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Field Guide: 12 Hidden Outdoor Dining Spots in Philadelphia

The Center City District now counts 412 outdoor dining cafes in just Philadelphia’s downtown area. Many a sidewalk has been turned over to eating al […]

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Donald Trump T-Shirts Have Taken Over the Wildwood Boardwalk

Welcome to the fifth annual edition of the Wildwood Boardwalk T-Shirt Guide! Not a lot has changed on the boards since I did my first […]

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Why Real Philadelphians Instinctively Hate Shiny New Things

Not long ago a treasured possession of mine — an audio tape my dad made when I was about four — got ruined. Somehow the tape […]

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6 Philly Bands and Musicians to Listen to Right Now

Ethereal chamber pop, growling indie rock, flowing left-of-center hip-hop: Philly’s music scene is bursting with buzz-worthy music. Meet the rising stars and adventuresome veterans producing […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: The State Legislature Got Something Done


Field Guide: 8 Places to Eat, Drink and Shop on Fabric Row

A longtime trove for all things textile, Fabric Row has evolved in recent years, welcoming a slew of new stops — beyond fabric outposts — […]


We Want Answers: Harold Honickman, Soda-Tax Opponent

The soda lobby has spent at least $1.7 million fighting Mayor Kenney’s proposed soda tax, which might actually pass next month. Why the effort? Is the […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: Google Trekker Is Wandering Our Woods

The Best Food on the Wildwood Boardwalk | Illustration by Melissa McFeeters

Jersey Shore Food Guide: The Best Food on the Wildwood Boardwalk

Not all boardwalk fry shacks are created equal — we should know; we tried them all. Spare yourself the trouble: Commit this food-lover’s guide to the […]

The Best Food on the Ocean City Boardwalk | Illustration by Melissa McFeeters

Jersey Shore Food Guide: The Best Food on the Ocean City Boardwalk

It’s easy to get sidetracked on the boardwalk in Ocean City, New Jersey: There are delicious smells wafting from every which way on every single […]


Jersey Shore Food Guide: 8 Doughnuts Worth Getting Out of Bed For

Whether you like your doughnuts cake-y or light-as-air, tossed simply in sugar or smothered in some candy-colored glaze, everyone pretty much agrees that hot doughnuts […]

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Can John Middleton Make the Phillies Champs Again?

Standing in the sanctuary of Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church, where blue bloods go to worship, John Middleton begins to cry. He has just looked up […]

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Field Guide: Where to Find the Best Fried Chicken in Philadelphia

While Philly isn’t a traditional bastion of poultry excellence, its fried chicken game has gotten strong. Today’s restaurants have innovated, resurrected classic styles, and even […]

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How Philadelphia Fitness Studios Are Changing Our City — And What It Means for Philly Gyms

When I trained for my first Broad Street Run in 2010, I easily logged more than 150 miles on a treadmill in a musty basement […]

"Justice" engraved on Philadelphia's City Hall
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A History of Violence: Philadelphia Political Brawls

The first thing I do when I wake up, before I fully open my eyes, is indulge a ritual that goes back to my cable-less […]