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

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
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

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

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

Philly Passes Bill to Give Service Industry Workers More Stable Schedules

The Fair Workweek bill will affect hourly employees across the food, service, and hospitality industries.
Bettina Makalintal

Diners Horrified by Graphic Fake Stabbing Stunt at Philadelphia Ramen Restaurant

The two men who staged the fight for an Instagram prank are now wanted by the police.
Bettina Makalintal
Longreads Or Whatever

Nothing Will Save Us

The Philadelphia underdogs are void fuckers in a time that calls for it. They rose from hardship to become one of today's most beloved cult rock bands—but they still feel misunderstood.
Zachary Lipez
Fast Food

Philadelphia Burger King Won't Serve New Cheesesteak Burger, Burger King Claims

The BK at 15 S. 8th Street in the city has refused to serve the sandwich, out of respect for the “traditional recipe."
Jelisa Castrodale

Kurt Vile Is All Greased Up

The Philadelphia musician speaks on his new album ‘Bottle It In,’ meeting Neil Young, computers, Donald Trump’s bullshit, staring age 40 down, a mental breakdown, and whatever the hell his future holds.
Eric Sundermann
The VICE Guide to Right Now

The CDC Had to Screen Two More Planes a Day After That Emirates Flight

Twelve passengers on two American Airlines planes from Europe reported feeling flu-like symptoms before landing in Philadelphia.
River Donaghey
The VICE Guide to Right Now

We Regret to Inform You 7,000 Live Bugs and Spiders Are Missing from a Museum

Along with entire colonies of cockroaches, snakes, and something called a "red spot assassin bug."
Drew Schwartz