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50 Years of Best of Philly: City Life

In honor of the upcoming 50th anniversary of Best of Philly this August, we’re taking a monthly look back. This month: City Life!


Guides

The Philadelphian’s Guide to Adopting, Pampering and Traveling With Your Pet

Opinion

I Don’t Know Who Anybody Is Anymore. And I Don’t Care

Longform

The Great Name Awakening: Inside the Audacious, Lucrative World of Baby Naming

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After Collapse, I-95 Fully Reopens This Week

All four southbound lanes reopened this morning, and the northbound will reopen Friday morning.

President Joe Biden's strong support for Benjamin Netanyahu's policies in the war in Gaza have led many Philadelphians to cast "uncommitted" write-in votes
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More Than 13,000 Protest Votes Cast Against Biden in Philadelphia Primary

Voters chose things like “uncommitted,” “anyone else,” and “ceasefire.”

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Philly Today: Wilma Theater Is Winning a Tony!

And just like that, Philly circa 2024 is an EGOT town.

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Philly Today: What If Another Texas City Surpasses Philly’s Population?

10 thoughts on being (eventually) overtaken by San Antonio. Plus, a fire in New Jersey smokes out the Walt Whitman, a viral dance-off and the mayor’s ruling on remote working.

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50 Years of Best of Philly: City Life

In honor of the upcoming 50th anniversary of Best of Philly this August, we’re taking a monthly look back. This month: City Life!

Protesters of the war in Gaza at an encampment at Philadelphia's Drexel University, which is now on lockdown
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Philly Today: Drexel University On Lockdown Amid Protests and Encampment

“This encampment must end,” insists Drexel’s prez. Plus: Penn students not allowed at commencement.


Best of Philly 2023: City Life

Best of Philly 2023: City Life

An irresistible gossipmonger, numerous near-champions, and a roadway rebuild for the ages

Post-COVID, Does Center City Have a Future?

Post-COVID, Does Center City Have a Future?

Back in the day, Philly, like a lot of cities, banked on a revival of its downtown to spark new life. The plan worked fine — for Center City. But now that the pandemic has emptied offices, boomer residents are aging, and millennials are opting for the ’burbs, where do we go from here?


Opinion

I Don’t Know Who Anybody Is Anymore. And I Don’t Care

In Sandy Hingston’s final (?) column, she bids farewell as only she can.

Guides

The Philadelphian’s Guide to Adopting, Pampering and Traveling With Your Pet

Whether you’re looking to adopt a four-legged friend or simply searching for a new way to pamper your pet, we’ve got you (and your bestie) covered.

Guides

Where and How to Adopt Your Pet in Philly

Where to look, and what to consider before you bring home a critter

News

This Philly Animal Shelter’s Elaborate Photo Shoots Lead to Snapshot-Worthy Adoptions

Themed sessions at ACCT Philly are capturing the hearts of potential pet parents.

Donald Trump with Pennsylvania mom Clarice Schillinger, who just received her sentence for providing alcohol to her underage daughter and the daughter's underage friends at a drunken party (photo via Clarice Schillinger for PA campaign page)
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Philly Today: Let This Scandalous Doylestown Mom Be a Reminder to Not Get Kids Drunk

“Fun mom” no more.

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How the Pandemic Turned a South Philly Golf Course Into the City’s Best New Park

How the Pandemic Turned a South Philly Golf Course Into the City’s Best New Park

The former municipal golf course at FDR Park became an indispensable natural refuge for many locked-down South Philadelphians over the past year.

An Oral History of the Sound of Philadelphia

An Oral History of the Sound of Philadelphia

Fifty years after founding their legendary Philadelphia International Records, Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, with friends and collaborators from Thom Bell to John Oates to Patti LaBelle, look back on the musical partnership that came to define the city.


The mascot for America 250 PA
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Philly Today: What the Hell Is Going on With This New Mascot for America’s 250th Birthday?

Plus, Lidia Bastianich helps Marc Vetri raise $385,000 in one night.

The Lululemon store on Walnut Street in the Rittenhouse Square neighborhood of Philadelphia
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Philly Today: Police Pull Strange Move After Rittenhouse Lululemon Theft

Plus, the return of Amy Gutmann.

an abandoned carnival ride
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Philly Today: Is This the Death of the Carnival?

Violence and rowdy behavior lead to carnival cancelations.

Longform

Inside the Epic Search for Philly’s Next Tuba Master

The ultra-exclusive Curtis Institute of Music accepts only one tuba student at a time.

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