Interviews

helen ubinas
City Life

Helen Ubiñas on Covering Gun Violence in Philly, Newsroom Diversity, and Making Herself Heard

Ten years ago, journalist Helen Ubiñas left the Hartford Courant, where she was the paper’s first Latina news columnist, to become the Inquirer and Daily […]

ana ortiz
City Life

Ugly Betty’s Ana Ortiz on Meeting Tom Hanks, Swimming in Swann Fountain, and Having a Dad on City Council

My full name is … Ana Louise Ortiz. My grandmother is Louise, my mother’s middle name is Louise, and my father’s middle name is Luis, […]

evelyn gonzalez fox chase cancer disparities
NextHealth PHL

How Fox Chase’s Evelyn González Is Fighting Cancer Care Disparities in Philly

In a recently published paper about improving cancer care on a national level, experts zeroed in on the “inequities in healthcare that exist across the […]

City Life

Author R. Eric Thomas on How Living in Philly Was “Life-Giving, Vibrant and Weird”

The “R” stands for … Robert. I used to tell people it stood for Romeo, which was a deranged choice. When I shortened Robert to […]

jazmine sullivan
City Life

Jazmine Sullivan on Going Vegan, Her Biggest Musical Influences, and Her New Album, Heaux Tales

The spelling of my first name … came from my mother’s love of jazz. I grew up in … Strawberry Mansion. Went to CAPA. Didn’t […]

sonia sanchez
City Life

Sonia Sanchez Still Has Work to Do

From a childhood spent in Jim Crow Birmingham to a rise as an activist in Malcolm X’s Harlem to a long legacy in the Black […]

teller
City Life

Master Illusionist Teller on the Return of His CW Show and What He Misses Most About Philly

My full name is … Teller. It actually says that on my passport and driver’s license, but the driver’s-license people felt obliged to put a […]

Lamar Gore John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge
City Life

Lamar Gore on Helping Nature Through Climate Change, a Pandemic and Racial Inequity

As we’ve all been seeking safe, socially distanced outdoor activities during the pandemic, many Philadelphians have discovered John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge, those 1,000 acres […]

herd immunity
NextHealth PHL

Q&A: Everything You Need to Know About Herd Immunity and COVID-19

As COVID-19 infections continue to rise, nearly everyone is seeking answers as to what might bring the pandemic to an end. One popular theory is […]