The Jim Kenney Q&A: He Declares Himself “Uniquely Philadelphian”

In part two of the Citified Q&A with mayoral candidate Jim Kenney, the former councilman defends his inaction on the proposed sale of PGW, vows […]

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The Jim Kenney Q&A: The Candidate on Empathy, Vince Fumo, Johnny Doc and Mummers

Jim Kenney is a candidate with huge strengths and glaring weaknesses. He has the potential to appeal to probably a broader swathe of the electorate than any […]


Meet Mayoral Front-Runner Anthony Williams

In the Philadelphia mayor’s race, everything’s coming up Anthony Williams. When past city solicitor Ken Trujillo dropped out of the race, it was good news for […]

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Meet “Little Pete,” the Man Who Could Lose His Diner for a Butt-Ugly Hotel

What did you think when you heard that developers want to put a fancy hotel on 17th Street where the original Little Pete’s is located? […]


Q&A: Who Is Ken Trujillo?

(Update: Trujillo dropped out of the race hours after this Q&A was published, citing family reasons.)  In the early days of this 2015 mayoral race, […]

Lynne Abraham Running For Mayor of Philadelphia

Q&A: Lynne Abraham Talks Pot, Race Relations, Schools and More

Former District Attorney Lynne Abraham is the early leader in the narrowing mayoral field, with a huge head start over her opponents in name recognition […]

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In the Wings: A Conversation With Red Speedo Star Keith Conallen

Keith Conallen plays Peter, the brother of an Olympic swimmer, in Theatre Exile’s production of Lucas Hnath’s Red Speedo.My name is … Keith Conallen. Sometimes I […]

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The Real Deal: A Philly Police Officer Speaks Anonymously

In our new feature, The Real Deal, we’re talking to people in Philadelphia who will only speak to us with a clear agreement of anonymity. […]

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One of Us: Burger Guru Tommy Up

My name is … Tommy Up. My real last name is Updegrove, but it’s really difficult for people to spell for some reason. So to […]

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Hava Nagila (The Movie) Tells the Story of a Famous Song

  Hava Nagila (The Movie) employs everyone from rabbis and scholars to Harry Belafonte to describe the story—and cultural impact—behind the famous song. The film, […]

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Philadelphia Zoo’s KidsZooU Opens This Month

This is a big spring for the Zoo—your new parking garage and new children’s zoo and education center, KidsZooU, both open this month. What can we […]

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Why Are You Still Smoking Pot?

Stuff a bunch of ground-up weed into a metal tube, run some clean butane gas through, evaporate the solution from the resulting mixture, and what’s […]

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Q&A: White Dog Cafe’s Judy Wicks

Your new memoir is called Good Morning, Beautiful Business. Why tell your story now? I actually started the book eight years ago. The publisher approached […]

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Q&A: Howard Shapiro on New Gig as Newsworks Theater Critic

Back in October, the Philadelphia theater community was horrified when the Inquirer reassigned longtime theater critic Howard “Howie” Shapiro to the South Jersey bureau. Instead […]

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How Much Bigger Can Wawa Get?

You’re just starting your new position. How is it different from what you’ve been doing at Wawa? I’ve been at Wawa for over 15 years, […]