The former Fairmount Park Art Association (which was the nation’s first private nonprofit organization dedicated to integrating public art and urban planning) has changed its name to the Association for Public Art. According to a press release, “The new name was selected to more clearly and effectively communicate the Association’s mission to commission, preserve, promote [...]
Archive for May 8th, 2012
On the list of things we get excited about seeing on the big screen, math problems are near the bottom. But Travelling Salesman, a film by locally-based director Timothy Lanzone, makes an attempt to change that. The film is an, “intellectual thriller about four mathematicians hired by the U.S. government to solve the most elusive [...]
Neighborhood activist and sometimes Philebrity contributor Christopher Sawyer has started a new blog, in the wake of the Kensington fire, to call out and point out the problems with “property vacancy, Real Estate Tax delinquency, blight and the struggle to correct these problems.” You can check out Chris fighting the good fight over at Philadelinquency.
Some streets may be closed, and buses detoured, but all those Penn kids leaving for the summer are about to give you a chance to get some sweet new stuff for your apartment. The Penn Moves initiative is collecting a ton of things the Penn kids aren’t taking with them, and on June 2nd, you [...]
Leave it to J. Spaceman to blow off David Letterman with a half-hearted wave and not an inkling of a smile after performing “Hey Jane” on The Late Show last night. And you’ll be able to see that cold stare for yourself this Friday when Spaceman brings Spiritualized to the TLA, with support from Nikki [...]
>>>So, let’s talk about this whole Cole Hamels suspension. We completely understand the need to protect players in sports. One only needs to look at Ty Wigginton’s K.O. shoulder to see what can happen when two people accidentally collide in a contact sport. So when Cole Hamels hit Bryce Harper with a pitch, on purpose, [...]
Mrs. Pinklewinkle and Tammy Faymous, caught at Sunday’s Equality Forum at the Piazza. This photo gave us an odd thought: Even on the off, very unlikely chance that God indeed does hate fags, how much more does he hate the idea of spending a Sunday afternoon standing on a Rubbermaid stepstool in fucking camouflage cargo [...]
Here’s locals Vintage Kicks, covering dearly departed Adam Yauch aka MCA‘s “I Don’t Know,” off the Beastie Boys’ Hello Nasty. Says the groop: “MCA was and will continue to be a huge inspiration to Vintage Kicks, both musically and politically.”
Tonight at Philebrity Salon at The 700, we have some special guest DJs: Darshana, Chetana & Alexis Belle Crum, who are bringing a little something they’re calling “Mellow Love.” What’s that? “Dreamy psychedelia, sweetheart soul, sunshine girl groups, etc.,” say Darshana. Can you dig it? 10PM-2AM. Title track after the jump.
Dear I Hate Bank Of America Guy, You may not know this, but we think of you often. We applaud your boldness, and the succinct way that you have articulated your position. While, over the last year, the Occupy movement, for example, has stumbled and blundered to craft and blast out a cohesive message, you’ve [...]
Couldn’t help noticing this come in over the transom late yesterday: Philadelphia, May 7, 2012 – The City of Philadelphia announced that a vendor has been chosen to produce a 311 mobile application to help Philadelphians file service requests. The app will work across platforms, including iPhone, Android and others, will directly integrate requests into [...]
Beloved children’s author/witty raconteur Maurice Sendak has passed away at the age of 83, we’re sorry to report. Sendak, of course, was widely hailed as the man who revolutionized children’s books with works such as Where The Wild Things Are and In the Night Kitchen — stories and illustrations that routinely joined darkness and whimsy [...]
It’s been a minute since we last heard from our friends at Print Liberation, but worry not, they’ve been keeping busy. In addition to the instant classic “Mitt Happens” tee, you may notice none other than Slash rocking their work on the cover of the new issue of Guitarist magazine. We’re thinking this tee might [...]