Running To A Fresh Start

At its 10 year mark, Philly-based Back on My Feet has improbably shown how running can help the homeless regain their footing

By Quinn O'Callaghan

12 Ways of Looking at the NFL Draft

A Fairmount resident, in the epicenter of the city’s festival-mania, wonders: Do I hate fun?

By Diana Lind

Selling Our Soul?

The NFL is sports’ evil empire and its takeover of our city raises questions about the values Jim Kenney thinks we share

By Larry Platt

March Madness For the Socially Conscious

The NCAA Tournament is the sporting event of the year. Here’s how to enjoy it without being complicit in the exploitation of so-called “student-athletes” (Spoiler: Bucknell wins)

By Larry Platt

Blood, Sweat and Love

Suicide claims 20 veteran lives a day across the country. A weekly workout at one Chester County gym commemorates those who died—and helps keep others alive

By Thomas Fox Parry

The Citizen Recommends: A Close Look Inside James Shuler Memorial Boxing Gym

Photographer Jano Cohen’s exhibit at the Gershman Y will also raise funds for the West Philly gym

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

We Town

Just 30 miles from Center City, a high school basketball team reminds us that sports and values need not be mutually exclusive

By Larry Platt

Citizen of the Week: Brannon Johnson

Once known as the “black girl who rows,” the West Philly native is opening the world of rowing, and the Schuylkill River, to anyone

By Gillian McGoldrick

Hoop Dreams

As March Madness gets underway, it’s hard to be a fan and socially conscious. Enter Philadelphia Youth Basketball, which uses sports to shape inner city kids

By Larry Platt

Can This Wayne Entrepreneur Save The NFL From Itself?

It’s harder than ever to be a sports fan and socially conscious. Here’s a way to return to the days when watching a game felt wholesome.

By Larry Platt