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Bryce Harper Isn’t From Here, But He Was Born to Play in Philly

Bryce Harper had been set up to fail. It wasn’t a position the great baseball prodigy — he whose greatness had been foretold from the […]

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Overwatch League to Host Its Esports Championship in Philly

By now, you’ve probably heard about Philly’s esports team. They’re called the Philadelphia Fusion. They play in the Overwatch League, which is based around the first-person-shooter game Overwatch and features 20 […]

Be Well Philly

This Philly-Based Female Boxer Seeks to Knock Down the Industry’s Gender Barriers

Who I am: Alyssa Marsh, 27. I live in South Philly, but I’m originally from Overland Park, Kansas. What I do: I work at Blink […]

Be Well Philly

This Philly Native Was Shot at Age 16. Now He’s Bringing a New Kind of Movement to the City.

Who I am: Evan Harden (@og_fitness), 30 Where I live: Delaware County, but I grew up in West Philly. What I do: I’m the founder […]

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Be Well Philly

This Philly Sports Massage Therapist Uses an Insane Gadget to Help Your Body Heal

After my first sports massage at Helms Performance, I almost didn’t go back. I’d signed up for a three-session new client package at a discounted […]

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Courtside Sixers Seats Are Philly’s Hottest Status Symbol

It was just minutes before tip-off, and the vibe was electric. For a good hour prior to the start time of this nationally televised Sunday-afternoon […]

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Be Well Philly

Champion Is Opening a Sportswear Store in Center City — and It’s Got Major Philly Vibes

This post has been updated. Philadelphia’s got some cred as one of the OG sports towns, with the Phillies franchise dating all the way back […]

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What’s the Deal With Gritty’s Belly Button?

It should come as no surprise that Gritty’s belly button has attracted some level of fascination. For one thing, as Gritty is a mythic creature, it’s surprising […]

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Will Philly Ever Love Esports the Way We Love the Eagles and the Sixers?

One Sunday afternoon in October, Patrik Mike, a 19-year-old semi-pro video gamer, sat hunched over the dining room table in his house — well, technically, […]

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Manny Machado, Bryce Harper and Philly’s Unhealthy Obsession With “Hustle”

It was embarrassing. Manny Machado — the youngest (26), arguably most talented baseball player to hit free agency since Alex Rodriguez inked a quarter-billion-dollar contract […]

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Temple Coach Fran Dunphy Deserved Better

Last March 10th, after Temple men’s basketball lost to Wichita State in a conference-tournament quarterfinal, a reporter asked Owls coach Fran Dunphy about his future […]

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How the Flyers’ Social Media Geniuses Made the World Love Gritty

On day one, it was a tale of two Grittys. In person, the neck-beardy orange fuzzball was an instant success. Bolstered by balloons and confetti […]

Be Well Philly

The Ultimate Guide to Winter Sports Around Philadelphia

So far this winter, we’ve been pretty lucky, weather-wise. However, as the temperature drops lower so does our morale for getting off the couch. Thankfully, […]

City Life

How a Philly Superfan Created The Athletic, the Only Sports Site You Really Need

If you care about sports in this town — like, really care — you know there’s only one place to get the straight dope on […]


We Told You to Watch These 10 Philly Startups—Here’s Where They Are Now

As we close out the year, the ten companies in Philadelphia magazine’s 2018 Startups to Watch cohort look back at the biggest accomplishments they achieved and […]