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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: Free Pre-K Got Off the Ground

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Making Philadelphia Better: How to Get Involved in the Age of Trump

American democracy is on life support. Half the country didn’t show up to vote in 2016. Around 30 percent of millennials say it’s “essential” to […]

City Life

The Case for Philly Statehood

Back in July, as the world was reeling from the U.K.’s Brexit vote, Harper Polling asked Pennsylvanians which part of the state they’d like to […]

Shoppist

The Best Indie Toy Shops in Philadelphia and the Suburbs

For One-and-Done Shopping: Puccimanuli // Odds are your giftee list spans different ages and interests. Tick ’em off in record time at this all-encompassing toy […]

City Life

The Best Thing That Happened This Week: Andre Blake Made the MLS Best XI

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The Philadelphian’s 13-Step Guide to the Best Holiday Ever

Sure, there are some people who’ve been listening to Christmas music since October. For the rest of us, the holidays signal endless to-do lists, the […]

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Rocky: An Oral History

I. The Setup IRWIN WINKLER, producer: My partner, the late Robert Chartoff, and I interviewed Sly Stallone as an actor for another picture, and he […]

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Confession: I’m a Philadelphian and I’ve Never Seen Rocky

I know a little bit about Rocky, mostly because I grew up around here. I can even imagine scenes: Rocky (real name?) runs through the […]

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Is There a Place for Rocky in This New City of Ours?

I’ve always thought of the first Rocky as a love triangle. Two corners belonged to Rocky and Adrian, of course, and the stolen glances and […]

Citified

In 2016, Jim Kenney Reminded Us How Effective a Seasoned Politician Can Be

Jim Kenney doesn’t want to be here. It’s mid-October, and we’re meeting in his sprawling office in City Hall to talk about something that should […]

City Life

N.A. Poe Is the Hardest Working Pothead in Philly

My name is … N.A. Poe. My friends call me Poe.

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: The New Wawa Opened

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Philly Nightlife Calendar: The 27 Best Things to Do in December

This Month’s Really Big Show Johnny Showcase If you want to know how we’ll be celebrating New Year’s Eve, look no further than sweaty South […]

Be Well Philly

How to Escape Your Desk: 5 Stress-Free Ways to Spend a Lunch Hour in Philly

Picture this: It’s 12:30 p.m., and you’re hunched over your desk, shoveling leftovers into your mouth with one hand and answering emails with the other. […]

City Life

How We Became Me

When I was in grade school, I was a Girl Scout. To be in the Girl Scouts, you had to buy a uniform. You went […]