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PHOTOS: Philly Naked Bike Ride 2015 (NSFW)

Thousands bared what they dared on Saturday to participate in the annual Philly Naked Bike Ride. The ride began near31st and Powelton atDrexel Park and went on for two-and-a-half hours, passing down Market Street and through Center City before it dissipated into after-parties around the city....

Monday, October 15, 2018 - 6:09pm

Porn, lies, & a haunted Philly gay witch-hunt

Black Philadelphians don’t need to watch a horror film this Halloween to feel spooked — just watch a gay porn clip. Many in the community are outraged and stunned after finding out West Philly professional boxerYusaf ‘Mack Attack’ Mack was apart of a highly explicit gay...

Monday, October 15, 2018 - 4:15pm

One year later: Liberian chemist reflects on trauma of arrest

"I thought it was a joke." Sitting in his office behind his wife's hair salon in West Philadelphia, Vickson Korlewala is going over their arrest on robbery charges a year ago -- charges that, he claims, were baseless. He says that police evidence -- surveillance images of the...

Friday, June 22, 2018 - 12:40pm

At ceremony for fallen cop, widow's struggle continues

Just 30 minutes before a new mural honoring her late husband was unveiled on Monday, Maureen Faulkner was dealt a new blow. Faulkner, the widow of slain Philadelphia Police Officer Daniel Faulkner, had learned that in California, the Oakland Unified School District will resurrect an optional...

Friday, April 27, 2018 - 4:39pm

Philadelphia's tech scene emerges as powerful economic force

When you think of cities that are known for technology, you probably think of the West Coast clichés like Silicon Valley and Seattle. Yet Philadelphia’s tech scene has slowly been surfacing on the national map as an emerging technology hub. The region’s information technology...

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 11:18am

Former DA Lynne Abraham sues to force out indicted DA Seth Williams

The hits keep coming for Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams, who remains in office despite numerous calls to resign since he was indicted two weeks ago on federal corruption charges.Now his predecessor, former Philly DA Lynne Abraham, is joining in with a lawsuit to force Williams out of...

Monday, April 3, 2017 - 5:37pm

Philly Police use Taser to subdue naked man running through streets

A naked man was caught on camera running through the streets screaming nonsense on Friday morning near Temple University before eventually being shocked and subdued by police, officials said.Multiple Philadelphia police officers were seen in a video recording of the incident responding to 17th and...

Monday, April 3, 2017 - 10:29am

Republican candidate for Philly DA sees opening after Democrat incumbent's indictment

Philadelphia has long been a Democratic stronghold, but Republican candidate for district attorneyBeth Grossman says that could change following the recent indictment of the city's top prosecutor on corruption charges.Grossman announced her campaign a year ago, long before Democrat Seth Williams,...

Friday, March 31, 2017 - 5:00am

Illegal parkers beware: NotASpotPhila is watching to social media shame you

It used to be that anyone parking illegally in Philadelphia had to worry about being caught by the Parking Authority. Now, there’s a good chance they may be publicly shamed on social media thanks to NotASpotPhila.The Twitter and Instagram account posts photos of parking violations across the city...

Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 12:46pm

No longer on death row but still fighting for life

KwameAjamuspent 27 years in prison for a murder he didn’t commit.Exonerated in 2014,the formerdeath row inmate is now 59 years old, and intent on sharing his story to anyone who will listen. It is a cautionary tale, he said, and hopefully one that will help others realize how many innocent lives...

Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 5:00am

Live Nation mentioned as operator of renovated Met Opera House

Live Nation is close to an agreement to operate the city’s historic Metropolitan Opera House as a concert venue after an an ambitious renovation project is completed.Live Nation, based in Beverly Hills, California, didn’t respond to an email requesting comment on the deal. However, the developer of...

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 5:01pm

Gayborhood’s ‘dangerous’ climate

There is racism in the Gayborhood. I know this because black and brown people who live in, shop in, work in, and otherwise come to the Gayborhood like I do, have been saying so for years.That this fact has been so difficult for some of the communities of Philadelphia, and for the city's LGBTQ...

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 2:30pm

There is racism in the Gayborhood: Sims

There is racism in the Gayborhood.I know this because black and brown people who live in, shop in, work in and otherwise come to the Gayborhood like I do, have been saying so for years.That this fact has been so difficult for some of the communities of Philadelphia, and for the city's LGBTQ...

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 2:30pm

Political corruption in Philadelphia: A brief history

With District Attorney Seth Williams' recent indictment on bribery and extortion charges, Philadelphia is remindedof its long history of crimes and misdemeanors starring its public servants.Last week, Williams pleaded not guiltyto a 23-count indictment that accuses him of trading official favors...

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 2:07pm

NFL draft events offer lessons in business of sports

To Caleb Mezzy, a professor for sports management at Neumann University, next month’s NFL draft offers a rare teaching moment.Thousands of college athletes will descend on Philadelphia in the hopes of making it onto a professional football team. In order to ensure that the event runs smoothly, the...

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 2:30pm

Simonetta Lein becomes face of 'heart2heart' campaign

"The Wishmaker" and fashion icon Simonetta Lein has been leading two lives: as a fashion influencer and as founder of a nonprofit called The Wishwall.Now the two worlds are coming together.Lein is working with internationally renowned designer Shahida Parides' new "heart2heart" campaign as its star...

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 2:30pm

Trump's budget 'blueprint' is bad news for bicyclists

Federal transportation funding is important for Philadelphia’s transit, traffic control and signals, pavement resurfacing, safe routes to school and bicycle/pedestrian facilities and, for the city and state’s tourism.But the most recent federal budget “blueprint” proposal from the president would...

Monday, March 27, 2017 - 2:30pm

Fighting hate with love

In response to conservative groups speaking out against LGBT rights, a coalition of Philadelphia organizations plans to stage a “pop-up love party” this week.The Free Speech Bus, a bright-orange tour bus stopping in East Coast cities to rally fellow anti-transgender advocates, will arrive in...

Monday, March 27, 2017 - 1:19am

DA probes special election amid reports of 'rampant illegalities'

Arguments and shoving matches at polling places. Election board officials berating voters they disagreed with and even tricking them into casting the wrong vote. Voters who supported certain candidates being denied entry to their polling place.It may sound like a third-world country. But all those...

Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 12:20am

Philly Police say man targeted strangers in paintball shooting spree

A 21-year-old man has been charged with firing a paintball gun at people in a daylong spree around Northwest Philadelphia, hitting five strangers, Philly police announced Friday.Kadene Bryant, of the 6200 block of Homer Street, allegedly went on the spree on March 7, police said. He and an...

Friday, March 24, 2017 - 8:32pm