History

History

Teaching the Civil War

Civil War lessons often depend on where the classroom is

Politics

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Charles Barkley: 'I'm not going to waste my time' with Confederate statues

Politics

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Scholars: Trump went afoul in lumping Lee with founders

Theater

Theater seats

What is Philly's first theater?

History

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There's a Jersey Shore in Pennsylvania, why?

Technology

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How far would a North Korean bomb reach from City Hall? One N.J. historian has the answer

Movies

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'Brave New Jersey' tells the unseemly tale of America's accidental alien panic

Phillies

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An extremely rare, game-worn Phillies jersey is up for sale

History

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Century-old battle in Belgium sums up horrors of World War I

Breweries

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Dock Street: A beer brand with Philly herstory

Odd News

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Some bones found at Philadelphia work site are missing

History

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WATCH: The ascent of the Philly skyline

Wildlife

Sand Shark

The story of Pennsylvania's only recorded shark attack

Food & Drink

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Museum of the American Revolution hosting 'History Happy Hour'

Tours

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Laurel Hill Cemetery tour covers 'love, lust and all the drama in between'

Humor

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Historian fools Southwest Airlines with joke about Philly's yellow fever epidemic

Hair

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Infrequently Asked Questions: What are the origins of the barber pole?

History

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Ben Franklin is airline’s first American ‘tailfin hero’

History

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A look back in pictures: 32 years since Live Aid brought thousands to Philadelphia

History

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Infrequently Asked Questions: Why is the dime smaller than other coins?

History

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Franklin Square: Philly's forgotten park morphs into modern attraction

History

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Blogger questions timeline of Amelia Earhart documentary

Odd News

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Cases of 220-year-old wine found in New Jersey cellar

Food & Drink

Bastille Day

Bastille Day weekend celebration in Fairmount includes bar crawl

World News

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UNESCO decision on Hebron holy site outrages Israelis

Conventions

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Warship Olympia Tattoo Arts Convention headed to Philly for fourth year

Conspiracies

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How one writer hypothesized Amelia Earhart was a New Jersey housewife all this time

Mysteries

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Finder of potential game-changing Amelia Earhart pix tells story

Social Media

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NPR's Declaration of Independence tweetstorm confuses some

Mafia

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Paying respects: When the mob bid farewell to Kellyanne Conway's grandfather

Monuments

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Crews begin dismantling Confederate monument in St. Louis

Auctions

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City puts iconic LOVE sculpture's pedestal up for auction

History

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Gallery: Early photography developed in Philadelphia

History

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The Philadelphia story behind America's first 'selfie'

History

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Historical marker set for West Philly site of 1985 MOVE bombing

Business

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A Pine Barrens landmark is closing Saturday for good – after one last sale

History

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Philly's neighborhoods are now a 'National Treasure'

Food & Drink

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Philadelphia History Museum to host shore-themed cocktail party

Festivals

Johnson House Historical Site

Head to Germantown for annual Juneteenth Festival

History

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Rittenhouse Square: Philly's prestigious park

Odd News

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Old letter found in Philly home tells of U.S. serviceman's devotion to hopeful bride

Family-Friendly

Fete Day

Step into the private homes of Elfreth’s Alley during Fete Day

US News

JFK 100

Thousands turn out to remember Kennedy on his 100th birthday

History

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As 'Sgt. Peppers' turns 50, look back at Beatles' concerts in Philly in photos, video

History

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Philly author's 'Lilli de Jong' is a new feminist classic for Trump-era America

Holidays

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Did you know Philly had an (angry) part in the founding of Mother's Day?

Odd News

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What's up with the scaffolding surrounding the William Penn statue atop City Hall?