philadelphia

Breaking News

Six Police Officers Were Shot by a Gunman in Philadelphia

Police are attempting to negotiate with the shooter or shooters but the situation is being described as "very active."
Tess Owen
8.14.19
Essays

'Free Meek' Is a Portrait of America's Broken Justice System

Meek Mill's new Amazon docuseries contextualizes his experiences in the larger problem of mass incarceration and state supervision in the U.S.
Ann-Derrick Gaillot
8.9.19
police

The Philly Police Department May Actually Fire Some Racist Cops​

If the department proceeds with that plan, it will be the most concrete step taken to date to punish those officers.
Morgan Baskin
7.18.19
Music

Seven of Tierra Whack's Most Colorful Freestyles

Her off-the-wall oddball flows are captivating and deserve your attention.
Taylor Hosking
7.17.19
Policing

How Police Are Dealing with Officers Spewing Hate Online

Hundreds of officers are being scrutinized for racist and homophobic Facebook posts.
Tess Owen
6.25.19
climate change

Philadelphia's Oil Refinery Explosion Is America’s Third Major Dirty Fuel Facility Fire in 6 Months

The “largest refining complex on the Eastern seaboard” exploded this morning at 4 a.m. A New York Con Ed facility and a Texas petrochemical facility have also experienced major fires in the past six months.
Caroline Haskins
6.21.19
police

72 Police Officers in Philly Just Got Put on Desk Duty for Writing Violent and Racist Facebook Posts

“We are equally as disgusted by many of the posts that you saw and in many cases, the rest of the nation saw."
Tess Owen
6.20.19
esports

Philadelphia Is Building a $50 Million Esports Stadium

Comcast’s 3,500-seat stadium will give East Coast esports fans a dedicated space to cheer on their favorite teams.
Matthew Gault
3.25.19
philadelphia

Philadelphians Push Back Against Plans to Open Starbucks in City Hall

“Building a freaking Starbucks in one of our parks is without a doubt crossing my line,” wrote one blogger.
Bettina Makalintal
2.27.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

This Home Has Five Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, and [Squints] a Sex Dungeon?

Great house if you have a family. Or want to make one.
River Donaghey
2.8.19
Horkfest

We Went on an Exhaustive Gritty-Inspired Philadelphia Food Crawl

Because Philadelphia is the best fucking city in the world and you bet your ass we’re gonna jump on the chance to expense a cheesesteak.
Hannah Keyser
Danielle Wayda
2.6.19
guns

Doctors and Emergency Workers Tell Us About the Toll of Treating Gunshot Victims

After the NRA told doctors to stay in their lane on gun control, many spoke out about the visceral results of gun violence.
Jooyoung Lee
12.18.18
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