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The Ultimate Guide to Group and Outdoor Games Around Philadelphia

Shore days, city picnics — hell, even Saturday nights: Philadelphians (grown-up ones!) are obsessed with adding all sorts of games to their social agendas. Here, […]

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WTF Is Natural Wine, Anyway?

Sande Friedman — the wine buyer for Di Bruno Bros. and a Philly Wine Week board member — shares why everyone is obsessed with this […]

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A Philly Publisher on Why Books Will Never Die

Nic Esposito, the author and founder of The Head & The Hand, an independent book publisher (that also hosts workshops, clubs and events), shares why […]

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6 New Bookstores to Check Out Around Philly

A theory: Amazon didn’t pick Philly because our independent bookstore scene intimidated the hell out of them. Here are six (newish) shops worth scouting. Uncle […]

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10 Philly Literary Happenings That Every Book Lover Should Know About

1. Apiary Magazine’s launch parties They only happen once a year (well, almost), but keep an eye out: When this beloved local literary magazine drops […]


The Know-It-All Guide to Late-Night Philly

Drink Till The Sun Comes Up. A game plan for every day of the week Mondays Keep cash in your pockets with the American Sardine […]


The Air Up There: The Philadelphian’s Guide to Rooftop Living

Three Aerial Pools Worth Sneaking Into Dare to dip. (C’mon, you know you’ve thought about it.) Read more » Four Rooftop Yoga Classes to Take […]


Takin’ It to the Streets: The Philadelphian’s Guide to Street Art

The Philadelphia Street Artists Worth Following Right Now Seen a cool piece of street art around Philly lately? Check out the artists (and their work) […]


St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2018: Your Need-to-Know Guide

Philadelphia’s 248th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade kicks off this Sunday, March 11th, at 11:15 a.m. sharp, rain or shine. The grand marshal is Sister […]


What’s In Store for the Free Library of Philadelphia?

1. Big changes at the Parkway Central Library. Six levels of stacks were recently taken down to make way for communal spaces, and the public […]


Check It Out: The Philadelphian’s Guide to Local Libraries

Old Books Are Awesome A rare-book walking tour for aspiring literati. Read more » Five Philly-Area Libraries You’ll Have to Drag the Kids Out Of […]


Five Philly-Area Libraries You’ll Have to Drag the Kids Out Of

Langhorne Library Head straight for Penn’s Little Village, a preschooler-size town where kids can fight (make-believe) fires, shop a grocery store, fix a car and […]


Old Books are Awesome: Here’s Where You Can Find Them in Philly

1. The plush wood-paneled rooms are reason enough to visit the Rare Books department at the Parkway Central Library (1901 Vine Street, Fairmount), but you’ll […]


24 Things Other Than Books to Check Out From the Library

24 things to take out and check out — no reading required: To Lend: 1. Museum passes. Many area libraries have free passes to places […]

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Four Tips for Turning a Hobby Into a Habit

1. Acknowledge that hobbies are legitimately important. “The more you can satisfy your basic needs in lots of different ways, the more whole you’ll feel […]