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Nelson Diaz: “I’m Not Just Latino. I’m Broader Than That.”

[Editor’s Note: Meet Nelson Diaz this Wednesday at 6 p.m. He’s featured next in Philadelphia magazine’s Candidate Conversations series. Citified editor Patrick Kerkstra will interview Diaz live, and the […]


The Doug Oliver Q&A: The Underdog Explains How He’ll Win

[Editor’s Note: Want to meet Doug Oliver and watch Holly Otterbein put him through the paces in person? Join us for Philly mag’s Candidate Conversations event this Monday at 6 […]


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 […]