A Time To Weep

Yes, let’s celebrate our liberation on Juneteenth. But also, let’s remember the history that came before

By James Peterson

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

Your 2024 Good (Philadelphia) Citizen Calendar

The dates you need and things to do in Philadelphia to make this year your civic best

By Lauren McCutcheon

Dune Fan? Thank Philadelphia

The weird story of how our weird city played a crucial role in launching the sci-fi blockbuster, now officially on its third film

By Christina Griffith

Listen: Ali Velshi Banned Book Club — Black Stories in Philadelphia

The MSNBC host and Citizen board member talks to fellow Citizen board member Angela Val, Visit Philly CEO, about making Philly the epicenter for resisting book bans through the use of "Little Freedom Libraries"

By Ali Velshi

Guest Commentary: What Should We Do with Welcome Park?

A government strategist has a radical idea for the historic park at the heart of a recent controversy over its William Penn statue

By Mark Nicastre

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

Your City Defined: The Mummers Parade

A history lesson, including some scholarly conjecture, about Philadelphia’s New Year’s Day … phenomenon

By J.P. Romney