>>>Phil Elverum’s Mount Eerie, who put out two albums this year (Clear Moon and Ocean Roar) will be playing an uncommon full-band show tonight at the First Unitarian Church with Far Out Fangtooth and Ever Ending Kicks. >>>Although our previous reports were inaccurate, we’ve been told that Ali Wadsworth will finally be appearing on tonight’s [...]
Archive for September 17th, 2012
In 2002, six cyclists died from accidents with motor vehicles in Philly. Last year, two died. And in the years between 2002 and last year, the number of people riding to and from work (and just around the city) on bikes has more than doubled, according to The Inquirer. The idea behind the drop in [...]
Developer Tony Goldman passed away last week, leaving behind him a string of once-unlikely urban renewal projects in NYC, Miami, and here, on 13th Street. And while we could not quite claim him as one of our own, to see the stretch of 13th between Walnut and Chestnut today is to see something that would [...]
Allow us to consider, for a moment, the contemporary folk/soul singer/songwriter Michael Kiwanuka — or, as this smooth-as-hell vibe sherpa is known around our house, Chief Kumoniwannalayya. Is this Beach Music? Is it Winter Music? Is it denim? Is it corduroy? Is this the kind of great equalizer type of music — think Van Morrison, [...]
Let’s just get right down to it: We’re finally calling “our bad” on linking to that People of SEPTA page a while back. The link came across our desk, and on first, second, and third glance, it really didn’t seem that awful. We looked at the pictures uploaded as a more “authentic” look at what [...]
Though it did not make me want to drink a Red Bull, watching this clip from Saturday’s Flugtag and seeing this brokedick lobster land in the Dirty Delaware did make me want to shotgun a Miller Lite and give high fives to everyone in my immediate vicinity.
Anti-death penalty folks — as well as staunch humanists — take note: I recently read about a man from Germantown who is set to be executed on October 3. He was convicted of murder and sentenced to death for killing two men. The two men had sexually abused Terry for some time and he had [...]
The New Lee Daniels Film Was Apparently Cast As A Direct Result Of The Greatest Drinking Game That Ever HappenedMonday, September 17th, 2012
Lee Daniels, Oprah Winfrey, and Jane Fonda and Alan Rickman as Nancy and Ronald Reagan. The above photo — Instagram’d by Oprah Winfrey last week — led us right down the wormhole of The Butler, the new film from native son and Precious director Lee Daniels. The film, about “a White House butler [who] served [...]
Happy 225th Anniversary of The Constitution, everyone! Do it right this year and hire this guy. J. Ward Larkin, OG LARPer at your service.
>>> Remember when we asked you to prove to us that we did not hallucinate the Yo! Bus? Thankfully, one of you finally did, and now it can be told: The Yo! Bus is a partnership between Greyhound and Peter Pan, whom we imagine to be kind of hurt that various Chinatown buses have been [...]
And With That, Rick Santorum Joins The Group Of Locals Who Will Never Have “Smart People On Our Side”Monday, September 17th, 2012
At the Values Voter Summit on Saturday, Cousin Rickie did say: “We will never have the media on our side, ever, in this country,” Santorum, a former Pennsylvania senator, told the audience at the Omni Shoreham hotel. “We will never have the elite, smart people on our side.” WIP! Cashman & Associates! The website Crossing [...]