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Women in Power: How Philly Measures Up

This summer, we published a look at what Philly women need, according to Philly women. A unifying theme? More power. Power to change things we […]

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ThinkFest Preview: Why Philly’s Arts Scene Is Booming

Every week, we provide you with lists of dozens of things to do in Philly — art shows, concerts, theater performances, comedy gigs, book readings, […]

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ThinkFest Preview: Michael Smerconish on Our Polarized Nation

We said it best last August, when we awarded CNN host Michael Smerconish a Best of Philly award: “The ‘refreshingly independent’ (as he now puts it) political […]

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Thinkfest Preview: Mayor Kenney and Josh Shapiro Take On Trump

It’s safe to say that Mayor Jim Kenney and Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro are no fans of President Donald Trump, now 287 days into […]


ThinkFest Preview: The State of Culture and Cool in Philadelphia

“New York’s most vibrant neighborhood at the moment is Philadelphia.” That’s an actual line in some indie Pierce Brosnan film that came out a few […]


Thinkfest Preview: Fry, Klasko and Katz on Philly’s Innovation Future

In May, the Brookings Institution released a major report that basically looked at Philadelphia’s innovation scene under a microscope. The study, which was commissioned by […]

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ThinkFest Preview: Hear What Feminista Jones Has to Say About Philly Activism

Black Lives Matter protests, the Women’s March, the anti-Frank Rizzo statue demonstrations: There’s been a ton of activism in Philadelphia this year. The election of President Donald Trump has galvanized the […]

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ThinkFest Preview: Cecil Baker, Jerry Sweeney and Jay Shah on Our Changing Skyline

It still takes some getting used to seeing tower construction cranes as a constant presence on the Philadelphia skyline. But those cranes are the icons […]

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What Do the 100 Most Influential People Have to Say About Our City?

ThinkFest is our Disney on Ice moment: It’s when we get to present the pressing issues and big personalities we cover all year in the magazine as […]


ThinkFest Recap: 3 Takeaways From Stephen Tang on Immigrant Entrepreneurs

University City Science Center president and CEO Stephen Tang made a compelling case for immigrant entrepreneurs at ThinkFest on Tuesday. The son of two Chinese […]


ThinkFest Recap: 3 Takeaways From Madeline Bell on CHOP’s Future

Before Madeline Bell became president and CEO of CHOP, she was the hospital’s chief operating officer for eight years — and before ever getting into […]

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ThinkFest Recap: 4 Takeaways From Eric Goldstein on the Revenge of the Suburbs

  When it comes to reports of millennials abandoning suburbs for cities, don’t believe the hype, King of Prussia District (KOP-BID) executive director Eric Goldstein […]

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ThinkFest Recap: 3 Takeaways From Otis Bullock Jr. on Generational Poverty

Otis Bullock Jr. still remembers the first time he understood the depths of the poverty that he was born into in North Philadelphia. It was 1996, […]

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ThinkFest Recap: Allan Domb’s Three Steps to Righting the City’s Finances

On Tuesday afternoon, City Councilman and real estate man Allan Domb took to the stage at Philly Mag’s ThinkFest to do what he does best: […]

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ThinkFest Recap: 3 Takeaways From Jeff Yass on School Vouchers

Jeff Yass is a stock trader in the Philadelphia suburbs. He is a board member of the Cato Institute, a libertarian think tank. He has […]