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We’ve Been Dreading Winter All Pandemic Long. Now That It’s Here, Let’s Make the Most of It

It’s time to lean into the cold. Here’s how.


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7 Glorious Hiking Destinations Within a Few Hours’ Drive of Philly

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10 Socially Distant Getaways to Replace Your Canceled Vacation Plans

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34 Philadelphia Movies to Stream Right Now

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Your Guide to New Year’s Eve Parties in Philadelphia

Your Guide to New Year’s Eve Celebrations in Philadelphia

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How to See SEPTA’s Best Jolly Trolleys and Holiday-Themed Buses

They’ll be on display Saturday at the Trolley Portal Gardens.

How to Get to Fairmount Park’s Hidden Reservoir

It was closed to the public for nearly 50 years. With the new Discovery Center, it’s open once more.

Philly Loves Bowie Week Returns and Is Bigger and Better Than Ever

Somehow, Philadelphia became the center of one of the world’s biggest David Bowie celebrations.

PREVIEW: This Is The Week That Is Laughs at Our Crazy World

The 1812 Productions’ team on how and why they make funny in the Age of Trump.

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The Ultimate Guide to Philly’s Pop-Up Holiday Markets

Get in the spirit and do some shopping.


50 Best Shops in Philadelphia

50 Best Shops in Philadelphia


REVIEW: Arden’s Every Brilliant Thing is a Tour de Force for Scott Greer

Philly’s collective love affair with this superb actor has never been more heartfelt.

REVIEW: A Treasurable The Color Purple at Theatre Horizon

This gloriously intimate, profoundly moving production finally gets the show exactly right.

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Where to See Live Music Around Philadelphia

The best concert venues around Philly where you can spend a night on the town.

REVIEW: At Quintessence, “Oliver!,” Twisted

Director Alexander Burns’ sometimes imaginative rethinking cannot redeem Lionel Bart’s awful musical.

REVIEW: Marilyn Maye Scores a Home Run at Dino’s Backstage

Singing doesn’t get better than this.

50 Best Bars

50 Best Bars


REVIEW: Arden’s A Doll’s House, Part 2 Leaves the Door Ajar

This glossy but glib production is enjoyable but adds little of substance to Ibsen’s original.

REVIEW: In Salt Pepper Ketchup, A Not So Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

The restaurant setting has a sense of authenticity; the action in it, not so much.

REVIEW: In Wilma’s Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play, Let There Be Light… Please!

This frantic, antic production doesn’t illuminate Anne Washburn’s poignant satire.

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The 23 Best Events in Philly in November

Here are the month’s hot tickets.

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