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Meet the Doctors Building an Innovative, Holistic Bridge to Healthy Living

NationSwell | Posted 02.01.2016 | Impact

What if you were able to cure a disease before someone even caught it? Now imagine doing that on a larger scale -- for an entire community of people ...

Philly Is Home to the First Black Woman-Owned Comic Book Store

Erika Hardison | Posted 01.04.2016 | Black Voices
Erika Hardison

I was on Facebook when I saw this link about this black woman in Philly that has opened a comic book and coffee shop. I was elated myself. Can you say, "road trip?"

After City Threw Away Homeless Man's Christmas Tree, Community Had Best Response

The Huffington Post | Landess Kearns | Posted 12.17.2015 | Good News

When this homeless man got scrooged, the community stepped right in to help. John, also known as "Philly," lives in a tent underneath the Pontcha...

Killiam Shakespeare Scores Major Points With Debut Album

Ari Sadowitz | Posted 12.15.2015 | Entertainment
Ari Sadowitz

I went to band camp. I'm no flautist, so we're okay there, but the five summers I spent at Encore/Coda, tucked away in the hamlet of Sweden, Maine...

At 17, Drexel Student Pushes Ahead

Peak Johnson | Posted 11.11.2015 | Education
Peak Johnson

When it comes to understanding the concept of college tuition, Zakiya believe that she is lacking in many areas. She has never really questioned why college is so expensive. She understands that once she has graduated, she will likely be in debt.

It's Always New in Philly

Helen I. Hwang | Posted 09.22.2015 | Travel
Helen I. Hwang

Philadelphia is one of the best museum capitals in the world and yet, the City of Brotherly Love gets a bad rap. Hey, even the Pope thinks it's a cool city as he brings millions of people to Philly!

Pope-worthy Places to Visit in Philly

trivago | Posted 09.23.2015 | Travel

Whether your plan is to embrace your spiritual side, or simply to try Philly's near-divine food scene, has put together an insider's guide for every kind of Philadelphia pilgrim.

Conceiving "Garbage Safari" for Philly's FringeArts

Christine Stoddard | Posted 08.20.2015 | Arts
Christine Stoddard

Literally painting over the past can be uplifting and it is a beautifully gratifying way to recycle materials.

Stevie Wonder POPS UP in Philadelphia with a Surprise Concert

Dyanne Brown | Posted 08.18.2015 | Entertainment
Dyanne Brown

It was around 93 degrees yesterday in Philadelphia, but the heat didn't prevent any fans from attending. Sweat-soaked bodies stood, moved together and sang along to the music. The energy was positive and flowing with love among the crowd, which filled about half of the park.

Hair Salon on Wheels Tries to Inspire Mobility in Homeless Clients

Peak Johnson | Posted 08.12.2015 | Impact
Peak Johnson

Visiting a barber shop or a hair salon may seem like a luxury, but an artist who visits shelters for homeless Americans sees it as a matter of identity.


Marion Leary | Posted 07.14.2015 | Travel
Marion Leary

Philly is the underdog city, we are scrappy, we never give up, and we have heart. That is why we are now winning the match against other East Coast cities. Can you hear it?

How to Quit Wall Street and Crowdfund Pizza for the Homeless

NationSwell | Posted 07.13.2015 | Impact

You can't buy much for $2 these days, but in Philadelphia, you can feed yourself and a homeless neighbor with just a couple of bucks.

Your 2015 Guide to Coast-to-Coast Gay Pride

Jim Werner | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jim Werner

This past weekend wasn't just the unofficial start of summer; it's the official start of Pride season. In the coming month the sunlight will not only stay out longer but cities will start flying the rainbow flag to celebrate their LGBT communities.

How 7 People Would Spend 24 Hours In Philly

Posted 05.19.2015 | Travel

If your knowledge of Philadelphia begins and ends with the “Rocky” montage, get ready to learn that there’s way more to the city than an inspiri...

'Black Madam' Found Guilty In Buttocks Injection Death

Reuters | Elizabeth Daley | Posted 03.10.2015 | Black Voices

A Philadelphia hip-hop artist known as the "Black Madam" was found guilty on Monday of third-degree murder in the accidental killing of a British woma...

Philadelphia Officer Shot Dead In The Head Trying To Stop A Robbery

AP | Posted 05.05.2015 | Crime

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia police officer was shot in the head and killed after he and his partner exchanged gunfire with two suspects tryin...

Reflections of a Temple Grad

Peak Johnson | Posted 03.25.2015 | College
Peak Johnson

So many thoughts started to form in my mind as my row started to join the long line of graduates. It amazed me at the time, and it still does on occasion, that a kid from North Philadelphia who originally had no plans on attending an institution of higher learning was now graduating from college again.

20 Strange and Surprising Reasons to Visit These Northeast Towns

Malerie Yolen-Cohen | Posted 03.24.2015 | Travel
Malerie Yolen-Cohen

As a travel writer open and game to exploring the offbeat and oddball within a few hours or one day's drive of New York City (Virginia to Maine), I've stumbled on some pretty bizarre, eccentric and/or downright weird things. Here's just a sampling from this year's explorations.

The Top 10 Places To Propose In The Northeast U.S.

Malerie Yolen-Cohen | Posted 03.22.2015 | Weddings
Malerie Yolen-Cohen

Not everyone wants to propose marriage on a beach at sunset, at a restaurant over dessert or via a made-for-Youtube extravaganza. Here are ideas from Virginia to Maine for lovers of all sorts.

Backstage With Adore Delano

Alexander Kacala | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Alexander Kacala

I had the opportunity to sit down with Adore Delano backstage after her show at the TLA in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. We chatted social media, ex-boyfriends, her new album, and why she wants to kill Bianca Del Rio.

The Houses of Louis Kahn: Where Are They Now?

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 03.10.2015 | Arts
National Trust for Historic Preservation

Of these nine, all are still standing today, some still owned by the original families. We wanted to get the lowdown on each of these houses, so we did some digging. We hope our findings are as interesting to you as they were to us.

Bianca Del Rio, Interviewed and Reviewed

Alexander Kacala | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Alexander Kacala

I had an opportunity to sit down with Bianca in her dressing room right after she got off the TLA stage in Philadelphia. I asked her about being compared to Joan Rivers and what she thinks about local Philly queen Mimi Imfurst.

Heroic Teen Saves Cop Trapped In Squad Car Moments Before Vehicle Is Engulfed In Flames

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 11.11.2014 | Good News

When a cop found himself in grave danger, this teen sprung into action, putting his life on the line for an officer he had never met. Joe Chambers,...

Best Obamagram Yet?

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grim | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

Whatever his mood headed into what looks to be a difficult day for Democrats, President Barack Obama shook it off to two-step with an a cappella group...

New Philly Boardwalk Lets Visitors 'Walk On Water'

AP | By SEAN CARLIN | Posted 12.03.2014 | Travel

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Thousands of bikers, joggers and walkers exercise each week along a scenic path in Philadelphia that travels past the iconic art...