Jim Kenney’s Last Spin

A conventional wisdom is taking hold on the legacy of the outgoing mayor. But was it really the pandemic and second term factors beyond his control that did him in?

By Larry Platt

Honoring Penn’s Once-Overlooked Nobel Prize Winner

Katalin Karikó and her research partner did the science that led to the Covid-19 vaccine. A ​​longtime university president suggests lessons we should take from her story

By Elaine Maimon

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

Guest Commentary: The Return of Center City?

Pedestrian volumes are at 73 percent of pre-pandemic numbers. Here, Center City District’s CEO on what that means — and what is still needed

By Paul R. Levy

Listen: Ali Velshi Pays Tribute to Dr. Anthony Fauci

MSNBC host Ali Velshi bids a fond farewell to Dr. Anthony Fauci, "America's Doctor," after 38 years of service to the U.S.

By Ali Velshi

Safe at Home

Philadelphia’s Eviction Diversion Program has become a model for cities around the country — and a lifesaver for Philadelphia families

By Jessica Blatt Press

Guest Commentary: Repair the Pandemic’s Impact On Neighborhood Schools

Covid caused devastating learning losses, especially among low-income students. Here, Mastery Charter founder and CEO lays out a path to overcome them.

By Scott Gordon