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Larry Platt

A Philadelphia media fixture since the early ‘90s, Larry Platt is the former editor of The Philadelphia Daily News and Philadelphia magazine, and the co-author of the bestselling Every Day I Fight, the cancer memoir of ESPN’s Stuart Scott. He has written for New York, GQ, the New York Times Magazine, and Men’s Journal.

“I’ve run two major media institutions in our town and have yet to consistently produce the kind of journalism the city and Democracy truly needs,” Platt says.

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Stories by Larry Platt:

Is Democracy in Peril … Or Not?

There’s been a lot of handwringing over Democrats like Josh Shapiro trying to choose their MAGA general election opponents. But maybe we need a nationwide referendum on Trumpism, once and for all?

By Larry Platt

Senator Troll?

Senate candidate John Fetterman’s heckling of Mehmet Oz may entertain the already converted, but it might work against actually persuading independent voters

By Larry Platt

The Sixers For The Win?

The prospect of a $1.3 billion Center City arena can spur equitable growth — if done right. Here, a playbook for an intentional and inclusive deal

By Larry Platt

The Return of Stop and Frisk?

The debate, floated by Council President Darrell Clarke and engaged by Councilmember Jamie Gauthier, is proof that, when it comes to combatting gun violence in Philadelphia, our leaders live in a fact-free zone

By Larry Platt

The Color of Law: “The Conscience of the Country”

In partnership with Mural Arts and the Penn Carey Law School, we’re unveiling a mural of legendary judge, civil rights pioneer, and moral beacon Leon Higginbotham. Here’s why.

By Larry Platt

Stop The Presses — Jim Kenney Doesn’t Want to be Mayor!

The mayor’s white flag-waving comments this week created a buzz storm of controversy. But did he say anything we didn't already know? And, what of it?

By Larry Platt

Will the Supreme Court Bombshells Change How PA Votes?

Why are Josh Shapiro and Doug Mastriano neck and neck? Is Dr. Oz underwater? Is PA going red? Catching up with legendary political consultant Neil Oxman to understand the polling.

By Larry Platt

Who Gets To Be In The History Game

Drexel is set to take over the orphaned Atwater Kent historical collection. But the Historical Society, and City Council, might have other ideas. What’s all the fighting really about?

By Larry Platt