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Of Teacups, Shared Trauma and Shared Destiny: Reflections on the Weitzman’s Reopening

I shouldn’t be here. Decades before my birth, there were so many near-misses an ocean away, so many limbs cut from my family tree, only […]

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Museum of Illusions Philadelphia Is Now Open — and Eye-Opening

A new interactive space is now open in Philly — and likely taking over your social-media feeds. The Museum of Illusions is the newest installment […]

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Everything You Need to Know Before Visiting Philadelphia’s Van Gogh Experience Pop-Up

What is the Van Gogh Experience? The Van Gogh Experience is an immersive art exhibit all about the life and work of Vincent Van Gogh. […]

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City Life

Here’s How Much Philly Arts Venues Received of $6.8 Billion in COVID-Relief Grants

For many months during COVID, it was tough to rely on the restaurant industry for income, as countless articles and TV news segments have documented. […]

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A Museum of Illusions Is Opening in Old City, and No, It’s Not a Pop-Up

If you’re the type of person who loves Wonderspaces, Candytopia, and those other places that just scream out “Instagram me!,” you’ll be happy to know […]

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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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City Life

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 […]