Philadelphia

Philly block parties must now be approved by police

Philly block parties must now be approved by police. Residents looking to throw a block party must get permission from their local police district and the Streets Department, leaving many angered by the new policy. Prior to the change in policy, a resident looking to throw a block party was...

Monday, August 6, 2018 - 5:34pm

5 fun things to do in Philly this week

Need some inspiration to spice up your week? We've got you covered. From rock concerts to foodie fun, here's our guide to the best things to do in Philly this week. Things to do in Philly this week Phish Though they got their start as Grateful Dead acolytes (and still are, frankly),...

Sunday, August 5, 2018 - 3:02pm

10 fun things to do in Philly this weekend

From a black indie film festival to kids armed with guitars, to a trip in to Bethlehem for a time of family entertainment, here are all the best things to do in Philly this weekend. Things to do in Philly this weekend FILM BlackStar Film Festival Now in its seventh year, the BlackStar Film...

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 9:10am

A FIGMAGO of your imagination

When Meg Saligman and Brian Sanders speak of each other, they chat in hushed, respectful tones. “I have been a groupie fan of Brian’s for 20 years,” says Saligman, the famed local mural artist of the dance-movement maven and his aerial troupe, JUNK. “ I love his...

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 4:03pm

5 fun things to do in Philly this month, August 2018

Looking for activities to fill the last dog days of summer? We’ve got you covered. From film and folk festivals to a night of restaurant deals, here are 5 fun things to do in Philly this month. Things to do in Philly this month BlackStar Film Festival Explore film and storytelling in the...

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 3:32pm

George Clinton talks new Parliament album ahead of final touring shows

There is no funk without George Clinton – no Childish Gambino, no Kendrick Lamar, no Migos of which to speak. If Clinton didn’t bring the sweat-inducing raw soul at the heart of his best work during the '70s and '80s with the psychedelic Parliament, the guttural Funkadelic or...

Monday, July 30, 2018 - 8:29am

Barack Obama and Joe Biden are men of 'Mystery' to this author

For anyone who looked at Barack Obama and Joe Biden and thought, “man, these guys look cool. They’d make a dynamic crime-busting duo,” Andrew Shaffer is your man with the plan. The catty, witty author behind “Great Philosophers Who Failed at Love” and “Literary...

Saturday, July 28, 2018 - 4:33pm

Raphael Saadiq on working with Solange, Mary J. Blige and being a musical chameleon

When Raphael Saadiq plays Union Transfer on July 24 with pal and A Tribe Called Quest co-founder Ali Shaheed Muhammad, a history lesson will unfold, of R&B modern and ancient, of the roots of hip hop, of Saadiq’s own career which commenced at the end of the sleek soul '80s and...

Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 5:19pm

Top Chef alum Jennifer Carroll spices things up with new Philly restaurant

Anyone who has met Philadelphia chef Jennifer Carroll and eaten the wares of her culinary training  knows that her dream gig was to have her own spot. Sure, we found her first at famed chef Eric Ripert’s 10 Arts at the Ritz-Carlton, between 2008 and 2011, where she dazzled ...

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 10:32am

One dead following double shooting in Philly’s Kensington homeless camp

Philly police were called to the scene of a double shooting overnight in the Kensington neighborhood. Around 1 a.m. on Tuesday, an unidentified suspect opened fire on two individuals within the makeshift homeless camp underneath a train trestle, according to 6ABC. The suspect shot one male in the...

Wednesday, July 4, 2018 - 4:44pm

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

The best water ice in Philly that you can get delivered

Let New Yorkers have their boozy popsicle trend. You know that nothing’s better as a summer chiller than the classic water ice. The Philly classic, which you’ve tried to tell your friends from out of town is neither a slushy nor a snow cone (and far superior to both), is almost the...

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 1:22pm

Flyers 2017-18 season in review: Recounting the highs and lows

The Flyers locker room was somber and quiet, as expected, on Sunday after the team was eliminated by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. However, each of the half-dozen or so players, as well as the head coach, who were paraded in front of a giant throng of...

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 3:52pm

Eagles 2018 full mock draft: three scenarios

It’s been a long time coming, but the NFL Draft is here. Waiting through this off-season has been more bearable than usual for Eagles fans, mostly thanks to the good vibes that come with being Super Bowl Champions. It’s good news too, because they’ll have to wait through the...

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 10:19am

Sixers make short work of Heat as 'The Process' advances to second round

Process believers and Process deniers are no longer distinctions in Philadelphia. After Tuesday night's 104-91 win over the Miami Heat — clinching a playoff series win for the first time since 2012 — The Process has already surpassed even the most optimistic of expectations. Even...

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 10:41pm

Meek Mill's nightmare comes to an end as Sixers' dream season continues

Before playing in Super Bowl LII, the Philadelphia Eagles trotted onto the field to the tune of "Dreams and Nightmares." The Meek Mill tune hyped the team so much that they proudly won a championship for Meek's home town while the rapper sat in a prison cell, stuck there after being...

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 8:07pm

Eagles' Nick Foles is happy, but could be happier

It's still a little jarring to consider that Nick Foles won Super Bowl MVP. After being traded away from the Eagles three years ago. And then nearly retiring from professional football. And then the emergence of Carson Wentz as an MVP-candidate quarterback. Even the man himself is still trying...

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 4:48pm

Jason Kelce's gives look inside epic Super Bowl parade speech

A year ago, Jason Kelce was the subject of trade rumors. He was the subject of rumors of getting cut by the Eagles due to his favorable contract structure. He was being called overrated on Philly talk radio and even he himself was questioning whether he was good enough to keep playing in the NFL....

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 4:02pm

Are Eagles actually going to visit the White House?

It's no secret that the Eagles are a progressive locker room. Led by Malcolm Jenkins, Chris Long and recently departed Torrey Smith, several Eagles' players have suggested that they would not accept an invitation to the White House.  It is, of course, customary for the Super Bowl...

Monday, April 23, 2018 - 4:52pm

What will it take for Sixers to close out Heat in 5?

It's been a season of firsts for the Sixers.  The first playoff berth since 2012, the first team to win 50-plus games since 2001, the first rookie to have 12 triple doubles since 1961, and the first playoff series for the fruits of The Process — Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons, Dario Saric...

Monday, April 23, 2018 - 4:22pm