPTA’s official Philadelphia Street and Transit Map (still the best paper map of the city around, if you can […]


Local Artist Creates DNC-Inspired Sneakers You’ll Actually Want to Buy (No, Seriously)

DNC merchandise can run the gamut from strange to LOL-worthy, but hardly any are truly display-worthy (a plush Trump doll? No). Enter menswear shop Lapstone and Hammer, local ad agency Tierney, […]

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Pretty Much No Bar You Want to Be At Is Open Late for the DNC

When I heard way back in February that the DNC Host Committee was working on a plan to let Philly bars stay open until 4 […]

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Michelle Obama Saved the DNC Last Night

After a day of mild unruliness, First Lady Michelle Obama swooped in to save the Democratic National Convention last night. Around 10 p.m., she strolled onto […]

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DNC NEWS: HRC Staffer Will Be First Openly Transgender Convention Speaker

On Thursday, Sarah McBride will be the first openly transgender person to speak at a Democratic or Republican national convention. Sarah McBride, the national press […]

Stephen Colbert at the 2016 DNC
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WATCH: Stephen Colbert Invades the Stage at the DNC

The Late Show With Stephen Colbert is live all week, and Colbert was pretty funny last night. The best part of the show was a […]

Matt Bai tweet: It really does not seem like Philadelphia was prepared to hold a political convention. Columbus would have aced it.

Out-of-Town Reporters Bash Philadelphia as DNC Host

The first night of the 2016 Democratic National Convention is over, and speeches from Bernie Sanders and Michelle Obama went over pretty well. Those who […]

Stage and podium at the Democratic National Convention, with Philadelphia skyline and Liberty Bell
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2016 DNC, Day 2: What to Know About Yesterday, and What to Expect Today

Well, we made it through day one of the 2016 Democratic National Convention. Here’s what you might have missed.

Former Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during the first day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia , Monday, July 25, 2016.
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Bernie Sanders: “Hillary Clinton Must Become the Next President”

Bernie Sanders used what was likely the biggest platform he’ll have for the foreseeable future to give a ringing endorsement of Hillary Clinton for president […]