The Higher Ed Opportunity
Four local universities will be searching for new presidents in the next couple of years. Let’s be sure, a longtime college president says, they are principled leaders who can help transform the region.
Guest Commentary: “I sing to the people of Philadelphia”
A local poet writes—and reads—a paean to the city he loves
Citizen of the Week: Kemar Jewel
The Philly native and Temple-trained choreographer has gone viral with dances that celebrate the Black queer experience—and offer hope for all of us
Things to Do in Philly This Week
Catch a flick or two during Philadelphia's “Black Sundance,” grab some new greenery for your home at a PHS Pop-Up Garden plant swap and more fun happenings in Philadelphia this week
The Trash Election?
Philadelphians are fed up with the garbage piling up on our streets. That’s why, Philly 3.0’s engagement director notes, the next mayor may be the one with a vision for cleaning up the city
Mystery Shopper: Requesting a New Book at the Free Library
If there's a book you want that's not part of the Free Library of Philadelphia’s collection, will they add it to the catalogue? In the latest installment of our Mystery Shopper series, one of The Citizen’s (many) resident bookworms finds out.
The Virus and the City: The Key To Inclusive Business Recovery
How cities and states use federal rescue funds to spark recovery can be the difference between success and failure, Drexel’s Metro Finance head says. Here, learnings Philly should heed.
The Phillies Strikeout
Half the team is unvaccinated. Here's why Phillies manager Joe Girardi has failed the test of leadership by saying it's a "personal choice."
The Citizen Recommends: BlackStar Film Festival
Come together to support and celebrate the visionary work of Black, brown, and indigenous filmmakers from August 4 through 8