philadelphia

How To Protest At The DNC: Here’s What You Can & Cannot Do In Philadelphia This Week

I know, I know, “if there aren’t weed and drones at the revolution, I’m not coming,” but seriously they’ll just take that shit from you and probably arrest you, at

Karen Fratti | July 25, 2016 - 10:17 am

Philly Police Offer Kanye West A Job

More good news for Kanye West: First, fans set up a website to raise money for him after he announced that he was $53 million in debt. And now the…

Newser | February 19, 2016 - 11:00 am

Paranoid Fear #276: Woman Gets Infection From Hair Tie Around Wrist

Nothing is safe. Lock yourselves in your homes until further notice.

Megan Reynolds | November 30, 2015 - 12:05 pm

Pope Francis Says ‘God Weeps’ For Child Sexual Abuse Victims Of The Clergy

On the Pope’s final day of his historic United States visit, Francis met with Bishops in Philadelphia and brought up the Catholic church’s darkest secrets.

He said that…

Katrin Higher | September 27, 2015 - 1:30 pm

Philadelphia Priest Creates Vatican And Pope Entirely Out Of Legos In Advance Of Papal Visit

Reverend Bob Simon of Philadelphia put aside his bible and his wafers to hunker down and build an impressive replica of the Vatican in advance of the Pope’s September Philadelphia…

Katrin Higher | September 19, 2015 - 2:00 pm

4-Year-Old Girl Sneaks Out At 3 A.M. To Get A Slushie

Talk about a girl on a mission. Early Saturday morning, four-year old Annabelle decided to sneak out of her Philadelphia-area house in hot pursuit of a goddamn slushie. She decided…

Katrin Higher | March 29, 2015 - 1:00 pm

Things I Would Rather Eat Than A Burger-Stuffed Doughnut

What is wrong with Philadelphia? Philly burger restaurant PYT has introduced this monstrosity called the D’oh Nut Burger, which is a glazed yeast doughnut stuffed with burger and cheese and…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | October 22, 2014 - 12:30 pm

Man Assaulted, Knocked Unconscious After Defending Women From Catcallers

It’s not just women who are at risk of being hurt if they stand up to street harassment: a man in Philadelphia was attacked and knocked unconscious when he tried…

Jessica Wakeman | August 13, 2014 - 11:00 am

Philadelphia Bar Thinks Date Rape Jokes Make For Clever Pick-Up Lines

You know what doesn’t turn me on or make me thirsty? Date rape jokes. Smiths Restaurant and Lounge in Philadelphia apparently thought it would be a great idea to draw attention…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | October 18, 2013 - 11:40 am

Hollaback Philly Debuts Rad New Anti-Street Harassment PSAs

It’s sad that we live in a society that needs freakin’ public service announcements to tell men not to sexually harass women. (Ask me about the man at Starbucks last…

Jessica Wakeman | April 15, 2013 - 1:40 pm

Update: The Hurricane Sandy Squatter Who Wouldn’t Leave Has Finally Left The Building

Some of you asked for an update on the story we ran a couple of weeks ago about Philadelphia homeowner Melissa Frost’s struggle to get rid of a violent squatter…

Julie Gerstein | February 8, 2013 - 10:40 am

True Story: Woman Invites Hurricane Sandy Refugee To Stay With Her, He Gets Violent And Refuses To Leave

Warning: This story is probably going to enrage you. Part-time New Yorker Melissa Frost — full disclosure: she’s a friend of mine — wanted to help out the victims of…

Julie Gerstein | January 30, 2013 - 1:00 pm

Mark Wahlberg Is A Philadelphia Weatherman Now

My favorite Mark Wahlberg thing ever is when Andy Samberg pretended to be him during a skit called “Mark Wahlberg Talks To Animals.” Apparently Mark wasn’t super stoked on it,…

Julie Gerstein | January 10, 2013 - 9:40 am

Philadelphians Wear More Sweats Than Any Other City

In between staging riots on behalf of the Eagles and perfecting lager and cheesesteaks, the city of Philadelphia found the time to accomplish something truly exceptional. According to a new…

Julie Gerstein | October 8, 2012 - 3:20 pm

Philly Girls (Always And Forever) Rule The World

I went to college and lived in Philadelphia for more than 10 years, and I consider myself always and forever a Philly girl. Which is why I’m totally loving these…

Julie Gerstein | August 27, 2012 - 4:40 pm

New Conflict Resolution Strategy: The Hoagie Of Forgiveness

A few days ago, The Roots’ Questlove was on “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen” and he started some beef with Tina Fey, claiming that whenever she’s on “Late…

Julie Gerstein | January 13, 2012 - 10:40 am

The Most Depressed Place To Live In The U.S.? Philadelphia!

Philly, how you feeling? Everything okay? According to info from Google, you guys are the most depressed city in the country. At least based on your Googling habits. According to…

Julie Gerstein | January 12, 2012 - 4:40 pm

An Impromptu “Hallelujah Chorus”

Imagine wandering around the mall one day and having more than 600 people spontaneously break into song. That’s exactly what happened to shoppers at a Philadelphia Macy’s last month when…

Julie Gerstein | November 14, 2010 - 12:00 pm

Will No One Think Of The Cupcakes? Cupcakes Confiscated In Philly

Someone is trying to keep Philadelphia’s delicious cupcakes down. Yesterday, Philly police confiscated the Buttercream Cupcake Lady truck. And they fined the cupcake lady, Kate Carrara, $200 for violating Philadelphia’s…

Julie Gerstein | August 25, 2010 - 1:20 pm

White T-Shirts Are Not OK In Philly

Philadelphia Senator Anthony Williams has decided that there’s an interesting juxtaposition between crime and style, and is cracking down on the city’s issues by addressing the fashion choices of a…

Bianca Posterli | June 30, 2010 - 7:15 pm
1 2