Reporter / Curator
Cassie Owens is a reporter/curator for BillyPenn.com. She was assistant editor at Next City and has contributed to Philadelphia City Paper, Metro, the Jewish Daily Forward, The Islamic Monthly and Spoke, among other publications. She's regularly covered culture and urban policy, from writing the first profile of YouTube personality Peanut Live to reporting on Newark's Valentine's Day vacant lot sale.
We reached out to locals who traveled the roughly 1,600 miles— a distance longer than the proposed pipeline itself— to support the water protectors there.
Iverson’s ex-wife and daughter are modeling his new Question Mids, which were designed by Melody Ehsani.
The president emailed staff and students today.
Maybe you’ve read about it.
Steve McKie, who’s produced for Jill Scott and recorded with John Legend, on the origins of the gathering.
Local newlywed Falynn Koch recreates the crazy treat she baked for her groom.
“Philadelphia is one of the coolest cities in America. We should be proud of that. Everywhere I go, I try to project that.”
You can GIF yourself in VR gear in Dilworth Park.
“These people are kind of turning into hashtags” + “You can’t put a cap on when it’s time to get over Dr. Seuss” = art with power.
About one in 6 Philly voters went GOP; one in 4 or 5 in the burbs. These are their reasons.
“Actually, feeling anxious or afraid is a very reasonable response to what’s happening.”
Women and girls are making pilgrimages as Hillary Clinton waits to learn if she’ll be the first woman President.
We captioned these photos from the campaign trail, because we could all use a laugh.
Philadelphia is among a list of 67 jurisdictions where the DOJ’s Civil Rights Division will deploy personnel.
Why driver fatigue and bathroom breaks are at the forefront of negotiations.
Yes, this is coming out of the city’s budget. Employees are chipping in.
An injunction is keeping picketers off Regional Rail tracks, but trains are still delayed. Numbers indicate many people are using Uber and Indego instead.
DA Seth Williams “would like to advise any possible neo-Nazis coming to the city” to “think twice.”
Philly has the most strike-prone transit agency in the country.
The Peace Corps, football, karate lessons, volunteering and all the other resume-building gigs before elected ofice.