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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South Philly’s Dolly Broadway, 86, is a tough-talking White Claw fan and TikTok sensation | We The People

She's got more than 1.2 million followers on social media — and she doesn't even own a cell phone.

Was March 2020 the weirdest month of the 21st century?

From empty streets to absurd reality TV, here's how March 2020 got really weird. Really fast.

Google searches for ‘amid’ have spiked in the U.S. amid the coronavirus

Why are Americans searching the word so much now?

Shelter pets in Philly are being fostered at ‘unprecedented’ rates amid the coronavirus, but the need is only expected to grow

“It is one tiny silver lining in all this — that an animal gets to go home from a shelter.”

A virtual Philly drag show will raise money for out-of-work artists

"If ever there was a time to do this, it’s now,” says the organizer of Dragged Into the Computer.

Philly artist Kambel Smith, who has autism, opens an exhibit at Philadelphia International Airport

“He said to me that he’s glad the world will see his sculptures."