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Celebrities react to Meek Mill prison sentence

On Monday, a Philadelphia judge sentenced rapper, Meek Mill, to two to four years in prison for violating his probation on a 2008 drug and gun chase, Philly.com reports. Common Pleas Court Judge Genece E. Brinkley handed down the sentence to a stunned courtroom of Meek Mill supporters. According...

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 2:24pm

Kevin Hart runs faster than Tiki Barber in the 2017 NYC Marathon

Famed Philly-born comedian, Kevin Hart, took part in his first-ever NYC Marathon this past weekend, finishing the 26.2 mile race with an impressive time of 4:05:06. Turns out, his marathon performance topped former New York Giants running back, Tiki Barber, who finished with a time of 4:38:15....

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 11:34am

PHOTOS: TORC Yoga opens in Old City

On Friday, Nov. 3, TORC Yoga celebrated its grand opening in Old City with a cocktail party. Its co-founders, Sheena Ohlig and Kristin Monzo were in attendance along with guests, who were taken on a tour of the two-room studio. One room will be used for group yoga and the other will be used for...

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 11:00am

DA, Controller's office up for grabs this election

Philly heads to the polls Nov. 7 to vote on two citywide offices: controller, essentially the city’s accountant, and district attorney, the city’s chief law enforcement officer. Read on for what you need to know about the various candidates.  Democratic candidate for DA, civil...

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 5:00am

What did Paul Simon eat at Barclay Prime?

Over the weekend, legendary musician Paul Simon, formerly of Simon & Garfunkel, was in town to hear Wynton Marsalis’ Violin Concerto in D Major played by the Philadelphia Orchestra, along with his wife, Edie Brickell. Following the performance, Simon and his wife went to Barclay Prime on...

Monday, November 6, 2017 - 5:11pm

The best vegan restaurants in Philly

Years ago, following a vegan diet was tough, especially if you lived in Philly. Over time, however, a plethora of vegan-focused establishments have sprouted in our ever-growing food scene and the food is so good, even meat eaters are singing their praises. Here are a few of our favorites, serving...

Monday, November 6, 2017 - 4:41pm

Why pay tuition if you don’t get the results?

People who are looking to join the workforce today are presented with a sad and unfortunate catch twenty-two. In order to get a high paying job, you will most likely have to pay for an expensive degree to get one. Many are not lucky enough to shell out the cash for these degrees upfront and as a...

Monday, November 6, 2017 - 10:35am

The war on daylight savings

As everyone knows, it is no trifling affair to toy with time. But that's just what the whole country did on Sunday, forcing its residents to set their clocks back one hour, as part of the tradition of "Daylight Savings Time." And every year, twice a year, the nationwide time change...

Monday, November 6, 2017 - 5:03am

Philly radio DJ doing good with Thanksgiving turkeys, pooches, and now baseball cards for kids

If anyone is notably active in regard to charitable giving (and getting listeners to do likewise), it is Philadelphia radio icon John DeBella, of WMGK FM. Not to pile on the accolades, but beloved morning host and DJ DeBella seems to be so often involved in charitable and gifting events and...

Monday, November 6, 2017 - 5:03am

Red Owl Tavern launches Month of 1000 Pies for 2017

Now that it’s November and the holidays are upon us, giving back is at the forefront of many people’s minds in addition to holiday shopping. The folks at Red Owl Tavern in Old City have made it pretty easy to have your pie and give back at the same with Month of 1000 Pies. Now in its...

Friday, November 3, 2017 - 4:59pm

Stacey Lee Webber gears up for the 2017 PMA Craft Show

Beginning Nov. 9, The Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show (PMA Craft Show) comes to the Pennsylvania Convention Center for its 41st year, welcoming over 200 artists from across the country. One of those artists is Midwesterner, Stacey Lee Weber, who works with metals and won last year’s...

Friday, November 3, 2017 - 12:35pm

PHOTOS: InLiquid Benefit 2017

Last night, InLiquid, a nonprofit dedicated to promoting visual artists from the Philadelphia area, held their highly anticipated VIP preview party at Icebox Project Space, located at Crane Arts in Northern Liberties. Guests enjoyed light bites and cocktails while mingling and checking out the...

Friday, November 3, 2017 - 11:49am

Fighting for the defenseless in Philadelphia

To folks not in tune with the animal rights movement and veganism or plant-based eating, it might be a surprise to learn that Philadelphia stands out in these industries. With organizations like the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society (PAWS)—that are fighting for a no-kill Philly—and...

Friday, November 3, 2017 - 5:00am

Kenney: Give me control, I'll save Philly's schools

For 16 years, the state School Reform Commission, which governs Philly schools and their budgets, has overseen the education of the city's youth. On Thursday, Mayor Jim Kenney announced in no uncertain terms that that had been far long enough. Due to factors outside its control, the District...

Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 5:53pm

7 shows you can’t miss at the 2017 First Person Arts Festival

Everyone has a story and a unique perspective on the world we live in and Philadelphia’s First Person Arts Festival is all about celebrating those stories. From Nov. 5 to Nov. 18, 12 performances will take place around Philadelphia, featuring both national and local talent. “...

Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 2:15pm

Bistrot La Minette takes fondue to the next level with their November regional meal

Every month, the cozy French bistro in Queen Village, Bistrot La Minette, offers a prix fixe meal that highlights the cuisine of a different region of France. For November, they’re taking fondue to the next level with their Menu Mont d’Or, which focuses on the cuisine of the Jura region...

Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 12:12pm

Kenney to launch fight for 'local control' of Philly schools

Mayor Jim Kenney on Thursday is expected to lay the groundwork for a new chapter in his role as mayor by announcing plans to take on the School Reform Commission. Kenney will give a major speech at 10 a.m. at City Hall regarding the Philadelphia School District's "financial needs and the...

Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 5:03am

Where to celebrate National Sandwich Day 2017 in Philly

On Friday, Nov. 3, the world celebrates National Sandwich Day and Philly had plenty of options for you to get your fix. For those with more simple tastes, why not get a yummy fried green tomato grilled cheese? Craving Asian-inspired cuisine but on a baguette? There’s a bahn mi at Double Knot...

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 4:56pm

Geekadelphia closes its doors

One of the staples in Philadelphia’s geek culture will be taking a much-deserved break at the end of 2017. After ten successful years, the Geekadelphia blog will be going on an indefinite hiatus starting January 1, 2018. Since its first post on November 29, 2007, Geekadelphia has helped keep...

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 12:16pm

PHOTOS: Whoopi Goldberg, John Legend and more appear at Philly Fights Cancer

On Saturday, Oct. 28, Philly Fights Cancer: Round 3 took place at the Navy Yard in Philadelphia. With 1,600 guests in attendance, the annual event featured performances from John Legend and the nine-time Grammy-award winning group, Earth, Wind and Fire. Whoopi Goldberg hosted the event as Mistress...

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 12:15pm