Archive for October 26th, 2012

This Weekend: Halloweekend

Friday, October 26th, 2012

FRIDAY: >>> Get in the Halloween spirit with a band-as-other-band show at Milkboy, where The Quelle Source will be performing as David Bowie, Goodnight Lights playing tunes as Guided By Voices, and Long Walk Home will be incognito as Bob Dylan. >>> You can check out the sweeping indie-pop of LA’s Milo Greene at Johnny […]

HUGE 215 FEST UPDATES: John Hodgman For Free/New Schedule Posted!

Friday, October 26th, 2012

Invite friends on Facebook here. NOTE: THIS IS A FREE TICKETED EVENT Reserve tickets at: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/290772 YES! Through the mindbending graciousness of our lead 215 Festival sponsors, delanceyplace.com and Philly Homegrown, we are pleased to announce that the Festival’s closing appearance by John Hodgman, author of That Is All will be COMPLETELY FREE. Join us […]

Film Sweat: To The Cloud

Friday, October 26th, 2012

RECOMMENDED: Like the novel it is based on, it can never be said that Cloud Atlas suffers from a lack of ambition. Three directors tell six interwoven stories that span centuries and involve the same souls, reincarnated and destined to keep bumping into each other throughout time and space. You know, a light-hearted romp. Lana […]

Philadelphia’s Birthday Is Sometime This Week, Probably

Friday, October 26th, 2012

HAPPY FUCKIN’ BIRTHDAY PHILADELPHIA?That’s right. A certain city is about to turn 330 … or 329 … or 311, it depends on how you count. What’s for sure is that King Charles II granted Pennsylvania to William Penn in 1681 (making him richer than a Romney) and named it after his father, a British Admiral. […]

Noontime Nuggetz: Scenes From Kensington, 1982

Friday, October 26th, 2012

This, then, is the Kensington we grew up with: A sweaty, humid place where it’s always overcast; where one mom is yelling at two dozen kids; where casual racism and sexism meets up with disdain for the police and everything else; where the hoagiemouth has more than a passing trace of the menacing; where pills […]

Attn. People Buying Tom Smith Ad Space On HuffPo: That’s Not Going To Work

Friday, October 26th, 2012

Why won’t the ads for PA Senate candidate Tom Smith on Huffington Post do him any good? Because a simple search of his name on that same site brings up gems like this, this, and this. In addition, a search of his name on Google brings up this handy graphic. This has been your pre-election […]

And Now, Today’s GOOD NEWS: The Mayor Announces StartUp PHL, An Initiative To Support Start-Ups And Entrepreneurs

Friday, October 26th, 2012

StartUp PHL, the city’s new initiative to “increase the availability of seed-stage capital for startups and accelerate the development of a supportive environment for entrepreneurs already in the city, as well as establishing Philadelphia as a city of choice for new startups and entrepreneurs,” began today. It is a partnership between the City of Philadelphia […]

PA, The Mississippi Of The North, Will Get UN Sanctioned Election Observers

Friday, October 26th, 2012

As you no doubt know, Tagg Romney, the face-punchiest of the Romnoids may or may not have invested in a company which makes voting machines to be used in Ohio, the swingiest swing state in the history of swing states. In a country where this would raise a cacophony of “Wait…What!?” and “Nice try, but […]

Reminder: Today Is Philly Photo Day, And BRB Is Gonna Get It All Started

Friday, October 26th, 2012

Load that film, clear that memory card, and charge your cameraphone: Today is Philly Photo Day. The 2012 edition of the city wide photography day is upon us, and it’s all being kicked off by Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds-Brown at 9:30AM today. Councilwoman BRB will take the day’s first official photograph at a press conference in […]