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Street festivals are back, and, while they’re not uniformly or intentionally bigger than ever, they sure feel better, just because they’re there. Crowd cravers can head to the South 9th Street Italian Market Festival this weekend. There’s a cocktail party fundraiser at Smith Memorial, a party for toddlers at the Barnes Foundation, and a scaled-down … Continue reading Fun Things to Do in Philly This Weekend
Every election is, to borrow Barack Obama’s phrase, “silly season:” The breathless rhetoric (we’ve yet to have an election that isn’t the most important in a generation if the candidates are to be believed), the looseness with facts, the cartoonish demonization in place of respectful debate. But what we’ve just gone through? This feels like … Continue reading Notes From Crazy Town
The next election in Philadelphia is Tuesday, November 8, 2022. Will you be ready to cast your vote? We put together this handy how-to-vote guide so you can step into the voting booth (or fill out a mail-in ballot) with confidence in who and what you’re voting for this election season. Keep reading to find … Continue reading How to Vote in the November 2022 Election