Archive for November 1st, 2012

This Evening: The 215 Kick-Off

Thursday, November 1st, 2012

The time has finally come, and we couldn’t be more pumped to present this year’s 215 Festival. The fest kicks off tonight with: >>> Buzz Bissinger will be reading from A Prayer for the City in the festival kick-off event, featuring the unveiling of the Mural Arts Mobile Campfire at 7PM sharp at 319 N. […]

Just Added To Tonight’s 215 Festival Opening Night Event: Kristin McGonigle!

Thursday, November 1st, 2012

We’ve already told you about tonight’s The 215 Festival event — the Opening Night Balkan Party with the West Philadelphia Orchestra, featuring readings and performances from Starlee Kine (This American Life), Anna Goldfarb, author of Clearly, I Didn’t Think This Through and Juliet Hope Wayne (The Moth). And even the Literary Speed Dating! But wait, […]

Jon Ronson Was On The Daily Show Last Night, And He’ll Be At The 215 Festival Tomorrow

Thursday, November 1st, 2012

Jon Ronson, the acclaimed author of The Men Who Stare At Goats, The Psychopath Test, and his most recent work Lost At Sea: The Jon Ronson Mysteries, straight killed it on The Daily Show last night. That wit, charm, and enthusiasm for his work you can see over here (video embeds are being a bit […]

Come One Come All: Buzz Bissinger Kicks Off The 215 Festival At 7pm Tonight With A Reading From A Prayer For The City

Thursday, November 1st, 2012

Invite friends on Facebook here. The day is finally here: The 215 Festival officially kicks off at 7pm tonight. And we’re taking it to the streets! Join us this evening in the heart of the Eraserhood for the 215 Festival Kickoff with Buzz Bissinger, author of Father’s Day, Friday Night Lights and A Prayer For […]

New Philly.com Is More Poke-Around Friendly, Has Snowflakes

Thursday, November 1st, 2012

We screen-grabbed it so you don’t have to go there, but we now realize our screen-grabs are small. Early this morning, Philly.com unveiled their site-wide redesign and … that’s it. On the surface, it looks like a pretty minor overhaul, but it’s certainly more user friendly, with less of the constantly-changing top stories, no more […]

Is PA Still In Play For Romney? Probably Not, But Maybe

Thursday, November 1st, 2012

Is this what we’ll see on Election Day? While Business Insider pointed to a Reuters/Ipsos forecast from last week showing Obama with a big electoral college win (above), the GOP is hoping for a different result. But could one of the blue states above that turns red be Pennsylvania? PA has long been considered a […]

Noontime Nuggetz: Here Is More New Music From Light Heat, And It Is Great

Thursday, November 1st, 2012

We’ve already expressed our excitement at new music from Quentin Stolzfus (more than once), so it only makes sense that we’d still be excited when a new Light Heat track popped up on Soundcloud. The track is called “Dance the Cosmos Light,” and that’s about the best way you can describe how it sounds, so […]

Readers Cameraphone: This Is How Philly SEPTA’s SEPTA, Or Something Like That

Thursday, November 1st, 2012

47 bus stuck in cement on 8th between Pine and Lombard [yesterday] afternoon. Well, that’s certainly not going to win the Instagram contest. Seeing something around town of note? Cameraphone it to tips[at]philebrity[dot]com.

NBC’s Hurricane Sandy Benefit Will Include Bruce Springsteen, Bon Jovi, Billy Joel, And For Some Reason Sting

Thursday, November 1st, 2012

Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together, a benefit to support the American Red Cross in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, will air on NBC and its affiliate networks this Friday at 8PM. The show will air live from Rockefeller Center and feature Bruce Springsteen, Bon Jovi, and Billy Joel (ugh) singing songs about what it’s like to […]

When Damon Feldman Sues Michael Lohan, We All Lose

Thursday, November 1st, 2012

You know, we didn’t think it could get any sadder for Damon Feldman, but being told off by TV’s Judge Alex (of the popular daytime court show Judge Alex) might just be the lowest point of his “career.” The incident takes place on this Friday’s episode, where Feldman’s case against Michael Lohan for missing “celebrity” […]

The Sixers Don’t Need A Mascot, They Have A T-Shirt Gatling Gun

Thursday, November 1st, 2012

Meet Big Bella, the world’s largest t-shirt launcher. 100 tees in just 60 seconds! twitter.com/Sixers/status/… — Philadelphia 76ers (@Sixers) October 31, 2012 The Sixers’ new t-shirt cannon debuted during their home-opener last night (which was a win over Andre Iguodala and the Denver Nuggets). And while you’re in the crowd thinking about why the team […]

Here Are Chris Christie And President Obama’s Remarks After Touring The Jersey Shore Yesterday

Thursday, November 1st, 2012

Yesterday, both President Obama and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie surveyed Hurricane Sandy’s damage along the Jersey shore. After talking to people who weathered the storm, seeing houses turned on their side, and seeing boats flung onto people’s front-lawns, Christie and Obama spoke to a crown in Brigantine. After the jump are their remarks in […]