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Archive for June 5th, 2012
At last: your complaints are invited. As part of its partnership with Code for America, The City of Philadelphia is launching Textizen, which we invite you to say five times fast. Despite its near-unpronounceability, Textizen is actually a pretty sweet outreach program; it’s designed to invite user feedback from residents and commuters in Center City [...]
This year, we’re doing Philly Beer Week right, with two music and beer-filled events. TONIGHT, we’ve got The Sierra Nevada Shindig at Fergie’s with Birdie Busch. We’ve long counted Birdie Busch as one of our very favorite Philly artists, and we’re stoked to have her join us for this free show, downstairs at Fergie’s, while [...]
Larry Platt’s Last Days At Daily News Accompanied By Heavy Sigh Of Relief… And Then More Heavy SighingTuesday, June 5th, 2012
To put it mildly, these have not been good days at the Daily News. Morale has never been lower (read this Gail Shister piece and wince along) due to the constant threat of layoffs and other exits, as well as various old-guard disgraces (see the Bill Conlin scandal and Byko‘s odd sex tourism pieces), and [...]
As it turns out, maybe all you need is a little support from some crazies: The School Reform Commission has voted to turn Creighton Elementary into a charter school run by Universal Cos. Inc, according to The Inquirer. Universal (founded by Kenny Gamble, of Gamble & Huff, and using city money to do nothing) will [...]
No, really. James Earl Jones, voice of your conscience, has been named the 2012 recipient of the Marian Anderson Award, which honors “artists whose leadership benefits humanity.” Sounds about right. Recent recipients of the award include Harry Belafonte, Mia Farrow, and Bill Cosby, but none of that matters anymore. Jones will be accepting the award [...]
Looks like SOMEONE on South Street is turning over a new leaf on trash day… Why, we can recall a time when… oh never mind. It’s true what they say, we guess: Nothing gold can stay. Seeing something around town of note? Cameraphone it to: tips[at]philebrity[dot]com.
Here, then, is the video that accompanies the article that has to bear the best title of any Newsworks piece ever: “Rendell talks about NW political wusses, why his East Falls plaque smells like urine.”
Aging White Man Nobody In Philadelphia Knows Just Gave $67M To Shell While Everyone Else Is Getting Stupider And PoorerTuesday, June 5th, 2012
Yes, you read that right. What more can we say? That it’s even worse? That Governor Tom Corbett just gave his bros at Shell Oil a $67 million annual tax credit that will, in reality, last for 25 years for a total of nearly $1.7 billion? That of all the things we cannot believe about [...]
Add Cheshire Agusta (pictured) to the ever-growing list of Philadelphians who’ve been hit-and-ran-upon while minding their own business, riding their bikes. (We fear that one day this list may include us all.) Cheshire, of course, is the drummer in Stinking Lizaveta, a Philly punk rock institution if ever there was one. A few days ago, [...]
Full lineup here, but prepare to be a little mystified. Lunch Rock, this is not. Which reminds us: We need to do Lunch Rock for real.
We are beginning to wonder if the City of Philadelphia and various organizations within it have any sensitivity to the fact that, well, The Roots need at least a few hours a day to sleep. Just over the transom: A request for coverage tomorrow morning at The Independence Visitor Center, 6th and Market Streets, where [...]