Stephanie Farr covers Philly Culture for the Philadelphia Inquirer. She writes about the people, places, things, and ideas that make Philly and its suburbs weird, wild, and wonderfully unique.

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Marine donates his uniform so hit-and-run victim can be buried in it

“He said, ‘The uniform just hangs there. I’ll go buy another one for when my time comes.’ ”

Gritty, Philly’s overlord of happiness, to take over Happy Place

Will Gritty finally be able to wash that subterranean Wells Fargo stench off of himself in the Bathtub of Fun?

Pet 2,080 dogs at Philadelphia’s National Dog Show this weekend

Here's what you need to know to ruff it.

For three decades, one man has cared for Philly’s Vietnam and Korean War memorials. And nobody asked him to.

“The flag means so much to me, especially after my brother came home with it draped over his coffin.“

Philly artist with autism whose work sells for $25,000 has a Center City show. A year ago, he was unknown.

"He's a solider in the war to change the autism narrative — and it's working."

Philly-themed Halloween costumes: From Narcan to a pothole

From a critic to a key card, Philly's best costumes this year had local ties.

Shoegazing at the Shoe Museum: The best finds at one of Philly’s most obscure attractions

The decades-old museum is home to about 1,000 pairs of shoes.