The New Urban Order: The Supreme Court Will Decide if Homelessness is a Crime

How will the ruling in City of Grants Pass, Oregon, v. Gloria Johnson could affect how Philadelphia addresses our own homelessness crisis?

By Diana Lind

Listen: Reverse Racial Migration, Misogyny and the Math of Democracy

The newest episode of our How to Really Run a City podcast welcomes New York Times journalist and documentarian Charles Blow

By Jessica Blatt Press

Is Philly Ready for Disaster?

Climate change, mass attacks and environmental catastrophes have caused death and destruction nationwide. Here’s how our city is preparing for the unthinkable

By Christine Speer Lejeune

Three Quick Wins for Cherelle Parker

Here’s how our new mayor can make friends with her constituents right quick

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Philly Was First

Philadelphians invented Girl Scout Cookies, bubblegum, the American schoolhouse, the computer — and the research that led to Covid-19 vaccines. Here are ways to celebrate the many firsts from our city on the first of this new year

By Jessica Blatt Press

The Historic, Wacky, Disappointing, Rage-Inducing, Hopeful Year that Was … 2023

Whether you’re happy to see the back of 2023, or it was your best year ever, Philadelphians cared, as always, about the things that mattered — and some that didn’t. Here’s what it means for 2024

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Big Rube’s Philly: Thanksgiving with Nan

The legendary photographer and chef recalls how his families gatherings went down — and offers a couple of tips for making your turkey tastier

By Reuben Harley

The War Comes to the Penn Boardroom

Wealthy Jewish donors in revolt. Pro-Palestinian students shouting vile things. A university President embattled. Isn’t this just what the terrorists want?

By Larry Platt