Guest Commentary: Playing the Vaccinations Race Card

As citywide vaccination rates drop, a veteran political consultant reflects on the absurdity of the city’s failed attempts at vaccine equity

By Ken Smukler

The Best Outdoor Restaurants in Philly

Peruse our neighborhood-by-neighborhood guide to discover dozens of cools spots to eat outdoors in Philly

By Christine Speer Lejeune, Josh Middleton and Katherine Rapin

Ideas We Should Steal: Vax to Win

Want to boost Covid vaccination rates in Philly? We should take a cue from any number of state and local governments around the country—Free cars! Savings bonds! A million bucks!!— and incentivize that shot

By Christine Speer Lejeune

This Election Day, Let’s Vote and Vax

Want to increase vaccination rates and voter turnout? Philly 3.0’s engagement director has an idea for that

By Jon Geeting

Guest Commentary: How Will We Recover?

Pew researchers reveal the troubling stats from a troubling year—and raise questions about how we will address the inequities that emerged in 2020

By Larry Eichel and Katie Martin

One Year of Covid: “We have to take care of one another”

Reflections from a best-selling author and the creator of The Citizen’s forthcoming podcast about gun violence in our city, Philly Under Fire

By Jo Piazza

One Year Of Covid: “I Miss My Neighborhood”

Emma Copley Eisenberg, author and co-founder of Blue Stoop, the nonprofit that nurtures writers of all walks, pays tribute to the thing she’s missed most during the pandemic: her community.

By Emma Copley Eisenberg

Reflections After a Year of Covid

Philadelphians of all stripes share what the past year of pandemic living has taught them—for better and for worse