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.
When you were in high school, this was the biggest of deals.
How discussions, protests and a medicine strike brought on three resignations.
President Amy Gutmann emailed students and staff: ‘Hatred and fear-mongering have no place at Penn”
It’s already affecting the city, but experts say there are solutions worth pursuing.
“We have to remind ourselves every goddamn day how we got here.”
“OK, so when do we get to beat the shit out of him?”
Can your look on that special night get 1,000 likes on Insta?
POWs in Independence Hall and other surprises await.
Trendy to dressy, tees to boots, our guide to looking great for not a lot.
The buzzy musician showed us how it’s done.
A union chief says around 2,000. Here’s why he’s right.
Say cheese! It was the real deal.
On Trans Day of Visibility, a list of leaders and pioneers in our city.
At a groundbreaking ceremony this morning, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney said the project reflected the city’s diversity.
The city has corrected the error on the fact-sheet and on Twitter.
New data from SEPTA connect the city’s most-used transit line to a mini population boom.
They’re wearing pizza onesies and holding signs, and don’t seem to care Ellen won’t even be here.
Mount Carmel’s administrator hopes donations will also cover maintenance.
She won’t be here. But here’s how to get on her show, if you’re so inclined.
And why Mercer County, NJ is the Mason-Dixon line in the war over the term.