Devi Lockwood, Philly Inquirer

Devi Lockwood

Philly Inquirer

Vermont, United States

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Past articles by Devi:

It’s Superb Owl Sunday, and we’re singing the praises of Pennsylvania’s bird life

Two species of eagle and eight species of owl call the commonwealth home. → Read More

As whales wash ashore in N.J., development fears find a convenient resting place

Since December, four humpbacks have washed up dead on the Jersey Shore. Locals are irate and voicing their opposition to an offshore wind project. But their anger may be misplaced. → Read More

7 opinions that caught your attention in 2022

Looking back on our most-read opinions of the year: the Oz-Fetterman debate, the war in Ukraine, trans athlete Lia Thomas, access to abortion, and more. → Read More

After a shooting at an LGBTQ club in Colorado, I’m rethinking what safe spaces mean

These spaces are holy. LGBTQ bars and clubs are where we can go to be accepted and seen. → Read More

From the U.N. climate conference, advice for Philly as it adapts to global warming

A delegation from the University of Pennsylvania attended the conference in Egypt and shares their takeaways for our city. → Read More

Wawa is closing two Center City locations. Here’s what former workers told me.

After working at more than half a dozen Wawa stores over the course of 18 years, John Deary says one memory stands out vividly: the fights. “A lot of fights,” said Deary, who’s 35 and put away his nametag with the flying goose for good recently in order to pursue a career in comedy. “I’ve witnessed two guys fight and one bash the other’s head into the donation box at the cash register, breaking… → Read More

If it weren’t for my mother’s abortion, I would not be alive

If we're talking about the right to life, what about the lives of the wanted children, like me, who wouldn't exist if their parents hadn't been able to terminate a previous pregnancy? → Read More

4 students and a librarian on why book bans are taking hold in Pa.

Books are banned in many schools in Pa. Those who have been impacted most tell us what this means for students. → Read More

5 trans women in Pa. on the problems facing their community

Here are solutions — from healthcare to employment, housing, and education. → Read More

Tell us your advice for the class of 2022

The last few years have been anything but normal. What advice would you give to graduating high school seniors? → Read More

A Russian American and a Ukrainian American in Philadelphia discuss the war

A Russian American and a Ukrainian American in Philadelphia discuss the war → Read More


If recycling plastic is basically a myth, WTF do I do now?

Plus: What's the lesser evil when it comes to pre-packaged vegetables? → Read More


Staying sustainable in the winter without freezing

Plus: What's the best way to fuss with my thermostat? And how can I kill flies without killing the planet? → Read More


Temp Check: Am I killing the planet with my old beater pickup?

Plus: Should I talk my boomer parents out of going on a cruise? And how can I make my diet more sustainable without giving up all the good stuff? → Read More


Temp Check: Should I talk a friend out of buying a Tesla?

Plus: How the hell does anyone keep veggies from going bad? And, should I make my rental apartment more efficient? → Read More

Tech for disabled people is booming. So where’s the funding?

Assistive tech startups remain at the fringes, despite their proven impact. → Read More

Here are the top ten pirated films outside of the West in 2020

“Parasite,” “Peninsula,” “One Piece,” and “Ip Man” all feature. → Read More

How Woody Vines Do the Twist

Slowly, scientists are learning how lianas quickly climb. → Read More

Why Is This Chocolate Shimmering Like a Rainbow?

This tasty treat is additive free, and it turns iridescent with a little help from physics. → Read More

A Coronavirus Blessing: We Were Together When My Grandmother Died

The small blessing of quarantine is that we were all together. → Read More