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City Life

Meet Chinatown’s Biggest Champion: John Chin

Ever since the Sixers controversially proposed building a huge arena abutting Chinatown, neighborhood son John Chin, the president of the nonprofit whose mission is to […]

City Life

Lizzy McAlpine Is Done Playing the TikTok Game

Critically acclaimed multi-instrumentalist Lizzy McAlpine is just 24 years old. She’s seen viral success on TikTok. She’s collaborated with the likes of Billie Eilish’s brother, […]

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It’s 2024, and Michael Smerconish Still, Somehow, Refuses to Take Sides

He was a Reagan/Bush guy all the way. Pals with Rizzo. But by the mid-aughts, Main Line journalist Michael Smerconish found himself throwing all his […]

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Josh Shapiro for President?

Longtime Montco resident Josh Shapiro made national news last year when he led the repair of a collapsed I-95 in just 12 days. He did […]

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Ten Years After Oprah Book Pick, Philly’s Ayana Mathis Is Back

In 2012, Germantown native Ayana Mathis suddenly found herself thrust into the spotlight when Oprah Winfrey singled out her debut novel for the famous book […]

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Pat’s Steaks Owner Has Some Choice Words for His Haters

When people think of Philadelphia, the food they think of is the cheesesteak. And you can’t talk about cheesesteaks without talking about Pat’s King of […]

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Marc Vetri and Jeff Benjamin Talk 25 Years of the Finest Dining

Since Vetri Cucina debuted in 1998 in what’s now called Midtown Village, Marc Vetri and Jeff Benjamin’s restaurant has become a Philly fine-dining staple, known […]

City Life

Saleka Shyamalan Is Staking Her Own Claim in Showbiz

Born and raised in Bryn Mawr and now living in Rittenhouse Square, Saleka Shyamalan just released her first album, Seance, a debut that shows both […]

Foobooz

Q&A: Friday Saturday Sunday Owners on Marriage, QR Code Menus, Pineapple Pizza

Update 6/5/2023: Congrats to Chad and Hanna Williams for winning Outstanding Restaurant at the 2023 James Beard Awards. Read more here. Friday Saturday Sunday was […]

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Philly’s Own Kate Flannery Reflects on The Office, 10 Years Later

The daughter of a Philadelphia bar owner, Kate Flannery went from flunking auditions for Philly TV shows Al Alberts Showcase and Chief Halftown and pretty […]

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Q&A: Patti LaBelle Talks Doja Cat, Her Shih Tzu and Living on the Main Line

On March 11th, the larger-than-life icon Patti LaBelle brings her new show to Caesars Atlantic City before appearing on Jimmy Fallon’s That’s My Jam a […]

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Q&A: Gisele Fetterman Talks Her Thrift-Store Wardrobe, Scrabble and Her New Oculus

Gisele Fetterman was born in Brazil. Her mom brought her and her brother to Queens, where she remained undocumented for more than a decade. Today, […]

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Q&A: Merrill Reese Picks the Best Eagles Ever and Talks Our Super Bowl Chances

Since 1977, Merrill Reese has been the play-by-play announcer for all Eagles games on WIP radio. He’s as much a part of the team’s legacy […]

gloria allred, quinta brunson, ryan long, brittany lynn, patty jackson, and yannick nezet seguin were among my favorite Philly Mag interviews of 2022
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My 20 Best Philly Mag Interviews of 2022

I do a lot of interviews for Philly Mag. In fact, I do two each month in the print issue — one that opens the […]

Luckiest Girl Alive author Jessica Knoll
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From the Main Line to Hollywood, a Q&A with Luckiest Girl Alive’s Jessica Knoll

In 2015, Shipley alum Jessica Knoll released her debut novel, Luckiest Girl Alive, which went on to sell well over one million copies and this […]