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City Life

Penn’s 25,000-Pound, 3,000-Year-Old Egyptian Sphinx Has a New Home

The Penn Museum’s 25,000-pound granite Egyptian sphinx has seen many things over the course of 3,000 years — from the reigns of pharaohs to a […]

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Philadelphia Wedding

How to Get Married at Philadelphia Sports Wedding Venues

Are you a Philadelphia sports couple? You know, the couple who hosts watch parties on game day and wears matching jerseys to Phillies games? One of […]

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City Life

Professors, Students, and Writers Petition to Save Penn Book Center

The owners of University City’s beloved Penn Book Center announced earlier this week that the business would close its doors for good in May. The news […]

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Be Well Philly

This Les Mills Devotee Makes the Most Amazing Home-Cooked Meals

Who I am: Abby Behrends (@abby_behrends), 27 Where I live: Northern Liberties What I do: By day, I’m an events and marketing coordinator for the […]


Meet New Penn Health System CEO Kevin B. Mahoney

The University of Pennsylvania Health System officially has a new leader at its helm. The leading local health network announced on Wednesday that Kevin B. Mahoney will […]

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City Life

Can the New Penn Center for Neuroaesthetics Unlock the Science of Beauty?

Late last year in New York, Christie’s auctioned off Edmond de Belamy, an artwork generated by a computer that had been fed 15,000 portraits painted […]

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City Life

Overachiever Alert: Penn Student Wins Oscar While Still Enrolled In School

When you think of Penn alumni, chances are you envision a current of fresh-faced, suit-clad grads running straight to the offices of some of the […]

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City Life

Media-Shy Amy Gutmann Helped Produce Report Calling for Media Transparency

Penn president Amy Gutmann is a political scientist by trade. Like most political scientists, she believes that a free press is critical to the health […]

City Life

This 26-Year-Old Latino Biologist Wants to Become Philly’s First Gay Councilman

Adrian Rivera-Reyes, a Penn grad and labor organizer, announced on Wednesday his bid for an at-large seat on Philadelphia City Council. Rivera-Reyes says he is […]

Life & Style

Connoisseur: Wendell Holland’s Favorite Things

That’s right: West Philly resident Wendell Holland is a Penn Law grad, founder of furniture company Beve Unlimited, and the winner of last spring’s Survivor: […]

City Life

Penn Soon Won’t Let Sophomores Live Off Campus

The University of Pennsylvania will soon require undergraduate students to spend an extra year living on campus — and some students aren’t pleased. Currently, the university […]

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City Life

Philly Managing Director Michael DiBerardinis Leaving for Gig at Penn

Philadelphia managing director Michael DiBerardinis will say goodbye to City Hall in January. DiBerardinis will leave his city oversight position to join the University of Pennsylvania […]

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City Life

Jeb Bush to Teach in Special Role at Penn This Year

Don’t be surprised if you see Jeb Bush walking around Philadelphia this year. The former Florida governor, son of President George H. W. Bush, brother of President George […]

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City Life

Stephen Fried on Our Other Big Ben

The Rundown Age: 60 CV, abridged: Editor in chief, Philadelphia (1999–2000); two-time National Magazine Award winner; lecturer, University of Pennsylvania; author of seven books. Latest […]

Be Well Philly

Do Yoga and Zumba at This Free West Philly Health Fair and Block Party

Some of us take our ability to go to the doctors whenever we need to for granted — and it’s easy to do that because when […]