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 don’t want to be slick and shiny. We want to be ourselves.”
Sorry, ex-Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk — “those bastards in Hershey” are back.
There’s a story behind Roberto Pupo’s decision, which will reshape the corridor.
The “first fruits of the harvest,” displayed.
“Get home before sunrise and stay out of trouble.”
It’s public art, and it’s been in the works for years.
There’s no use denying it: Holiday season is sweets season.
He’s pretty much the “Worst of Philly” guy.
Legend says the mythical cake has more flavor and a lighter texture. What’s the truth?
Charlie Brown won the whole damn thing.
Alternative venues have been in the nation’s focus ever since a warehouse-turned-live music venue in Oakland caught fire last week.
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.