The Citizen Recommends: Our American Family

Hallee Adelman’s latest film is a raw and empathetic portrait of one local family’s struggle with—and determination to break free of—opioid addiction. See it this weekend at the Philadelphia Film Festival.

By Katherine Rapin

Things to Do in Philly This Weekend

Roxtoberfest 2021, the Pearl Street Block Party, the Now + Then Marketplace and more fun things to do in Philly this weekend.

By Josh Middleton

The Citizen Recommends: Tattoo Monologues

A new book from a Philly health care worker features 29 local women with tattoos that tell their stories of trauma, healing and resilience.

By Emily Neil

What to Do in Philly This Week

Hamilton opens at the Academy of Music, FEASTIVAL returns to a new East Falls location and more great things happening in Philly this week

By Josh Middleton

What the Fight Over the Columbus Statue Is Really About

The fight in South Philly is a proxy for the divide that threatens to engulf all of us. Why can’t two opposing sets of facts be true at the same time?

By Larry Platt

Arts Can Transform Lives and Cities

In honor of Mural Arts Month, a longtime college president not only nominates Jane Golden for a MacArthur Genius Award, she urges educators from pre-school to grad school to respect and promote the arts—not cut them.

By Elaine Maimon

The Citizen Recommends: We Are Not Like Them

Jo Piazza and Christine Pride’s new Philly-based novel is about a cross-racial friendship tested by the police shooting of a young Black teen. But really, it’s a way to start the hard conversations we need to have

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

The Best Outdoor Dining in Philadelphia

Our guide to Philly's amazing "streatery" scene highlights some of the most beautiful spots in town to eat and drink under the stars this fall

By Josh Middleton and Katherine Rapin