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First Friday on Frankford Avenue

Avoid the Obvious: A visitors guide to the REAL Philadelphia

Lonely Planet recently named our fair city the top U.S. destination for 2016. As a new wave of tourists and transplants discover all Philly has to offer, here are some tips to getting off the beaten path.

Rachel Fogletto

Take Four: A list of Philly funny women you need to know

As we detailed a couple weeks ago, Philadelphia's comedy scene is on the rise -- in no small part due to a passionate, collaborative crop of female comedians. Here are four local stand-ups to look out for.

Gregory Heller

Working to connect low-income communities to development capital

Gregory Heller is CEO of American Communities Trust, a national community development partner that bridges the gap between the world of private investment and grassroots community change.


On the Ground: The Future of Chinatown

This ethnic enclave has beaten the odds and remained a vibrant, beloved, distinct neighborhood. As the forces of development and gentrification encroach, can Philadelphia's Chinatown strike a balance between growth and preservation?

Kate Banford

Laugh Riot: A new homegrown women-centric comedy festival makes waves

Comedy is thriving in Philadelphia, and the latest sign is the Bechdel Test Fest, a February 6 event in Old City celebrating the city's female and trans funny ladies. Meet some of the remarkable performers moving the local scene forward.

Jodi Cachia

InLiquid Artist Profile: Jodi Cachia

This Pennsport artist can't stick to just one thing -- not when there are so many creative avenues to explore. 

Rendering of the 13th Street overpass in daylight

On the Ground: For businesses adjacent to the upcoming Rail Park, change is on the way

Momentum behind the conversion of the Reading Viaduct into a functional green space is building, and local business owners know that means radical transformation for Callowhill. Will this high-profile amenity make or break the neighborhood?

Colette Fu

For Colette Fu, becoming an artist was a winding road

This Philadelphia-based photographer turned a trip to China into inspiration for documenting the lives of ethnic minorities, eventually creating pop-up books that delight and inform. She has also spent time in the Chinatown North community, using art to change lives. 

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