Philadelphia Celebrates Juneteenth 2024

A holiday with Philly roots includes some of the city's biggest events of the year, from Germantown to West Philadelphia to Southwest and Old City — and then some

By Abigail Chang and Lauren McCutcheon

Big Rube’s Philly: Kurt Evans’ Black Dragon

Our legendary photographer, chef and style icon meets up with a man after his own heart — a West Philly guy who supports the community through cooking (among other things)

By Reuben Harley

The Citizen Recommends: Cleaning in the House of Healing

Theater of Witness’s new show tells the stories of overlooked frontline workers: environmental services technicians

By Angie Bacha

Fun Things to Do in Philly this Week and Weekend

Philadelphia has more Pride this week as we also celebrate the flag, The Big Pickle, live music, theater and comedy, and kick off Juneteenth in West Philly

By Lauren McCutcheon and Christina Griffith

What We Lose When We Lose UArts

It’s not just downtown real estate and higher education at stake, a longtime Philly arts writer observes. The collapse of the 150-year old institution cuts at the heart of what makes our city beautiful

By Roberta Fallon

Midnight’s Tale

Philly’s legendary rock concert impresario’s love letter to the dog that changed his life.

By Larry Magid

The New Urban Order: Higher Ed’s Day of Urban Reckoning

What can cities do to prevent precipitous college closures?

By Diana Lind

Art for Change: Championing Art with Words

For more than two decades, Roberta Fallon’s Artblog has amplified Philadelphia art and artists — work that is more important than ever. The next in a series with Forman Arts Initiative

By Logan Cryer