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David McCullough to Inaugurate Major New History Prize in Philly

The Carpenters’ Company — Philadelphia’s nearly 300-year-old professional association of architects, structural engineers, and contractors — will host a ceremony on Thursday to inaugurate the David McCullough […]

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When the Sky Was the Limit: A Flashback to Philly’s First World’s Fair

The first episode of Sam Katz’s documentary series, Philadelphia: The Great Experiment, aired in April 2011 — seven years ago! On Thursday night, you can […]

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Philly’s Biggest Winners of 2016

Believe it or not, a few people actually succeeded in the otherwise godforsaken 2016. Here’s to all the do-gooders, overachievers, strivers, thrivers, and folks who won so […]

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What Philly Republicans Think of Steve Bannon, Trump’s Alt-Right-Hand Man

Sam Katz is a well-known businessman in Philadelphia who ran three unsuccessful campaigns for mayor as a Republican. He came within 8,000 votes of winning in 1999, […]

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Sam Katz Busted With Weed at Philly Airport

I smoke it. You smoke it. Your grandmother has probably smoked it. And it turns out that former mayoral candidate Sam Katz is just like […]

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The Latest Installment of Sam Katz’s Philly Documentary Airs Tonight

Sam Katz has been making his documentary series, Philadelphia: The Great Experiment, for years now. He even used Kickstarter to raise money to fund it. […]

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Sam Katz to Produce Kathleen Kane Documentary

The producers of Law & Order couldn’t top this if they tried: a gripping drama about a rising star politician whose charges of racism and […]

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Sam Katz and Bill Green Won’t Run for Council After All

School Reform Commissioner Bill Green and three-time mayoral candidate Sam Katz have decided against running as a two-man slate for City Council at-large in November’s […]

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Will Bill Green and Sam Katz Team Up for Surprise City Council Run?

Bill Green and Sam Katz — two of the city’s most capable and pugnacious political pot-stirrers — are considering running for City Council at-large as a two-man slate […]

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Selfies with Philly’s Most Prominent Business People

Like it or not, selfies are a huge part of pop culture — and nobody’s too cool to take one, even Philly’s most prominent business people. […]

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Sam Katz: I’m Not Running for Mayor

Sam Katz is not running for mayor in the general election, he announced Tuesday. Why does that matter? It’s much less likely now that Philadelphia will have a […]

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Sam Katz for Mayor? He’ll Decide Within a Week

Sam Katz is about to get off the fence. The documentary filmmaker and three-time mayoral candidate says he’ll decide whether or not to take one […]

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The Brief: Tony Williams Dodges a Bullet

1. Anthony Williams Scores an Endorsement from the Black Clergy, But Just Barely The Gist: State Sen. Anthony Williams will officially accept the endorsement from the Black Clergy of […]

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Sam Katz’s Audacious, Radical Plan to Save City Schools (and the Pension Fund, Too)

Sam Katz is acting more like a mayoral candidate than the mayoral candidates themselves. Thursday afternoon Katz launched a new website—Citizen Sam—and dropped what is, […]

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Sam Katz, Bill Green and Milton Street Walk Into a Bar…

Let’s stipulate up front that whoever wins the Democratic nomination for mayor this May is the heavy favorite to be elected in November’s general election. […]