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Philadelphia City Paper is a free alternative news weekly in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. It was established in November 1981 as a spin-off of the now defunct WXPN Express newsletter. New issues are released every Thursday. City Paper regularly covers topics pertaining to news, arts, entertainment, food and city life in Philadelphia. It also maintains schedules and listings of local events, like concerts, festivals, live performance art and think-tank events. The paper is circulated around Philadelphia, its suburbs, and southern New Jersey. Within the city limits, copies may be obtained from the paper's signature orange-colored boxes. The Philadelphia City Paper is found on many of the street corners in Center City Philadelphia as well as many points throughout the city and the surrounding region. It can also be found in many local cafes and small businesses, and the dormitories of Philadelphia's many universities. Its monthly readership is 521,000, which has been verified by Scarborough. (via Freebase)