interviews

jose garces
City Life

Jose Garces on Restaurant Critics and the Strangest Thing He’s Ever Eaten

My full name is … Jose Alonso Garces. There are accents on it, but I don’t use them. I was named after my grandfather, who […]

City Life

Exit Interview: City Council Veteran Blondell Reynolds Brown

The start of the new year was the end of an era for Blondell Reynolds Brown, who has stepped down from her City Council at-large […]

kacen callender
City Life

YA Author Kacen Callender on Transgender Characters and Writing for Teens

The Rundown Age: 30 CV, abridged: Editoral staffer, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (2014-’18); three-time Kirkus starred author; winner, Stonewall Book Award, for middle-grade […]

Maria Quiñones Sánchez
City Life

Maria Quiñones Sánchez on Her Pet Shih Tzu and Hanging Out in Northeast Philly Bars

My full name is … Maria de los Angeles Quiñones Sánchez. The woman next to my mother in the delivery room — her child passed […]

Tiona Nekkia McClodden
City Life

Experimental Filmmaker Tiona Nekkia McClodden Doesn’t Care If You Miss the Point

The Rundown Age: 38 CV, abridged: Pew Fellow (2016); Guggenheim Fellow (2019); fellow in art and activism, Bard College (2018-’19); works exhibited at the Museum […]

Foobooz

Wawa’s Corporate Chef on the New Food She Can’t Wait to Share With Customers

Before I started at Wawa, I was … a culinary-school teacher, and then corporate chef at Buffalo Wild Wings in Minneapolis. I’ve been at Wawa […]

City Life

Raquel Salas Rivera on Identity, Footnotes, and the Difference Between a Philadelphian and an American

The Rundown Age: 33 CV, abridged: Current Philadelphia poet laureate; co-organizer of We (Too) Are Philly poetry festival; author of five books of poems; longlisted […]

Health Hero VIP Wendell Holland
Be Well Philly

Health Hero VIP Wendell Holland on Coming Back From an Injury

We’re still in full-swing of our 2018 Health Hero Challenge presented by Independence Blue Cross, folks. While the voting on our semi-finalists is now closed […]

Be Well Philly

Meet the Philadelphian Who’s a Top American Ninja Warrior

If you’ve ever watched an episode of American Ninja Warrior, you’ve had the thought run through your head: Are these people even human?  We definitely have […]

Foobooz

Talking with the Chefs from This Year’s Audi Feastival

As we mentioned last week, the end of summer means that the 2017 Audi Feastival is coming — the annual food and drink event held to […]

Business

I Love My Job: Chuck Peruto

In this week’s edition of I Love My Job, we talk to high-profile Philly lawyer Chuck Peruto, who has defended deranged murderers, mafioso-types, and certain […]

Donald Trump and Randall Cunningham
City

WATCH: That Time Randall Cunningham Interviewed Donald Trump

“Donald Trump: Businessman. Billionaire. Ladies’ man. Celebrity. And, believe it or not, big sports fan!” The year was 1992. Despite having one of the greatest […]

Elizabeth Banks holds up her phone to take a selfie
City

Elizabeth Banks at Penn: “You F—ing Millennials Need to F—ing Vote”

Elizabeth Banks was done speaking to a packed-to-the-gills LGBT Center at Penn. As she finished up her brief speech, she knew what the kids were […]

Pennsylvania Sen. Bob Casey
City Life

Bob Casey’s Profound About-Face on Gun Control

In 2009, during his first term in the U.S. Senate, Bob Casey voted to allow guns on Amtrak trains. He was not a believer in […]

Shoppist

This Philly Library Lends Out Ties to Members on the Job Hunt

When you look good, you feel good — that’s a fact. And when you feel good, you’re more likely to confidently walk into your job […]