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City Life

Philly Is Seriously Lagging in Its Census Response — Which Could Be a Very Costly Problem

Remember the census? You could be forgiven for not keeping it top of mind. But the once-in-a-decade national population survey casts a very long shadow […]

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City Life

Right-Wing Celebs Diamond and Silk Came to West Philly to Stump for Scott Wagner

It had been a while since we heard from Diamond and Silk, the live-streaming southern siblings and YouTube sensations who gained national prominence in 2016 […]

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City Life

Scott Wagner Just Threatened to Stomp All Over Tom Wolf’s Face “With Golf Spikes”

Scott Wagner is not pulling any punches in the Pennsylvania gubernatorial race. Or stomps. With golf spikes. He made this very, very clear in a […]

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City Life

Philly Students Are Going to Grill Tom Wolf and Scott Wagner

It’s been roughly a week since Gov. Tom Wolf and Scott Wagner participated in the first — and only — debate of the 2018 gubernatorial race, which […]

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City Life

Campaign Says Wagner Was “Caught Off Guard” by Same-Sex Marriage Query

At a town-hall meeting in Erie, Pennsylvania, on Monday, Republican gubernatorial nominee Scott Wagner said he would consider a bill that would make gay marriage illegal in […]

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City Life

Bernie Sanders Will Rally in Philadelphia on Friday

Philadelphia will once again feel the Bern this Friday. U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders will return to the city for a rally at City Hall with lieutenant […]

City Life

Report: GOP House Speaker Mike Turzai Likely to Run for Governor

State GOP House Speaker Mike Turzai will likely run for Pennsylvania governor next year. 

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City Life

“Warm Bodies” Cause Climate Change, Suggests Pa. Gov Hopeful

Republican state senator and gubernatorial hopeful Scott Wagner is taking some serious flak after suggesting that heat from human bodies causes global warming – and that […]

Business

Pa. Doesn’t Shine in State Rankings for Economic Performance

Pennsylvania was ranked 39th in a study released on Monday of states’ overall economic performance conducted by Governing.com. The rankings are based on six variables — […]

City Life

U.S. Senate Confirms Two Openly Gay African American Judges To Federal Bench

Great news: This afternoon the Senate confirmed two openly gay, African American judges to the federal bench. According to Instinct, Darrin Gayles has been confirmed to […]

City Life

Meet the Edward Snowdens of Philadelphia

Bill Green
City Life

ThinkFest Snapshot: Bill Green

We’re rounding up the reasons Philly Mag readers should not miss ThinkFest, our week-long event connecting the brightest minds and most innovative ideas in Philadelphia.  Coming […]

America’s Best Cities for Hipsters. Tired of all these goddamn evil hipsters, defined as anyone who has interests or wears glasses*, ruining every aspect of your existence? Then you’ll be pleased to know Philly does not appear on this 20-city list. Which you probably haven't heard of. * Source: Internet comment sections
City Life

Poll: Congress Now Less Popular than Hipsters

Well, it’s official. After years of partisan bickering, below-the-belt attacks and an inability to find common ground on something as simple and obvious as providing […]

City Life

Philly’s Perfect Score for LGBT Equality

Let’s face it, usually Philly ranks pretty low in the national ratings (we’ve been called everything from the ugliest to fattest city in America). But […]

City Life

Philly Could Offer Incentives for LGBT Health Plans

For Councilman James Kenney, offering new health care protections for same-sex couples simply makes good financial sense. That’s why he’s introduced a bill that would […]