History

Style

What's the origin of the high heel?

high heels

History

Part of South Street renamed to honor late Odunde Festival founder

Odunde Festival

History

Eastern State Penitentiary will host its final Bastille Day celebration this year

BastilleDay

History

Some 300 years ago, Blackbeard and other pirates terrorized Philadelphia

Blackbeard_Pirate_Painting

Family-Friendly

Tour historic houses on Elfreth's Alley during Fete Day

Elfreth's Alley Fete Day

History

A hero died rescuing a little girl. 50 years later, she sought closure for his daughter

Charles Krell Linda Krell Miriam Lerner

History

The forgotten history of Memorial Day

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Development

First Look: Met Philly pushes local pride with teaser video boasting Jason Kelce, Rocky

met opera house renovations rendering

Politics

Genealogist tears down Tomi Lahren's anti-immigrant rant ahead of her Glenside appearance

Tomi Lahren

Business

America's 'oldest bookstore' set to be managed by Barnes & Noble

Moravian Book Shop

Rankings

12 reasons why Philadelphia is vastly superior to Boston

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Museums

'Racing: A Need for Speed' includes stories of local racers and vintage cars

“Jolly Green Giant” at Vargo Dragway

Development

Proposal to demolish Philly opera singer's home draws opposition from two sides

Carroll - Mario Lanza's birthplace

Movies

Before the blaze: Parts of destroyed Old City building to be featured in new film

They Are Strangers

Names

The surprising Philadelphia roots of Name of the Year

The 2018 Name of the Year bracket

Museums

Museum of the American Revolution offering free admission on one-year anniversary

Carroll - Museum of the American Revolution Opening

Odd News

Buyer needed to save 'world's greatest miniature village' in Pennsylvania

Roadside America

History

In speech at St. Joe's, Martin Luther King Jr. labeled Vietnam War a 'mistake'

MLK_St._Joseph's_University

Sponsored

Experience the life of a true Hollywood legend

Limited - Ava Gardner as Kitty Collins

Opinion

50 years after his 'Mountaintop' speech, Dr. King’s legacy still calls us to serve

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Exhibits

Focus is on Alexander Hamilton's rivalries in new National Constitution Center exhibit

National Constitution Center

History

Six Titanic passengers are memorialized at Laurel Hill Cemetery

Stock_Carroll - Laurel Hill

Weather

With the 16 inches forecast, 2017-18 would land on Top 10 list of snowiest winters in Philly since 1979

Carroll - March nor'easter snow

Women's History Month

Escaping George Washington: Oney Judge's 'amazing story' of courage

Only_Judge

Family-Friendly

Try shoemaking, tailoring, fencing at Museum of the American Revolution

Museum of the American Revolution

Food

Who invented eating utensils?

fork and knife

History

Philly-area artifact dealer sells letter written by Gandhi about Jesus

Gandhi

History

MLK visited Camden, but not a resident, report finds; daughter of homeowner agrees

MLKing

Deaths

News of Jerome Brown's death broke during Billy Graham's crusade in 1992

billy graham

Controversy

Chinese leaders take aim at Franklin Institute for vandalism of ancient statue

Carroll - Franklin Institute Terracotta Warriors

Mass Shootings

Deadliest mass shootings in modern U.S. history

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Food

What was Philadelphia's first restaurant?

The London Coffee House

Fashion

Historic Philadelphia dress collection featured on 'Strange Inheritance'

Darnell Collection

Museums

Museum of the American Revolution renames Patriots Gallery

eagles patriots gallery

Books

'America's Frankenstein': Book to examine Philly's 'first mass murderer'

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Beer

Yuengling receives $1 million grant to expand brewery museum

Carroll - Yuengling Brewery

Museums

History After Hours series returns to Museum of the American Revolution

Museum of the American Revolution

Lists

What do you miss most about Philly's recent past?

Johnny Manana's Chili Pepper

Ask Hickey

Ask Hickey: Can you hunt in Philly's Hunting Park?

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Rankings

A ranking of Philadelphia's top 5 people named Ben

Ben Simmons Ben Franklin

History

Check out these vintage photos of the Mummers Parade in Philly

mummers parade 1982

Art Events

She put the 'Connie' into Connie’s Ric Rac

Connie's Ric Rac

History

Questlove learns fascinating truth about family ancestry on 'Finding Your Roots'

Questlove

Family-Friendly

Washington's daring Christmas Day crossing of Delaware River recreated in Bucks County

Washington Crossing

Tours

BYOB trolley tour offers new way to see holiday lights in Philly

Holiday lights in South Philly

History

Was it really ever acceptable to spell Pennsylvania with one 'n'?

Liberty Bell