Recap: The Ultimate Job Interview with Jeff Brown and Maria Quiñones Sánchez

Missed the latest in our 2023 mayoral candidate interviews? Find out what it was all about here, and join us for the next one on February 7

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

The Union League Stands Strong …

…against decency. The elite social club had a chance to rescind plans to give Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis its highest award. Instead, DeSantis will be honored today. What does that say about who they — and we — are?

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Recap: The Ultimate Job Interview with Derek Green

Missed the kickoff event for our 2023 mayoral candidate interviews? Find out what it was all about here, and join us for the next one on January 31

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

A New Gun Violence Narrative

A study by a Temple trauma surgeon looks at the damaging effects of daily crime reporting on victims of gun violence. A bigger question remains: Would changing the news decrease shootings?

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Citizens of the Week: Mazzie Casher and Steven Pickens

The former high school friends launched Philly Truce, an app, event series and neighborhood watch to interrupt gun violence — because everyone has to work for peace in the city

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Ideas We Should Steal Revisited: Giving Locally

Philadelphia is among the least charitable regions in the country. Could a local version of Giving Tuesday, like they have in Austin, be the answer?

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

The Weird, Hopeful, Dismal, Exciting Year That Was (2022)

Happy to see 2022 in your rear view? Here’s what it means for 2023

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Ideas We Should Steal Revisited: How to Embrace (Another Virusy) Winter

Eight years ago, Edmonton, Canada, started a citywide effort to celebrate its intense cold, rather than hide from it. Would doing the same here lessen social isolation, help spur local democracy and make this third Covid winter more bearable?

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy