Mike Leary, who directed and edited a print and online series on school violence that won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for the Philadelphia Inquirer, is headed to San Antonio to be the editor of the San Antonio Express-News. Maybe he just didn’t like the new office.
Archive for July 9th, 2012
Dept. Of Everyone Start Checking Ebay For Missing Shit: Man Finds Car Stolen In Philly 42 Years Ago, Gets It BackMonday, July 9th, 2012
In 1970, Bob Russell was on a date with a fellow Temple University grad student in his 1967 Austin Healey 3000. After the date, the car was taken from outside Russell’s apartment complex. Now, 42 years later, Russell is married to the woman he was on a date with, and he’s got his car back. [...]
Let the year of festivals continue: The 2012 WHYY Connections Festival has been announced, and it features (like last year) film, music, and family events from September 6th to September 9th. This year’s big film screening will be that whole Barnes film they put together. And the music? Oh the music. The music portion of [...]
Imagine if you can the year 2040. We can’t guarantee any flying cars, teleportation, or anything of that sort, but if you imagined really fast trains, you hit the nail right on the head. Amtrak is undergoing an $151 billion redevelopment of their Northeast Corridor (between Washington D.C. and Boston) that will make a trip [...]
In case you were wondering, yes: We regard new Ariel Pink music as news. “Only In My Dreams” is off the new APHG album, Mature Themes, due out on August 21st, and sounds the way sand in your hair feels. Also, we are told that Ariel will play Union Transfer on 9/15, which is a [...]
If You Didn’t Ooh And Aah Enough At Fireworks, Check Out More Pretty Colors With The South Street Bridge Light ShowMonday, July 9th, 2012
It’ll be just like that, just with bright colors At 9PM tonight, basking in the glory of all those explosions in the sky last week, Mayor Nutter and Streets Commissioner Clarena I. W. Tolson will dedicate the lighting structure of the South Street bridge and host a light show using those fancy new lights they [...]
Billed as “The Fight Of The Century,” this 1971 match-up between 2012 Liberty Medal Recipient Muhammad Ali and Philly’s own Joe Frazier got ugly before it started, with Ali famously calling Frazier an “Uncle Tom,” to which we can only say: This life is long, and the Liberty Medal is weird. Above, the epic fight, [...]
One American was gored in the running of the bulls today, and of course it was a guy from Philly. We can’t take us people anywhere.
One of our very favorite parks in the city, Penn Treaty Park, is currently all the way up at #60 nationwide in this Coca-Cola contest to win big grants for your favorite park. Cheesy promo, yes, but damn: PTP could do great, great things with that dough. Please vote and/or check in on Foursquare there.
A reader just tipped us off to the existence of Oh Me Oh My: Aretha Live in Philly, 1972, and it’s just a blazingly awesome recording. Spotify users, click here to listen. The more you know!
Thanks so much to the hundreds of you (!) who came out on Friday night to our Welcome Jamaica Pool Party at North Shore Beach Club. DJ Kenny Meez killed it, and a good time was had by all. Above, check out photos from that night from our friends at Photobot 3000, your choice for [...]
You know, because in addition to folks such as “The Wannabe Politico” and “The Inappropriate Liker,” there is also “The Supposed Friend To You And The Arts Who Will Hijack Your Facebook Photos, Fart Out An Out-of-Context Story About Them, Titter And High-Five Himself Until He’s Blue In The Face And Then Take No Responsibility [...]
>>> We begin today by asking again the question we asked you on Twitter yesterday afternoon: If Shane Victorino leaves the (ailing, bruised, heat-broken) Phillies, who does that make us as a (ailing, bruised, heat-broken) people? Victorino’s last-minute scratching from the lineup yesterday after what we can safely assume was Words With Cholly (please, someone [...]