Jake Blumgart
Jake Blumgart

Jake Blumgart is a reporter and researcher based in Philadelphia. Follow him on Twitter.

Metropolis
Jan. 28 2016 11:28 AMThe Next FlintThe communities most susceptible to calamitous infrastructure failures are marginalized places inhabited by marginalized people. And many of them are suburbs.
Moneybox
Dec. 8 2015 8:40 AMWhy Landlords Almost Always Have an Edge Over the Low-Income Renters They Want to Evict
Metropolis
Oct. 1 2015 3:50 PMPhilly’s Religious ExperienceIt wasn’t the pope—it was a weekend without cars. All cities should try it.
Doublex
April 2 2014 4:14 PMBartenders and Bouncers Need to Step Up to Protect Women From Sexual Aggression
Medical Examiner
Jan. 25 2013 1:22 PMShould You Get the HPV Vaccine?You don’t have to be a virgin to be protected against cancer.
Medical Examiner
Oct. 9 2012 9:15 AMGuys, Go to the DoctorWhat’s the best place for young men’s health care? Planned Parenthood.
Metropolis
Jan. 19 2016 5:30 AMHow Bernie Sanders Made Burlington AffordableAs the city’s mayor in the 1980s, he championed an unusual model of publicly supported housing. It’s still working.
Metropolis
Dec. 2 2015 8:45 AMThe Rocky Movies ​Still Get PhiladelphiaFrom the 1976 original to 2015’s Creed, the films have truthfully depicted the city’s intractable poverty.
Metropolis
Aug. 31 2015 1:03 PMYonkers’ Affordable-Housing Fight Isn’t OverAn interview with the city’s public housing chief, more than two decades after the events of HBO’s Show Me a Hero.
Medical Examiner
May 17 2013 1:18 PMWhat’s the Matter With Portland?The city has been fighting fluoridation for 50 years. Will facts trump fear this month?
Medical Examiner
Oct. 12 2012 12:44 PMHow Much Drinking Is Too Much Drinking?Smashed is the best movie yet about our relationship with alcohol. 
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Feb. 8 2016 2:46 PM My Wife Won’t Stop Flirting on Facebook Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.