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City Life

The Year We Won It All: An Oral History of the 1980 Phillies

It was a different city then, in 1980. Bill Green had just become mayor after eight years of Frank Rizzo’s reign. As Sam Katz (who […]

eagles fans tailgating in Philadelphia, something they won't be allowed to do this season
City Life

Dear Eagles Fans: Say Goodbye to Tailgating

A roundup of news from the Philadelphia area. Philly Just Ruined Your Eagles Tailgating Plans By now, you are probably over the fact that the […]

City Life

Why the Return of Sports Feels So Uncomfortable

If the last few months of lockdown have made anything clear, it’s that the feeling of normalcy (remember normalcy?) is built on routine. Commutes, work, […]

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City Life

State Liquor Police Have Visited Philly Area Bars More Than 5,000 Times In July

A roundup of Philly news. This article may be updated at any time as new information becomes available. Pennsylvania State Police Liquor Control Enforcement Officers […]

Be Well Philly

How 5 Philly-Area Gyms Are Handling Memberships During COVID Closures

Just about seven weeks ago, Tom Wolf closed gyms and other non-essential businesses due to the escalating coronavirus outbreak. Even though Wolf has recently outlined […]

City Life

These Philly Sports Stars Are Crushing It On TikTok

One of the extremely trivial but also kind of sad things about our present moment is that there are no sports. This is a problem […]

Maia Weintraub
City Life

Meet Maia Weintraub, Philly’s Teenage Fencing Phenom

Adi Nott is kind of a big deal in fencing. A four-time All-American at Notre Dame and a member of the 2011 U.S. women’s foil […]

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City Life

Can Phillies Fans Learn to Love a Bunch of New Yorkers?

If I’m paying attention when I walk around my South Philly neighborhood, I see these stickers. They’re black, white and red — making prominent use […]

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City Life

The Best Thing That Happened This Week: Baseball Again. Thank God.

On Wednesday, Phillies pitchers and catchers held their first season workout in Florida under new manager Joe Girardi. The rest of the team is due to […]

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Things to Do

Craps Is the Only Casino Game You Should Play

I used to walk through a casino like a self-conscious teenage girl in a high-school cafeteria — unsure of what the unwritten rules were, but […]

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Things to Do

There’s Never Been a Better Time to Hang Out at Philly-Area Casinos

Sports betting is legal, the food is better than ever, and there’s a new venue coming to town: Why not hit up a casino? Here […]

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Things to Do

How to Get Started With Sports Betting the Next Time You Visit a Casino

Slots and table games have been around for a while, but sports betting? That’s a relatively new phenomenon around these parts. Tom Gable, director of […]

Be Well Philly

Philadelphia Sports Leagues Is Rebranding as Heyday Athletic

  Yep, that’s right. If you’ve been bothering your best friends to finally join that ultimate frisbee, touch football, kickball, or soccer team with you, […]

City Life

Is Brett Brown the Right Coach to Lead Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid to a Championship?

Early in this season of marvelous possibility, two roars at the 76ers’ sold-out arena in South Philadelphia sounded something of a warning. The first, during […]

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City Life

Eagles Leader Malcolm Jenkins on Race, Justice, and His New Filmmaking Career

Malcolm Jenkins is sore. “Two days after the game, it’s like when all your meds and stuff wear off,” he says, gingerly settling into a […]