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Wonderspaces Isn’t Another Pop-Up “Experience.” That’s a Good Thing

“Experiential” art installations aren’t a new concept. A few of their hallmarks: long lines, poppy color schemes, themes evoking nostalgia and happiness (Ice cream! Candy! […]

City Life

The Library’s New “Experience Pass” Gets You Into Some Incredible Places for Free

Owning a library card just got a lot sweeter. The Free Library of Philadelphia just launched a new program called the “Experience Pass,” and it […]

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A Museum Exhibit Devoted to Ruth Bader Ginsburg Is Opening in Philly

Take a moment to recall the last time you attended a major museum exhibition entirely devoted to a pop-culture icon. Was that icon a woman? […]

Be Well Philly

Sign Up for This Stair-Climbing Marathon and Help a Local Nonprofit Support Cancer Patients

Once Bill Phalen was diagnosed with esophageal cancer in August 2018, curing his disease became his first priority. Chemotherapy and radiation and surgery, those were […]

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Be Well Philly

Kayaking Excursions On the Delaware Return For a Second Summer

This story has been updated. When someone coming to Philly for the first time asks for a “must-do,” it’s common to hear (and give) recommendations […]

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Nerdy, Cool, and Offbeat Museums Worth Visiting Around Philadelphia

Sure, there are plenty of traditional art, history, and science museums around Philadelphia to keep you busy for days, but if you want to explore […]

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6 Must-See Philadelphia Museum Exhibits to Check Out This Winter

Think these cold, dark winter days are uninspiring? These museum exhibits prove otherwise. Freedom’s Journal: The Art of Jerry Pinkney Where: Woodmere Art Museum, 9201 Germantown Avenue, […]

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Superheroes Are Taking Over the Franklin Institute This April

There’s arguably no better time to be a lover of superheroes than the present. They’re featured in new blockbuster movies premiering seemingly every other week, more […]

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Your Guide to Science, History, and Art Museums Around Philadelphia

In an increasingly hyper-interactive world, the very notion of a museum seems rather quaint: the hushed environment, the quiet contemplation of artifacts and art, the […]

City Life

Watch an Olympic Medalist Fall Many, Many Times Trying to Snowboard the Rocky Steps

Update: We knew it looked too easy! After we published this story on Monday, we found videos of Olympic gold medalist Sebastien Toutant (known as […]

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City Life

Is Another Financial Scandal Brewing at the Seaport Museum?

Debralynn Murdock‘s time at the Independence Seaport Museum on Penn’s Landing was short. The South Philly native was hired as the nonprofit’s controller in September […]

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On the Market: Corner Condo with 35-Foot-Long Balcony in Art Museum Area

There are some places in this city where you can take in a panoramic view of the city skyline. The Philadelphian is just about the […]

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You Can Join a 24-Hour Climbing Marathon on the Art Museum Steps for a Good Cause

CoreFitness founder Gina Mancuso says she was inspired by the concept of a dance marathon — you know, where people sway on a dance floor […]

Be Well Philly

I Started Working Out Regularly at 45 After Discovering This Philly Workout

Changing your body takes hard work, persistence, and dedication. Here’s one local’s story. Want to share your Transformation Story? Email [email protected] Who: Kristin McKeown, 48,  a special […]

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Anti–Gun Violence Advocates to Rally on Art Museum Steps

For the third year in a row, Philadelphians will gather on the steps of the Art Museum on Monday to rally against gun violence. The […]